Nukes no USA threat but sole means for DPRK survival. Trump lies.
Nothing New: Trump Lied about DPRK Proposal.
Here is the truth according to attendees.
Words of war is what Trump brought to the “Hanoi Summit”. One of Trump’s handpicked contemptibles: Trump’s NSA John Bolton demanded, “abandoning nuclear weapons first, compensating afterwards” of North Korea and threatened Libya-model destruction of DPRK.
At the Hanoi-Summit where Trump threw one of his sh*t-fits, North Korea(DPRK)‘s Kim Jong-un asked for relief from 5 US-imposed sanctions that seriously hurt citizens of the DPRK . In exchange the DPRK offered to completely dismantle its Yongbyon nuclear plant. (See Pyongyang translated statement below.)
US President Donald Trump threw one of his ‘angry-fits’ and ran screaming from the Hanoi Summit table, figuratively speaking, when Kim Jong-un said he was prepared to completely shutdown Yongbyon (below), his premier nuclear plant in exchange for the removal of five sanctions that are killing DPRK civilians and maiming children.
Enormous Military Buildup Threatened North Korea Since 1953
The United States has been illegally and without cause threatening the people of North Korea for over 70 years. The US defence-industrial-base makes excuse after excuse why the Pentagon should buy more bombs and military systems to use against North Korea.
Says one arms salesperson who wishes not to be identified, “Bringing up North Korea is always worth an order when sales are lagging”.
‘Today there is enough military weaponry directed against North Korea to destroy the entire world several times over’, conjectures the same source.
If the United States wants other countries to abandon their nuclear weapons, it must do the same. Nuclear disarmament must be a global goal without exception. North Korea’s Mr. Kim has clearly said this and offered to coordinate the negotiations.
It is extraordinary that America Doesn’t get it. Trump Lied. Others did too.
Here is why the DPRK developed nuclear weapons as its sole means for survival. (Links are data sources.)
- Americans belittle North Korea because it is not a full democracy. Most countries of the world by a large margin are not full democracies (there are only 20), including the United States which is not a full democracy according to the Democracy Index since 2016.
- “Over a period of three years or so, we killed off — what — 20 percent of the population,” Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay, head of the Strategic Air Command during the Korean War, told the Office of Air Force History in 1984.
- There are 23,468 constantly war-training USA combat arms troops on the DPRK/ROK border.
- There are always nuclear-armed American naval flotillas nearby the DPRK
- There are 50,000 USA troops deployed to Japan in preparation for war with the DPRK.
- There are 7,000 US sailors and airmen on the island of Guam with nuclear bombers and missiles aimed at DPRK.
- A total of 816,393 bombs were delivered to Andersen Air Force Base on Guam between Aug. 21 and Sept. 30, 2017, 36th Wing Public Affairs reported at the time says Maj. Erik Schmid, 36th Munitions Squadron commander.
- There are five secret US bases in the Philippines with missions aimed at China and North Korea. Manpower is yet unknown. Source is close to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Philippines Government. See also Manila Times: US military bases disguised as Philippine bases are here again
- The largest of the US navy’s deployed sea forces, the Seventh Fleet, with 50-70 warships and submarines, 140 aircraft and approximately 20,000 sailors across the Indian Ocean and the Pacific is based in Japan according to a detailed report by The Guardian.
- The USS Ronald Reagan, a nuclear-powered aircraft super carrier, is permanently deployed at Yokosuka, Japan, as the fleet’s flagship carrier according to a detailed report by The Guardian.
- American-led sanctions achieved by arm-twisting around the UNSC have left 19.1 percent of the children in North Korea seriously disabled because of malnutrition and another 10% underweight.
Mr. Kim Kye Gwan, First Vice-minister of Foreign Affairs sets out the truth of the Hanoi Summit.
|Kim Kye Gwan, the first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, made public the following press statement on Wednesday:
Kim Jong Un, the chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, made a strategic decision to put an end to the unpleasant steps for peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the world.
In response to the noble intention of Chairman Kim Jong Un, President Trump stated his position for terminating the historically deep-rooted hostility and improving the relations between DPRK and the U.S.
I appreciated the position positively with an expectation that upcoming DPRK -U.S. summit would be a big step forward for catalyzing detente on the Korean peninsula and building a great future.
But now prior to the DPRK -U.S. summit, unbridled remarks provoking the other side of dialogue are recklessly made in the U.S. and I am totally disappointed as these constitute extremely unjust behavior.
High-ranking officials of the White House and the Department of State including Bolton, White House national security adviser, are letting loose the assertions of so-called Libya mode of nuclear abandonment, “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization,” “total decommissioning of nuclear weapons, missiles and biochemical weapons” etc. while talking about formula of “abandoning nuclear weapons first, compensating afterwards.”
This is not an expression of intention to address the issue through dialogue. It is essentially a manifestation of awfully sinister move to impose on our dignified state the destiny of Libya or Iraq which had been collapsed due to yielding the whole of their countries to big powers.
I cannot suppress indignation at such moves of the U.S., and harbor doubt about the U.S. sincerity for improved DPRK -U.S. relations through sound dialogue and negotiations.
World knows too well that our country is neither Libya nor Iraq which have met miserable fate.
It is absolutely absurd to dare compare the DPRK , a nuclear weapon state, to Libya which had been at the initial state of nuclear development.
We shed light on the quality of Bolton already in the past, and we do not hide our feelings of repugnance towards him.
If the Trump administration fails to recall the lessons learned from the past when the DPRK -U.S. talks had to undergo twists and setbacks owing to the likes of Bolton and turns its ear to the advice of quasi-”patriots” who insist on Libya mode and the like, prospects of upcoming DPRK -U.S. summit and overall DPRK -U.S. relations will be crystal clear.
We have already stated our intention of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and made clear on several occasions that precondition for denuclearization is to put an end to anti-DPRK hostile policy and nuclear threats and blackmail of the United States.
But now, the U.S. is miscalculating the magnanimity and broad-minded initiatives of the DPRK as signs of weakness and trying to embellish and advertise as if these are the product of its sanctions and pressure.
The U.S. is trumpeting as if it would offer economic compensation and benefit in case we abandon nuke. But we have never had any expectation of U.S. support in carrying out our economic construction and will not at all make such a deal in future, too.
It is a ridiculous comedy to see that the Trump administration, claiming to take a different road from the previous administrations, still clings to the outdated policy on the DPRK – a policy pursured by previous administrations at the same time when the DPRK was at the stage of nuclear development.
If President Trump follows in the footsteps of his predecessors, he will be recorded as more tragic and unsuccessful president than his predecessors, far from his initial ambition to make unprecedented success.
If the Trump administration takes an approach to the DPRK -U.S. summit with sincerity for improved DPRK -U.S. relations, it will receive a deserved response from us. However, if the U.S. is trying to drive us into a corner to force our unilateral nuclear abandonment, we will no longer be interested in such dialogue and cannot but reconsider our proceeding to the DPRK -U.S. summit.