Is North Korea Showing the Emperor is Naked?

Amid the thick fog of (rhetorical) war between Washington and Pyongyang, it’s still possible to detect some fascinating writing on the (unbuilt) wall. A case can be made that President Trump is using North Korea to kick the 24/7 Russia-gate narrative out of the US news cycle. It's certainly working. After all, in Exceptionalistan weltanschauung, the prospect of war …

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China Will Prevent US First Strike Against North Korean Regime

China will prevent the US and South Korea from carrying out strikes on North Korea and trying to overthrow the leadership there, but will remain neutral if Pyongyang launches missiles at American targets first, the state-run Global Times said. The warning, delivered through an editorial in the Chinese state-run newspaper on Thursday, comes as both …

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Avoiding Nuclear War: Why Kim Jong-Un’s Strategy Makes Sense

Looking at the recent North Korean testing of two intercontinental missiles, it may seem that Pyongyang wishes to increase tensions in the region. A more careful analysis, however, shows how the DPRK is implementing a strategy that will likely succeed in averting a disastrous war on the peninsula. In the last four weeks, North Korea seems …

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US Imperialism and The Threat of Nuclear War Against North Korea

The world is poised on the brink of a war on the Korean Peninsula that could rapidly escalate into a global nuclear conflict. US President Donald Trump has doubled down on his inflammatory threat to engulf North Korea in “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Yesterday he commented that his words were …

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Korea Crisis: Trump ”Losing Control of His Rhetoric” But Without Any Plan for Attack

President Trump's threats against North Korea conceal the absence of any US intention to attack that country. All they do is play into Kim Jong-un's hands. Shortly after both the Chinese and the Russians expressed their growing exasperation at the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang – for which they are increasingly blaming Washington …

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‘Now We Have a Smaller Payroll’: Trump Thanks Putin for Cuts to US Diplomatic Staff in Russia

President Donald Trump deadpanned that he is “very thankful” for Russian President Vladimir Putin's order to kick out hundreds of US diplomatic staffers from Russia. Trump’s quip that the US would “save a lot of money” wasn’t met with much laughter, though. “I want to thank [Putin], because we’re trying to cut down on payroll,” Trump …

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Google is the Engine of Censorship

Late last year, search engine giant Google announced its plans to protect users from the horrors of ‘fake news’ by changing the way it presents search results. According to corporate officials, they hope to shelter readers by limiting access to what the company deems as “low-quality” information – while promoting what it calls ‘established’ mainstream …

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