by Pamela Williams
This is an interesting development and not a good one. It seems North Korea will not accept China’s offer of a meeting. It sounds like Lil’ Kim is isolating his Country from his closest friend and supporter. China is becoming very troubled over this. I am very troubled over this, as it insinuates a turn for the worse in Kim’s mood and trust in his ally.
North Korea turned its nose up at Chinese diplomats this month as things became heated on the Korean Peninsula, according to people familiar with the situation, raising questions about the influence Beijing’s leaders have over Kim Jong Un. It is appearing no one has influence with Lil’ Kim. He is a loose cannon with no one in control.
Pyongyang didn’t respond to requests from China Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Wu Dawei, the country’s top envoy for North Korean nuclear affairs, to meet with their North Korean counterparts, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions were private. The overtures came after Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Florida, the people said.
At this point, Kim could spring a surprise on the world and no one would see it coming, unless it was the Intelligence Community. President Trump has asked Xi to take stronger action to persuade Kim to take it easy on developing more advanced weapons. Though NK relies on China for food and fuel, NK has not yet met with Xi since he took power in 2012. This just makes North Korea more isolated from the world.
Wu, special representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs, met last week with the South Koreans in Seoul to discuss the havoc on the Korean Peninsula. He had planned to go to Pyongyang, also, but was sadly disappointed when North Korea snubbed him and his request. However, Wang, China’s foreign minister is urging the US and NK to sit down together to ease tensions, which he describes as a “storm that is about to break.”
Negotiations between the US and North Korea over North Korea’s nuclear program collapsed in 2009, which should never have been allowed to happen. Frankly, I think Kim is starved for attention and respect from the US, and with some dialogue the US could appease him…make him feel important and a part of the world’s political community. He needs to be handled like a hostage negotiator handles an unstable kidnapper. Lil’ Kim is an emotionally immature child, but on the flip side, he is a murderous and cunning madman. As I said someone who has a degree in psychology and in FBI profiling needs to advise those in contact with Kim. The average individual would not be able to predict his actions.
And, of course, the fact that Kim finds it very easy to murder those around him makes contact undesirable to anyone with any sense. High-level dialogue between NK and China was cut back after the 2013 execution of Kim’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek, who was an advocate for Chinese-style economic reform. He had been a major go-to person for leaders in Beijing. Jang’s wife had raised Kim Jong Nam, the half -brother of Kim Jong Un, who has been murdered with a chemical agent earlier this year at an airport in Malaysia. The man had been living under Chinese protection.
The above describes absolutely how FBI profiling would work in summing up Lil’ Kim, and these findings are chilling; thus, showing what kind of demented person we are dealing with here. He is like a serial killer…someone whom simply cannot be treated as a human being. He is a monster, and he needs to be professionally dealt with. President Trump is certainly not equipped to handle him. When we finally accept the fact we are not dealing with a sane person, maybe we can come up with a strategy of appealing to his senses in order to manipulate his weaknesses.
China in February banned coal imports from North Korea after the murder, leading to a rare public spat after Pyongyang accused Beijing of “dancing to the tune of the U.S.” Last week, the Global Times, a Communist Party-affiliated newspaper, argued that Beijing should support stiffer sanctions against North Korea, including the limit of oil exports, if the country conducts another another nuclear test.
Trump said on Sunday that he refrained from labeling China a currency manipulator in part because of the country’s help in dealing with North Korea. During a visit to South Korea, Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday that he was “heartened” by recent moves from China on North Korea and urged more action a day after Kim conducted a ballistic missile test.
Trump acknowledged the difficulty China faces with North Korea after meeting Xi, telling the Wall Street Journal last week: “After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy.” Last week he also told reporters that he thought Xi “means well and I think he wants to help.” No one from China appeared at a military parade in Pyongyang to mark the 105th birth anniversary of Kim’s grandfather, the nation’s founder, last weekend.