Fred99: Oh FFS. NZH with an opinion piece in the paper suggesting Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize if theres a peace settlement.
I thought Murdoch only owned part of the NZH, should be no reason for a NZ paper to publish such utter crap on behalf of the Faux News Network.
Yeah "but Obama".
Whatabout if the Herald stops publishing whataboutism propaganda pieces.
Be prepared for a lot more of this over the coming days ............
"Because having demonised Trump as the fifth horseman of the apocalypse when he was elected nearly 18 months ago, things have actually turned out really rather well.
The Koreas are talking and, finally, a U.S. president is actually prepared to enforce ex-president Barack Obama’s red lines on chemical weapons in Syria (instead of merely talking about it).
Employment is up, and the U.S. economy, despite the odd wobble, is booming — which means ours is, too.
And regardless of the relentless and corrosive barrage of rudeness directed at him by our political classes, Mr Trump still seems genuinely fond of the UK, and keen to sort out a post-Brexit trade deal.
His predecessor, Mr Obama, we should recall, told us that we would be at the ‘back of the queue’ when it came to all that."
I suspect that Trump's support will lift again, as he is already taking a lot of credit for Korea. It was interesting watching Merkel's body language and grimacing at their press conference this morning.
The Koreas talks are not due to Trump. They are due to SK. China next. But the key factor is now that KJU has finished his tasks, its time to reap the rewards. NK is a nuclear country and will remain so. Tick. He is acting "cool" now, reasonable, personable, so already he is being referred to as Chairman. Tick two on that. he is establishing himself as a bone fide leader of state. Nothing to do with idiot Trump. Trump is in fact being negative. Walk away etc. US is being phased out of the Korea issue.
Syria. Enforce? Fire and Fury? Obama talked about it, Trump tweets as well as talks, not a lot to see there.
Trade deal? He doesn't underhand trade. Tariffs imports so that US citizens pay the tariff. Not wise. He took them out of TPPA so now other countries will manage their trade with themselves, happening already.
My prediction for Korea is that Trump will continue to be negative he has been today. Denuclearisation for him is dismantle the nukes and inspect, that won't happen. A 1970's denuclearisation agreement between USSR and USA is a good guide. That did not involve dismantling, the same will apply here. As NK is now a nuclear state, what was planned, and has been completed. And as KJU told his people one week ago. Should Trump start bagging NK, that would play into KJU's hands as he can cancel the meeting due to Trumps attitude. Then SK, China, UN can deal with it. Bottom line is the US are being bypassed. Best to play along as KJU won and the US lost. Korea wise, that's their business if they can work it out. Should talks suggest a reduction in sanctions, the US will oppose that, but they will be reduced. Its reasonable to reduce some as a goodwill measure in a few months, perhaps sooner. if NK renege as usual, nothing is lost. If they play ball, everything is gained.
Its not WW2 or Cold War now, its a different era.