I’m glad that President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, but I don’t trust the Korean dictator. I hope that Trump recalls what President Ronald Reagan said, “Trust, but verify.”
Frederick Forsyth, author of the thriller classic The Day of the Jackal and The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue, offers his take on Kim Jong-Un in his column in the British newspaper the Express.
There are times when one cannot resist the impression that the world has taken leave of its senses. For example, looking at the deranged optimism that seems to have seized sensible governments following the Singapore meeting of Trump and Kim Jong-un.
Kim is a tyrant of brutal and even sadistic character.
That is not a supposition but a proven fact.
He had a former girlfriend executed by firing squad, his uncle torn to pieces by heavy machine-gun fire, his half-brother murdered by nerve agent in Kuala Lumpur airport.
He runs concentration and forced labour camps where up to 200,000 languish in hunger and brutality.
His people are brainwashed to adore him: the slightest laxity in that adoration is imprisonable.
He, like his father and grandfather before him, has frittered away billions while his people starved when what little money his country had could have purchased food.
… He has broken every promise he ever made, vitiated every treaty he ever signed.
So far not a single inspector has seen one bomb, missile or factory – all hidden in secret caverns.
There is not a nastier or more un trustworthy despot on the planet.
Yet one single meeting with Donald Trump and a few glutinous posed photos for the media and you would think he is the prince of peace and a living saint – six stone overweight with a weird hairchop.
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