Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Will the Opportunity for Further Inter Korean Dialogue be missed as Pentagon pushes ahead with South Korea - US Joint Drills ?
Democracy and Class Struggle says South Korean doublespeak on Arirang - the drills simulate decapitation of North Korean leadership and invasion of North Korea but the South Korean Newscaster does not regard them as provocations !
For South Korean Newreader a definition of provocation;
something that incites, instigates, angers, or irritates.
The Military exercises do all these things and are a cause of inter Korean tensions and justification for North Korean military defence including nuclear defense.
Some honesty would go a long way to resolving inter Korean conflict not Arirang doublespeak
Posted by nickglais on 2/21/2018 11:49:00 AM
Democracy and Class Struggle says an additional 1,200 Turkish commando's were sent as reinforcements on Tuesday to support Turkish Offensive in Afrin.
So far, at least 500 fighters with Syrian government-aligned “popular committees” have entered Afrin to “fulfill their role in protecting Syrian territory,” a commander with the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin told Syria Direct.
Syria Direct previously reported that 4,000 militiamen entered Afrin, but the YPG commander clarified that 4,ooo is the total number of fighters expected to arrive in “successive groups” over the course of a 10-day period. Two groups have arrived so far, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.
Pro-government fighters present in Afrin were deployed “to all borders, clash points and the fronts with Turkey,” on Wednesday, the YPG commander told Syria Direct. The commander requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak with the media.
Posted by nickglais on 2/21/2018 11:00:00 AM
Democracy and Class Struggle says it is members of the Security Council that pose a threat to peace, breach of peace and act of aggression.
They should not determine what is legal or illegal - the world is upside down.
The Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations issued a press statement on February 12 as regards the fact that one year has passed since the DPRK Government requested the UN Secretariat to organize an international forum of legal experts for clarification of legality of the "sanctions resolutions" of the UN Security Council imposed against the DPRK.
Recalling that in January last year the DPRK proposed the UN Secretariat to organize an international forum of legal experts for clarification of legality of the "sanctions resolutions", the press statement said:
The Permanent Mission of the DPRK to the United Nations, during past one year, has constantly requested for earliest organization of the international forum of legal experts to the UN Secretariat through the meetings with the secretary-general, the under-secretary-general for Political Affairs and the under-secretary-general for Legal Affairs, and the letters of the DPRK permanent representative addressed to the secretary-general for 5 times, releases of the Permanent Mission's press statements for 4 times as well as press conferences and interviews for 5 times.
However, the UN Secretariat still turns away our just proposal for organizing an international forum of legal experts, continuously persisting in its outdated sophistry, saying that pursuant to Article 39 of the UN Charter, it is for the Security Council to determine whether or not a particular action or set of actions or a particular situation or dispute constitutes a threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression and thus it is for the Security Council to decide what recommendations to make or what measures are to be taken to maintain or restore international peace and security.
The UN Secretariat should listen carefully to the voices raised from numerous legal experts and lawyers of many countries, who are supporting our proposal for international forum, insisting that the Security Council has no legal ground or moral justification to condemn nuclear test or launch of ICBM and satellite as violation of international law.
The DPRK Permanent Mission to the UN requests once again the UN Secretariat to immediately respond in a positive way to our proposal for organizing an international forum of legal experts, in conformity with the mission stipulated in the UN Charter.
Posted by nickglais on 2/21/2018 06:47:00 AM
Democracy and Class Struggle has no problem with Latvia's banks helping North Korea bypass sanctions that we do not agree with.
However when you are a neo liberal poster child invariably you put money as your God before people.
Capitalists and bankers are profit patriots and sell out their countries interests for personal ones therefore we are not in the least surprised by corruption in Latvia.
Posted by nickglais on 2/21/2018 02:59:00 AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The People Protection Units (YPG) assured that after a month of the ongoing resistance in Afrin against the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries and calling for the Syrian government to do its duty protecting the Syrian border, military units responded to the calling and headed to station on the border in Afrin.
The spokesperson of YPG Nury Mahmoud issued a statement about the entrance of units of the Syrian army to Afrin and said,
“After passing a month on the legendary resistance of our forces against the Turkish occupation army and the terrorist organizations allied with it; Jabhet al-Nusra, IS and others and inflicting vast damage in the equipment, our units called for the Syrian government and its army to do their duty and participate in defending Afrin and protecting the Syrian border against this brutal invasion.
And the Syrian government met the calling and responded to the defence duty, and sent military units on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 to station on the border and participate in defending the unity of the Syrian lands and its border.”
Posted by nickglais on 2/20/2018 11:22:00 AM
Rex Tillerson has been reported in Asia Times has given permission to Turkish forces to come to Manbij - this is the duplicity we expect from the United States who is trying to keep SOB Erdogan on side and betray Kurds.
The YPG/SDF Kurdish forces have to make some difficult life or death decisions.
The situation in Afrin is fluid - with claims and counter claims about presence of Syrian forces.
The Report above from Syrian TV is firm evidence that Syrian forces are in Afrin.
Posted by nickglais on 2/20/2018 10:49:00 AM