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Korea, Fake News, and What’s Really Going On – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 30, 2018

The North Koreans are no dummies: they know a regime change operation when they see one. As they watch our Deep State go after a democratically elected President whose hopes for peace complement their own, the North Koreans are waiting to see if Trump survives.

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/08/29/korea-fake-news-and-whats-really-going-on/

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The media continues to get the President’s North Korean peace initiative all wrong: in some cases this is due to laziness, Washington-centric group-think, and just plain ignorance. In other cases, it is quite deliberate. Take, for example, the recent “news” that Trump canceled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s scheduled trip to Pyongyang due to a “belligerent” letter sent by the North Koreans to the White House. What is the source of this alleged development? A single report in the Washington Post put out there by one Josh Rogin, not a reporter but an opinion columnist with strong neoconservative inclinations. Rogin attributes this information to “two senior administration officials” while admitting that “[t]he exact contents of the message are unclear.”

We don’t know what the letter said, and so we don’t know why Trump canceled the trip. In short, we don’t know anything. That’s the “news,” folks.

So what really happened? Why the cancellation? Read the rest of this entry »

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MoA – “Officials” Attempt To Sabotage Further North Korea Talks

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 3, 2018

Keeping up the sheeple’s fear means job security. Follow the money.

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/06/officials-attempt-to-sabotage-trumps-north-korea-talks.html

Several Congress people and some officials in the CIA and Trump administration try to throw a spanner into the negotiations with North Korea. They “leak” to NBC News about an intelligence assessment on North Korea’s nuclear facilities. The result is a sensationalized piece that includes no surprising facts.

North Korea has increased nuclear production at secret sites, say U.S. officials
“Work is ongoing to deceive us on the number of facilities, the number of weapons, the number of missiles,” said one U.S. official.

One of the NBC authors is Ken Dilanian who is well known for his tight cooperation with the CIA.

Its opening: Read the rest of this entry »

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Get On the Trump Peace Train! – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 2, 2018

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/07/01/get-on-the-trump-peace-train/

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There’s never a dull moment with the Trump administration, which means: never a moment of rest for the War Party. Trump keeps throwing fast balls at the pundits and assembled “experts,” and they keep striking out, bigtime, as the ball whizzes past their heads and lands, with a thwack!, in the catcher’s mitt.

“Steee-rike one!”

First it was the meet up with Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The media and their attendant policy wonks weren’t ready for Singapore, where the President gave Kim a glimpse of what his country could achieve if it would only come in from the cold and allow the warm embrace of the international community. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s Time for America to Cut Loose Our Useless So-Called ‘Allies’

Posted by M. C. Fox on June 18, 2018

…even as his myriad foes prepare their next political, legal, and punditical attacks, Trump is the man astride the world stage, smiling, shaking hands, signing deals – and unmistakably remaking the old order…

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/06/16/its-time-for-america-cut-loose-our-useless-so-called-allies.html

JAMES GEORGE JATRAS

For the moment, let’s put aside Trump’s alleged sympathy for authoritarianism and focus on the accusation that Trump is “insulting, degrading, and destroying our allies and alliances,” a view held across the Establishment spectrum, from neoconservatives like Max Boot to far-Left Democratic California Congresswoman Maxine Waters (famed for her concern about Russian aggression in nonexistent Limpopo). How dare Trump threaten such valuable relationships!

Except these so-called ‘allies and alliances’ aren’t valuable to the United States. They’re a positive danger and a detriment.

Let’s get one thing straight: the United States has no real allies. There are countries we dominate and control, more properly termed client states or even satellites. (True, given Israel’s and Saudi Arabia’s lock-stock-and-barrel ownership of the American political class, it seems rather that we are their clients, not the other way around…) Conversely, on an almost one-to-one correspondence, countries that are not satellites are our enemies, either currently (Russia, North Korea, Iran, Syria) or prospectively (China).

But do we have any actual allies – that is, countries that provide mutual security for the United States, and whose contributions actually make us Americans safer and more secure in our own country?

Try to name one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trump Confounds the Pundits

Posted by M. C. Fox on June 17, 2018

I wish someone would just get the oil and gas pipelines built from Qatar through Iraq, Syria and Turkey. That is what this perpetual warmongering is about.

But then someone always finds a reason for war, like money, power and doing other county’s (the ones neocons bow down to) dirty work.

Did I mention money and power?

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/06/14/trump-confounds-pundits.html

Philip M. GIRALDI

What will come out of this week’s summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea remains to be seen, and one must hope for the best, but the bullets are already beginning to fly in the US media with The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof declaring impulsively somewhat implausibly that Trump gave away the store by canceling military training exercises with South Korea and in legitimizing Jong-un’s rule by meeting with him without getting anything substantive in return.

Lost in the flood of news coming out of Singapore are Trump’s positive comments delivered at the earlier G-7 meeting in Canada, which may have opened the door to a possible meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a return of Moscow to a reconfigured G-8. One hopes that China will soon also make it into the ultimate insiders’ club, which will have to be renamed G-9.

Washington’s most important relationship is with Moscow Read the rest of this entry »

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Trump’s Historic Gamble – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on June 15, 2018

Do you think we would be even close to this point with “We came, we saw, he died” Hillary?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/06/patrick-j-buchanan/trumps-historic-gamble/

President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy.

The British prime minister once counseled, “Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.”

At his Singapore summit, Trump smartly saluted a North Korean general and then lavished praise on Kim Jong Un as a “strong guy” with a “good personality” and a “great negotiator.” “He’s funny, and … very, very smart … and a very strategic kind of a guy. … His country does love him.”

Predictably, Trump is being scourged for this… Read the rest of this entry »

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Trump cancels Singapore nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Posted by M. C. Fox on May 24, 2018

  • Trump accuses North Korea of “tremendous anger and open hostility.”

Odd logic coming from the guy that staged war games on the N Korean border just before a peace conference.

It is almost like someone wanted to kill any chance of peace with NK. Nah, that can’t be right!

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/24/trump-says-singapore-summit-with-north-korea-leader-kim-is-cancelled-.html

  • President Trump cancels his historic summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month.
  • Trump accuses North Korea of “tremendous anger and open hostility.”
  • The meeting, which would have marked the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, was set for June 12.
  • “You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used,” Trump writes.

 

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Korean Summit: It’s Not About Us – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by M. C. Fox on April 23, 2018

The Korean summits threaten the basic architecture of the post-WWII American empire: costly bases, large troop concentrations, essentially a full-scale military occupation. This set-up requires huge outlays of tax dollars, and that’s just in direct costs: in short, there’s a huge trough at which plenty of federal contractors feed.

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/04/22/korean-summit-its-not-about-us/

Moon and Kim will meet this week in a preliminary summit leading up to the supposedly bigger event, the Trump-Kim super-summit. Or so the conventional wisdom would have it: after all, isn’t everything in the world really about us?

Well, no, but you’ll have a hard time telling the pundits and policy wonks that. They don’t realize that the real summit is taking place this week in Korea, as the two leaders form a united front against Washington’s War Party – hoping to enlist Trump on their side… Read the rest of this entry »

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Trump agrees to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Posted by M. C. Fox on March 9, 2018

First thought. Would Hillary have met Kim over over a table rather than the battlefield? What do you think?

https://nypost.com/2018/03/08/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-invites-trump-to-meet/

By Joe Tacopino

President Trump has agreed to sit-down with his North Korean nemesis Kim Jong-Un sometime in the next two months to discuss stripping the hermit nation of its nuclear arsenal, it was announced Thursday.

The historic meeting was brokered by the South Korean government, which delivered the invitation to the White House and divulged the details outside the West Wing…

Be seeing you

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Why the Korean ‘Crisis’ Is Completely Phony – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by M. C. Fox on January 10, 2018

Today I read North Korea will participate in the Olympics, for what that is worth.  The sport field and marketplace is where battle should take place.

Maybe peace will break out.

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/01/08/korean-crisis-completely-phony/

…Ah, but now it seems the panic-mongers just might’ve been wrong: despite the fiery rhetoric coming from both Washington and Pyongyang: the theatrics both Kim and Trump are so fond of succeeded in obscuring the objective reality beneath the brouhaha: the fact that neither the North Koreans nor the Americans have any interest in taking the “crisis” to the melting point. That’s why the Demilitarized Zone has stood there every since the armistice, with only a few brave defectors crossing every once in a while. The North Koreans fought us to a standstill, and the conflict has remained frozen to this day – because neither side has any interest in resuming it. Read the rest of this entry »

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