Friday, September 1, 2017

Putin Warns: US-North Korea on Verge of Large Scale Conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin has just warned on North Korea.

Reading between the lines, he is warning President Trump that he needs to tone down his rhetoric.

Putin warned overnight that the tense standoff between North Korea and the United States was on the verge of large-scale conflict and said it was a mistake to try to pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear missile program.

Putin, who is due to attend a summit of the BRICS nations in China next week, wrote in an article published on the Kremlin’s web site ahead of his trip that he favored negotiations with North Korea instead.

“It is essential to resolve the region’s problems through direct dialogue involving all sides without advancing any preconditions (for such talks),” Putin wrote.

“Provocations, pressure, and bellicose and offensive rhetoric is the road to nowhere.”

The situation on the Korean Peninsula had deteriorated so much that it was now “balanced on the verge of a large-scale conflict,” said Putin.

A wise warning from a wise man.


(via New York Post)


  1. Vlad is the only grownup in the room...

  2. Decades of appeasement by the West to his grandfather and father have created this situation. Now we face annihilation by a crazy fat kid with nukes unless someone has the courage to use force.

  3. The "crazy Kim" line often repeated by media pundits - distracts from actual historical perspective on Korea. North Korea isn't just a mini Stalinist Russia either. North Korea's colonial, pre-WW2, WW2 and post WW2 experience has been quite different from other nations.

    Recognising that their perspective may make some sense considering their history -doesn't mean they are not a horrid regime.

    As for "crazy Kim" -even US leaders have deployed the madman tactics. Nixon was probably the most diplomaticly capable US leader since WW2. He used the "madman" theory too. Reagan probably did too. US Presidents don't have copyright on madman theory.

  4. Marmite, you are just joking, right? Haha?