| Category: General
Why would anyone believe Mike Pompeo?
How would we even do that if he remained in North Korea?
I think it’s a good idea to be skeptical of anything Mike Pompeo says for obvious reasons.
However, the notion that North Korean leadership sees the U.S. presence in South Korea as a useful counter-balance to China doesn’t seem that far-fetched.
It increases their bargaining power because it makes them more important to China, particularly now that the U.S.-China relationship is so strained. Simultaneously, North Korean leadership is cautious about letting China have too much influence in the country. See Kim Jong-nam, who was said to have a friendly relationship with China.
So Trump gave him Nuclear secrets instead.