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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Regime Wants a North Korean Vassal State Bordering China
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Time and again, Washington proved it can never be trusted, consistently breaching promises made, spurning its treaty obligations – operating solely by its own rules, aiming for global hegemony by whatever it takes to achieve its aims.
Negotiating with Washington is an exercise in futility, Trump's JCPOA pullout the latest example, duplicity well understood by Pyongyang – betrayed before by US administrations, wanting a repeat episode avoided.
What does Kim Jong-un hope to accomplish? He clearly wants war avoided as do his South Korean and Chinese counterparts.
He and his government want to survive. Nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities are his most important deterrents against feared US aggression, a major threat to his country.
Why would he sacrifice them in return for US promises sure to be broken? He's
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