Trump: The US considers “stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea”

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US President Donald  Trump has reacted to the recent North Korea nuclear test with another twitter storm.

“The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea,” the US president claimed in one of the tweets.

He added that South Korea’s “talk of appeasement will not work” and that the North Korea government “only understand one thing!”.

“North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success,” he said.

Trump also said that he will have a meeting with “General Kelly, General Mattis and other military leaders at the White House to discuss North Korea.”

These words correspond with the recent Trump’s claims that “talking is not the answer” in the case of the North Korea nuclear program.

However, “talking” is the only thing that Trump has done successfully over the issue.

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  • Mountains

    This guy is plain and simple annoying

    • Balázs Jávorszky

      What a clown. When Russia and China went along with the US recently with sanctions against the DPRK, hoping that they can normalize somehow relations with the US at the expense of the Koreans, the US awarded them with sanctions (that were unjustified even by the very idiotic US standards). When the Koreans suspended their tests to deescalate, asking the US to stop turning up strategic bombers in Korea, the US did exactly the reverse. The natural conclusion is that the only country who is an embarrassment here is the USA.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    North Korea is doing what is right. They are a little wacky, but then I understand why. They are Nationalist against the Left-wing-globalist. Below I post an amazing article that defends why the North must defend themselves and how they are justified based on history.

    AUGUST 21, 2017 “We Burned Down Every Town in North Korea”
    “We went over there and fought the war and eventually burned down every town in North Korea anyway, some way or another… Over a period of three years or so, we killed off, what, 20 percent of the population?” — General Curtis LeMay, in “Strategic Air Warfare,” by Richard H. Kohn

    The US public wants to know why North Korea is so paranoid, militarily hostile and boastful. And why do the leaders in the capital city Pyongyang point their fingers at the US every time they test another rocket or bomb? Sixty-five years after the US burned down every town in North Korea, the US military is now simultaneously bombing or rocketing seven different non-nuclear countries. The US conducts military exercises with South Korea off the North’s coastline twice a year.

    The US regularly tests Minuteman-3 long-range nuclear missiles — from Vandenberg Air Base in California — that can reach and obliterate Pyongyang. Several presidential administrations have called North Korea “evil,” a “state sponsor of terrorism,” and “threatening.” US military officials have called North Korea’s tiny, backward, nearly failed state the “principle threat” to the US security. North Korea may have reason to worry.

    North Korea’s rocket tests mostly fail but are nevertheless called “provocative” and “destabilizing” by the State Dept., the Council of Foreign Relations, and the White House. This is regardless of which party is in power. Bill Clinton said in 1994: “If North Korea ever used a nuclear weapon, it would no longer continue to exist.” Likewise today, Defense Secretary Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis used similarly bombastic language discussing North Korea August 8. John Walcott reported for Reuters that Mattis said the North must stop any action that would “lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.”

    Consider living memory

    In Robert Neer’s 2013 book “Napalm,” the author reports that General Lemay wrote, “We burned down just about every city in North and South Korea both … we killed off over a million civilian Koreans…” Eighth Army chemical officer Donald Bode is quoted as saying, on an “average good day” … pilots in the Korean War “dropped 70,000 gallons of napalm: 45,000 from the U.S. Air Force, 10,000-20,000 by its navy, and 4,000-5,000 by marines” — marines who nicknamed the burning jellied gasoline “cooking oil.”

    Neer found that a total of 32,357 tons of napalm were used on Korea, “about double that dropped on Japan in 1945.” More bombs were dropped on Korea than in the whole of the Pacific theater during World War II — 635,000 tons, versus 503,000 tons. “Pyongyang, a city of half a million people before 1950, was said to have had only two buildings left intact,” Neer wrote. This is still living memory in North Korea.

    Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” says, “Perhaps 2 million Koreans, North and South, were killed in the Korean war, all in the name of opposing ‘the rule of force.’” Bruce Coming’s 2010 history “The Korean War” says, “of more than 4 million casualties … at least 2 million were civilians. … Estimated North Korean casualties numbered 2 million including about 1 million civilians… An estimated 900,000 Chinese soldiers lost their lives in combat.”

    After Truman fired Gen. MacArthur in May 1951, the former supreme commander testified to Congress, “The war in Korea has already almost destroyed that nation of 20 million people. I have never seen such devastation. I have seen, I guess, as much blood and disaster as any living man, and it just curdled my stomach, the last time I was there. After I looked at that wreckage and those thousands of women and children … I vomited.”

    Dems take finger off the button (for a minute)

    Two democratic presidential hopefuls said in 2007 that they’d take the threat of nuclear attack “off the table,” hinting at their discomfort with the idea of the Bomb’s deliberate mass destruction. In April 2006, then New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked in a TV interview about her position toward Iran. She said, “I have said publicly no option should be off the table, but I would certainly take nuclear weapons off the table. This [Bush] administration has been very willing to talk about using nuclear weapons in a way we haven’t seen since the dawn of the nuclear age. I think that’s a terrible mistake.”

    On August 2, 2007, Barak Obama said to the AP, “I think it would be a profound mistake for us to use nuclear weapons in any circumstance,” pausing before he added, “involving civilians,” The New York Times reported. Obama quickly retracted the statement saying, “Let me scratch that,” but his intent was loud and clear — and needs repeating: The long-standing U.S. threat to “keep all options open,” that is its willingness to use nuclear weapons against human beings, must be abolished. H-bombs cannot be used without indiscriminately killing of hundreds of thousands if not millions of civilians, creating deadly radioactive fallout that drifts into non-conflict areas, and causing long-term environmental damage, all in violation of the laws of war, the UN Charter, and the Geneva Conventions.

    Clinton’s and Obama’s public put-downs of nuclear weapons attacks are both rare and bold in their implications for the nuclear weapons establishment. More such talk should be encouraged.

    At least a dozen former nuclear war planners — Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, Melvin Laird, Generals George Butler, Charles Horner Andrew Goodpaster, and Admirals Stansfield Turner, Noel Gayler, and Hyman Rickover, among others — have denounced nuclear weapons and called for their elimination.

    What is it exactly to threaten to destroy an entire country’s people? Is it terrorism? Trump’s fire and fury “the likes of which the world has never seen” would have to be beyond the half million dead in the US Civil War; 18 million overall deaths in World War I and 50 to 80 million dead in World War II; 3 million dead Vietnamese and at least 2 million dead Koreans. As usual, Mr. Trump cannot be taken seriously, or he is frighteningly unhinged.

    Even, the late Paul Nitze, Reagan White House presidential adviser, a rightwing Cold War hawk, and a founder of the anti-Soviet Committee on the Present Danger, wrote in the 1999, “I can think of no circumstances under which it would be wise for the United States to use nuclear weapons, even in retaliation for their prior use against us.”

    SOURCE: https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/08/21/we-burned-down-every-town-in-north-korea/

    • ruca

      Thanks for a brilliant comment RARA!

      • Real Anti-Racist Action

        Your welcome. I learned about that from this great Historic Review Site. I’ll list it below.
        http://ihr.org/

    • Mikronos

      North Koreans view the USA sort of like the same was Russians view many NATO members?

  • I want to see the USA to stop all trade with China. This is getting more and more funny. I have to buy more popcorn and beer for the show.

    • Michael Qiao

      not only that, Ukraine sends nukes to NK

    • Red Tick Alert

      You wont be able to – they come from China as well.

  • FlorianGeyer

    US strategists would even lose a game of Snakes and Ladders.
    North Korea has her very existence to gain by these tests as a nuclear free NK is an easy Target for the US.
    The US and indeed SK and Japan has much to lose in this silly game of ‘ My penis is bigger than yours ‘.

  • John Brown

    The USA killed 20% of the population of the North, in the Korean War.
    The USA has attacked numerous countries since World War 2 most of the time with no lawful or legal reason other than imperial conquest. Who has the North attacked? No one! The USA is the clear aggressor. Even now Russia and China have proposal from the North to freeze all missile testing and its nuclear program, if the USA freezes its military maneuvers along with the North Korean border and the USA says no.
    No one talks about how many missiles the USA has fired in the past year including its testing of new nuclear bombs

  • YuiYui

    Ahahahaha they think NK still cares about trade after being embargoaed by, what, 90% of the world for decades?

  • Jan Tjarks

    Can all countries of this planet trade with North Korea at least for one time now? Thank you. =)

    • zman

      What would the buffoon do then?

      • Jan Tjarks

        Probably nothing, as he would have to isolate his country only, becoming a country with barely any outside contacts, like North Korea. =)

  • Ryszard Ewiak

    As you can see, North Korea is also preparing for a global nuclear war. Unfortunately, this war is inevitable, like death. The Book of Revelation warns: “And another horse came forth, a red horse: and to him that sat thereon it was given to take peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another: and there was given unto him a great sword [in this context means a nuclear sword]. And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come. And I saw, and behold, a black horse; and he that sat thereon had a balance in his hand [food will be rationed]. And I heard as it were a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, A quart [about a liter] of wheat for a denarius [a full day’s wages], and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the olive oil and the wine [species resistant to drought].” (Revelation 6:4-6) However now we can still sleep peacefully. Before that, Russia will return. (Daniel 11:29a) This in this context means crisis which will eclipse the Great Depression. Not only the eurozone will break up, but also the European Union and NATO. Many countries of the former Eastern block will return to Russia’s zone of influence. Russian troops will be stationed here again. This will be the last sign before global nuclear war. (Daniel 11:29b, 30a; Numbers 24:23, 24; Matthew 24:7)

  • BMWA1

    Time to pull Ukraine aid then.

  • Bob

    This is ridiculous theatrical display against China – the US is net importer of vast volumes of Chinese manufactured low to high end consumer goods – masses of US corporations would collapse overnight if US embargoed China.

  • Mikronos

    America should try blackballing China. It might be the impetus US business needs to start investing in America again. Or it might be the straw that breaks the consumers backs for good.