T-Rex Goes To U.N. To Confront North Korean Nuclear Weapons…

Today Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went to the United Nations to deliver a strong diplomatic message to the North Korean regime about their ongoing nuclear ambitions.

President Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson are asking Chinese Chairman/President Xi Jinping to cut off the oil supply to the DPRK.

If you have not watched the prior ‘deep weeds discussion‘ by T-Rex on the specific reason why the U.S. cannot, ever, accept a DPRK with nuclear weapons, you should.  Two very specific reasons why also explain why traditional state adversaries China and Russia are willing to put aside their differences with the U.S. and work to denuclearize N-Korea:

  • #1) The DPRK have stated, through actions and words, they intend to use nuclear weapons as a larger strategy, a shield per se’, toward advanced conventional military action in the region.  And more importantly…
  • #2) The DPRK have stated, through actions and words, they intend to commercialize nuclear weapon manufacturing and distribution, thereby selling completed nuclear weaponry on the global market.

Given the unconscionable risk of having terror state actors gaining nuclear weapons for use against any nation, the threat of such a stunning and dangerous possibility can never be accepted.  Which leads to three important videos from today:


In response to the North Korean Minister blaming other nations for their ongoing nuclear ambitions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was taking no guff:

(Transcript Available Here)

Upon leaving the U.N. Chamber, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a brief press availability:

(Transcript Available Here)

If you have not watched the “deep weeds” discussion on North Korea, and the current multidimensional angles being discussed by all participating nations, I would strongly suggest you take the time to listen to the prompted video segment below.  [Just hit play]


The critical ‘next step’ will be to watch and see if China cuts off the oil supply to North Korea.  President Trump is personally asking Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping to take that action.  Meanwhile, Secretary Tillerson is applying maximum diplomatic pressure toward getting the DPRK to come to the table to begin discussions.

All indications are the current status is an inflection point.

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34 Responses to T-Rex Goes To U.N. To Confront North Korean Nuclear Weapons…

  1. wheatietoo says:

    Our Treeper, A2, mentioned that there are rumors of Nork missile launch tomorrow.

    Our President is spending the weekend at Camp David.
    T-Rex slams the Nork Minister.

    Hmm…I wonder what’s up.

    Liked by 7 people

  2. Paco Loco says:

    Let’s pray that Kim sees the writing on the wall and opts to disarm. If there’s no movement from the NORKs to comply with the regional powers to disarm in the next six months, it might be prudent to stock up on iodine tablets as something big may go bang north of the 38 parallel.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Got a nice bottle of Iodoral sitting on the table. I take one ~ every day since the American diet is now ~50% less in iodine than it was in my youth. AMAZING how that addition perked me right up. MUCH better than caffeine.

      sabretoothed @ ChiefIO (I think he is a dentist) put up videos by Jorge D Flechas MD MPH (North Carolina) one on Boron (very good) and another on Iodine.


      E.M. Smith has a lot of discussion (scientific side) on food and gardens. In the TIPS sabretoothed has dumped a lot more info on nutrition. One of these years I will spend a week and fish them all out…

      Written study on iodine by Jorge D. Flechas, M.D
      Orthoiodosupplementation in a Primary Care Practice

      (Note the diabetes/Iodine interaction he describes in one patient. Of major interest for us older folks.)
      “[…] We since have done a study of twelve diabetics and in six cases we were able to wean all of these patients off of medications for their diabetes and were able to maintain a hemoglobin A1C of less than 5.8 with the average random blood sugar of less than 100. To this date these patients continue to have excellent control of their Type II diabetes. The range of daily iodine intake was from 50 mg to 100 mg per day. All diabetic patients were able to lower the total amount of medications necessary to control their diabetes.[…]”

      Makes you go HMMmmmm

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  3. Sentient says:

    Ever is a long time.


  4. Niagara Frontier says:

    I don’t know where this is going but I do believe it’s inappropriate for a U.S. Senator in public to make odds on a U.S. first strike.

    According to Lindsay Graham: “I would say there’s a three in 10 chance we use the military option,” Graham predicted in an interview. If the North Koreans conduct an additional test of a nuclear bomb—their seventh—“I would say 70 percent.”

    Does anybody believe he’s talking on behalf of the administration, or is he just running his mouth?


    Liked by 3 people

    • Beenthere says:

      We really don’t know the answer to your question but we do know that he has been playing golf with Trump recently.———— Just saying……….

      Liked by 3 people

    • Some Old Guy says:

      Is both a fair response? Graham is familiar with the Administration’s stance and I believe he is substantially on board with it. As such, I think he’s largely echoing this Administration’s stance on the very real chance for military conflict over this standoff. As Sec’y Tillerson stated in his interview (yesterday) negotiations (carrot) must carry a credible alternative threat of military force (stick) to have any hope of success given past negotiations.

      I’m tend to doubt that the Administration has given specific percentage possibilities for public consumption. As such, I take the 30 and 70% numbers as being from the Senator and not the Administration per se although directionally it may be correct.


    • Paco Loco says:

      Graham and pictures himself as a military strategists. I bet he has no real inside dope from the Chief other than “we are handling it.” Ms. Lindsey is a cuk who’s shelf life expired years ago.

      Liked by 7 people

    • 27% of statistics are just made up, and 72% of people don’t know that. 84.7% of Treepers reading this will think it is a joke.

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  5. David R. Graham says:

    Flag is going up. That’s how I read this and Nikki at joint base Anacostia-Bolling. And simultaneously at the FBI with POTUS today at Quantico, saying ahead of that how angry people are at the FBI for disgracing themselves. That’s at least one flag going up foreign, possibly two, and one flag going up domestic. The man does not waste time. Of course, the time to push into an enemy is right after you’ve rocked him back on his heels, or forced him to rock himself back.

    Rule of war: an attack loses force the longer it must be sustained, i.e., the longer it takes to succeed, i.e., to annihilate the enemy. Rationale of the blitzkrieg.

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  6. Publius2016 says:

    North Korea has been used as a conduit for the international narco-terrorists for years…whether the CIA has any responsibility in formenting these activities is beside the point…this autocratic hermit kingdom will not give up anything unless compelled by extreme pressure…the deal is available for Kim; lifetime tickets to Vegas and a man/woman to Mars for an end to nuclear ambitions…of course we must remember, Ghaddafi agreed to same deal and within 6 years he was skewered and sodomized to death

    Liked by 4 people

    • sejmon says:

      This is reason why KIM do not want give up his toys is -brutal killing of Ghaddafi by HRC..and making joke about it before whole world can you blame him……

      Liked by 4 people

  7. Paco Loco says:

    If sufficient pressure is built up by the Chinese and Russian sanctions on Kim, the likely hood is that the internal struggles within his regime will become unmanageable. If the oil stops flowing into NK, what commercial activity that there is will grind to a halt, and food distribution will become the number one issue. If the NORK army doesn’t eat, it won’t fight. The Army will turn against Kim and one of the generals will assume power. That’s the opportunity for the South Koreans to offer to help feed the NORKs and begin the process of reunification and a demilitarized Korean Peninsula.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Niagara Frontier says:

      That would be an ideal outcome. I suspect some of the Chinese generals have a few select NK generals on speed dial. It’s time to make the call.

      Liked by 1 person

    • bflyjesusgrl says:

      Read on NK daily that soldiers aren’t getting as much food lately. They’re starting to grumble, they didn’t even get their annual gift basket of goodies which they count on. A hungry army is rife with issues. Police and other officials are increasing demands of bribery from everyone they can, the people are starving to meet payments. No doubt all the people are feeling pain from the sanctions. Not Kim, at least not yet. His top General hasn’t been seen since October and is presumed executed, did he try to talk sense into Dear Leader or get caught staging a coup? I think Miss Lindsey is giving an assist to the “bad cop” routine meant to put fear/sense into NK. I hope it does, else I believe we will strike first and soon. We/the World simply cannot allow these bad actors to possess nuclear weapons, PERIOD!!

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    • MVW says:

      Sanctions on NK have never worked, ever. I have no idea what the real plan is but Trump himself has indicated that he realizes this.

      The only guess I would make is that China will pull the lever on Kim, but indirectly, in a way that China can’t be blamed. I doubt it will be an easy job though.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Matthew LeBlanc says:

    These are dangerous times my friends

    Liked by 2 people

    • Rudy Bowen says:

      LOL No shucks, Sherlock. In spades.
      I’m sitting here next to one of the four major sea ports on the West Coast. Too close for iodine tablets to help if the ‘bang’ that Paco Loco mentioned lands on my doorstep.
      Dangerous times.

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  9. intercesser says:

    This is the time to pray that a Sovereign Lord will act to the praise of His glorious name , to open up N. Korea to the gospel and free the captive N. Korean people from their enslavement . God will be on our side whenever we get onto His side .

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  10. David R. Graham says:

    These words of COL Boyd’s, in re the OODA loop, have bearing here, I believe:

    “In order to win, we should operate at a faster tempo or rhythm than our adversaries—or, better yet, get inside [the] adversary’s Observation-Orientation-Decision-Action time cycle or loop … Such activity will make us appear ambiguous (unpredictable) thereby generate confusion and disorder among our adversaries—since our adversaries will be unable to generate mental images or pictures that agree with the menacing, as well as faster transient rhythm or patterns, they are competing against.”

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  11. A2 says:

    This is a summary of Ambassador Ja Song Nam’s comments that preceded Sec Tillerson’s smack-down response. The link below includes statements by Japan, SK and Russia( that were omitted in the video).

    “2:45 p.m.
    North Korea’s U.N. ambassador is calling the U.N. Security Council’s ministerial meeting on its escalating nuclear and missile programs “a desperate measure plotted by the U.S. being terrified” by Pyongyang’s nuclear capabilities.
    Ja Song Nam, in a very rare appearance at the council by a North Korean, said Friday that his country’s possession of nuclear weapons “was an inevitable self-defensive measure to defend our sovereignty and rights to existence and development from the U.S. nuclear threat and blackmail.”
    He said “if anyone is to blame for it, the U.S. is the one who must be held accountable.”
    Ja also strongly criticized Japan, which holds the Security Council presidency this month, for making “evil use” of the opportunity to hold the ministerial meeting.
    He accused the council of acting as a tool of the United States instead of maintaining its impartiality.
    Ja said North Korea has sent 11 letters to the council since 2014 asking for an emergency meeting on U.S.-South Korean military exercises, which he called a serious threat to peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.
    Instead of responding, the ambassador said the council has adopted 11 sanctions resolutions against North Korea.”

    The link below gives the details including strong statements from SK and Japan (Ja slammed him too) and the Russian ambassador’s unhelpful statements.


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  12. A2 says:

    This Sejong Institute report is a must read to understand NK financing of its nuclear programme. so I am reposting the link. There are some excellent charts and graphics laying it all out. This is their second report. The first examined banks, like China’s Dandong that were subsequently sanctioned by US Treasury. (I should note that despite the sanctions, Dandong Bank seems to be doing OK and has opened a new branch in Liaoning, calling into question as to how helpful China is in executing sanctions). These reports are done with open source material. Just think what the US give has using classified info).


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  13. Sunshine says:

    Cutting off the oil is the best way to handicap NoKo. That will put them in a talking mood.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Bendix says:

    I said on another thread earlier that the reason they kept saying TRex was leaving was probably to give somebody the idea they didn’t have to deal with him and could wait for a new person.


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