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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:30 AM

North Korea's foreign minister: Trump's words are 'clearly a declaration of war'

Source: Politico



By LOUIS NELSON 09/25/2017 11:11 AM EDT

President Donald Trump’s warnings and threats directed towards North Korea constitute a “declaration of war,” the repressive communist state’s foreign minister said Monday.

“Last weekend, Trump claimed that our leadership wouldn’t be around much longer, and hence, at last, he declared war on our country,” North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho said in New York Monday. “Given the fact that this comes from someone that is currently holding the seat of the united states presidency, this is clearly a declaration of war.”

Trump has met North Korea’s recent campaign of ballistic missile and nuclear device tests with harsh rhetoric, pledging never to allow the regime of Kim Jong Un to obtain a nuclear weapon capable of striking the continental U.S. and pointedly refusing to take military action off the table.

He devoted much of his speech at last week's United Nations General Assembly to warning North Korea that the U.S. would “totally destroy” the country if necessary.

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Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/north-korea-foreign-minister-trump-declaration-of-war-243098?lo=ap_b1

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Reply North Korea's foreign minister: Trump's words are 'clearly a declaration of war' (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 25 OP
DetlefK Sep 25 #1
IronLionZion Sep 25 #4
Igel Sep 25 #9
FLPanhandle Sep 25 #2
IronLionZion Sep 25 #3
Gothmog Sep 25 #5
Renew Deal Sep 25 #6
haele Sep 25 #7
Oneironaut Sep 25 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:34 AM

1. What a liar that minister is. According to NK, they have always been at war with the US.

Their whole propaganda insists that, because there never was a formal peace-treaty, NK is technically still at war with SK and the US.

Hence the ever-present threat of a US-invasion they love to bring up.

And now, all of a sudden, the US is supposed to declare war on NK. The NK-regime got its own propaganda mixed up.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:57 AM

4. The NK government is propped up by that propaganda

it's how they use fear to keep their people in line by promising to protect them from the evil Americans who bombed the shit out of them back in the 50s.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 05:25 PM

9. Bit weak on the facts of the matter, too.

Trump isn't authorized to declare war.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:37 AM

2. Does anyone still listen to what North Korea says?

They've been blustering about wiping out SK and the USA for decades. Yawn.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:55 AM

3. Countries have made that mistake before

assuming someone was crying wolf every time until the one time they finally did something.

The US has also done something similar in the past where our military does flyover exercises nearby until the one day it is a real attack and catch them by surprise.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:05 AM

5. Trump is an idiot

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:31 AM

6. And this is just a holiday greeting...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:43 AM

7. Problem is, Drumpf isn't listening. He's found another shiney to throw tantrums to.

As it is, Drumpf's idea of war comes from video games and movies. Wars are all solved in a few hours with a couple big guns, some magical technology, and a plucky and handsome hero leading his grizzled band of misfits to capture the evil leader and save the world.
Notice how the cause d'jour is no longer anything to do with the UN or anything that happens "over there" - wherever "over there" may be. He's not interested in anything that's real and difficult. He needs opponents that he can change the channel on whenever he starts losing attention.
He's all about dumbing down a made up crisis to appeal to what he thinks is his base for better ratings and his personal ego-boo. And sticking it to a soft target.


Haele

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 12:12 PM

8. It's really war this time! Ignore the last 5000 declarations of war!

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