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BREAKING: Russia calls Trump’s bluff – Lavrov says US afraid of attacking North Korea

Lavrov cited the model of mutually assured destruction, which ultimately prevented nuclear conflict during the Cold War era.

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has dramatically called the bluff of the US President who just hours ago threatened North Korea with regime change after North Korea delivered a strongly worded rebuttal of Trump’s UN speech at the General Assembly.

North Korea warns “mentally deranged” Trump that rockets will inevitably visit the US mainland (FULL VIDEO)

The Tweet repeated a slightly modified version of Trump’s “Rocket Man” insult.

However, while many are panicking over a war of words between nuclear powers, Sergey Lavrov has stated that the “mutually assured destruction” model of deterrence will ultimately work out in the interests of peace.

The Russian Foreign Minister stated,

“Americans won’t strike Korea, because not only do they suspect, but know for sure that Pyongyang has nuclear weapons”.

He continued,

“Regarding this issue, President Putin has repeatedly said it was impossible to imagine that the US or someone else has 100 percent information on all of the (nuclear) objects”.

This remark implies that Russia believes North Korea’s nuclear capacity to be stronger than many believe it to be. This is crucial as no country is fully aware of the specific nature of North Korea’s nuclear weapons capacity.

He added words of extra caution however, given the unpredictable nature of the current US President.

Lavrove said,

“…the situation could spiral out of control, so that thousands, dozens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands innocent people will suffer in South Korea, as well as in the North, certainly in Japan, with Russia and China nearby too”.

The deeply irresponsible remarks made by Donald Trump, threatening to completely destroy North Korea have many worried, but Russia’s Foreign Minister seems assured that the US is too scared to attack a country that can fight back with nuclear weapons.

This is in line with previous remarks of  Russian President Vladimir Putin who reminded the world during the recent Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, that North Korea’s weapons programme is a natural result of the very legitimate fears that if defenceless, North Korea could be invaded in the way the US invaded Iraq in 2003 and Libya in 2011.

Two Koreas–One Road: The future of cooperation between North Korea, South Korea and Russia

Sergey Lavrov previously referred to the war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un as a fight between children in a kindergarten.

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Tommy Jensen
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Worth nothing against F35.

George Orwell
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I think Lavrov’s statement characterising the threats exchanged by Kim and Trump as fight between children in kindergarden, irresponsible. First of all Russia and China should have vetoed any UNSC resolutions against DPRK. Second of all they should have issued a joint statement notifying the rogue nation USA, in no uncertain terms, that any attempt to attack DPRK, would be considered as an attack against Russia and China requiring full retaliatory response. The fact that Russia did not do any of the above shows how compromised Russia really is. It’s economic model following the IMF’s and US’s Treasury Department playbook,… Read more »

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You have chosen an appropriate pseudonym. Armchair generals who claim to be smarter than Putin or Lavrov or Shoigu ceased to be entertaining long ago.

George Orwell
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You are lame my friend so I am not going to waste my time responding to you. Just read my response to JP London to get educated

Terry Ross
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You should put yourself up for election in Russia and see how the Russian people feel about your ideas………
President Putin and his team are simply a reflection of the aspirations of the Russian people.. Perhaps you could offer something better to them…. 😉

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Terry Ross I have no aspirations to run for President of Russia. I do however hope that the Communist party of Russia wins the next elections, and be able to stop the corruption, dismantle the fifth column, arrest the oligarchs kleptocrsts, and Plutocrats who became billionaires overnight during the drunkard Yeltsin predidency, who put on the auction block all the public assets of the USDR, for pennies on the dollar for local and foreign investor thieves. Nationalize the private thieving companies, kick out the Rothschild banks and establish a Central Bank that prints it’s own money independent of foreign influence… Read more »

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Sounds like Bush Jnr. is your script writer – decades out of touch with an IQ below 100.

George Orwell
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Le Ruscino you are dumber than a bag of nails. Read my answer to JP London to learn something.

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You are really ignorant. Both Russia and China have stated that they would not tolerate a foreign power attacking DPRK except in self-defense. ONLY if DPRK fires first, then DPRK is on it’s own. “If the US and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.” “China will stop America if it attacks North Korea first” “Both Russia and China condemned North Korea’s missile test. But both countries firmly ruled out the use of force as a solution to… Read more »

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Well said .Unfortunately I do believe that Trump is now part of the swamp he swore to eliminate.

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Hahaha PJ London the only ignorant here it’s you reciting sound bites from the whore MSM. Russia and China as I have stated are compromised. Therefore ameanable to gross scale extortion, sanctions, coersion, blackmail etc by the syndicate of organized crime called US government, this collection of thugs, mobsters, racketeers and global terrorists. Russia and China have zero leverage against the rogue nation USA, which can sanction them with impunity if they do not do as they are told. And China and Russia with their tails between their legs oblidge. And so the rest of the vassal nations of the… Read more »

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Trump is not the only one who take his medication regularly.

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“Lavrov’s statement characterising the threats exchanged by Kim and Trump as fight between children in kindergarden, irresponsible”

I THINK HE IS SPOT ON – EXACTLY RIGHT. THEY ARE ON THE SAME MENTAL LEVEL.

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This is a thinly veiled warning to US forces in Syria. ‘but Russia’s Foreign Minister seems assured that the US is too scared to attack a country that can fight back with nuclear weapons.’

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Hey, I have a dog in this hunt!

If Trump bombs North Korea they will in turn wipe out South Korea, the source of any spare parts I may need for my aging Hyundai.

Tommy Jensen
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So this is the only thing you are concerned about, yourself 😉 ?

Bart_in_Va
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No, that was sarcasm.

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“Sergey Lavrov previously referred to the war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un as a fight between children in a kindergarten.”

It is interesting to see the comments on Trumps Twitterfeed to his threat against Kim and NK…many people seem to agree with Lavrov:
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/911789314169823232?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Ftheduran.com%2Fbreaking-russia-calls-trumps-bluff-lavrov-says-us-afraid-attacking-north-korea%2F

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He is also very aware of that NK doesn’t have a any nukes – neither does US or Russia. Show me one shred of evidence of a nuclear explosion – ever. And please not Hiroshima/Nagasaki, they were fire bombed just like any significant city in Japan built of wood & paper. No ground zero – no nothing.

This is just a charade to keep the sheeple at bay.

Tommy Jensen
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Trump is a disgrace for America. America should get rid of him asap.

Tommy Jensen
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Tommy Jensen

Who says we are bluffing?
USA is the most powerful and rich nation in the world and if we say we wanna wipe NK off the map we are gonna do it and nobody I repeat nobody is gonna stop us, not even Cuba with Fidel could kick us out.

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Russia’s economy continues to outperform as gold takes center stage (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 118.

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine how US and EU sanctions have continued to provide a huge boost to Russia’s economy. Russia’s food sovereignty has practically been achieved, as the Russian central bank continues to buy gold and lower its exposure to western financial markets.

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Outside pressure in the form of sanctions has become an incentive to resolve various issues of Russia’s economy, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev stated in an interview with the Izvestiya daily.

He noted that through introducing sanctions against Russia, “the West aims to destabilize Russia’s economy and to create social and political tensions in society.”

“But during the difficult times, Russians have always stuck together and mobilized their resources in order to ensure the country’s sovereignty. This is what is happening now – the outside pressure has become an incentive to resolve many problems in Russia’s economy,” he said.

“Before the sanctions, it seemed that we would never be able to feed ourselves and that we are doomed to be dependent on Western import. However, right now, Russia’s food sovereignty in crucial sectors has practically been achieved, and in some areas, Russia has become the leading exporter,” Patrushev noted.

Those who apply the sanctions “can see that they (the sanctions – TASS) are ineffective and often achieve the opposite goal,” the Russian security chief concluded.

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US Neocon Foreign Policy and the War Waged Against Serbia

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign.

Richard Galustian

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The ‘witch-hunt’ against President Trump over Russian collusion has officially ended, following the submission of the Mueller Report, enabling us to now focus on the real problems of America that effects the whole world.

In the hope of a waining of the Russophobia in America, let’s look at the US’s recent war history by starting with the 20th anniversary this month of the NATO war on Serbia in 1999 which amounted to almost 100 days of bombing of historic cities and infrastructure.

Firstly, these problems are, in the main caused by the Neocons, or Deep State, whatever you wish to call them, and the continuing promotion, by the US Military-Security Industrial Complex, of wars and regime change and secondly, Trump’s unreserved support for Israel, regardless of war crimes they may continue to commit against the Palestinians.

Incredibly after that one sided unjust and illegal war that NATO executed, NATO has the audacity to invite Serbia to join it! Something that will never happen. What do they smoke in DC, in the Pentagon and Brussels based NATO?

To compound these overall problems, the US Military and Israeli Defence Forces collaborate on these US regime change policies on all continents evidenced most recently by the arrival of crack Israeli troops last month in Brazil, prepared to support an attack potentially by Brazil and Columbia on Venezuela.

As, has now come to be expected, America pursues its Venezuelan regime change with full main stream media (MSM) cooperation, using well proven sophisticated propaganda techniques along with a variety of pretexts.

From Serbia to Iraq to Libya, where does it end? Observe that Trump is now seeking a ‘NATO alliance’ offering NATO status, to President Bolsonaro of Brazil to back the invasion of Venezuela.

So it is important to remember, as an example, that after a long war of economic and financial destabilization ended with the bombing of Serbia.

Serbia was previously a part of Yugoslavia, a country which had successfully evolved after 1945 to solve the old rivalries of the 19th and early 20th Century Balkan ethnic animosities which was, prior to the advent of power of President Tito, its past history.

The United Nations, instead of supporting, in effect, so called ‘humanitarian wars’ and ‘regime change wars’ by the US, using NATO, helped and relentlessly driven home by MSM outlets like CNN and FOX NEWS into people’s heads, must finally take a stand.

So too, Yugoslavia, once the envy of many in the world, given its then ‘non-aligned’ status under President Tito, was destroyed and broken up; ‘Balkanized’ in the early 1990s.

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign. That’s what we can expect in Venezuela next.

This ‘Balkanization’ strategy similarly applies to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria et al. It serves US Neocon interests to dismember States in the world and create smaller more ‘manageable’ countries.

‘Regime change’ runs against the intent, the very words contained in the US Constitution. No one in MSM ever reminds us of that fact. Nevertheless America’s ambition to overthrow other States continues, which they arrogantly now make no secret of. The next States will probably be Nicaragua then Iran to name but two.

A very noteworthy most recent outrageous unilateral declaration was made by President Trump, not yet formally agreed by US institutions, ‘giving’ something he has no authority to give; Syrian territory, the Golan Heights to be precise, to Israel. Something that one day could trigger a full scale Arab-Israeli War.

This is of extreme importance yet no real outcry comes from world leaders; well not so far.

The main reason for that decision given by senior US Administration figures is that “God anointed Trump to save the Jews”.

Not forgetting Trump’s need (which we the people don’t understand exactly why) to support Prime Minister Netanyahu in his difficult upcoming elections in Israel – in part because both countries failed to ‘regime change’ Syria – but more importantly to help the ‘financial terrorists’ who formed a company jointly that has already started drilling for oil in the Golan Heights. You might like to know who owns such oil drilling company which should answer a plethora of questions in one go that you must be asking yourselves.

The shareholder’s names tells us everything; Dick Cheney; Baron Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch. The titular heads of neocons, bankers and media on the planet.

In ending there is no more evidence required for us, the people of the world, to rise up against the globalist dark forces wherever they exist, be it in Brussels, London, France or Washington. We must demand democratic elections or start revolutions, the latter has already begun in France in the form of ‘the yellow vests’. And Brexit, by definition, is a rejection by the British people of globalism and American Hegemony.

The pattern of US destabilization and destruction of States to loot them of their sovereign resources is the unseen history of the last 100 years, not taught in any university, anywhere in the West.

As far as Ukraine is concerned, its government was taken down by the CIA and replaced by an ultra fascist regime that has full backing from America. This is no secret. But the MSM simple don’t report it.

US led NATO is ‘the transnational war machine’ of the world, devouring almost all free countries wealth. It can extort to terrorize all into conformity to the global ‘carcinogenic’ US Neocon imperialistic strategy.

A total estimated 20m people around the world have died since the end of WW11 at the hands of US Forces. Think about that for a moment.

One of the most famous sayings attributed to America’s great President Abraham Lincoln is about deception: “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

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‘Dark day for internet freedom’: EU approves controversial copyright reform

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

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The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections.

Tuesday’s move will update the EU’s 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern everything from audiovisual content to memes, much to the dismay of many social media users who have already begun outpouring their grief online.

MEPs passed the legislation by 348 votes to 274 Tuesday. Opponents had hoped for last-minute amendments to be made but their efforts were in vain.

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

Article 13 or ‘The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market’ makes all platforms legally responsible for the content hosted and shared on their platforms.

The process of updating the bloc’s copyright laws began in the European Commission two years ago, ostensibly to protect Europe’s publishers, broadcasters and artists and guarantee fair compensation from big tech companies.

By essentially forcing companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to pay artists and publishers for the reproduction of their work online, include in meme format, the EU is effectively clamping down on online memery.

The onus will now be on tech companies to clamp down on content-sharing on their platforms, which will likely ensure yet more draconian policing of speech and content.

EU member states now have two years to pass their own laws putting Article 13 into effect.

Tens of thousands marched in protest across Germany ahead of the vote, decrying what they viewed as severe online censorship.

Tech giant Google said that while the directive is “improved” it will still lead to legal uncertainty and will damage Europe’s creative and digital economies.

Critics have argued that the only way for Article 13 to be effectively enforced would be through the use of upload filters which automatically check content to see if it’s copyrighted or not, at least in theory. However, the exact mechanics of such a system have yet to be fully debated and the potential for abuse is immediately clear.

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