De-escalation: Canadian Envoy Arrives In North Korea

Tyler Durden's picture

In the latest, and most tangible sign yet of ongoing attempts to de-escalate the conflict with North Korea, the state-run news agency KCNA reports that a special envoy of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in North Korea on Tuesday, according to Yonhap.

Daniel Jean, national security advisor to the prime minister of Canada, and his party arrived in Pyongyang, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, without elaborating further.

The visit has drawn speculation that the envoy was to discuss the issue of Korean-Canadian pastor Lim Hyeon-soo detained in the reclusive regime. Lim has been held in custody by the North since he entered the reclusive country on a humanitarian mission in January 2015. In December the same year, the North's highest court sentenced Lim to life in prison, citing his "subversive plots" against the Pyongyang regime.

Lim's family has been urging the Canadian government to step up efforts to release him after U.S. college student Otto Warmbier was released in a coma from North Korea in June following a 17-month detention and died days after a medical evacuation.

Still, some have speculated that the unexpected arrival of a western proxy diplomat may be the first tangible attempt to de-escalate the simmering conflict, as in the past talks between the US and North Korea have taken place through proxy envoys who, unlike most Americans - with certain notable basketball hall of fame exceptions - are more welcome in the rogue state.

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A. Boaty's picture

Diminishing returns from too much sabre rattling. When threats fail to move the ball, diplomats step in.

Looney's picture


I hope the Canadian Envoy doen't try to steal a propaganda poster.  ;-)


south40_dreams's picture

I'm sure Trudeau already has plenty of his own

land_of_the_few's picture

He has to pull the thumbtacks out to get them down from his bedroom ceiling and roll them up though. Might need a ladder.

Catahoula's picture

Joke of the day

Bigly's picture

Fidel's boy can get it done. Easy peasy


land_of_the_few's picture

But but but, they got an "ICBM" ! And it's miniaturised by the Japs! He's in danger! Did he bring the moose horns of Wotan?

Tillerson and Pence didn't, and just look what happened to them!

BandGap's picture

With back bacon sandwiches, jelly donuts and a case of Bradors. Teach them NKers all about curling, ya.

NurseRatched's picture

Advice to Mr Jean: Don't take the poster from the hotel - no matter how cool you think it looks

land_of_the_few's picture

Best not take any beer mats either, just to be on the safe side.

HRClinton's picture

What if they give him a 4-poster bed?


Too-Big-to-Bail's picture

Did he bring Dennis Rodman in his peace envoy?

spanish inquisition's picture

Yup. They will hammer it out over a plate of poutine and some Sleemans

charlewar's picture

No doubt Trudeau will try to foist some of Canada's muslim filth infestation off on North Korea. North Koreans are not that stupid.

pizdowitz's picture

Save the planet.  Don't come back.

Herodotus's picture

Striking while the Canadians are still there would allow Trump to get the jump on Kim. 

land_of_the_few's picture

I'm not seeing a down side, quite frankly.

pugilist's picture

and Dennis Rodman as a bonus?

European American's picture

Whatever it takes to diffuse the potential of a another useless war, designed to put money and power in the pockets of the Satanic Zionists. The vampires agenda is always the same, and the outcome, chaos, killing and mass destruction continues to keep them in power, ad nauseam.

land_of_the_few's picture

Send Chrystia then nuke them immediately while she is there. Millions of lives will be saved.

Because she's worth it (TM).

south40_dreams's picture

Another Canadian. Will he dance a ballet for phat boy?

cherry picker's picture


Canada was one of the first on the scene after Katrina.

Canada also saved gringo hostages in the ME.

Contrary to popular bullshit the first soldiers the Dutch layer eyes on who kicked the Nazis out were Canadians.

Your lucky Canada is looking for peace to save yours and NK asses .

Take your superior attitude and stuff it.  you guys need Canada more than it needs you.

bluskyes's picture

Yup, sounds like hubris to me.

land_of_the_few's picture

According to the balance of trade, that is incorrect. Canada definitely needs the outside world.

donebydoug's picture

I dunno, we used to take "cherry pickers" heads off when I played.....seriously...that's what you do as they always have their heads looking back, trying to score a cheap breakaway.....

Savvy's picture

Don't forget 9/11 when all those planes had no where to land. Dubya declined to say thanks and that made a lot of americans happy.

darteaus's picture

Nice of you to take time out from clubing seals and cutting trees to let us know. Thanks.

Robert Trip's picture

And it's nice of you to take the time out from lynching niggers and beating up Gays to reply.

HRClinton's picture

Are you from Toronto's (((Forrest Hills))), Bobby Brown, the coolest boy in town? 

Your car is fast, your teeth are shiny, you tell all the goys to kiss your hiney?

any_mouse's picture

Actually whites lynching a few niggers prevented the out of control black on black murder that is prevalent in black areas today.

bluskyes's picture

Kim's going to get a hug, and some maple syrup eh?

Fake Trump's picture

Send McMaster to North Korea to meet Kim. Why not?

donebydoug's picture

This is a MAJOR turn of events.  Kim's Dad and Grandpaw were both big fans of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard.

aliens is here's picture

I hope he makes out of NK alive.

Herdee's picture

Canada can become a peacemaker once again but only if they stop being slaves to American foreign policy. Canada seems to be nothing more than a useless tool right now. More like a NeoCon dildo.

Dominus Ludificatio's picture

Who introduced and passed the law making boycotts of Israhell illegal and punishable?

HRClinton's picture

Nah. Harper was into fellatio, whereas two-door Trudeau is into full reaming.

darteaus's picture

They will do our bidding, or another wave of Haitian refugees will show up across the border.

Robert Trip's picture

Oh boy.

Our weekly anti-Canada rant is in full swing.

You cocksuckers get your own house in order before you start shitting on the Canadians.

Our best friend and largest trading partner.

Good luck assholes.

With people like you being representative of the population, good fucking luck.

HRClinton's picture

Bobby Brown, are you too agenda-driven or too dumb, to realize that we are picking on your political and social LEADERSHIP, and not on the sensible part of the population? Diminishing as that portion of the population might be, like everywhere in the West.

Robert Trip's picture

I realize you are full of shit and it was a short trip to arrive at that realization.

abgary1's picture

The dope smoking snow-board instructor turned politician and the communists who call themselves the Liberal Party have it coming.

Oh by the way, what is Trudeau's special envoy (dope dealer) going to do offer the Koreans a deal on some of Trudeau's best Canadian bud?

Chill Kim, Chill Kim.

robertocarlos's picture

Apparently, Alex Baldwin is worthless.

land_of_the_few's picture

It's not so, on a per-kilo basis ....

joey stalin's picture

They send a Canadian to do a man's job.  What's the world coming to?

Genby's picture

Americans are too dumb for this mission.

Savvy's picture

Yeah my Dad was a dispatch rider in WWII. He said no one wanted to fight beside the yanks because they always broke and ran. The only glory you have from that war is in your history books. In fact the only war you americans ever won was your civil war.

YourAverageJoe's picture

The real Americans lost the civil war and your dad had an opinion.