Thursday, May 11, 2017


Some weirdness is going on. First, this headline from the volleyball officials at 38North:

Going Under Cover: Enhanced Concealment Effort Noted at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

Then, this from UPI:

"Just because April went by without a nuclear test does not mean there won't be one in May," [Liu Ming, CHINESE Korea analyst]

The United States must be willing to negotiate with North Korea before Pyongyang conducts its sixth nuclear test, a Chinese analyst said Wednesday.

A Chinese guy said that? I thought Trump had given Xi orders to do that, heh-heh-heh.

"Once a sixth nuclear test has been carried out, the window of opportunity to solve the North Korean problem will almost be closed," Liu said. "There won't be many opportunities to solve the problem using diplomatic means."

"Under the current circumstances, it does not make sense to return to the resumption of six-party talks," Liu said. "First, the United States and North Korea must negotiate directly."

Wait. What? We have to negotiate on our own with them? China is out? Trump's gonna fire Xi.