North Korea Warns More Sanctions Will Only Accelerate Its Completion Of A Nuclear Force

Tyler Durden's picture

In the ongoing game of escalating verbal ping-pong, North Korea responded on Monday to the latest condemnation by the UN Security Council which responded to Pyongyang Friday missile launch with a harsly worded verbal rebuke, and warned that the more sanctions pursued by the US and its allies, "will only increase our pace towards the ultimate completion of the state nuclear force,” KCNA reported, citing ministry of foreign affairs.

The latest sanctions represent “the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility to physically exterminate the people of the DPRK, let alone its system and government,” a foreign ministry spokesman said, as cited by Reuters.

The North Korean statement also said that “it is a foolish dream to hope that the sanctions could work with the DPRK while the sanctions have failed to stop it from becoming a full-fledged nuclear weapons state and making rapid progress in the building of an economic power for more than half a century.”

In other words, not only will North Korea not stop launching missiles, but it demands to be accepted as an equal member of the global nuclear club, something Trump has vowed previously he would never do.

The most recent UN sanctions include capping crude oil supplies to North Korea at present levels and reductions in other commodities. They also include banning textile imports. The sanctions were enacted after North Korea launched its sixth and most powerful nuclear test earlier this month. Several days later, North Korea launched another ballistic missile which just like the missile launched at the end of August, flew above Japan.

On Sunday, Trump poked fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday, calling him “Rocket Man” and stating that long gas lines had formed in North Korea as a result of the sanctions. Meanwhile, as Trump tweets harsh messages to Kim, Moscow and Beijing have warned all parties to avoid unnecessary escalation.

On Monday, the head of Russia’s upper house Committee for International Relations said that Moscow cannot allow the US or any country to provoke North Korea into a military conflict, as that could mean the use of weapons of mass destruction near the country’s borders. Instead, Russia and China have proposed a ‘double-freeze’ plan which would see Pyongyang suspend its nuclear and ballistic missile tests in exchange for a halt in joint US-South Korea military exercises. That plan has been rejected by Washington

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Cognitive Dissonance's picture

They should put North Korea on double secret probation. That should do it.

(Lil Kim knows all to well if you don't have the cards you aren't invited to the table, but are instead discarded like yesterday's trash.)

remain calm's picture

Hel Little Kim: Go fuck yourself and prepare to die, you are about to be eliminated from the world

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Instead of bread and circuses we have burgers and geopolitical boogeymen.

tmosley's picture

>More sanctions will make us develop nukes faster

That...doesn't sound right.

Pretty sure that means they are working.

The Alarmist's picture

Gas lines in Pyongyang? Doesn't sound like a Stone Age, horse cart society to me.

Fake Trump's picture

Many people in the US are saying the same thing about China. Pack your backpack and travel around to see the world. I know of a guy living in Missouri and the furthest he went in his whole life was  Kansas City. 

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

"Hel Little Kim: Go fuck yourself and prepare to die, you are about to be eliminated from the world"

 

Your comment is hilarious.

Are you so indoctrinated and conditioned that you hate the slave who attempts to break free and revolt from the oppressive regime? Regardless of what he does or does not do for his people, how is he any better or worse than... say...John McCain?

Do you think John McCain's actions have directly or indirectly killed less people than Lil Kim?

skbull44's picture

Absolutely. The more the US/UN tighten their grip and demonstrate just how close they are to bringing about 'regime change', the more assertive NK is likely to get given the evidence of the past number of years around US interference (aka 'regime change') in sovereign nations.

 

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remain calm's picture

I am not going to debate a moron. If you do not understand Lil Kim's history then you are no interest to me.

 

Vageling's picture

Fascinating. Very little is known about Kim Jung Un. Why don't you enlighten us. With facts please, not some emotions.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Only my wife can call me a moron. And I know quite a bit about Lil Kim's propagandized 'history' and very little about Lil Kim himself. And his father and grandfather before him.

I have no interest in 'debating' anything with anyone. The only purpose of a 'debate' is to 'win', not to inform or enlighten.

But thanks for playing.

Fake Trump's picture

Here is a conversation between a monk and his student.

"Master, what is the secret to happiness"

"Not to argue with idiots"

"Master, I disagree that this is a secret"

"You are right"

The Alarmist's picture

You really should show respect to your elders.

curbjob's picture

 

"Hel Little Kim: Go fuck yourself and prepare to die, you are about to be eliminated from the world"

 

 

Dolph Lundgren, is that you ?

Fake Trump's picture

Less people looking for jobs. Trump won. He has created plenty jobs for those who survived. 

gcjohns1971's picture

It is a bit naive to presume that the ability to inflict mass murder is the source of power... or as you say, "the cards".

The ability to kill is only one aspect.

Kim's proposition of NK's economic power is pure fantasy.

The South, Republic of Korea, is multiples of the North's population primarily due to their restraint from killing off their population.

The Republic of Korea is economically more than 10 X the size of NK.

Have you ever lived in Korea?

I have.

You have to deal with the certainty that NK intends to have power, and don't mind depopulating Seoul to get it.   Every few years the NK's actually do fire heavy artillery into civilian areas of the South.  It is a form of intimidation.

You also frequently get leaflets from the North with all kinds of Kooky pre-modern slogans and propositions like "Blessed was the day that Dear Leader came to us from Heaven..."

Kim is a God-King.

God-Kings are NEVER good news to ANYONE BUT THEMSELVES.

What more do you really need to know about him?  That alone names him as an evil little bugger.

Here is the truth about Political reality:   Political position depends on degree of Sociopathy.   You have to present a likable visage or you have no opportunity to get power.  You have to be completely morally perverse in every imaginable way to actually take it and keep it. 

Moreover, ruthlessness in politics is the difference between eating your opponants and them eating you.

I have no illusions about what "should" be.  What I describe is what is. 

Back to NK's positioning.   Its positioning is untenable.  And its course of action is less than suicidal only if they are backed by a greater power.

Nukes or no, NK cannot assure the US's destruction (on its own) for many years yet.   

This, therefore, has nothing really to do with NK.   This is proxy warfare from China, and maybe Russia too (It fits with their new doctrine).

Proxy warfare works by misdirecting the attributable source of the attacks, slowing recognition, response, and support for counter-action.

You defeat proxy warfare the way that Kennedy did it in the Cuban Missile Crisis.    The only possible way to "win" (no one ever wins in interactions with cannibals) is to get the real alternatives to the consideration of the actual source of the attacks sooner.

Dismiss NK.  The object of all policy should be China.

Militarily you could end the NK Proxy in 5 minutes and let China own all the headaches they've been making for themselves related to NK, by eliminating Pyongyang.   Quick, easy, morally horrid...but perhaps not compared to the alternatives.

Or you could make the policy that any unannounced NK Launch Eastward is a preemptive nuclear attack by China on the USA.   Pair it with Tarriff's, but not debilitating ones.   You want them to look into the Abyss.   And to make it work our own sociopaths need to clearly understand that they must stop being such assholes - or everyone will prefer China's authoritarians over the American ones.   So, assholes, tone down the '1984' stuff, or you will lose everything to the Eastern Assholes.

Personally, I think that's a great Course for everyone.  Our assholes have to toe the line or be eaten.  Their assholes have to look into the abyss and decide whether they have anything to gain in Global thermonuclear war.

China's elites have built a bubilicious unsustainable economy.   They need to topple the US, or more accurately the US-sponsored world order that frowns on the use of military force to seize resources, assets, and force wealth transfers from the "Not-China's" of the world to China.

They have a mercantilist economy paired with a Communistic Serfdom society in which all wealth flows to the few at the top.  That's a problem, because it leaves Chinese too poor to buy Chinese products, and no one else has the numbers or mass to buy in the volumes they need to sustain their currency ponzi.

The US has major currency problems, too.   But the US is a global resource state to a much larger degree than China.  The inputs to production are more local in the US.  Hence there is a basis to restart the economy so long as there is a skilled population.

Of course, the Dems want to do away with that too, in their genocidal rage against all Europoid peoples.  

Seems to me that our global elites are universally mad, and cannibalistic.  We'd be better off without them, even if it did set us back to the year 1800 globally.

 

RawPawg's picture

Dude,Shut-Up,and get back to killing more fish in the Sea Of Japan,Pacific Ocean,etc,etc

michigan independant's picture

Depends on Ukraine missile components.To be exact the Yuzhmash rocket factory in Dnipro, Ukraine. They used to make the SS-18's for the Rus.

HuskerGirl's picture

China needs to go in and fix this.  They loose along with everyone else if this gets out of control.  And it would be easy for them to do.

I don't understand why they've let this little man behave this way for so long. 

BrownCoat's picture

@ HuskerGirl,

"why they've [China] let this little man [NK] behave this way"

Because China is encouraging FatBoy. China is taking over the sea lanes that used to be international water and other nations' territory. Ya gotta admit, the little man FatBoy is a big distraction.

ebworthen's picture

Yes.  North Korea has always been a proxy for China.

The Korean War was a proxy war with China, as was the Vietnam War.

One was a stalemate and never ended, the other the U.S. lost.

Then the money-changers sold us all out to the Chicoms.

The Alarmist's picture

Actually, Korean War was a proxy war with the Soviet Union.

fx's picture

Husker Girl, here is something that may set you on a path towards the answer:

I can tell you why the men and women in the white house were allowed to behave in the truly cruel ways they behaved for at least the past 50-60 years.

It's because nobody in the world had the means to drag them out into international courts and get them tried and executed for all their war crimes, mass kilings, interventions, drug wars. And for their violent, covert and overt regime changes etc.

Fatboy Kim is challenging the otherwise unquestioned supremacy of the USA, apart from Russia and China, which are the only two countries that the USA currently would not dare to openly attack because they could inflict potentially terminal damage to the US when they retaliate.

Nothing there in East Asia is "out of control". That is just the impression spoon-fed to you on a daily basis by the big media and the clueless trump administration.

The whole thing would never be an issue if the US stopped meddling in East Asia. All that was needed to stop Kim's program was to stop the large maneuveres that are staged every year by the US and south korea. They always openly train how to invade and occupy the North during these drills - so the North always has to fear that a real intervention may develop anytime out of these maneuvers. Which means that they have to mobilize hundreds of thousands of ordinary peasants, men and women, around this time to be in stand by for defending their country. And guess what, south Korea and the US do these drills precisely at the time when the rice fields need to be harvested! By that they drain hundreds of thousands if not millions of peasants from North korea's rice fields , every year, like clock work.

That's why the North is willing to stop his nuclear program in exchange for a stop of these invasion drills. Would only sound fair, doesn't it?

But not to the warmongers in  D.C., which by now have been joined by the orange clown-in-chief. This is a simple diplomatic solution that will save everybody money and where not a single shot needs to be fired. Guess who always and repeatedly turns down that solution?

Yes, the US of A.

Out of control? The only thing really out of control in this world is washington and the war faction in the white house and on capitol hill!

ebworthen's picture

Sure, the NORK's had Mig's and AK-47's, but it was the Chinese Army that did the fighting: 

http://www.history.army.mil/brochures/kw-chinter/chinter.htm

The Alarmist's picture

Chicoms did the fighting, but the Sovs were still running the Comintern for the most part.

Fun fact: The original Korean Communist Party was too nationalistic for the Comintern, so they were expelled. It's part of how Kim il Sung ended up in the Chinese Communist Party fighting the Nips.

BrownCoat's picture

FatBoy has clearly demonstrated he should not have ballistic missiles or nuclear technology. 

White Devil's picture

It doesn't take me very long to reach completion as long as I really concentrate on her.
I thought the zipperheads already had their "nuclear force" ready.

The Alarmist's picture

Yeah, you're not supposed to notice that. Take another red pill.

TheSilentMajority's picture

Pssst...

The truth is that the sanctions are toothless and mostly meaningless as it is easy for china and russia to violate/skirt them wothout anyone outside knowing.

Creating inconvenince yes, but little else.

Lt. Frank Drebin's picture

I vaguely remember some Jorge Washington guy speaking about foreign entanglements. Was some kinda of warning from an old white dude in the 18th century if memory serves. I don't remember much because teacher had me scratch my itchy brain with a crayon while we learned adding squares.

 

BigJim's picture

Yeah, but he's a DWM (dead white male) who probably owned slaves, so anything and everything he ever said is WRONG and EVIL and you are a racist/fascist/nazi/libertarian for even knowing he existed.

Dilluminati's picture

Put lots of nuclear weapons in SK, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Then ignore his stupid ass for another 50 years.

The Alarmist's picture

Yeah, splendid idea giving nukes to nations we bombed into oblivion ... especially the one we used nukes on.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

It's different this time. Promise.

/sarc

az_patriot's picture

Hmmm -- just like what Bathhouse Barry did with Iran?  

UTICA CLUB XX PURE's picture

Send in a body-double Dennis Rodman with the "swab of death" napkin...

 

Fake Trump's picture

Send Ivanka over. Problems solved with 24 hours.

otschelnik's picture

Are there any other screws to tighten on PRNK?   Its starting to look like a scene from Ground Hog Day; the Rocket Man shoots a missile, the UN announces new sanctions, Putin counsels patience, China promises to influence them, the US conducts naval manuevers....

AmarUtu's picture

Are the fucking Aircraft Carriers ready yet? ffs.

Fake Trump's picture

Constructive Total Loss. 

Animal Mother's picture

Former SEAL Commander Jocko Wilink came up with the idea of air-dropping 25 million Iphones on them and then putting a satellite over them giving them access to free WiFi, and something along those lines is the way to win this thing. Information in the hands of the NK people, not sanctions, is what will defeat Fat Boy. That, and another Team America movie. The DoD must FORCE Stone and Parker to make the T.A. sequel to defeat Fat Boy. 

dogismycopilot's picture

it will be much cheaper than going to war.

J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock's picture

Sorry to rain on Jocko's parade but while the concept of freeing the minds of the NK peeps is admirable and would go a long way to hastening the demise of King Fatboy III, but the practical realities of such an action are that it is an untennable proposition.

Getting a LEO device positioned over Nork and concealing it from the military would be a minor miracle in itself. And I suggest that an iPhone alone might not quite be able to make the distance for even the lowest orbiting devices. An encrypted sat up/down link perhaps is more the thing I would think if used in tandem with the iPhone.

Having said all that the bigger problem is power, or lack thereof: https://www.nknews.org/2017/05/how-north-koreas-electricity-supply-became-one-of-the-worlds-worst/ [PayWall]. Viewed from space the Nork is very dark at night when compared to the bright lights of the South.

Solutions could include dropping solar panels and high capacity storage batteries. Do I smell a whiff of eMusk in the air? Or perhaps resurrecting WW2 and survival gear style hand cranked or pedal powered dynamos.

As a last resort the people should keep King Fatboy III literally seated on the throne for as long as possible so that they can harvest the prodigious methane gas eminating from between the royal flabby cheeks to run a green but not necessarily clean conversion plant. Hell with all that loose skin I have a mind to suggesting a wave conversion strategy that would top up intervals between methane output. Gives a whole new meaning to base 'load' power supply!

J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

HRClinton's picture

I'm more worried about an "Ex Navy Seal J. Johnson" posting another impending Doom article, than Lil Kim-chi causing the doom.

The best move is to just leave him alone and ignore him. 

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

The Empire must not, therefore cannot, ignore Lil Kim. To do so would openly invite other pipsqueak upstarts to challenge the Mighty OZ.

Can't have that since the Emperor has no clothes and must not be exposed for what it is...a school yard bully that's all bark and very little remaining bite.