Tag Archives: Kim Jong Un


But the Weapons Testing IS Negotiating

“The relationship continues. We’ll see what happens. I know they want to negotiate. They are talking about negotiating, but I don’t think they are ready to negotiate.”

— President Trump, quoted by the Washington Post, on North Korea continuing weapons testing.

Poetic Justice

The Limits of Trumplomacy

A Third World dictator meeting with the purported envoy of democracy,
Turned into a futile exercise in global-stage pomp and idiocy.
During amateur hour,
The meeting went sour,
As they explored the outer limits of reality-TV Trumplomacy.


Trump Still Believes Kim Is Not Playing Him

“I truly believe North Korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial nation one day. Kim Jong Un agrees with me on this. It will happen!”

— President Trump, on Twitter.


Trump’s Malaprop at the Gridiron

“I won’t rule out direct talks with Kim Jong Un, I just won’t. As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that’s his problem not mine.”

— President Trump, quoted by Politico, in remarks to the annual Gridiron dinner.

Poetic Justice

Kim Spikes It!

For weeks, Korea-watchers have been held in thrall,
Monitoring Pyongyang and expecting a nuclear dual.
But when they checked satellite images,
They were expecting nuke-prep diligence,
But all they saw was North Koreans playing volleyball.


North Korean Leader Takes Cue from Trump on Rhetoric

The year 2015 was a year of gigantic struggle recorded with significant events and eye-opening successes and a year of victory and glory that strikingly demonstrated the dignity and might of socialist Korea. … But if invasive outsiders and provocateurs touch us even slightly, we will not be forgiving in the least and sternly answer with a merciless, holy war of justice.

— North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, quoted by USA Today reports.

Poetic Justice

North Korean Smithereens

It just doesn’t pay to anger Kim Jong Un,
And nodding off in his presence simply is not done.
When it’s time to execute you,
They don’t just shoot you.
They stand you in front of an anti-aircraft gun.