The so-called “Ulchi-Freedom Guardian” war games, an exercise involving tens of thousands of US and South Korean troops, are to get underway tomorrow–curiously on the same day a major solar eclipse will slice across the US.
Trump took time off from threatening North Korea today in order to fire off a few threats at Venezuela. If the president decides he wants to send US troops into Venezuela, he probably now has the justification he needs, courtesy of the UN Humans Rights Commission. The Office of the High Commissioner has released a report accusing the government of “patterns” of human rights violations.
“A US strike against North Korea may go against common logic, but when a country is governed by propaganda – and the United States are going through such a period – political decisions go beyond rational logic, and there we can have consequences that are hard to foresee.”
–Russian Major General Pavel Zolotarev
Two days ago President Trump threatened to send “fire and fury like the world has never seen” raining down upon North Korea. The following day he said that that warning may not have been “tough enough.” Now, on Friday, he is tweeting that the US is “locked and loaded” for an attack.
Mainstream media are spewing out story after story now about alleged threats from North Korea to attack Guam. RT is also reporting the same story, but if you check out their article, here, you will find that it relies on a Reuters article as its source. The story does not include a direct quote from any North Korean media source.
Obviously what is needed with regard to the situation on the Korean Peninsula is the emergence of a voice of calm and reason. Equally obvious is that this is not what we’re getting from the US. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has responded to North Korea’s most recent missile test by threatening both military action, against the North Koreans, as well as economic warfare–this latter being aimed at any state refusing to follow American dictates by ending trade with the North. It is a threat particularly against China, North Korea’s main trade partner.
The video above shows remarks made at the UN on Monday by North Korean Ambassador Kim in Ryong. The US, he says, has created a “dangerous situation” on the Korean peninsula, a situation in which “nuclear war may break out at any moment.”