Kim Jong Un Wants America Out of South Korea
In a history defining moment a few days ago, both the leaders of North and South Korea met, and decided to formally end the war that has been going on the country. Even though the war ended way back when the cease fire was announced, there was no formal peace treaty in place, which only meant that despite having no violence among each other, the war was still going on.
With so much happening in the world, as well as US, and other countries; one snippet of news managed to miss the radar. According to reports from within the White House, as well as some other sources, US is presumably looking at pulling out the troops from South Korea, and this will happen before the Winter Olympics.
Normally, this sort of news would be dismissed way before it would reach mainstream, but it holds some weight to it because on April 27th, earlier this year, James Mattis, who is the Defense Secretary stated that an issue is being discussed in negotiations with the allies (South Korea) as well as North Korea.
It is not clear what president Trump thinks about having the military posted in Korean peninsula, but it is already evident that the authorities are gearing up for the meeting that is going to take place between president Trump as well as Kim Jong-Un later this month. It is safe to say that for the 1st time in thirty years, North Korea is rather surprised by what president Trump has on his mind.
Considering how North Korea does not know what president Trump’s intentions are, the rest of the world does not do either. The strange, and unsettling reality is that no one really knows if president Trump wants to pull out the troops from South Korea. Especially based on some of the remarks he has made in the past.
As for North Korea, they have been after the withdrawal of the US soldier from South Korea for a long time now, as a reward for all the cooperation. However, America has never given a hint towards negotiations leading to actual withdrawal.
With everything in mind, the situation is rather confusing for a lot of people; although the whole talk about the troops withdrawing from South Korea started as what many would call a feverish attempt at gaining attention, if we look at some of the past situations, the possibility of something like that happening does seem to be on the horizon.
Plus, with North Korea and South Korea finally moving towards peace and prosperity, it is interesting to see how the stance is going to be, especially with both countries opening more possibilities towards an alliance that might be formed in the near future. Could this mean something entirely different from US, or is US actually looking towards withdrawing the troops from South Korea, at this time, the guess is as good as yours, or anyone else’s. We can only see what the future holds.