Biden Regime War Secretary Threatens North Korea
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
On Thursday, Biden regime war secretary Austin threatened preemptive US war against nonbelligerent North Korea.
Recklessly sounding out-of-control, he said the following:
US forces are "ready to fight tonight, and we continue to make progress toward the eventual transition of wartime Operational Control" against nonbelligerent North Korea threatening no one.
Separately, interventionist Blinken warned Pyongyang.
Calling for "denuclearization," he ignored nuclear armed and dangerous USA, key NATO countries and Israel.
They threaten world peace and stability.
North Korea threatens no one. Since the Korean peninsula was divided post-WW II, the DPRK never attacked another country.
Blinken's deputy spokeswoman Jalina Porter added her own hostile remarks, saying:
The Biden regime is "evaluating all the options available to address" a nonexistent DPRK "threat."
"North Korea's WMD programs…are unlawful (sic) and constitute a threat to international peace and security (sic)."
But it's OK for the US, NATO and Israel to maintain stockpiles of nukes, chemical, biological, and other banned weapons, OK for them to launch preemptive war on invented enemies at their discretion.
But it's not OK for North Korea to defend itself against the threat of US/NATO aggression.
The same goes for all countries free from US imperial control, wanting them kept weak and vulnerable to smashing by Washington's war machine.
Do hardliners in charge of Biden's foreign policy intend another preemptive war on Korean peninsula?
Are ongoing US wars by hot and other means against numerous countries not enough to satisfy Biden regime and Pentagon belligerents hungry for more?
In response to reckless remarks by Austin and Blinken, North Korea's First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui called its wrecking ball agenda "lunatic/hostile policy," adding:
"We have already declared our stand that no DPRK-US contact and dialogue of any kind can be possible unless the US rolls back its hostile policy towards the DPRK."
"Therefore, we will disregard such an attempt of the US in the future, too."
"In order for a dialogue to be made, an atmosphere for both parties to exchange words on an equal basis must be created."
"The US state secretary during his visit to Japan spoke loudly of various pressurizing means and some stubborn means, claiming they are all now under reexamination, only to seriously rattle us."
"It seems the US has not yet dropped the habit of doggedly faulting the DPRK."
"If the US wants so much to sit even once with us face to face, it has to drop its bad habit and adopt a proper stand from the beginning."
"We will keep tabs on all the ill deeds the new regime in the US is engrossed in."
"It will only be a waste of time to sit with the US as it is not ready to feel and accept new change and new times."
"We already clarified that we will counter the US on the principle of power for power and goodwill for goodwill."
There's plenty of former in Washington, none of the latter.
On March 16, senior DPRK official Kim Yo-jong said the following:
"We take this opportunity to warn the new US (regime against) trying hard to give off powder smell in our land."
"If it wants to sleep in peace for (the next) four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step."
Weeks earlier, leader Kim Jong-un said the following:
"(W)e can never sell our dignity, which we have so far guarded as our life, in hopes of a splendid transformation."
While Kim is eager for normalization with the West, he's justifiably leery about engaging with the US.
Calling Washington the DPRK's main enemy, he believes its hardline policies toward Pyongyang won't change — no matter which wing of its war party runs things.
He intends to further develop relations with China and Russia, along with advancing its nuclear capabilities — stressing they're solely for defense.
He also explained that the DPRK is developing hypersonic weapons and will build a nuclear submarine.
He understands that good faith diplomatic outreach by Pyongyang to Washington was always one-way.
Its dominant hardliners never reciprocated, just the opposite, delivering betrayal since Harry Truman's 1950s aggression ended with an uneasy armistice that remains in place to this day.
Choe's above quoted remarks were clear.
Pyongyang has no intention of engaging with the US diplomatically unless actions by Biden regime officials warrant it.
Even then, diplomacy with the US is highly problematic — under the best of circumstances.
No matter what's agreed on, the likelihood of betrayal looms large.
It's true about US policy toward North Korea and other nations free from its imperial control.
The bottom line is that Washington can never be trusted.
Engaging in good faith diplomacy with its ruling authorities virtually always fails, betrayal happening time and again.
It's a waste of time and energy for nations free from US control to seek normalized relations.
Its dominant hardliners reject the notion.
They seek unchallenged global dominance, not cooperative relations on a level playing field with anyone.
That's how hegemon USA operates, an unparalleled menace on the world stage.
Never a democracy, an abhorrent notion in Washington, it's a totalitarian plutocracy.
Advancing toward full-blown tyranny, its ruling authorities threaten everyone everywhere.
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