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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Sanctions on North Korea never should have been imposed by the Security Council or other nations unilaterally.

They have nothing to do with any threats its government poses. They’ve been imposed solely for political reasons, Russia and China shamefully going along with longstanding unacceptable US hostility toward Pyongyang.

Throughout its post-WW II history, the DPRK never attacked another country. The 1950s war on the Korean peninsula was US initiated aggression. 

The Truman-installed South Korean regime attacked the North, not the other way around. Kim Il-sung’s government responded in self-defense, its fundamental right.

It was falsely accused of aggression – committed by the US and its imperial allies against the DPRK.

An uneasy armistice ended Washington’s rape and destruction of the country. US hostility toward its ruling authorities and sovereign independence never ended.

Trump regime hardliners risk another war on the DPRK, potentially with nuclear weapons by both sides if launched, the entire region threatened if US madness goes this far.

What’s unthinkable is possible because of Washington’s rage for unchallenged global dominance, naked aggression its favored strategy, wanting all sovereign independent governments replaced by pro-Western puppet rule.

A shameful (likely Trump regime ordered) so-called confidential UN report leaked to the Wall Street Journal claims North Korea is breaching sanctions.

Citing from the report, the WSJ said Pyongyang is “selling arms to Syria, Yemen, Libya and other conflict zones around the world,” adding:

So-called “UN investigators found a massive rise in fuel imports through transfers involving Russian and Chinese ships” – as well as DPRK coal shipments to China, “weakening (unacceptable) US efforts” to maintain toughness on Pyongyang.

“These violations render the latest UN sanctions ineffective by flouting the caps on the (DPRK) import(s) of petroleum products and crude oil as well as the coal ban imposed in 2017,” the leaked report said.

Justifiably fearing US aggression, North Korea developed nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles for defense, not offense.

If US hostility toward the country didn’t exist, they’d be no need for powerful defensive weapons. Washington, not the DPRK, threatens regional and world peace. It’s unattainable because of US rage for dominance over all other countries.

It’s time for China and Russia to step up to the plate and do the long overdue right thing, challenging US imperial toughness, demanding Security Council action to end unacceptable sanctions on North Korea once and for all.

Obviously hostile US veto power prevents this route. Reality demand Beijing and Moscow circumvent the SC because it’s the right thing to do – resuming normal political, economic, trade and military relations with the DPRK, US opposition be damned.

There are times when slapping down an aggressor is vital – regardless of SC resolutions or anything else. 

This is one of those times for North Korea and Syria, supporting the right of both nations to be free from US policies wanting their ruling authorities undermined, their governments replaced by pro-Western puppets.

Much depends on what China and Russia do going forward. Failure to challenge Washington assures greater trouble ahead than already.

A Final Comment

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Trump regime, in cahoots with Britain, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, intend using warships and reconnaissance aircraft to monitor deliveries of fuel (and perhaps other products) to North Korea in violation of SC sanctions that never should have been imposed.

The Trump regime wants the DPRK suffocated and isolated, similar to illegal Israeli toughness on Gaza.

Is Korean war 2.0 the next shoe to drop if unacceptable US imperial toughness isn’t challenged and stopped?

On Monday, a Security Council special session will be held in response to what the Trump regime considers efforts to “undermine and obstruct” its toughness on North Korea.

Its an ideal time for Beijing and Moscow to slap down the Trump regime, no longer going along with its unacceptable hostility toward the DPRK.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
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.