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Kim Jong-un knows North Korea can't defeat the United States militarily on any level. According to the experts on North Korea the only reason for North Korea's developing nuclear weapons is to act as a deterrent against any US attack or invasion. It's for that reason that they won't dismantle their nuclear weapons fearing that if they do the US will invade and overthrow their regime.

People talk about North Korea's goals and it only has one goal. The survival of Kim Jong-un's regime and the United States has been the primary threat against the communist regime in North Korea since the end of the Korean War.

President Trump, acting as one of the rogue nations he mentioned in his UN speech, has been threatening North Korea and it's for that reason North Korea has stepped up it's nuclear weapon and missile technology in response.

Our problem isn't North Korea. Our problem is President Trump because he's the one provoking a military conflict with North Korea.
(1) An appeal to "the experts"--without naming them, or specifying what they have said (and without noting any countervailing "experts") is really meaningless.

(2) It is certainly correct to note that North Korea's single goal is "[t]he survival of Kim Jong-un's regime." But to further claim that this is threatened by Donald Trump--who has declared that military action "is not a first choice," as regarding North Korea--is simply wrongheaded, it seems to me; and a function of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome).
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, pjohns that is mostly a few Hard Core Leftist opinions..




I found a few N. Korean News Sites in English.

These are the major links for Asia and the Middle East.. As well as other regions.


Newspaper of North Korea’s Ruling Party: North Korea’s Official State Newspaper: Read It in English

DailyN.K. : DailyNK

Latin America News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Europe News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Australia / Antarctica News Headlines - Yahoo! News

JUST ADDED: North Korea News, Photos and Videos - ABC News

HOME PAGE: ABCNews.com - Breaking News, Latest News & Top Video News - ABC News

NEW SITE: RealClearWorld

NEW SITE: China Breaking News

NEW SITE: https://www.rt.com/

Below covers every state and many newspapers in each. Yet I have not used this in a while so...

NEW SITE
: Newspapers US and Worldwide - refdesk.com

Each will give you World Wide News and the News these different Threads are about.
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(1) An appeal to "the experts"--without naming them, or specifying what they have said (and without noting any countervailing "experts") is really meaningless.
Expert: Dave Kang, the director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California.

“They’re hyper-focused on our military and what we can do,”

“I am absolutely convinced that North Korea is not going to attack us first. We have 64 years of evidence that deterrence works.”

“They’re responding to our threats, it’s tit-for-tat. Our policies are designed precisely to provoke the outcome we’re trying to avoid.”

“We vastly overestimate our ability to dictate outcomes [to North Korea]. The first thing is to stop making things worse.”

“There is no combination of sticks and carrots, sanctions and blah blah blah that mean North Korea is just going to cave and do exactly what we want them to do. We treat North Korea like it’s a problem to be solved, [but] it’s a country we have to live with.”

Expert: Kingston Reif, the director for disarmament and threat reduction policy at the Arms Control Association.

“There’s pretty broad agreement that Kim Jong Un wants a nuclear arsenal, including a nuclear-armed ICBM that could put cities and targets in the United States at risk, to deter an attack and to ensure survival and prevent regime change.”

The US should “focus on miscalculation and unintended escalation — almost like a hotline approach. This was part of the approach during the Cold War, and absolutely needs to be part of the approach now.”

Expert: Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
“Short of giving them South Korea and a pile of money and eliminating our nuclear weapons I can’t see them giving [their nuclear weapons] up.”

Lewis describes current US policy toward the North as “unremitting yet understandable hostility”: The US refuses to accept that North Korea will keep its nuclear weapons, and uses economic sanctions and the threat of force as sticks to try to get the North to give them up.

Because the US and South Korea militarily outmatch the North, Lewis says, its military doctrine aims to avoid a protracted conflict and instead strike a devastating early blow. The idea is that the US would abandon the war before it could redeploy its vast military assets currently scattered around the world to the Korean peninsula. This doctrine gives North Korea an incentive to strike first if it believes war is imminent.

Expert: Mira Rapp-Hooper, a scholar at Yale Law School who studies North Korea.

“There is very little chance that we are ever going to talk this guy out of his [nuclear] weapons, and none of us who have been watching the situation closely for years really thought we were going to."

“The only situation in which Kim Jong Un would rationally use nuclear weapons first is one in which he believes his regime’s survival is at stake. You could have both of us be perfectly rational actors who are trying to practice deterrence very well — and miscalculation could still occur.”

“More than it even matters to fly a B-1 over the Korean peninsula at any given time, it matters to have an ambassador in Seoul and assistant secretaries of State and Defense..."
[Note: The Trump administration doesn’t even have anyone appointed to those positions.]

I'm unaware of any countervailing "experts" that actually believe that North Korea is realistically going to scrap it's nuclear arsenal and missile delivery systems. That possibility is literally non-existent when the US is threatening military action against North Korea like the Trump administration has been doing because a nuclear response is the only possible means for North Korea to stop a conventional war by the United States against it.

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(2) It is certainly correct to note that North Korea's single goal is "[t]he survival of Kim Jong-un's regime." But to further claim that this is threatened by Donald Trump--who has declared that military action "is not a first choice," as regarding North Korea--is simply wrongheaded, it seems to me; and a function of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome).
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Donald Trump rejects diplomatic solution with North Korea's 'Little Rocket Man' saying 'we'll do what has to be done'
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Donald Trump has appeared to dismiss the possibility of reaching a diplomatic solution with North Korea to curtail its nuclear weapons programme, saying: “We’ll do what has to be done.”

In one of a flurry of tweets published from his golf course in New Jersey, Mr Trump questioned outreach by US diplomats and officials in Pyongyang - the existence of which had been revealed over the weekend.
Donald Trump rejects diplomatic solution with North Korea's 'Little Rocket Man' saying 'we'll do what has to be done' | The Independent

Perhaps if Trump didn't spend 1/3rd of his time playing golf instead of being the President there might be a diplomatic solution.
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Humm some clever stalling move I bet...

North Korea calls for reunification with South Korea: report

By Brett Samuels - 01/24/18 07:36 PM EST - THE HILL.........

North Korea on Wednesday called for unification of the Korean peninsula, with state media saying all Koreans should “promote contact, travel cooperation between North and South Korea,” according to Reuters.

The announcement came after a joint meeting of government officials, Reuters reported.

The message reportedly called for a de-escalation of military tensions on the peninsula. State media also warned against foreign influence, saying Pyongyang will “smash” those who oppose reunification, Reuters reported.

The Korean peninsula has been divided into North and South Korea since after World War II.

Tensions between North and South Korea have cooled in recent weeks. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said during a New Year's Day address that he would be open to talks with South Korea.

Leaders from the two countries have since engaged in discussions for the first time in years, and North Korea said it will send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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I guess this bank is closed for business. Hey not even seen a court room . Evidence has to be heavy set against ... off to jail.

What is under lined are links at the site..


Latvian bank linked to N. Korea money laundering ordered closed


By Allen Cone | Feb. 24, 2018 at 2:16 PM


Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The European Central Bank on Saturday announced it plans to close a Latvian bank linked to claims of money laundering involving North Korea.

The European regulator said Latvia's third-largest lender, ABLV Bank, was "failing or likely to fail" and its assets will be wound up, meaning they will liquidated, and they will be taken over by the laws of Latvia and Luxembourg, where one branch is located.

Earlier the central bank froze ABLV payments after an exodus of withdrawals. Latvia's representative on the ECB Governing Council, Ilmars Rimsevics, was released Monday after being detained on bribery allegations. Investigators are looking in whether he sought a bribe of $124,100.

More than $700 million in deposits and securities -- 18 percent of its liabilities at end-September -- were withdrawn after the U.S. Treasury described the bank's practices as "institutionalized money laundering." It added that the bank helped fund the North Korean missile program. Most of the bank's customers were shell companies registered outside Latvia, the Treasury Department said.

Although ABLV said it raised more than $1.67 billion, over four business days, the ECB said it lacked adequate cash liquidity. It referred the lender to Europe's Single Resolution Board.

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