The media and the Democrats have been harping on the fact that we got nothing from North Korea and that Kim Jong-un got something of value from President Trump. While it may be true that the signed document didn’t really force North Korea or Kim to make any major concessions, it’s also true that Trump gave them nothing but a meeting.
But, now North Korea has started tearing down their missile testing site that was not part of the agreement but was something the president told Kim he wanted. (BREAKING: Maxine Waters calls for Trump’s impeachment for forcing North Korea to give up missile testing) (Just kidding) US satellite pictures seem to confirm the dismantling of the site.
The North has started dismantling key facilities at its primary satellite launch vehicle and engine testing site — the Sohae Satellite Launch Station, North Korea watchdog 38 North revealed Monday. The North is apparently dismantling the rail-mounted processing building where satellite launch vehicles are assembled and the nearby rocket engine test stand where the country tests liquid-fueled engines for rockets and ballistic missiles.
“These facilities are believed to have played an important role in the development of technologies for the North’s intercontinental ballistic missile program,” the 38 North analysts explained, adding, “These efforts represent a significant confidence-building measure on the part of North Korea.”
While it was not included in the agreement signed in Singapore, the president has repeatedly insisted that Kim offered to destroy a major missile development site.
Trump said at a post-summit press conference:
“Chairman Kim has told me that North Korea is already destroying a major missile engine testing site, that is not in your signed document, we agreed to that after the agreement was signed. That’s a big thing, the missiles that they were testing, the site is going to be destroyed very soon.”
Why wasn’t winning this easy for Barack Obama? Maybe because you had to get tough?