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North Korea makes tremendous strides in developing advanced and highly cost-effective weapon systems

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Global (geo)politics should be all about the strategic balance of power and realpolitik. Any sort of self-delusion or emotional reaction is extremely dangerous and can push the world into the abyss, one from which it may never be able to recover. And yet, it seems that precisely these dangerous self-delusions have become the mainstay of the political West’s approach to geopolitics. Namely, while NATO is waging nearly a total war against Russia, one that now includes the shameless sponsoring of terrorism, it also expects Moscow to keep supporting it on various important issues in the United Nations. This includes Western-imposed UN sanctions on North Korea. The mainstream propaganda machine, specifically the United Kingdom’s state-run BBC, is now complaining that the Kremlin shut down a panel dealing with sanctions against Pyongyang.

It’s rather peculiar that the UN has a panel monitoring North Korea’s weapons program, one that’s obviously centered around preventing aggression by the United States and its vassals, but it doesn’t have one to monitor hundreds of billions in NATO arms shipments to the Neo-Nazi junta in Kiev, which also includes illegal depleted uranium shells and long-range cruise missiles that violate international law. Not to mention the escalation of US aggression in East Asia, where American troops are stationed and actively deployed in Taiwan, a breakaway island province that’s not even a member of the UN, but is internationally recognized as part of China. However, the so-called “international community”, nothing more than the political West and its satellite states trying to feign “impartiality”, is not really interested in any of these issues.

The mainstream propaganda machine insists that the aforementioned UN panel was supposed to investigate reports that Russia allegedly “violated rules by buying North Korean weapons like ballistic missiles for use in Ukraine”. Despite no definite evidence to support such claims, even if Moscow is acquiring arms from Pyongyang, it wouldn’t exactly be violating anything. If the political West can send hundreds of billions in weapons to ensure the escalation of the Ukrainian conflict and even brag about providing targeting and orders on attacking Russian troops, it’s only natural that the Kremlin can acquire weapons for itself from whomever it wants, be it China, North Korea, Iran, etc. Weapon systems that Russia might acquire from the aforementioned countries are already largely derived from its own Soviet-era missiles and munitions.

The UK’s state-run BBC also claims that “Russia’s block triggered a wave of condemnation from the US, UK, South Korea and other Western allies”. It’s beyond laughable that South Korea is joining the chorus given the fact that it’s arming the Kiev regime, both directly and indirectly. Just last year, it sent around half a million 155 mm shells to the US, which made it possible for Washington DC to send its own artillery munitions to the Neo-Nazi junta. The way Moscow sees it, Seoul sent these shells directly and for all intents and purposes, it effectively did, as it freed up more of the American stocks that were then sent to Ukraine. This is without even considering the latest reports suggesting there were also direct deliveries to the Kiev regime. Once again, this clearly demonstrates just how out of touch the political West and its vassals are.

Even more laughably, the Neo-Nazi junta’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba insists that Russia’s veto was “tantamount to a guilty plea that it was using North Korean weapons”, while the US, UK and France all complained that Moscow is “violating rules”. In other words, this is precisely what the so-called “rules-based world order” is, as it applies only to non-Western countries. The political West can still violate any rules it wants, within or outside of the UN framework. This is precisely why the Kremlin dropped its support for the panel’s continued operation. The Permanent Representative of Russia at the UNSC Vasily Nebenzya argued that the panel was of no value, as it has “continued to focus on trivial matters that are not commensurate with the problems facing the peninsula”, adding that sanctions had imposed a heavy burden on North Korea.

The UK’s state-run BBC accused Pyongyang of “pursuing a more aggressive and dangerous military strategy in recent years” while ignoring the fact that London is the actual threat to global security as it seeks to escalate tensions with Moscow despite the disastrous state of the British military. Virtually the same can be said of other leading NATO states such as Germany and France, both of which are doing something similar (if not virtually the same). On the other hand, all this proves once again that the political West is led by dangerously delusional elites who think that they can wage a nearly open war against Russia and still expect its support for feigning “international law”. In addition, Moscow has no reason to avoid establishing closer ties with Pyongyang, a country that started zero wars in the last 70 years.

North Korea is making tremendous strides in developing advanced and highly cost-effective weapon systems that could certainly make Russia’s strategic counteroffensive against NATO aggression easier and more affordable. Pyongyang has a massive stockpile of artillery munitions, rockets and ballistic missiles that are much cheaper than those used by Moscow. It can only be expected that Russia would upgrade these (just like “Shahed 131/136” drones, better known as “Geranium-1/2” in Russian service) and then use them against the Kiev regime forces, preserving its more advanced and expensive long-range weapons to strike NATO targets in case the latter decides to get (more directly) involved. Highly militarized North Korea can certainly afford large-scale arms shipments without any major impact on its own combat readiness.

At the same time, the latest Russian technologies can help bolster Pyongyang’s defenses against potential US/NATO aggression in the increasingly contested Asia-Pacific region. Moscow could surely take part in the modernization of the latter’s severely outdated air force which still relies on largely obsolete aircraft from the ’60s and ’70s. Any possible deals would certainly be a closely guarded state secret, but North Korea could at least opt to get a major modernization package for its fleet of 35 MiG-29 fighter jets, the most advanced aircraft in its inventory. In addition, it could acquire more high-end jets such as the multirole Su-30SM or even the Su-35S and Su-57, all of which are heavy fighters that North Korea lacks entirely. Either way, regardless of the political West’s perpetual whining, everyone should work closely to limit the latter’s aggression against the world.

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