Bud, I wrote that comment a week and a half ago. I'm glad they confirmed Pompeo, and that we'll have a proper representative at the talks. Now it's worth paying attention to, esp since Kim and Moon have been tree planting and and visiting each others countries. For me, the most significant was Kim's comment about the infrastructure in his country. There's a lot of light there, since that would give S. Korea an opportunity to show good will by something like agreeing to a joint construction project to help finish the railway up mount whatever-it-is so that people of both Koreas could visit. Still, it's not gonna happen for another month at least, and still not sure of where it will happen. I think perhaps you're confusing "impending" with "imminent".
Breaking news: HE IS CONFIRMED JUST TODAY EARLY MORNING. Whew. He even flew to NATO already. More winning I guess?
I think "imminent" might be overhyping it a bit. Like I said, I want to see talks happen too, but aside from deciding location, timing, agenda, and personnel it still remains to be seen if Pompeo will actually be Sec. State. If not, then who goes? Pompeo as CIA director? The new Sec. State? Dep. Sec. State? Pence? Confirming Pompeo or whoever doesn't seem likely to happen quickly, and the talks won't happen until after that, at the soonest.
That Mike Pompeo sat down with Kim Jong Un is a big sign real talks are imminent.
Not really that surprising. Michael Cohen, Mueller, Comey, Stormy, et al deal with things that are happening now. I'd like to see a deal go through as well, but I know better than to count on Trump, especially given his current state of mind and the things he's dealing with at the moment. Once they decide on a meeting place, time and people who will be there I'll start paying closer attention, but for now it's too speculative to waste much attention on. Also, if the Guardian is covering the Korea deals it's hard to indict "most of the media" as not paying enough attention. They're not exactly noted for their fervent love of Donald Trump.