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Why it’s smart to flatter Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. Photo Credit: AP

It’s smart to flatter leader of North Korea

In his column “In the minefield with President Trump,” Lane Filler criticized the president for saying he would “be honored” to meet with the 33-year-old leader running North Korea. Trump was correct in making this comment. Inflating the ego of Kim Jong Un may save thousands of lives. He’s been known to eliminate people he suspects may be plotting against him.

Words are the best tools, in place of weapons, in dealing with people like Kim.

Joe Brancati, Plainview

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