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Tillerson: Trump Using Language N. Korea Understands

As the leaders of two nuclear-armed countries trade threats, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says President Trump “is sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong Un would understand, because he doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language.”

The language has been increasingly fiery. After Trump said Tuesday that if North Korea continues to threaten the U.S., it would “be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen,” the North Korean regime responded by saying it’s considering a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

Trump’s remarks were criticized by fellow Republican Sen. John McCain, who told an Arizona radio station, “I don’t know what he’s saying, and I’ve long ago given up trying to interpret what he says.”

“That kind of rhetoric, I’m not sure that helps,” McCain said, adding later, “The great leaders I’ve seen, they don’t threaten unless they are ready to act. And I’m not sure that President Trump is ready to act. Maybe it’ll turn out all right — he’s the president, I’m not.”

Even if the U.S. were to attack North Korea, McCain said, the regime would be able to rain rockets on targets in South Korea.

Tillerson offered his take on the current tensions during a quick stop Wednesday in Guam, where his plane refueled on a tour that has included a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Speaking to reporters on the plane, Tillerson said he didn’t see an imminent threat to Guam and hadn’t considered changing his route.

Tillerson was also asked if Americans should be worried, according to the pool report. He replied, “I think Americans should sleep well at night” and not be concerned by recent statements.

Discussing the military threat posed by North Korea, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that the nation “must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons,” adding, “The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.”

“While our State Department is making every effort to resolve this global threat through diplomatic means,” Mattis said, “it must be noted that the combined allied militaries now possess the most precise, rehearsed and robust defensive and offensive capabilities on Earth.”

The escalation in rhetoric follows a U.N. Security Council resolution to strengthen economic sanctions against North Korea — a measure that could block roughly a third of the country’s exports. And on the same day Trump and Kim exchanged barbs, a report emerged that U.S. intelligence analysts believe North Korea has succeeded in producing a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit on its missiles.

Speaking Wednesday morning, Tillerson said, “Nothing I have seen and nothing I know of would indicate that situation has dramatically changed in the last 24 hours.”

As for the recent exchanges between Trump and North Korea, Tillerson said, “I think the U.S. and the international community with respect to North Korea, has actually had a pretty good week,” citing the sanctions and statements of solidarity from nations at the ASEAN meetings in the Philippines.

The U.N. sanctions were passed unanimously over the weekend; on Monday, North Korea accused the U.S. of a “felonious crime” and threatened “to take ultimate measures.”

When asked about the tone of the current exchange, Tillerson said, according to the pool report:

“North Korea’s rhetoric is just ratcheted up, louder and louder and more threatening. So I think the president, what the president is doing is sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong Un would understand, because he doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language.

“I think the president just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime that the U.S. has unquestionable ability to defend itself, will defend itself and its allies, and I think it was important that he deliver that message to avoid any miscalculation on their part.”

North Korea’s change in tone shows that it’s feeling pressure in the face of an international community that wants stability on the Korean peninsula, Tillerson said.

“Whether we’ve got them backed into a corner or not is difficult to say,” he added. “But diplomatically you never like to have someone in a corner without a way for them to get out.”

As for what North Korea’s way out looks like, Tillerson replied that the country’s leaders in Pyongyang should agree to talks about its nuclear program — and with “the right expectations” of the scope of the discussion.

18 Comments on "Tillerson: Trump Using Language N. Korea Understands"

  1. JJHMAN on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 3:42 pm 

    The two school yard bullies yelling at each other. Hopefully an adult will come along and send them both back to their room before they burn down the school.

    Hello Congress that’s your cue.

  2. onlooker on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 3:51 pm 

    Trump and Kim leaders of countries that would be funny if not for the fact that they could precipitate an all out nuclear war. Crazy times we live in

  3. dissident on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 4:41 pm 

    Mathis threatened to destroy the North Korean people. Tell me now, what is the point of attacking NK? Its imminent invasion of the USA?

  4. Antius on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 5:14 pm 

    “Mathis threatened to destroy the North Korean people. Tell me now, what is the point of attacking NK? Its imminent invasion of the USA?”

    Maybe the imminent nuclear attack on Japan?

  5. Makati1 on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 6:32 pm 

    Antius, N.Korea is not going to attack Japan … unless it is pushed into a corner. Those nukes are to keep the Empire at bay, not promote war. Kim knows what happened to Saddam, Gadhafi, etc and knows that nukes can keep the wolf from the door. Smart man. It’s nukes or imperial domination, so he chooses nukes at ANY price.

    Yes, this could lead to a nuclear war, but, as always, it will be the U$ that causes it and it will be the U$ that suffers the most ruin and death … likely at the hands of Russia and China. The whole world is coming to hate the empire and resistance is growing. The days of the U$ as a world power is coming to an end and not too soon.

  6. bobinget on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 6:56 pm 

    No one wants a nuclear war. Bad, bad for business,
    Nukes are so mid 20th century. Out of fashion.

    N.Korean leadership are talking tough as a favor to China and Russia. In exchange, they get oil. What else? NK has lots of coal. Coal can be converted into oil. NK can make a half assed nuclear weapon but can’t follow directions on how to make diesel or jet fuel from coal.

    Writers seriously ask about nuclear winter, (dark)
    but fail to understand day to day geopolitic.

  7. bobinget on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 7:01 pm 

    Yes folks, accidents happen.
    Even though his entire ‘downsized nuke to fit in a nose cone’, bullshit, will pass in a few days, it serves Our Dear Leader, Putin and China well.
    Look up ‘misdirection’.

  8. Anonymouse on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 7:12 pm 

    WE have two nations at odds here.

    One, is an isloated, rogue, lawless regime. Armed with illegal WoMD that threatens world peace and stability at every turn. Its leader, is an unstable, immature, and inexperienced infantile buffoon, who surrounds himself with sycophants and cronies, threatens war every time he opens his mouth. State-run media in the rogue state broadcasts mind-numbing propaganda and brainwashes its isolated and hermit-like population with an un-realistic, and totally skewed picture of the true situation.

    And the other country, is North Korea.

  9. Davy on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 7:16 pm 

    You are hilarious mouse. Canadian humor at its finest.

  10. Dithermenot on Fri, 11th Aug 2017 12:27 am 

    I can hardly believe the US is willing to let Trump rule. Sure, I mean somehow he got elected, but still, he’s out of his mind. If people can’t see that then reality has really been skewed. If we have missile defense, then who cares what NK has? Just ignore them. Or maybe missile defense is not that reliable? Somebody needs to make up their minds – either NK is a real threat or they’re not. Which is it?

  11. Makati1 on Fri, 11th Aug 2017 12:56 am 

    Dither. he fits right in with the DC crowd. He is one of them. If you think he is not following their agenda, you need to do a rethink,I think. The U$ prez is not the power in the U$. He is the mouthpiece of TPTB as far as I can see. Otherwise, he would be gone.

    Since when has lies NOT been a part of the election process? Since when has campaign promises EVER been kept? Not in my lifetime, which is why I stopped pretending I had any say in my government and stopped voting when Reagan ran. The ride is only beginning. Buckle up!

  12. Makati1 on Fri, 11th Aug 2017 12:57 am 

    Anon, thanks for the chuckle! Perfect description of America.

  13. ____________________________________________ on Fri, 11th Aug 2017 4:56 pm 

    If the US didn’t castrate Japan there would be no N Korea, Vietnam, or China. And Germany could have destroyed the Soviets. Now we will have WWIII and global government after

  14. dissident on Fri, 11th Aug 2017 5:28 pm 


    The Nazis lost on the eastern front and hard. You American wankers think that “lend-lease” won on the eastern front. In your retarded fantasies. The Nazis were retreating after 1943 and their epic loss at Stalingrad. Most lend-lease supply came in 1944 and 1945.

  15. DerHundistlos on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 12:50 am 

    @ dissident

    You also believe in the myth of Kursk as well. Obviously, you have little understanding of the statistical reports.

  16. Cloggie on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 3:24 am 

    The Nazis lost on the eastern front and hard. You American wankers think that “lend-lease” won on the eastern front. In your retarded fantasies. The Nazis were retreating after 1943 and their epic loss at Stalingrad. Most lend-lease supply came in 1944 and 1945.

    dissident (another low-caps type) no doubt still wants to believe what he gets presented by Anglo-Zionist media, namely that “peace-loving USSR was out of the blue attacked by evil Natzis on the lookout for Lebensraum“.

    Sure Germany with 11% global GDP was looking for a war with (take a deep breath): USA, USSR, Poland, Czecho-Slovakia, France, Britain, Norway, Holland, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Greece, Libya, Canada, India, entire Africa, Australia.

    And you still believe that BS, you Anglo, um… make that anglo liar?

    “MR. JUSTICE JACKSON. I really think that this trial, if it should get into an argument over the political and economic causes of this war, could do infinite harm, both in Europe, which I don’t know well, and in America, which I know fairly well. If we should have a prolonged controversy over whether Germany invaded Norway a few jumps ahead of a British invasion of Norway, or whether France in declaring war was the real aggressor, this trial can do infinite harm for those countries with the people of the United States. And the same is true of our Russian relationships. The Germans will certainly accuse all three of our European allies of adopting policies which forced them to war. The reason I Say that is that captured documents which we have always made that claim-that Germany would be forced into war. They admit they were planning war, but the captured documents of the Foreign Office that I have examined all come down to the claim, “We have no way out; we must fight; we are encircled; we are being strangled to death.””

    Even that lying fraud of a “justice” Jackson, who died in the arms of a hooker, and who lead the Nuremberg scam, knew better, as he had to admit to his partner in crime that he could not find any proof that the Germans were planning for aggressive war all along. All they wanted was their stupid 97% German town of Danzig back.

    The only ones who were really plotting for war since 1933 were Roosevelt and Stalin. Or rather their overlords…

    …the very same people who are now leading European-America into planned destruction through mass-immigration.

    Chamberlain admitted in private exactly the same thing:

    [part 1]

  17. Cloggie on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 3:26 am 

    Chamberlain the only decent figure in the entire drama, with the Austrian as a good second. The rest, most of all Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill, were blood-lusting monsters.

    Here the secret Stalin speech to his top military brass, informing that he was about to do the unthinkable, namely engaging in a non-aggression agreement with the nationalist arch-enemy. But he justified it to his elite by explaining that it was all a trap, intended to get the war started in Europe, after his secret American palls and Churchill had pushed Britain and France in the war guarantee earlier, for exactly the same purpose: to set Europe up for war so the Anglo-Soviets could destroy it… for their kosher masters.

    Here a revelation from early 1939, when the war had not started yet, but the Americans were in full preparation mode to get it started. Roosevelt was caught red-handedly as having said in private that America’s frontier was at the Rhine River in Germany. When addressed about it, the Roosevelt liar had to paddle back and deny it:

    But he had very well said it, showing his clear intentions.

    [part 2]

  18. Cloggie on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 3:29 am 

    But Roosevelt was only a servant, just like Churchill, of the real (Anglo)-Zionist power structure. Here the sinister revelations of Roosevelt’s righthand man, William Bullitt (it is more realistic to call Roosevelt Bullitt’s lefthand man):

    On 25 April 1939, four months before the outbreak of war, Bullitt called American newspaper columnist Karl von Wiegand, chief European correspondent of the International News Service, to the U.S. embassy in Paris and told him:

    “In April, 1939 (four months before the outbreak of war), Ambassador William C, Bullitt, whom I had known for twenty years, called me to the American Embassy in Paris. The American Ambassador told me that war had been decided upon. He did not say, nor did I ask, by whom. He let me infer it… When I said that in the end Germany would be driven into the arms of Soviet Russia and Bolshevism, the Ambassador replied: “What of it? There will not be enough Germans left when the war is over worth Bolshevising.”
    ∼ Karl Von Wiegand, April 23rd, 1944, Chicago Herald American.

    Now do we have a treat for you! This is history the US empire won’t teach you in school, neither in America, nor Europe. The f* dirty truth that America’s elite was planning the mass murder of millions of Germans in advance… because they could do it and start the conquest of the planet, until November 2016 that is. And they will attempt to resume it, right after Trump.

    You only have to read this landmark article to read the intentions of the entire American elite, a year before they managed to provoke the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor:

    And once they had completed their mission, they set up a little show trial in Nuremberg to top it of and create the moral patina to justify their conquest and invented a holocaust.

    [part 3]

    Link Stalin speech 1939:

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