Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


Trump: A Message of Hope and Vision of Peace

June 12, 2018 (EIRNS)—In a press conference following his historic Summit with Chairman Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump conveyed in profound terms that this breakthrough in the “frozen conflict” of North Korea is a breakthrough for the entire world, and a model of a new paradigm for world affairs. Some quotes from his introduction:

  • “I stand before you as representative of the United States to deliver a message of hope and vision and message of peace.”

  • “I want to thank Chairman Kim for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people. Our unprecedented meeting, the first between an American President and leader of North Korea, proves that real change is indeed possible. My meeting with Chairman Kim was honest, direct, and productive. We got to know each other well in a very confined period of time.”

  • “Yet while the armistice was agreed the war never ended to this day. Now we can have hope it will soon end, and it soon will. The past does not have to define the future. Yesterday’s conflict does not have to be tomorrow’s war. And as history has proven over and over again, adversaries can become friends. We can honor the sacrifice of our forefathers by replacing the horrors of battle with the blessings of peace. That’s what we’re doing and that’s what we have done.”

  • “Chairman Kim has the chance to seize an incredible future for his people. Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace. The current state of affairs not endure forever.”

  • “The people of North Korea, North and South, are truly wonderful and gifted people. They share the same heritage and language and culture and destiny. To realize their amazing destiny and reunite their national family, the menace of nuclear weapons will now be removed.”

  • “We dream of a future where all Koreans can live together in harmony, and where families are reunited and hopes are reborn, and where the light of peace chases away the darkness of war.”

  • “It’s a very great moment in the history of the world.”

President Trump also played a four-minute video for Chairman Kim (in Korean), and also for the press conference (in English), which poses the two alternatives facing North Korea and the world—the old path of confrontation and war preparations, or the new path of development and cooperation. The video declares that only a few leaders are called upon to act in a way that the past does not define the future.

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