Category: KOREA/NORTH KOREA

OF NOTE: US Media Turn to ‘Superhero’ Pence to Combat Korean Olympic Peace Threat

ADAM JOHNSON—Nearly every one of Pence’s actions during his five-day trip to Japan and South Korea this week—his public declarations, private murmurings and scripted meetings and visits—have been aimed at combating North Korea’s shiny propaganda with gritty talk of his own. It’s hard to think of a better illustration of the concept of cognitive dissonance than the Washington Post unironically referring to Mike Pence as a “superhero” in an article about the dangers of propaganda.

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Ramo Reminded South Koreans of the Brutality of Imperial Japan

JOSEPH ESSERTIER—Ramo has certainly reminded millions of Koreans of the incredible pain and trauma of the violence of the Empire of Japan. Bravo! His words have reminded Koreans of American racism and cold indifference toward them, too. As Koreans on the Peninsula move forward toward peace, his words make it difficult for Koreans to forget the heartless lack of sympathy and concern among Americans for their human rights, and his words will encourage them to not rely on Washington any more than they rely on Tokyo.

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US SENDING 1000S OF MARINES TO ASIA TO STOP CHINA’S BELT AND ROAD SYSTEM

JEFF J. BROWN—Now, Baba Beijing (China’s communist leadership), must be shaking in its boots, pissing its drawers, shitting its pants and strategizing a humiliating retreat. Fear the force! Run for your lives! It’s gonna be rout, boys and girls! OMG, O-H-M-Y-G-A-W-D, Uncle Sam is planning to send even more thousands of America’s toughest, meanest badass ATEN-HUT Marines to Asia

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