Duterte Warns Trump: "That Guy Kim Simply Wants To End The World"

Tyler Durden's picture

In a rare comment on the deteriorating North Korean situation, outspoken Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte urged the US to show restraint after North Korea's latest missile test and to avoid playing into the hands of leader Kim Jong Un, who "wants to end the world". The notoriously blunt Duterte said on Saturday that the Southeast Asia region was extremely worried about tensions between the United States and North Korea, and said one misstep would be a "catastrophe" and Asia would be the first victim of a nuclear war.

"There seems to be two countries playing with their toys and those toys are not really to entertain," the president said quoted by Reuters during a news conference after the ASEAN summit in Manila, referring to Washington and Pyongyang. “One miscalculation of a missile, whether or not a nuclear warhead or an ordinary bomb, one explosion there that would hit somebody would cause a catastrophe."

Duterte also warned the United States, Japan, South Korea and China that they are sparring with a man who was excited about the prospect of firing missiles. Duterte's speech, which was delivered in his capacity as chairman of ASEAN, was due to speak by telephone to U.S. President Donald Trump later on Saturday. He said he would urge Trump not to get into a confrontation with Kim.

"You know that they are playing with somebody who relishes letting go of missiles and everything. I would not want to go into his (Kim's) mind because I really do not know what's inside but he's putting mother earth, the planet to an edge."

Ahead of his phone call with the US president, Duterte appealed to Trump saying it was incumbent upon the US as the a responsible country to not rise to Kim's provocations. He said he was sure Trump had cautioned his military not to allow the situation to spiral out of control; what Duterte may have ignored is that it may be precisely Trump's intent to provoke Kim into a first move, giving the US a carte blanche to retaliate.  "Who am I to say that you should stop? But I would say 'Mr. President, please see to it that there is no war because my region will suffer immensely'," Duterte said. "I will just communicate to (Trump), 'just let him play... do not play into his hands'."

He added: "The guy (Kim) simply wants to end the world, that is why he is very happy. He is always smiling. But he really wants to finish everything and he wants to drag us all down."

Ironically, Duterte has joined China and Russia in pleading with the leaders of North Korea and the U.S. to tone down their nuclear brinksmanship, even as he agreed with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that negotiations to end the standoff would be useless.

“We have to caution everybody including those who’d give the advice to the two players because you have nuclear warheads to just show restraint,” Duterte said.

Meanwhile, speaking in London, Japan's Prime Minister Abe said talks with North Korea shouldn’t be tried while the communist nation continues its “provocative acts.” In a briefing for reporters in London, Abe described the missile as a “grave threat” that “can absolutely not be tolerated.”

China, which accounts for the vast majority of North Korean trade, has an important role to play, Abe added. Tillerson told the UN Security Council Friday that countries that fail to implement economic sanctions on Kim’s regime “fully discredit this body.” Trump said in a Twitter message Friday that the missile launch disrespected Chinese President Xi Jinping.

And speaking of China, Beijing's official news agency, Xinhua, urged President Donald Trump to “tread cautiously” with the U.S. and North Korea locked in a “tit-for-tat” vicious cycle. According to Bloomberg, in a commentary distributed by Xinhua, the official China news agency said the U.S. and North Korea “need to tread cautiously not to ignite another war in the region.” The U.S. needs to “terminate the state of war” on the peninsula while North Korea needs to offer a “solid reason” for the U.S. to change its policy, Xinhua said in the commentary.

During his speech at the UN, Tillerson said that the U.S. goal isn’t to overthrow Kim’s regime but ruled out talks unless the North Korean leader takes “concrete steps to reduce the threat that illegal weapons programs pose to the United States and our allies.” As the meeting concluded, Tillerson reiterated that the U.S. wouldn’t agree to talks unless North Korea abides by existing Security Council resolutions.

Several hours later, Kim test-fired (unsuccessfully) his latest, sixth, ballistic missile of 2017.

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Looney's picture


Instead of sending a carrier to N. Korea, we should’ve sent Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, or the Wolverine dude.

I’ve seen them wreaking havoc on Russia, China, and Japan, singlehandedly.

Each of them can EASILY beat the NORKs into submission.  ;-)


vulcanraven's picture

Scarlett Johannson and her merry band of "girl power" feminists can join the party as well... I've seen them save the world many times over. It's just like in the movies, right?

aloha_snakbar's picture

Mmmm...ScarJo....I had sex with her the other night...then I woke up...

BaBaBouy's picture

Probably high BP,
Can't Travel Anywhere,
Can't Eat at Mcdonalds,
Can't shop at Costco,
Can't visit the Kardashiands,
Can't get kicked Off a United Flight,
what's he Got to Lose???

logicalman's picture

That's the real problem.

A man is most dangerous when he has nothing to lose.

Hopefully he wants to hang on to that fancy hairdo!


beemasters's picture

President Duterte has vowed to “eradicate all traces of Rothschild monetary criminality”

This would be suicide for Duterte. Can anyone verify this?

logicalman's picture

I think I can verify that 'this would be suicide' but I just think you asked your question in an awkward way. ;-)

Did run across something regarding this, but I always like to see things from multiple sources.


ne-tiger's picture

I have more respect for the dude. The man thinks much more than our orange god.

pkea's picture


It is clear as day the things are really going down the drain if the deep state is proping  the " mad kim" excuse  and " the end of the world"./...the deep state needs to blame self ...KIM is used as a distraction from the global failure led by above noted deep state( Ie the EU/eurp disintegration, and unsusutainable debt levels

of course phillipines along with the koreas and japan are at the top f the list to get wiped out... only china makes sense here...


Crush the cube's picture

So he has twenty nukes, and about one in every ten rockets actually launches, what are the odds one of the two successful rockets can actually make the target.  If I were Asian, I'd be worried too.  They might hit us once, and get 750 inbounds to Asia.  Gee, wonder who would lose on that one.  I could actually see the deep state salivating at the chance, win win for them.

Rory_Breaker's picture

Maybe we should let Kim end the world. As long as he takes out the banksters, politicians and bureaucrats first.

Incorporated by inference's picture

Let's put together a delegation. Put Rodman, MJ and Labron on the team he'll give us whatever we want. Except his nukes. I like your idea better!

Mr 9x19's picture

looney, they tried already, they sent dennis rodman........ it is not gonna works.

scoutshonor's picture

If they wanted it to work they should have sent Chales Barkley.

fockewulf190's picture

Hans Blix. We need a better Hans Blix. A real good one, because the last one we sent to North Korea...well.... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H9nq7DrE39I

caconhma's picture

North Korea is an independent country and is entitled to have and use any means to protect itself from any foreign aggression.

Who gave to  this orange-faced zionist POS warmonger the right to decide what weapon systems N.Korea can or cannot have?

I am not a N. Korea fan but this Fat Boy has guts. He is not Qaddafi, Saddam or even Prostiutin (who sold down Ukraine, Libya, and Syria).

stocker84's picture

Dude, just come out of the closet, already.


Anderson Coopers Gerbil's picture

Is that the same guy who called Obama a "son of a whore" . If it is maybe we should listen

Urban Redneck's picture

That's not his actual argument in the article.  His public statements are merely providing Trump political cover to maneuver.

dogster's picture

The Federal Reserve is fair evidence of a Talmudic scheme to murder all the goyim, asians first.


Smufty's picture

Typical ZH thread getting started here.  One funny response followed by two responders who secretly fear they were born of an inferior race...

hxc's picture

There are no inferior or superior races... just satanist ziocon cult members, and the rest of us.

CharlesBronson's picture

======> HERE IT IS - RIGHT HERE - HELLO ZERO HEDGE <==========


Heartfully's picture

It is said that Kim offered to freeze their strategic programs in exchange for "leaving us alone." Twice, in 2012 and 2014.

Our only offer has been, "give up your nukes" unconditionally.

Kim pointed out that did not work well for saddam and Khadaffi.

I hear the real problem is that there is no controlled private bank at the center of NK economy. They put money in circulation from the treasury and pay. no interest. That is what the constitution says too, btw.

That will not be allowed to stand.

Rory_Breaker's picture

Those poor sods in NK are eating bread made from saw dust. And yet these greedy motherfucking bankers want to install a CB that let's them skim more wealth from an already impoverished populace.

TradingTroll's picture

Sssh about the sawdust bread. Subway Sandwich surely sources theirs from NK /sarc

Winston Churchill's picture

Three times actually, with China acting as guarantor to both sides.

I bet we end up with that same deal(plus THAAD removal, after wasting billions of taxpayer funds.

Only posotive is for Donalds public approval numbers.

Call me a cynic if you want.

artichoke's picture

They should have to give up the ballistic missile tech. too.  Not sure how we would un-educate their physicists and rocket scientists, but we have to move them back about 40 years.

We'll probably have to go in there to get this done.

restelle's picture

All this fuss over a possible nuclear war and yet ZERO concern about Fukushima?

PlayMoney's picture

A nuke war would be 1,000 times worse than Fukushima. Multiple countries doing it and so much shit would be in the atmosphere would probably cause a short term ice age.


Probably plenty of concern over Fukushima but not allowed in the press.

artichoke's picture

A short nuclear war to terminate the NK threat would be much less serious than Fukushima.  So far, NK cannot reach our major cities (or maybe any major cities) reliably.  We cannot let them achieve that technology.  We must end their military development before then.

It looks like that means taking Kim out.  He's giving us no choice, he is determined to get his capability and join the big boys, and he doesn't think we'll really stop him.

FoggyWorld's picture

Some may be concerned about Fukushima but since March of 2011 no solution has been found.   Each day that passes makes it only worse.

San Pedro's picture

The obama kicked the N.Korea can down the road for eight years..so here we are. Dealing with yet another obama problem..just like Iran. A difference without a distinction.



When federal prosecutors and agents learned the true extent of the releases, many were shocked and angry. Some had spent years, if not decades, working to penetrate the global proliferation networks that allowed Iranian arms traders both to obtain crucial materials for Tehran’s illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programs and, in some cases, to provide dangerous materials to other countries.


Make no mistake about it..some of this.. if not all.. Dual Use Technology was handed off to North Korea...

artichoke's picture

Thank God we didn't elect Bill Clinton's wife.

aloha_snakbar's picture
That Guy Kim Simply Wants To End The World


Like thats a bad thing?

lolmao500's picture

BTW, the missile test wasn't unsuccessfull...

YTM quotes unnamed SK govt contact: "Looks like this wasn't accidental explosion; NK may have deliberately done it to test warhead"

YTN reports: SK's Joint Chief of Staff now believes NK deliberately exploded the missile for testing warhead.

Back in March, even VOA noted NK was trying to perfect "warhead atmospheric reentry," which requires repeat attempts

This would require multiple tests to reach required altitude: in other words, this may have been related to ICBM boost phase testing

However, SK experts thought this "staged explosion" was designed to confound NK watchers, to mislead what level of technology NK's attained.


In.Sip.ient's picture

LOL, that "test", was just a heads up

to the US Navy... as in y'all are "in range"



Given that NK has both SCUD and RS27

examples in hand, I don't think re-entry

issues need too much testing...


Beans's picture

The guy (Kim) simply wants to end the Zewish owned world, that is why he is very happy.  

There.. fixed it for ya...

CharlesBronson's picture

======> HERE IT IS - RIGHT HERE - HELLO ZERO HEDGE <==========


SRV's picture

Trump could be president for life... just take him out (order the CIA do something good for a change)!

nevertheless's picture

How's the weather in Tel Aviv today?


What's next take out Assad, another non threat to America, but a threat to the Zio globalists.

Ms No's picture

A while back I searched around for alternative theories as to who is behind NK's puppet strings and one theory claimed that NK was a Pentagon vassal.  Although obscure and I'm not real familiar with the sources, the theory starting to look more credible.  North Korea is perfectly playing into the hands of the war super state, that is always looking for justification and entry.  Maybe what happened was that despite China's funding NK since the days of the Korean war and jockeying for control they lost out with Kim.  If this is the case then the Korean war II might be gearing up, only this time North Korea will be on the other side.

"Unfortunately for world peace, Kim Jong Un, while he is playing games with his rockets and threats of war, is serving the long-term interests of the USA, especially the military industrial complex, the Pentagon and State Department, whose priority increasingly is to make an Asia Pivot of military power projection to contain and isolate the Peoples’ Republic of China as well as Russia.


In the end of the 1990’s I had the chance occasion to have a chat with the late James R. Lilley. Lilley was at the Davos World Economic Forum and by chance had sat at my dinner table together with a delegation from the China Peoples’ Liberation Army. As I was the only westerner at the table he struck up a conversation, and as he saw I was more than conversant in global politics, he began talking, perhaps more than he should have with one he did not know.

James R. Lilley was no outsider. A member, together with his close friend, George H.W. Bush, of the infamous Yale University Skull & Bones secret society, Lilley served some three decades at the CIA along with Bush. Both Lilley and Bush were US Ambassadors to China.

Lilley’s term in Beijing coincided with the May-June 1989 Tiananmen Square student protests. I have reason to believe he played the key US role in orchestrating that clash between thousands of protesting students and the Chinese government as one of Washington’s early Color Revolution attempts to destabilize communist China simultaneously with the CIA’s role in destabilizing the Soviet Union.

At the time of Tiananmen protests, the man who developed the handbook for color revolutions, Gene Sharp, of the Albert Einstein Institute, was in Beijing until the Chinese told him to leave, and George Soros’ Chinese NGO, the Fund for the Reform and Opening of China, after Tiananmen, was banned when Chinese security services found that the fund had links to the CIA.

This background is important to better situate who Lilley was – a consummate insider of the George Bush CIA “deep state” networks that try to remake the world to their liking. In our Davos talk, Lilley told me he had been furious at President G.H.W. Bush in the aftermath of Tiananmen for refusing to make a stronger denunciation of the Beijing government, that, for a massacre that he knew never took place.

In the event, in our Davos discussion we touched on events in Asia and the ongoing focus by Washington on North Korea’s nuclear program. Unexpectedly, Lilley made a remarkable statement to me. He said, “Simply put, at the end of the Cold War, if North Korea didn’t exist we would have to create it as an excuse to keep the Seventh Fleet in the region.” Shortly before our Davos discussion North Korea had launched a missile over Japan, causing huge anxieties across Asia."


LA_Goldbug's picture

Very good article !!!!!

I never considered the thought that the Tienanmen Square theatrics maybe have been a Color Revolution. Amazing.

I wonder if it was orchestrated to the point of the man standing in front of the tank as the camera man was in the perfect place to take the photo.

Ms No's picture

Once one becomes familiar with false flag and color revolution tactics you almost have review all of history in a different light.  These tactics are not new and appear to be habitually used. 

If this were to happen we are looking at Peal Harbor all over again and we all know that wasn't legit either:  https://www.rt.com/news/384736-north-korea-targets-us-military-asia-pacific/

What if Trump is just bringing some ships out there to sit duck and provide a justification?  Well we have seen this before.

LA_Goldbug's picture

Soviet Union no. Poland no. East Germany no. Yugoslavia no. But China YES.

Now I put my money on this one,


"What if Trump is just bringing some ships out there to sit duck and provide a justification? Well we have seen this before."

Yepp and in that you got me thinking a thought I would not entertain before. They are ALL in on the Game.


Laughing.Man's picture

And now, a color revolution is being played out here in the US.

Jack Oliver's picture

Well written and likely factual.

I often wondered where NK got the expertise to make ANYTHING !