As if there weren’t already enough consequences to consider in the situation with North Korea, now Vladimir Putin is sticking his nose squarely into the fray.
There are very few good options for an outcome in the case of North Korea’s constant provocation of the United States with nuclear weapons tests and ICBM launches.
While the U.S. does possess the most potent military force on the planet, there is no way to guarantee that we could possibly strike quickly enough, and with enough force, to prevent Kim Jong Un from decimating Seoul, South Korea or Tokyo, Japan in the immediate aftermath.
Similarly, a covert, SEAL Team Six-style mission to incapacitate the dainty dictator would most certainly be met with a dastardly contingency plan of his own, possibly involving a massive nuclear strike or strikes within the region.
Diplomacy certainly hasn’t been working as hoped either, leading many to believe that there is only one way that this entire debacle can come to an end, and that is through an ugly conflict.
Now, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been far too involved in U.S. business as of late, has his own dire warning for those examining the issue of Kim Jong Un. Let’s just say that Putin isn’t convinced of any less dangerous option either.
“The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has warned that the escalating North Korean crisis could cause a ‘planetary catastrophe’ and huge loss of life, and described US proposals for further sanctions on Pyongyang as ‘useless’.
“’Ramping up military hysteria in such conditions is senseless; it’s a dead end,’ he told reporters in China. ‘It could lead to a global, planetary catastrophe and a huge loss of human life. There is no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, save that of peaceful dialogue.’”
“On Sunday, North Korea carried out its sixth and by far its most powerful nuclear test to date. The underground blast triggered a magnitude-6.3 earthquake and was more powerful than the bombs dropped by the US on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the second world war.
“Putin was attending the Brics summit, bringing together the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Speaking on Tuesday, the final day of the summit in Xiamen, China, he said Russia condemned North Korea’s provocations but said further sanctions would be useless and ineffective, describing the measures as a ‘road to nowhere’.”
Earlier this week, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, requested that the U.N. examine every possible sanction against the reclusive nation in the wake of their terrifyingly powerful nuclear test.
That latest affront to world peace by Kim Jong Un was described as a “complete success” by North Korean leaders, and was purported to be the detonation of a hydrogen bomb; one of the world’s most powerful atomic weapons.