American gangsters go wild to spoil Koreans’ national event

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2018-01-16

The US rulers are behaving perversely, following with uneasiness the Korean peninsula situation which is developing favourably in the New Year.

When the historic New Year Address was made public in the DPRK, American politicians crossly spat out such rubbish as “tactic of opening to the south and shutting out the US” and “act of driving a wedge” between south Korea and the US, arguing that north Korea might proceed to commit additional missile “provocation” after the Olympics are over.

And before the inter-Korean high-level talks were held, they intimidated the south Korean authorities and spread the rumour that the talks are a trick to divide Seoul and Washington and weaken the US-led sanctions and pressure on the DPRK, insisting that there should be no such talks and that the improvement of inter-Korean relations and the settlement of “north Korea’s nuclear issue” cannot be pushed ahead separately as these are inseparable from each other.

When north-south high-level talks made unexpected success thanks to the DPRK’s magnanimity and goodwill, the US authorities including Trump, struggling to hide their embarrassment, made a U-turn in their attitude describing it as the direct outcome of their unprecedented pressure on the DPRK in a reckless bid to attribute the result common to the north and south of Korea to their “efforts”.

They are trying to put a damper on the climate of inter-Korean concord, asserting that though the north and south had jointly entered the venue of Olympic Games several times, that did not lead to north Korea’s switch in its nuclear policy, and that they would not ease the maximum sanctions and pressure before it scraps its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

The Carl Vinson nuclear-powered carrier strike group is heading for the Korean peninsula bringing the dark clouds of war. The Stennis carrier strike group is about to set sail. Consequently, if the USS Ronald Reagan in Japanese port is added, it means that three carrier strike groups are closing in on the peninsula at the same time. In addition, three landing helicopter carriers comparable to an aircraft carrier are said to be busy preparing to come carrying marines.

Three B-2 strategic nuclear bombers have been dispatched urgently to Guam for reinforcement and seven US air bases in south Korea and Japan are reportedly saturated with fighters and troops unexpectedly dispatched from the US mainland for buildup.

This shows that Trump is an awful liar as he said that he truly hopes the north and south of Korea would be successful and cooperate with each other beyond the Olympics, he fully supports their effort and there will not be any military action during their dialogue. It also reveals nakedly what the US really pursues.

What cannot be overlooked is that all these military actions are related to their attempt at surprise preemptive attack on the DPRK.

Greatly astonished by the DPRK’s successful test-fire of ICBM Hwasong 15 on November 29 last year, the US has since endeavoured to get ready a powerful military countermeasure, saying it has only three months left to check north Korea.

Actually, the US military is preparing a DPRK-targeted preemptive attack operation plan for the Trump administration although the atmosphere of improved inter-Korean relations is being built up.

Such preparations are being made in earnest at alpine infantry divisions in the mainland and at special forces committed to its Osan and Kunsan bases in south Korea.

All its moves vividly show that the US is recklessly zeroing in on a war.

What is more dangerous is that such military moves are being made pursuant to the lunatic president’s ignorance and frenzy, not in accordance with any political need or reasonable judgment.

The US should take careful consideration. Trump and his clan quite often brag that the DPRK-related options including military strike are on the table of the White House, but the varied options of the DPRK’s supreme leadership are in a secluded place, not on a table that is visible to anyone, waiting for an order to show up its alarming appearance at an opportune time.

The DPRK, a world nuclear and missile power, has the pluck to tell the group of warmongers to swarm before its gate if they can afford to deal with the consequences.

The US should keep in mind that an end will be put to its sinful fate the moment it dares to make a move, bereft of reason, to hurt the dignity of socialist Korea which is demonstrating its might and peace in the Korean peninsula.

This is an abridgment of an article published by Choe Kang Chol, researcher at the Institute of International Studies of the DPRK.
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ClandesTime 130 – Fake News and the Postmodern Condition

What is fake news? Where did it come from and why is it so profitable? In this week’s episode I consider whether fake news is a new thing, or simply a newly-popular name for methods of deceit that have existed for centuries.

Source: ClandesTime 130 – Fake News and the Postmodern Condition

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Iran protests: Reply to the WSWS response to my critique

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You can find links to Ramin’s original piece and the WSWS Trotskyite response within this article as well. Hopefully you will be able to see how Trotskyism is a plague of arrogant ultra-leftism. I really hate those motherfuckers. – PC

via Iran protests: Reply to the WSWS response to my critique – The Greanville Post

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An image for our time: the two Koreas as one

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What an image!

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Ri Son Gwon, chair of the DPRK’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland (left), shakes hands with Cho Myoung-gyon, the Unification Minister of the Republic of Korea (right). This was at the meeting today in Panmunjom, in the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas.

And again:

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Amazing start to 2018, sidelining the international players and getting on with their own agenda. The footage of the gathering (found here) is stunning in its simplicity. And I was in this room in 2015 when I visited the DPRK.

It is worth noting that while the corporate media is trying to spin this development as an initiative from the ROK, it was actually Kim Jong Un who got the whole process going with his New Year address. Instead, we have to look to news outlets such as the Global Times to get the story right, use the…

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Kim Jong-Un’s new year address

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This one is a beauty and worthy of note. In his new year address (for Juche year 107), Kim Jong-Un deployed the standard genre of communist speeches. It focuses on achievements in the past year, the international situation, problems that need to be addressed and the workers’ party. The section of most interest to observers is the following:

My New Year greetings go also to the compatriots in the south and abroad who are fighting for the reunification of the country and to the progressive peoples and other friends across the world who opposed war of aggression and gave firm solidarity to our cause of justice

As I have pointed out earlier, reunification has been a consistent policy of the DPRK since 1972, based on the two Koreas achieving reunification without outside interference and a bicameral system. We find these themes in the following section of the speech, with…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers 2018 New Year Address in Beijing

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The Fascist Offensive by Georgi Dimitrov

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Read this book. You can find it on Amazon, just like practically everything. Below is the review I gave it there:

“History repeats itself, and this book is as relevant today as when it was first delivered as a report to the Comintern in 1935. The text does a great job of explaining just what fascism is and how the working class must fight it, primarily by organizing a united front with other centrist or center-left groups where the mass of the working class is found, including reformist trade unions. At only 120 pages it is a fairly quick and easy read. Another reviewer gave this work one star, claiming that there were lots of typos and that it was a “bad translation.” I found a few minor typos, but nothing major and certainly nothing that would detract from the substance of the content and its analysis and strategic plan for fighting fascism. I highly recommend this book!

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American Fascism

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by Gary Weglarz

I find the “Trump is a Nazi” and “Trump empowers Nazis” narratives particularly fascinating given the actual history that the U.S. imported literally thousands of actual “real life” Nazis after WWII. Many of these were war criminals worthy of their own respective trials and executions, but instead they were incorporated into the CIA, military, medical research, and NASA among other institutional settings. Many other Nazis the CIA couldn’t get into the U.S. we assisted in escaping European justice and relocating to South America where they were useful in organizing our torture and death squad regimes over many decades. There is massive documentation of this history. Most Americans know little and care to know little of such unsavory details regarding the actual -‘Nazi origin story’- of our deep state structures.

The point being that the “deep state” apparatus that controls the U.S. has had no problem whatsoever embracing actual “real life Nazis” — with all the absolute ethical and behavioral corruption that simple fact entails. Meanwhile the MSM and public pretends none of this ever happened and uses the term “Nazi” instead as a designation of the despicable — “other.”

The dreaded “Nazi” of imagination in the liberal mind is the poor uneducated white kid somewhere in the south whose future looks like a brick wall and who while sitting in a prison cell for some petty crime gets exposed to white supremacist ideology and gets himself a swastika tatoo. Rest assurred this kid has no future WHATSOEVER being hired as a well paid shill for empire doing mind control, torture or “medical” research in some secret CIA program. We brought over “real” Nazis for that stuff. Perhaps a look into the mirror would be useful at this time, rather than continuing to use the word “Nazi” like it somehow isn’t a very real part of who we are historically as a nation.

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Dems And GOP Work Together Like A Boxer’s 1–2 Punch To Knock You Out

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“Democrats are able to stifle any American movement to the left on issues of economic justice and anti-corporatism by monopolizing the space meant for leftist politics and providing little if any pushback against the pro-war, pro-oligarchy, pro-corporatism agendas of the Republicans. Even when they controlled both houses and the White House, they advanced a corporatist Republican healthcare policy while continuing and expanding all of George W Bush’s wars. Sure they don’t shove things as far to the right as humanly possible when in office like Republicans do in the same way a jab rarely lands with fight-ending force, but they hold the space and measure the distance for a crushing knockout cross to your face as soon as the GOP regains power.”

Read the full article by Caitlin Johnstone on Medium. – PC

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