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Old 05-19-2018, 03:01 PM
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When you step back and look at the very basic macro view of the whole thing, I think it's clear that now that NK has a minimally credible nuclear capability, they are now pursuing the best way to capitalize on it. It's not a coincidence that semi-serious reunification talk pops up as soon as NK nuke-triculated, as if the two things were somehow complimentary. Reunification and denuclearization will be the dangling carrots on infinitely long sticks that NK uses to extort untold concessions from SK. NK doesn't actually need any concessions or sanctions relief from the US if the SK tap is flowing and they have all sorts of cooperative projects to very, very, very slowly "refamiliarize" the Korean people.