I can see it now..
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and N.K. Official “X” are having a back channel meeting, in a nondescript building..
X is high energy, sitting with impeccable posture…he speaks with a tone of a school teacher to a student..
“Mr Tillerson, my country has been at this a long time. You are not the first American administration bringing empty threats to force us into talks. We don’t fear America as today we have more nuclear bombs than most countries in Europe. It is only a matter of time before we perfect our delivery and reentry systems. America dare not to attack otherwise millions of poor in South Korean will die, and maybe even a few hundred thousand Japanese for good measure. (leans in) Our Dear Leader has given me permission to relay the fact, his secret plans… We are only using SK as a hostage, instead of killing them, we will make them watch us destroy Japan and America, they will have the burden of being left alive, and doing very well.. while the world that came to protect them suffer and die.. many South Korean will commit suicide than live with this shame. We want steel, plans and engineers required to build a US Class Aircraft Carrier. This is what Hillary promised us through back channels during the election. Has your dotard not learned this fact? maybe you can use this persuasion on him.. ” – X
…. A long pause of just staring intensely at X in total silence and stillness..
(clears throat) “Let me be as forward as I can be.. I really don’t think you have a choice here.. look, listen.. you guys had a good run with the last administrations, that time is over. If you want to be seen as a nuclear power on the world stage, you got that.. now you can be rest assured we will treat you like one. Unfortunately, my President is convinced niceties, gifts and “assurances” have failed every leader before him, and in fact have only embolden, enabled and accelerated your nuclear program. I can’t tell you want to do, but I can tell you your time is running out. China has cut access to banks, and material. As you already know my President has signed and sealed orders of engagement. We’re ready. You don’t know what our capabilities are today. What you see on TV.. “Hollywood” that shit is 100 years behind what we actually have, and I am not talking stealth bombers, there are some weapon systems so advanced, so lethal other administrations would not even consider them as options… I think Sun Tzu said it best…
Keep your plans as dark and impenetrable as night.. when you strike, fall like a thunder bolt!”
(Tillerson leaves those last words on the air as he squints his eyes at X, after a pause he leans in)
..This President will not hesitate where others have. I am pleading with you.. If there is any room for peace and agreement, bring your concessions forward now or face .. “Fire and Fury”…. (leans back against his chair)
Then, as if on queue…
X’s phone vibrates and plays a sound as a new tweet arrives
<it’s from President Trump!>… X starts to read it..
… X’s phone vibrates again and plays a sound as another tweet arrives…
<it is again from the President…>
Without having to say a word, Tillerson gives X a serious curl of his mouth, and jab nod.. “See.. I told you so”.
X looks down then up from his phone.. stands, bows in silent acceptance and runs off..
Tillerson noticed X was really freaked out after reading the tweets. Let’s hope they get the message..
We didn’t survive the Cold War with the U.S.S.R. to be destroyed by a punk dictator in a 1950s snow-globe.