Both Koreas in on the action? Biden wants Xi’s help

| November 14, 2022


In a Cold-War sounding deal, two powers are said to be supplying opposite sides of a conflict. Russia and the US, right? Nope, it is reported that both Koreas are to be sending arms to opposite sides of the Ukraine conflict.

First off, the Norks:

The North Korean government is covertly funneling artillery shells to aid Russia in its war in Ukraine using countries in the Middle East and North Africa to mask the weapons’ movement, although it was not yet clear whether those shipments were received, the White House said Wednesday.

The shipments include “thousands” of shells, John Kirby, the National Security Council’s coordinator for strategic communications, told reporters. He characterized the number as “significant” but not enough to alter the war’s trajectory “in any appreciable way.”   WaPo

The Norks deny it and says we are just trying to get them in trouble with the teacher.

A North Korean defense ministry official called the allegations a rumor and said Pyongyang has “never had ‘arms dealings’ with Russia” and has “no plan to do so in the future.”

“We regard such moves of the U.S. as part of its hostile attempt to tarnish the image of the DPRK in the international arena by invoking the illegal ‘sanctions resolution’ of the (U.N. Security Council) against the DPRK,” the official said in a statement carried by state-run news agency KCNA, referring to the North by the initials of its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.   NBC News

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal broke that South Korea is in negotiations to supply 100,000 155mm howitzer rounds to Ukraine. Actually, to the US. (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge). Ukraine has transitioned over to US 155s from the Russian 152s they were using – to the tune of about 7,000 rounds a day. Russia is reported to be firing 20,000 152mm rounds daily, by the way. Ah, to be a Mideast freight forwarder about now.

“The negotiations are happening under the premise that the U.S. will be the final user,” the statement added.  Wall Street Journal

So The North is not supplying arms to Russia, and the ROKs are not supplying rounds to us which will of course not get routed to Ukraine. Kinda reminds you of the whole plausible deniability thing, doesn’t it?

And since the Koreas are a bit of a tinderbox, Biden is reportedly aiming to ask China’s Xi for some help in reining Kim Jung Il in a bit.

U.S. President Joe Biden will warn Chinese President Xi Jinping at a meeting on Monday that North Korea’s continued pursuit of weapons development will lead to an enhanced U.S. military presence in the region, the White House said.  Reuters

Sounds like a veiled threat to me, and we all know folks respond graciously to those. Maybe the administration thinks this might work better than begging the Saudis to release more oil did?

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Hack Stone

“Donald Trump as President will lead to nuclear Armageddon.”

Not only that, but he tweeted mean things.


Ahh, yes… I recall the NO TRUMP! NO WAR! signs based entirely on pure fantasy and delusion… To be a proggie retard.. must be nice to live as such a clueless, brainless, hopeless fool.


“not enough to alter the war’s trajectory”

Clever use of the lexicon.


The World Wide MIC is alive and doing well, Thank You Verrah Much. Did Ike say “Beware of…” or “Be Aware of…”? Burning thru expendable ordnance is good for somebody’s economy/bottom line. A certain former SoS and the Krime Kartel thereof could prolly benefit from the depletion of some uranium based ‘splodey things.


It would be a shame if the Nork-Ruso bridge had a little accident wouldn’t it?


Oh Joe…
The State Department says it will not comply with a government watchdog’s investigation into how more than $1 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was spent in Afghanistan since the Taliban terror group retook control of the country.”
“The State Department maintains that SIGAR is overreaching its jurisdiction and that it is not legally required to comply with any information requests that pertain to the $1.1 billion allocated for humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan. A July 8 letter sent to SIGAR by the State Department outlines these concerns, according to a copy obtained by the Free Beacon.”


Oops… SIGAR = Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), a government watchdog established in 2008 to perform oversight on America’s $146 billion reconstruction project in the war-torn country,

Hack Stone

That was money well spent. Our reconstruction efforts brought Afghanistan from the 12th Century into the 14th Century.


You’re giving us WAY too much credit. The Taliban is hard at work undoing everything and taking that shithole back to the 7th century as we speak.


I seem to remember a story that the Norks were going to send 100,000 “volunteers” to help the Russkies in their “special military operation.” Whatever happened with that?


One thing to consider…would YOU load an artillery piece with a round manufactured in North Korea? I gotta figure that Russian quality control is bad enough, but seriously, loading and firing something made by starving slave labor?

A Proud Infidel®™

Good point, the Nazis used slave labor to manufacture munitions which resulted in a lot of dud rounds.


Biden was worried about the wrong country and wrong missiles.

Russia had an “oopsie” in Poland.

Time is running out.

Starting to look less random, hit a grain plant.

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