Category: KOREA/NORTH KOREA

Lovefest in Korea Leaves US Regime Fuming

DAVID W. PEAR—Every four years the US regime uses the Olympics as an opportunity to rain chaos and hate during the Olympics’ historical tradition of bringing the world’s best athletes together in celebration of world unity, human dignity, fraternity among all nations and the possibilities when nations come together in peace. Happiness, unity and peace are a threat to the paranoid US regime, which is dedicated to war, death, and chaos.  Like a drone hurling bombs at wedding parties and funerals, the unpredictable US regime tries to sabotage anything good and decent that might come from a peaceful gathering of nations.

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Trump, Pence Rain on Koreas’ Olympic Unity Parade

CHRISTINE AHN—I mean, one child per day in North Korea will die because of the effect of these sanctions, and UNICEF just issued a report last month that said that 60,000 North Korean children could starve as a result of these sanctions. So it is not the alternative to war. It is a slow war that is being waged against the people in North Korea, and we have a responsibility as a global community to push back on it. It is unethical, it is immoral, and South Korea wants to begin the process of sending humanitarian aid. My understanding was, at the meeting in Vancouver when Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha from South Korea said that South Korea wanted to resume humanitarian aid and fulfill this commitment that Moon Jae-in made at the General Assembly last September to send $8 million in humanitarian aid to North Korea, that was basically opposed by the United States, by the UK, by Japan.

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North Korean charm initiative continues with personal invitation

SERAPHIM HANISCH—This naturally is a very hopeful sign for Korean people on both sides of the DMZ, but the Americans remain unimpressed, to say the least. The rhetoric from the US President Donald Trump has been strongly supported in equally strong statements by Mr. Pence, both in deed (he was to have brought with him the father of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died just days after being returned to the USA in a coma following imprisonment in North Korea.

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CBS Working to Kill any Possible Good Will Dividend for North Korea Stemming from Winter Olympics

PATRICE GREANVILLE—Despite this awesome panoply of tools to achieve just about any end, the Winter Olympics in Korea and the increasing talk of a warm-up in relations between Seoul and Pyongyang is giving the empire managers shivers, this being so unexpected, so the propaganda and political organs are working double time to maintain the accustomed imperialist order, a setup which benefits absolutely no one, including 99% of the US population.

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If There’s a War in Korea, Blame Trump

MIKE WHITNEY—The United States has never lifted its sanctions on North Korea, never treated their leaders with anything except contempt and brutality, and never made any sincere attempt to end the hostilities. Washington will not even sit down with a delegation from the DPRK to air their differences or discuss a path forward. Why? Is it because the DPRK is a Communist state? Is that it? Heck, no. The US has open trade relations with China and Vietnam both of who share a similar Marxist ideology.

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South Korea Slips Off the US Leash

DAVE LINDORFF—Imagine US diplomats telling NATO allies UK, Germany or France not to “run off the leash” in bilateral discussions say, with Russia! Sure, they too are on a leash to some extent, but nobody associated with the US State Department, would ever stick it in their faces like that.

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