• North Korea: Entering the middle ages.


    Above, an unusual image of Nikki Haley, born Nimrata Randhawa, former governor of South Carolina now the US ambassador to the UN.

    In November 1942, following the victory at the Second Battle of El Alamein, Sir Winston Churchill made his famous comment on this decisive battle: “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

    This comment can be applied also to the latest and most far reaching set of UN sanctions yet imposed on the inappropriately named “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” (DPRK) as most diplomats are of the opinion that this is as far as sanctions can go.

    Following the vote, Mrs Haley said: “We are done trying to prod North Korea to do the right thing, we are now acting to stop it doing the wrong thing.” She went on to state that “….the USA was not looking for war with North Korea and that Pyongyang had not yet passed the point of no return.” Continuing, “If it agrees to stop its nuclear program, it can reclaim its future. If it proves it can live in peace, the world will live in peace with it….” Continuing, “Today’s resolution would not have happened without the strong relationship that has developed between President Trump and Chinese President Xi…..”

    The US mission to the UN then issued this statement:

    “This resolution reduces about 30% of oil provided to North Korea by cutting off over 55% of refined petroleum products going to North Korea,” the statement said. “Combined with the previous Security Council resolutions, over 90% of North Korea’s publicly reported 2016 exports of $2.7bn are now banned (coal, textiles, iron, seafood), which does not include revenues from overseas workers.”
    Herewith the Guardian’s report: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/12/north-korea-sanctions-un-security-council-unanimously-agrees-new-measures
    British Gazette comment:
    We commend President Trump and Mrs Haley in managing to negotiate the level of UN mandated sanctions they have. The statement that Mr Kim has not yet passed the point of no return is also most welcome.

    However, the sad fact is that few diplomats or observers believe these punitive measures will force Mr Kim’s regime to halt it’s nuclear and missile development programme.

    Mrs Haley had prefaced the earlier comment with the statement that the USA was not looking for war with North Korea. This statement of sanity on her part must not however be interpreted as the USA’s acceptance that Mr Kim will be allowed to develop a long range ICBM complete with a two stage thermonuclear warhead and to export same!

    What is now abundantly clear – hopefully this includes Mr Kim – that North Korea is now entering what we could call the “Middle Ages” for we can be sure that what limited supplies of oil will NOT be shared according to the basis of the communist doctrine of, “each according to his needs” but to the capitalist doctrine of, “each according to his means.”

    In other words, the hard pressed people of the so-called, “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” are going to find their privations already harsh, made harsher still. Meanwhile, as President Putin dryly observed, the North Koreans “will eat grass” before halting their nuclear weapons programme.

    These privations of the Middle Ages however will not be permanent for it is clear that at some point, Mr Kim will have his long range ICBM and the thermonuclear warhead that is intended to go with it.

    What is now abundantly clear – hopefully this includes Mr Kim – is that North Korea will NOT be allowed to EXPORT an ICBM with thermonuclear nuclear warhead.

    NO US administration could tolerate this. IF the Trump administration will NOT tolerate North Korea deploying ICBMs with thermonuclear warheads capable of striking the continental USA south east of Alaska then North Korea will have to dismantle it’s weapons of mass destruction or face the consequences. These have been outlined in previous articles.

    There are now it seems two endings: a peaceful one and not a peaceful one.

    The peaceful one was outlined in our article of Friday 8th September 2017.
    GOTO: http://www.british-gazette.co.uk/2017/09/08/korea-keep-calm-and-compromise/
    The not a peaceful one is shown in this video:God help us.

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