The ‘stand-off’ between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jung-Un has been poorly presented and explained by our media that simply repeats American media-propaganda. Why is the world once more facing Armageddon so soon after Trump’s election? Trump wanted to have a more peaceful relationship with Russia, a very sensible idea considering just how badly the relationship between the two countries had become. They are the two most powerful nations on earth each capable of ending all life on earth should they ever fire their nuclear arsenals so having the two countries on better terms and understanding is an eminently good idea. It only takes one little mistake, a misunderstanding of intentions to set off World War 3.
However, good Trump’s intentions were toward Russia the real rulers of the U.S. were never going to allow such a move toward better relations and we have all witnessed ad-nauseum ‘Russiagate’ unfold nightly on our T.V.’s. The media beat up is hysterical if it were not so damaging, repeated all over the world as it is here. There is still no evidence of Russia ‘hacking’ the U.S. election so the search goes on with no let up for nearly 12 months now, enquiry after investigation. ‘Hearsay’ and ‘assertions’ have become ‘facts’ in the media and with Congress. This has resulted in Trumps executive power being stunted and the President’s ability to run foreign policy himself being completely hamstrung with the passing of fresh damaging sanctions on Russia. Unless the power establishment (the military/industrial complex) approves of the direction of foreign policy Trump is just a figurehead.
Australian observer Caitlin Johnston writes “The United States power establishment has an extensive history of using lies, false flags and propaganda to manipulate its hundreds of millions of citizens into supporting needless military interventionism”. They want war to ensure the massive military spending with huge profits continues and ramping up tensions all over the world suits this goal. Sixteen years now in Afghanistan and the ‘greatest nation on earth’ still has no victory, held at bay by mountain tribesmen with rifles. An engineered lie about ‘weapons of mass destruction’ in Iraq resulted quickly in the murder of the once solid U.S. ally Saddam Hussein, and now a decade later results in the complete destruction of Iraq as a country with the death, displacement and maiming of millions of citizens. It’s happening again in Syria and it happened in Libya with Hillary Clinton’s famous gloat about the murder of its leader Muammah Gaddafi, ‘We came, we saw, he died, ha ha ha!’ (https://youtu.be/FmIRYvJQeHM) Libya is now a failed state.
Yemen is all but destroyed as a country by U.S. armed proxy Saudi Arabia. Somalia is under constant drone raids killing thousands of civilians and now Venezuela is in the sights for destabilising with the U.S. calling the newly re elected President by democratic vote and increased majority a ‘dictator’ that needs overthrowing. Trump can rule only when he is satisfying the U.S. deep state military/industrial complex, but no way with Russia. In Trump the power establishment have their useful fool wanting to make ‘America great again’ that suits their need but Russia is to remain enemy No. 1. Johnston continues, “There is no depth to which the US war machine will not stoop in deceiving the public about the need to unload the military-industrial complex’s expensive inventory onto some third world country overseas, no limit to the evils that America’s unelected power establishment will commit in order to secure geopolitical dominance, and no end to the mass media propaganda machine’s willingness to report war propaganda as objective fact”.
The same ‘intel’ people who brought us weapons of mass destruction in Iraq are now peddling the notion that North Korea has produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead able to fit its recently tested ICBM making the ignition point of the Korean peninsula a threat to all life on planet earth. Only morons believe what the U.S. government says about North Korea but regrettably we have two psychopaths calling each other’s bluff, both identified by equally bazaar haircuts neither yielding to the others warmongering claims. In the instance of Trump he is serving the aim of the U.S. deep state, another war is good news for them, so his rants continue.
Surely the U.S. would already have invaded North Korea by now if it were not for North Korea having nuclear weapons that others like Libya, Iraq and Syria did not have and it is the small possibility that they could get a nuclear missile to Seoul or Tokyo maybe even the U.S. mainland that is keeping a U.S invasion from happening. The North Koreans still remember how the 1950-53 war ended up. They have no reason whatsoever to trust the U.S. that literally ‘finished off’ the North Koreans by committing atrocities, slaughter and crimes against humanity long after they were defeated. Kim Jong-Un knows this.
Trump now warns of ‘fire and fury’. Nearly all of western media send the message that ‘it will serve him (Kim Jong-Un) right’….we have to ‘sort him out’, ie subjugate the North Korean ‘rogue state’ to America’s will.
America is good at fire and fury as we already witnessed in the Korean peninsular and Vietnam. It is reported that most of the 630,000 tons of bombs dropped in the Korean War was napalm. Robert Neer in his book ‘Napalm: An American Biography’ quotes Gen Douglas MacArthurs later testimony to Congress “The war in Korea has already destroyed that nation of 20,000,000 people. I have never seen such devastation. I have seen I guess as much blood and disaster as any living man, and it just curdled my stomach, the last time I was there. After I looked at that wreckage, and those thousands of women and children, I vomited. The former supreme commander continued, “If you go on indefinitely you are perpetuating a slaughter such as I have never heard of in the history of mankind”.
Is this what we all want again? I trust not. But two psychopaths head to head are not a good combination and the media has a major role in downplaying the tensions and pointing out that war is not an option not glamorising the verbal exchanges because one of them could just tip over the edge.