Everyone Is Wrong About North Korea, by Darius Shahtahmasebi

Let’s see, 75 years ago the US bombed the living crap out of North Korea, and it is now threatening to do so again. North Korea has bombed nobody since the Korean Armistice. The US has bombed numerous countries and replaced their regimes. Yet, it’s the “irrational” North Koreans who threaten the peace of the entire world by threatening to retaliate if attacked, and US demands that North Korea give up its means of defending itself are wholly rational. From Darius Shahtahmasebi at  lewrockwell.com:

Imagine a world where one country – country X – is bombing at least seven countries at any one time and is seeking to bomb an eighth, all the while threatening an adversarial ninth state – country Y – that they will bomb that country into oblivion, as well. Imagine that in this world, country X already bombed country Y back into the Stone Age several decades ago, which directly led to the current adversarial nature of the relationship between the two countries.

Now imagine that country Y, which is currently bombing no one and is concerned mostly with well-founded threats against its own security, threatens to retaliate in the face of this mounting aggression if country X attacks them first. On top of all this, imagine that only country Y is portrayed in the media as a problem and that country X is constantly given a free pass to do whatever it pleases.

Now replace country X with the United States of America and country Y with North Korea to realize there is no need to imagine such a world. It is the world we already live in.

As true as all of this is, the problem is constantly framed as one caused by North Korea alone, not the United States. “How to Deal With North Korea,” the Atlantic explains. “What Can Trump Do About North Korea?” the New York Times asks. “What Can Possibly Be Done About North Korea,” the Huffington Post queriesTime provides 6 experts discussing “How We Can Solve the Problem” (of North Korea). “North Korea – what can the outside world do?” asks the BBC.

To continue reading: Everyone Is Wrong About North Korea

 

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