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by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Tuesday, Security Council members “condemn(ed) the DPRK for its outrageous actions and demands that the DPRK immediately cease all such actions,” adding:

“The Security Council stresses that these DPRK actions are not just a threat to the region, but to all UN member states.”

Reportedly under consideration to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, neocon US UN envoy Nikki Haley said “(t)he United States will not allow their lawlessness to continue.”

Trump again said “all options are on the table for North Korea.” Russia’s UN envoy Vasily Nebenzya stressed “(t)here can be no military solution to the issues on the Korean Peninsula. We believe that all the United Nations Security Council resolutions on North Korea must specify this condition,” adding:

“(A)ttempts to solve problems on the Korean Peninsula through sanctions and pressure produce little effect. This way will not help us to achieve the intended result. Besides, this way envisages no possibility of entering constructive talks with North Korea.”

China’s UN envoy Liu Jieyi denounced US THAAD missiles in South Korea, saying they “severely jeopardize the regional strategic balance, undermining the strategic security interests of all regional countries, including China,” adding:

“China also urges countries to stop the practice of resorting to domestic legislation imposing unilateral sanctions on individuals and entities in other countries.”

Council members imposed no new sanctions on the DPRK. Others imposed earlier achieved nothing but heightened tensions on the peninsula.

During Security Council sessions on North Korea, including Tuesday’s, the real regional menace goes unmentioned.

Pyongyang poses none. America’s belligerence, regional presence, and rage for global dominance makes it the sole threat to Northeast Asia and everywhere else – along with NATO it controls, Israel and their rogue partners.

That’s what Security Council members should condemn. It’s why North Korea continues developing its nuclear and ballistic deterrent, genuinely fearing US aggression, and why not.

In the 1950s, its nation was terror-bombed to rubble, millions of its people slaughtered, largely defenseless civilians – Harry Truman’s war, naked US aggression falsely blamed on the DPRK.

America is now at war in multiple theaters, threatening more against North Korea, Iran, and Venezuela – with Russia and China on its list for regime change by color revolutions or naked aggression.

The threat of possible humanity-destroying nuclear war is ominously real – solely because of US imperial madness, more ruthlessly dangerous than any previous power in world history.

North Korea threatens no one – not now or any previous time in its history. Its powerful weapons are for defense, not offense.

America threatens everyone, including its own citizens, exploiting them, harming its most vulnerable grievously, the nation run by militarists and plutocratic tyrants.

Democracy is a practical joke. None whatever exists – not now or any previous time in its history from inception. The founders designed it this way, America to be owned and run solely by its privileged class. Elections are farcical when held.

Humanity’s survival is endangered because of US political, economic and military threats, demanding subservience from all other nations, terrorizing independent ones, waging endless wars of aggression to get its way.

That’s what Security Council members and the world community should address. America threatens everyone – North Korea nobody.

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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.