Putin's Warning To The World: North Korea "On The Verge Of A Large-Scale Conflict"

Tyler Durden's picture

As tensions between the US, its regional allies and North Korea continue ebb and flow, depending on what and where Kim lobs the next missile and whether Kelly can block Trump from tweeting for the next few hours, Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to personally weigh in on the conflict for the first time since the UN passed new sanctions against the North earlier this month. In an article published on the Kremlin’s web site, the Russian president warned that the two sides are “balancing on the verge of a large-scale conflict," adding that any efforts to pressure the North to end its nuclear program would prove “futile,” and that the only tenable solution to the standoff would be a "dialogue with preconditions."

"It is essential to resolve the region’s problems through direct dialogue involving all sides without advancing any preconditions (for such talks)," Putin wrote. "Provocations, pressure, and bellicose and offensive rhetoric is the road to nowhere."

His remarks about a diplomatic solution alluded to a “road map” to peace formulated jointly between Russia and China.... without the U.S.

According to the joint Russian-Chinese deescalation plan, North Korea would stop work on its missile program in exchange for the US and South Korea halting large-scale war games, allowing tensions to gradually subside.

Here’s more from AJ:

"Russia believes that the policy of putting pressure on Pyongyang to stop its nuclear missile programme is misguided and futile," he wrote in the article sent to media in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - the BRICS member states.


"The region's problems should only be settled through a direct dialogue of all the parties concerned without any preconditions. Provocations, pressure and militarist and insulting rhetoric are a dead-end road."

As recently as last week, tensions between the two sides appeared to be easing, with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praising the country’s restraint after the North went nearly a month without a new missile test, despite restrictive new UN sanctions that took effect on Aug. 5. That quickly changed with the beginning of the US and South Korea’s annual 11-day joint military exercises, which appeared to provoke an especially vitriolic response from the North this year, prompting not one but two rocket launches over the next few days.

Two days ago, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reportedly warned Tillerson that it would be “dangerous” to push for more sanctions against North Korea.

Here’s Newsweek:

“Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Tillerson that the U.S. should avoid taking military actions against Kim Jong Un’s regime and that the Russian government believes additional sanctions could prove “counterproductive and dangerous.”


Tillerson’s response to Lavrov is unclear, but the pair did condemn the North’s most recent test on Monday, when a missile sailed over U.S. ally Japan.”

Of course, the North’s missile launch earlier this week which flew over Japan airspace appeared to - at least temporarily - startle investors, triggering a short-lived selloff in global stocks. A day ago, US and South Korea insisted on a provocation of their own, conducting a bombing drill with nuclear-capable US bombers and the new F-35 stealth fighter.

Despite the bellicose rhetoric from both sides, an all-out war is much less likely than the public might believe. Echoing comments made by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, a professor warned yesterday that the US is in “no position” to start a war with the North because of the unprecedented devastation the North’s artillery could unleash on Seoul, the densely populated South Korean capital.

As Bannon said during an interview with the American Prospect, the US doesn’t have a tenable military option for toppling Kim Jong Un.

“Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.”

As the war of words stretches into its eighth month, observers will surely keep this in mind. Investors, on the other hand, are just looking for an opportunity to "buy the fucking nuclear war dip."

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Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Look! Up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's North Korean missles.

Swampster's picture









and you certainly can't have a Bill of Rights or a 2nd Amendment....you stupid Goyim Sheeple!

SoilMyselfRotten's picture



Was sent this recently, take an hour sometime as it's well worth it. If there was ever any doubt about who exactly wants war....

spyware-free's picture

Logged in just to upvote you and say thanks for the link. That video needs to go viral.

Manthong's picture


If the Morlocks in the Deep State had the interests of the nation and the world at heart they would just let the little pot-bellied psychopath fester in place and blow his missiles out of the sky over international waters.

But since they are psychopaths too, and tools of the bankers, they will likely start another war and thousands or millions will die.

DingleBarryObummer's picture

Trump knew it was perpetual war 4ever and he also knew the truth about 9/11.  The whole campaign was a lie and so is his presidency.  There are NO heroes at the top in the age of deceit.  "Spiritual Wickedness in high places, the devil rules the whole world." LET GO of your false idols.

Rikky's picture

make no mistake The Good Lord tells us while the Devil is the ruler of this world Jesus still is in control of all things.  Good to know given this increasingly mad world.

eforce's picture

"If I were to run, I'd run as a Republican. They're the dumbest group of voters in the country. They love anything on Fox News. I could lie and they'd still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific." -People Magazine 1998

Fake or not?

iamrefreshed's picture

"If I were to run, I'd run as a Democrat. They're the dumbest group of voters in the country. They love anything on CNN . I could lie and they'd still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific." -People Magazine 1998

Fake or not?

Same shit.

two hoots's picture

If  Russia wants an escalation in NK, they will create one.   They, Russia and China, will attempt to wear us out in conflicts around the globe, scattering our assets and attention.  It's serious chess.

shankster's picture

Don't forget Iran too, as they supply needed materials and nuclear knowledge etc to places such as NK.

caconhma's picture

The post-WW2 zionist banking mafia controlled world order is coming to a happy end.

The USA, a world gendarme/terrorist, in spite of it substantial world military superiority, is in no position to wage a serious military campaign. Malignant zio-banking mafia cancerous cells have spread through the entire economic, ploitical, and cultural fabric destroying its abilities to function in complex and critical situations.

neversink's picture

Except Trup didn't way that, but he did say it about the Republicans. But you can't take it. I'm no fan of the Dems either, but why are you afraid of the truth.

shankster's picture

He knows the truth just as the Bush's, Clintons and Obama know as well.

Took Red Pill's picture

I met some folks last week who currently live in South Korea. I asked them if people there were nervous. They laughed! They are not scared and do not feel threatened by the North. They said the media is building up all the hype and that this situation is nothing new.

two hoots's picture

Beware of anecdotal evidence.

neversink's picture

Sure you did. Were they visiting your trailer park...

caconhma's picture

Nobody expected the WW1 and its catastrophic consequences with 4 major world Empires ceased to exist.

researchfix's picture

Your comment is an oxymoron. Ignoring the war hyping media and laughing while sitting in the crosshairs.

Anyway, I believe, that NK won´t shoot at SK, they are one folk. Their long range weapons make it able to shoot at the ones they hate, Japan and US. SK people hates these too.

DrData02's picture

Wow! You watched an hour-long video and commented before anyone else made any other comments to the article. You must have a time-machine. Can I borrow it?

spyware-free's picture

I missed the part where I said in my post I watched the video for the first time before posting. I merely said thanks for the link and that the video should go viral. You have the reading comprehension of a 4 year old.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Soil,

The Deep State comprises of the following Criminal Entites as per Kevin Shipp Former CIA Officer Anti-Terrorism Specialist.


Deep State

Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State
There is the visible government situated around the Mall in Washington, and then there is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or the Capitol. The former is traditional Washington partisan politics: the tip of the iceberg that a public watching C-SPAN sees daily and which is theoretically controllable via elections. The subsurface part of the iceberg I shall call the Deep State, which operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power.


Who rules America?

The secret collaboration of the military, the intelligence and national security agencies, and gigantic corporations in the systematic and illegal surveillance of the American people reveals the true wielders of power in the United States. Telecommunications giants such as AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, and Internet companies such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter, provide the military and the FBI and CIA with access to data on hundreds of millions of people that these state agencies have no legal right to possess.

Congress and both of the major political parties serve as rubber stamps for the confluence of the military, the intelligence apparatus and Wall Street that really runs the country. The so-called “Fourth Estate”—the mass media—functions shamelessly as an arm of this ruling troika.


SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Having to deal with all of those acronyms in our lives, I fear most will find 'resistance is futile'.

shankster's picture

Bureau of land management (BLM) Department of Education (DoED) and FEMA.

sauldaddy's picture

Agreed, needs to be shared on Facebook, twitter , google plus, LinkedIn, Snapchat, instagram? Email, text . Make it go Viral!

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Soilmyself, thanks for the link. Will pass it on.

This the point. The CIA are traitors and have been so since the beginning, but the big start began with Allen Dulles. He began the path of the destriuction of democracies throughout the world, beginining with Iran in 53, tasted blood and never looked back. He also deprived us of JFK, depriving the US of democracy. 



TIme to say it  LOUD!

Fiscal Smegma's picture

you can't have an ADULT conversation with fucktards like Douchbag Swampfuck showing how stupid his thought process really is.

Fuckin Retard!!

dark pools of soros's picture

you came out of retirement to reply to that fucknutter?

neversink's picture

Go back to the sewer from where you came. The filthy gutter is too good for you

earleflorida's picture

but[T], ya got both dipshit! 

kim took a page out of Zio`bibi's play-book!

since the 1967 'Six Day War' the Zionist Israelites realized their only hope of survival was to have a 'Nuke and Delivery System' in place...--- well, they got em in 'SPADES'!

"Samson option" look it up!

The regular Israeli Jewish people (majority) on the Liberal Left outnumber the Whack`job ultra-conservatives, and yet??? (go -figure?)

NK's Kim realized after Bush#43 `FUCKING Whackjob extraordinaire CREEP`IT" put NK on the 'Axis of Evil' in 2001!!!

America created this monster!!!

Realize that 1952 is still fresh in many of [those] NKs--- [these] living-being today in the north of the korean peninsula as that of the fire`bombing 8'yrs. prior in Japan--- still haunting and lingering (The A`bombs didn't do much other than finally bring the Jap's GOD`Emporor to the Peace Table), and lest the world forgets, it was the Japanese that were basically on a mission in china of genocide--- so the hatred is there if ones wants to rehash the not-so-distant-past!

Kim and Bibi are two birds of the same feather!   They're an embarassment today for both their countries...---, sadly the british created the Zionist debacle--- [and], as far as the great (Truman in 1948 Zionist lover to get reelected) MacArthur (asshole extraordinaire bellicose/casus belli demi`god) created for America its frankenstein. 

So, we are faced with today a dilemma...[both] of our making. (fuck the british and the ball of scum that rolled-up the terror today's testeryear, 'Thy 'Balfour [1917-2017]Declaration' and left it on USAs doorstep at the now laughable/dysfunctional UN `1948!!! 

Jewboy's picture

For morons the answer is always simple. It's the Jews fault!

Perimetr's picture

Putin: "the only tenable solution to the standoff would be a "dialogue with preconditions."

Which is the opposite of what we now have, preconditions without dialogue.

Quick, kick out some more Russian diplomats, too.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

That appears to be a typo, as the following statement later in the article indicates:

"The region's problems should only be settled through a direct dialogue of all the parties concerned without any preconditions."

smacker's picture

Whoops sorry, I posted a similar comment just before I read yours ;-)

DerdyBulls's picture

China could take care of this today. Why is NK considered their most important trading partner? 

Mouth of Liberty's picture

I wouldn't say most important trading partner, but a buffer to the ever encroaching west.

neversink's picture

The ever encroaching West. We know the west aren't angels, but look at the East and Mid East. 

China: Building islands in the Pacific. That's not encroachment? 

China: Occupied and then annexed Tibet for 60 years now. Killed many. many Tibetan monks. That's not encraochment?

Iran: Setting bombs off around the world. That's not encroachment?

Iran: Delivering weapons to Al Shabbab. That's not encroachment?

Iran: Controlling Syria and Hezbollah and Lebanon. That's not encroachment?

Russia: Annexing parts of the Ukraine. That's not encroachment?

You live in a one-diemnsional world.


s not enc

caconhma's picture

Kim remembers very well as Russia and China prostituted Libya.

Any agreement is good as long as you can enforce its compliance. Kim has no such option, therefore, there is no way he will agree to any. Consequently, at some point, the USA will have no choice but either shut up or go to a war.

Got The Wrong No's picture

According to the joint Russian-Chinese deescalation plan, North Korea would stop work on its missile program in exchange for the US and South Korea halting large-scale war games, allowing tensions to gradually subside.


Sounds reasonable to me. 

Justin Case's picture

Sounds reasonable to me.

The majority of sane people also agree, but the world looks to the empire as the big stick to any country that doesn't follow orders from DC. So it's a stand off of David and Goliath. The empire doesn't want to appear weak or helpless to any country's leader. Backing down or resorting to intelligent dialogue to resolve issues may portray weakness. Once they appear weak other countries will start looking at becoming independent of orders from DC. Can you imagine? The MIC is a big business and likes the threat of conflict. They are the first to recommend a review of their spring catalogue for the latest and greatest weapons to kill people with. Woar is a business, but it requires lotsa bullshit to be delivered by MSM to get public approval. It's right in China's territory, they should be moar concered than merica that is almost 6,000 miles away. Merica is not famous for resolving conflict, they are the woar machine.

lucitanian's picture

As you correctly point out, the bullshit is primarily for internal consumption in the US, finding an echo chamber in the controlled MSM.

Essentially the problem is not NK but the paralysis of reason in the whole fabric of US government, which is being because by an on going fight within the power factions of the Deep State. Although Trump's election may superficially appear to have upset the apple cart, he is not the real problem, as can be seen by the representation of Wall Street, the MIC, and the Zionists in his cabinet. He has been well under the thumb of TPTB all along, despite any populist rhetoric.

To find the root of the divide, as they say, "follow the money". At the center is the question of when and how to pull the plug on the global dollar ponzi scheme which is presently failing of its own accord, but in the meantime continues to support US hegemony for the time being. 

One side is pushing for global isolation and protectionism to maintain a status quo, while the other has accepted the inevitable collapse and already looks at the US and the world in terms of how best to apply resources in terms of post collapse, disaster capitalism. To this latter group the strength of military and security services (including false flag and terrorism as in Syria) represent the only tool in the box. The idea of a broken US under virtual martial law (and your not far off that already), continuing to act as the global mercenary enforcement arm for the 5 main central bank under their cartel of the BIS is fundamental.

So this tug of war between a decentralized and centralized globalist view is being fought behind the scenes now in all the major players' capitals, Tokyo, Berlin, London, Brussels, not only Washington. To that extent, NK is just a convenient side show, which can be used at any time as a trigger.

smacker's picture

A typo...should read "without preconditions", as it says further down.

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

If you take it as true, and I've not seen a rebuttal, that the NK missle engines are made in a factory in the US controlled portion of the Ukraine; how is this not just more theatre?

Swampster's picture

The 'nazi jew run media says that is a lie....so we know it is true!



Cheka_Mate's picture

Don't forget Donald Rumsfeld was on the board of a Swiss Nuclear power company that sold NK their technology.

Enjoy Kabuki Theater from the cheap seats 

general ambivalent's picture

The whole 'We're shooting all their missiles down' talk also just disappeared as quickly as it appeared a few months back. Right before they got the Uke Nukes, I might add.

So either their superweapon was a fake or they want NK to test these missiles.

serotonindumptruck's picture

So now with Bannon being expelled from Trump's inner circle, is there anyone left to tell the president that North Korea has the world checkmated, and there truly is no military solution?

Or will the collapse of the US Dollar be timed to coincide with global thermonuclear warfare?

androkles's picture

Americans are funny, always fearing collapse of the dollar.