According to a report in The Atlantic, President Trump and major league war hawk Lindsey Graham played a round of golf this past Sunday during which time they discussed North Korea. And according to the writer of the article, one Uri Friedman, the senator from South Carolina is now laying odds on what he sees as the chances that his golf buddy will order up an attack upon North Korea.
One might find Nikki Haley’s comment at the UN–that North Korea will be “utterly destroyed” in the event of war–inflammatory and unproductive, though certainly it is not terribly different from similar statements from Trump himself in the past. But the timing is perhaps the newsworthy part of this.
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It was back in August that the US staged a massive 10-day war war games exercise on the Korean peninsula. Involving some 75,000 US and South Korean troops, the exercise, dubbed “Ulchi-Freedom Guardian,” saw forces deployed on land, sea, and in the air–a massive display of military power denounced by the North Koreans as a “reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war”…and it was also around this time that the DPRK threatened to attack Guam.
Pyongyang’s Science and Technology Center is an expansive structure heated by geothermal energy, and with drip irrigation-watered live grass on inside walls. Its more than 3,000 computers are solar powered, the library has books in 12 foreign languages, and a long-distance learning program enables people from around the country to study and earn a degree equivalent to that of in-university studies.
“North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK) is one of the least understood and most lied about countries on Earth.”
Those are the words of independent journalist Eva Bartlett, who recently made a trip to North Korea and who has posted a very informative, eye-opening article on her experience. The piece includes some truly stunning photos, as well as links to some equally stunning videos that Bartlett has posted on You Tube. Suffice to say, the media’s portrayal of North Korea as a backwards country is utterly misleading. In reality it is anything but backwards.
Click here to access Bartlett’s full article.
We here in the West are swimming in a sea of lies, in countries that are falling apart and led by politicians who stage the crudest displays of chicanery and hypocrisy…and who seemingly have no qualms about doing so.
One of the more common Christian precepts is that greed and decadence lead to corruption and the eventual collapse of societies. This is an observation made by Jesus 2000 years ago.
This video actually reveals a great deal about attitudes held by Americans towards their own government. In it, we see an actor dressed up like North Korean leader Kim Jong-un go strolling through the streets of New York. Kim, who not so long ago called Trump a “dotard,” is the one world leader who, more so than any other, has defied the US. He has given the middle finger, not only to Trump, but also to the Deep State currently running the country into the ground and turning it into a surveillance police state. That a man so despised by the media and the political elites would receive such a warm welcome from average citizens speaks volumes about where we’re at right now.