Thursday, August 10, 2017
Pacing and leading North Korea to the negotiating table
Scott Adams explains how Trump and Tillerson are playing bad cop good cop to get North Korea to the negotiating table. Trump is using the visual imagery of "Fire and Fury," while Tillerson is saying "We don't want regime change." The appeal is to Kim Jong Un's ego. Never before has the US presented North Korea with the two choices in such stark, visually persuasive form. Adams calls this pacing and leading. The North Korean leader wants to survive with his ego intact. It is like a dance. Both know they do not want war. Both know they eventually have to negotiate. The table is being set that both are military powers on the brink of war, which gives each the option of being flexible.