Is US/North Korea Summit Doomed to Fail?

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Is US/North Korea Summit Doomed to Fail?

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

If past is prologue, things aren't encouraging. Throughout the entire post-WW II period, Washington has been militantly hostile toward North Korea – for its sovereign independence, not for any threat it posed.

Intermittent US talks with Pyongyang failed each time initiated. Will this time be different when hawkish US neocon extremists will be dealing with North Korea, a nation they despise?

Prospects aren't favorable – including what happens if an agreement is reached. US history is clear – a record of breached treaties, conventions and other deals, America agreeing to one thing, then going another way.

Examples are endless. GHW Bush's secretary of state James Baker's "iron-clad" pledge to Mikhail Gorbachev not to expand NATO "one inch eastward" toward Russia's borders was flagrantly breach by succeeding US
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