Mad Dog Trump Threatens Use of Nuclear Weapons Against North Korea

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Mad Dog Trump Threatens Use of Nuclear Weapons Against North Korea

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Mattis isn’t the only mad dog in Washington, a city infested with them, waging permanent wars against one country after another, threatening more mass slaughter and destruction.

Trump is America’s latest warrior president, continuing its deplorable tradition – threatening nuclear war on North Korea, telling Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he’s ready to use all options at his disposal against the DPRK, including America’s nuclear capability.

Only a madman would use these terror weapons. A single thermonuclear device can kill millions, along with destroying large cities and surrounding areas for miles around.

On Sunday, Mattis threatened a “massive military response” after Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test, far more powerful than earlier ones.

Russia and China continue urging diplomacy over threats and possible confrontation. On Monday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said there’s “no room for escalation.”

“Those who are smarter and stronger should show restraint. In the current situation, any misstep may lead to a political or military outbreak, rather than to the nuclear test conducted recently, which actually reflects the deteriorating situation in Northeast Asia.”

Diplomacy is the only solution. Washington rejects it. US officials continue “us(ing) the language of sanctions and threats rather than to search for solutions through diplomatic means,” Ryabkov explained, the crux of the deplorable situation.

The just concluded BRICS summit in Xiamen, China affirmed an “overarching objective and…desire for peace, security, development and cooperation…”

It expressed support for a “Syrian-led, Syrian-owned political process which safeguards the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria.”

It backed an “an independent, viable, territorially contiguous Palestinian State living side by side in peace and security with Israel.”

It “firmly support(s)” the Iran nuclear deal, calling on all parties to fully comply with its principles. It called for an “Afghan-led…Afghan-owned peace and national reconciliation” – free from foreign occupation it implied.

It “reaffirm(ed) solidarity and resolve in the fight against terrorism…”

Expressing opposition to North Korea’s Sunday nuclear test, it stressed the urgency of defusing tensions through “peaceful means and direct dialogue of all the parties involved.”

Unthinkable war on the Korean peninsula is possible because it’s the American way, the human cost of no consequence.

On Monday, Security Council members will meet in emergency session. Russia and China oppose isolating North Korea.

No matter how harsh, sanctions are counterproductive, encouraging Pyongyang to accelerate its nuclear and ballistic programs – deterrent weapons for defense, not offense.

The world community wants peace on the Korean peninsula – America the outlier with its threatening posture and rage for endless wars.

Swiss President Doris Leuthard offered to serve as mediator if all relevant parties agreed to diplomacy over confrontation – the only acceptable option Trump rejects.

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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.