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North Korea: Nuclear war may start any moment because Trump is 'crazy'

21 April 2017

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James Winnefeld, a retired U.S. Navy admiral who served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Barack Obama, said President Donald Trump's words didn't mean action, and that his tough talk was created to keep the pressure on North Korea.

Beijing, of course, has made this promise before, and experts warn there is no particular reason why China would honor it now - but the White House seems to have few better options.

As Vice President Pence said yesterday, the "era of strategic patience is over". Four days later the ship was photographed sailing the other way, into the Indian Ocean.

Pence said on Monday the world had seen Trump's resolve in the past two weeks, with a U.S. missile attack on a Syrian airfield and the dropping of a powerful non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan.

Instead, he said the results of Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping's summit at Mar-a-Lago earlier this month "are paying off".

"There's a difference between missile and nuclear tests, which are really developing capability within Korea over the long term, and provocations like artillery shelling of the offshore islands, which they've done a couple of years ago, [or] the sinking of a [South Korean] destroyer", said Blair, referring to the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island and the sinking of the naval vessel Cheonan in 2010.

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"Nobody's ever seen it like that". They have both hinted at military action against the DPRK, TeleSUR reported.

In response to North Korea's fifth nuclear test on September 9, the Obama administration deployed two nuclear-capable supersonic B-1B Lancer strategic bombers, dubbed "swans of death", four days later in a show of force against Pyongyang's provocation.

During Saturday's military parade it displayed what appeared to be new intercontinental ballistic missiles.

And North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Nations vowed that any U.S. strike would provoke "the toughest counteraction".

The United States and South Korea are technically still at war with North Korea because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.

Mattis credited China with trying to help get the North Korea situation "under control" with the goal of denuclearizing the peninsula.

The reason for China not pressurizing the Kim regime could be the vast trade benefits, given that an estimated 85% of North Korea's economic trade is dependent on China, CNN wrote. Everybody's been outplayed. They've all been outplayed by this gentleman and we'll see what happens.

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As the brown bomber jacket-clad Mr Pence was briefed near the military demarcation line, two North Korean soldiers watched on, with one taking photographs of the vice president.

Longtime observers of the crisis are skeptical.

In a statement to the House of Commons on the recent global crises in Syria and North Korea, Mr Johnson said: "These disparate challenges incorporate one common theme".

Beijing has signed up to United Nations sanctions against North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, and in February vowed to halt coal imports, but trade and finance continue.

Instead he reiterated two Chinese proposals that the United States rejected. Pyongyang has been stating through its state media that the carrier's arrival is proof that the United States is preparing for an invasion. But he should. Trump is, after all, claiming that all options are on the table, not ruling out military intervention in the near future.

"We will not rest and will not relent until we obtain the objective of a denuclearized Korean Peninsula", he said.

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