By Steve Dellar  |  02-04-2018   News
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Vice-president Mike Pence will travel to the Winter Olympics in South Korea later this week as he fears North Korea might otherwise be “hijacking” the event for its own benefit.

By doing so, an aide said, VP Pence wants to show the world that “everything the North Koreans do at the Olympics is a charade to cover up the fact that they are the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet”.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;ll travel to Japan &amp; S Korea to attend the Olympics &amp; cheer on our athletes. But I’ll also be there to deliver a message: the era of strategic patience is OVER. As N. Korea continues to test ballistic missiles &amp; threaten the U.S, we&#39;ll make it clear all options are on the table <a href="https://t.co/ABp9WWf4lS">pic.twitter.com/ABp9WWf4lS</a></p>&mdash; Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) <a href="https://twitter.com/VP/status/959541174284574720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">2 February 2018</a></blockquote>

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A Senior White House Official said that “I think a lot of vice presidents in the past have gone ceremoniously to the Olympics and that’s what they do and that’s great. They cut the ribbon, check the box.”

“We wouldn’t be making this trip if that’s what it was about.”

VP Pence will attend, as the leader of the official U.S. government delegation, the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The White House announcement comment comes a day after the North Korean regime stated it would be holding a military parade the day before the opening ceremony on February 8th.

Many have been welcoming the recent thawing of relations between the North and South parts of the Korean peninsula.

During the opening event, South and North Korean athletes will be walking together under a common flag, displaying an undivided Korea to the world. Both nations have also fielded a joint women’s hockey team for the games.

Source:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/04/mike-pence-north-korea-winter-olympics

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Anonymous No. 17472 1517766296

How does a hermit nation get to join the olympics such a short time before they actually start? What about the regular testing for doping or perf enhancement drugs, or heaven forbid some biological contagion? This whole shitshow allowing a ruthless dictator to reunite with the peaceful more tech advanced southern neighbor is crazy. Fat kimme should be told to behave himself and maybe next Olympics he can send some athletes after normal testing and humane treatment of all North Koreans.

Oh yea and dismantling his nuclear ambitions and allowing UN inspectors to make sure.

NK is being punished by 95% of the world with sanctions but its all good to allow them into the games.

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