Has Trump Threatened Nuclear War on North Korea?

Has Trump Threatened Nuclear War on North Korea?

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TheRealNews on Aug 8, 2017

As President Trump threatens North Korea “with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen,” the need for diplomacy is as urgent as ever, says veteran journalist Tim Shorrock.



Trump threatens North Korea with ‘fire & fury like the world has never seen’

RT on Aug 9, 2017

North Korea threatens to strike US territory in Guam. US president Donald Trump answered to this statement, saying that if threats from North Korea continue, they will be ‘met with fire and fury like the world has never seen’.


Forget Russia. Is Provoking a Nuclear War with North Korea Grounds for Impeachment?

Democracy Now! on Aug 9, 2017

https://democracynow.org – Tension between the U.S. and North Korea escalated sharply Tuesday after President Trump suggested he was prepared to start a nuclear war, threatening to unleash “fire and fury” against North Korea. Hours later, North Korea threatened to strike the U.S. territory of Guam in the western Pacific. Guam is home to 163,000 people as well as major U.S. military bases. For more, we speak with longtime investigative journalist Allan Nairn.


Wilkerson: Trump is Clueless on North Korea

TheRealNews on Aug 7, 2017

As the US pushes through new sanctions on North Korea, direct negotiations are the only way to defuse the nuclear standoff, says Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson.


Wilkerson: Trump and Kim Jong-un Sound the Same

TheRealNews on Aug 9, 2017

As Defense Secretary Mattis warns North Korea of “the end of its regime and destruction of its people,” Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says the Trump administration is playing a reckless game.



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Sanctions Are A Form Of Warfare by David Swanson

Nuclear Weapons: Barbaric Tools of Insecurity by Graham Peebles + 122 Nations Create Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons by David Swanson

Donald Trump and Theresa May: Partners in Planning Armageddon? by Felicity Arbuthnot + Wilkerson: Trump “Needs a Good War” and Pence is Waiting in the Wings to Lead It

Peter Symonds: The Danger of Nuclear War in North East Asia

“Making America Great Again” by Reducing the World to Ashes? by Felicity Arbuthnot + Larry Wilkerson: U.S. Should Stop the Threats

John Pilger: There is Already Nuclear War Because the Threat of Nuclear War is Part of Warfare

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  11. Asian fault-lines are indeed perilous in the extreme. This development is beyond dangerous.
    Of course, in this fascistic calculus (of both ‘sides’) the North Koreans are not human beings. Their regime is vile and ‘UN’ sanctions are evil.

    So let’s try to be more grown up, as Lawrence Wilkerson advises.

    The US certainly has the sophisticated firepower to exercise colossal overkill-restraint but deliver an exemplary tactical slap on the wrist ~ if entirely ‘necessary;’ that is to say, justifiable, in terms of actually effectively deterring further imminent threats to life, limb and environmental integrity by the black-market Kim dynasty.

    The concern is that with all these constant provocations from morally twisted right-wing American ‘pentagonals,’ a devastating show of ‘strength’ may be irresistible; as the Real News interview reminds us. Raytheon-type beneficiaries will be salivating at the prospect of such a hugely profitable demonstration, by the Trump clown-mafia, of eye-wateringly expensive, lethal ecocidal force.

    I do not think any individual seeking high office, should ever be allowed to serve (or ‘dictate,’ as the case may be…) until or unless they have lived and conferred with, the casualties and victims of egregious state violence and gratuitous cruelty. Such experience will change a feeling person forever, to affect anyone who is capable of genuine sentience, life-awareness and empathy.

    Those who just pretend to ‘feel their pain’ or are simply unable to respond, should under no circumstance, whatsoever, be permitted to occupy a public office.

    Maybe arrogant corporate misers who happily look away, but manipulate dictatorships to their criminal advantage, should devote some adequate vacation time to r&r in one of the far too numerous long-term refugee camps or migrant centres that have proliferated worldwide….the agonizing contrast to a sanitized Trump-style golf-resort could hardly be more extreme.

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