I Agree With Andrei Lankov

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published four books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                                 One of the greatest experts on Korea and the Korean peninsula is
the Russian professor Andrei Lankov. Born in what was Leningrad, the former Soviet Union (now
St. Petersburg, Russia), he has known for a good part of his life about propaganda and how  to
hide the truth. He also attended North Korea’s Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang. Since 2004,
he has lived in Seoul, and is a professor at Kookmin University. He has stated that the Inter-Korean
meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in is
a huge propaganda piece aimed at convincing most Koreans that this time there will be peace in
our time and that Kim Jong-un is sincere. Lankov is convinced that this is all a lie to make sure
that Moon can push his agenda and that North Korea will get the money and free stuff that it
wants in order to rebuild its decaying infrastructure and may make more weapons. The 
propaganda, according to Lankov, is being kept at a high level because if there is any doubt
among the Korean people then the whole thing could come crashing down. In all of this, I think
Mr. Lankov is completely correct. There are two things that concern me, however. First, if something
goes wrong the United States and the Americans will be blamed for some failure of the summit
and the efforts by both the Kim regime and Moon’s administration. The second concerns Andrei
Lankov himself. While maybe nothing will happen, I am concerned that a guy who has expressed
a truly honest and most probably correct assessment of the Korean situation could also become a
target of the Korean political left???