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    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did not rule out the possibility of Washington's allies in Asia obtaining nuclear weapons.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson refused on Friday to rule out the nuclearization of US allies in Asia in order to address the nuclear threat posed by North Korea.

    "Nothing has been taken off the table," Tillerson said in an interview with Fox News when asked if he would rule out nuclearization of US allies in the region.

    Earlier on Friday, Tillerson said the United States' strategic patience with North Korea has ended, and warned that all options are on the table in dealing with Pyongyang, including military intervention.

    North Korea declared itself a nuclear power in 2005. The United States, Japan and South Korea, as well as Russia and China, took part in talks with North Korea between 2003 and 2009 on denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, but Pyongyang withdrew from the talks.


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      Does he mean North Korea or China. Funny, that North Korea does not have a Rothschild Central Bank on their territory.
    • MaDarby
      These stories are just so boring. Sense the US used nuclear weapons to destroy two cities full of innocent women and children it has maintained it has the right (because might makes right) to first strike use of nuclear weapons. No president or administration has ever taken it off the table. Each regime has said "nothing is off the table."

      As to "nuclearizing" US allies in Asia - the whole discussion misses the point entirely. The US is not going to give control of nuclear weapons to Japan or anyone else - it will use them itself. Already, and for years, the US has maintained nuclear weapons on land and at sea all over the world. Now with the "Pivot to Asia" nuclear weapons by the thousands surround China aircraft carriers have them, guided missal destroyers have them, and the 12+ nuclear submarines now plying the South China Sea all have them.

      In spite of Trump and his people saying all kinds of things the goal of the US is still without question "Global full spectrum domination." The year 2020 has been the target date for accomplishing this sense the 1990s.

      The Pentagon now has "low yield" nuclear weapons (1/2 ton yields) now deployed around the globe and the view is that they are usable and that retaliation can be mitigated by THAAD and other systems.

      We are now in a situation worse than the Cuban missal crisis - the US determined to over run China and Russia. An incident could be trumped up any time (see Gulf of Tonkin).
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      If you discus with the Usa terror state and you like to come to a agreement than there is only one way to reach that.... and that is to give up your country and people !!!
      Bravo North Korea keep strong !!!
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      Rex Tillerson is so ignorant. The US would violate the NPT if it supplies nukes to Japan or South Korea. Then China and Russia can supply nukes to Iran.
    • avatar
      War crimes committed by US troops in the Korean War.

      "The New York Times stated at the time that 17,000,000 pounds of napalm were used in Korea just in the first 20 months of the war. More bomb tonnage was dropped on Korea by the US than the US dropped on Japan in World War Two. American forces hunted down and murdered not only communist party members but also their families. At Sinchon we saw the evidence that American soldiers forced 500 civilians into a ditch, doused them with gasoline and set them on fire. We stood in an air raid shelter with walls still blackened with the burnt flesh of 900 civilians, including women and children who had sought safety during an American attack. American soldiers were seen pouring gasoline down the air vents of the shelter and burning them all to death. This is the reality of the American occupation for Koreans. This is the reality they fear still and never want to repeat. Can we blame them?”

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