I WAS IN NORTH KOREA WHEN TRUMP THREATENED NUCLEAR ATTACK
The week Trump tried his Nuclear Foreign Policy solution on DPRK I was there.
In Pyongyang, resolve amongst the populous to defeat the “American imperialist aggressors”, was tangible. But life continued. Calmly, the people of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea went about their daily affairs.
What astonished me most however, was the enormous difference I saw in the population which Western media had convinced me, was starving and desperately unhappy.
View the video – midday CBD Pyongyang. Do these people seem to you to be under any form of duress? Do the seem to be underfed?
As Gobbles said: “Repeat a lie often enough and the people will believe it.”
From Pyongyang to the DMZ (front line with South Korea), crops flourish as far as one can see. Sure, DPRK agriculture is as prone to droughts and floods as is Australian agriculture. But unless catastrophe strikes, the self-grown food supply provides.
Simultaneously China TV was ridiculing President Trump for his swinging dick solution to a problem America created when via the Korean War it tried to impose its puppet dictator on the former Manchuria recently liberated from Japanese occupation.
[A decade later America tried a similar stunt in Vietnam – and another decade later were defeated by the peasant army of Ho Chi Minh.]
But some of Trump’s generals were saying on Chinese TV:
“A nuclear attack is not a good idea. Fifty Thousand US troops stationed in South Korea and more in Japan will fall casualties- and Oh! Also, our allies in these countries too.”
Soon the South Koreans also were voicing anxiety and opposition to Mr. Trump.
[Germany and France might also take the time to cogitate the fall-out effect of any nuclear exchange anywhere in Europe – and Scandinavians can testify to the fear of a mere nuclear leak – Chernobyl! – let alone a bomb session by America.]
Clearly; the DPRK nuclear capability is as good a defence as it is a weapon of attack.
This was also the week China and Russia did support a sanctions initiative against DPRK by the US in the UN. And the West rejoiced.
But within 48 hours both of these giants qualified their support by announcing the following caveat: “Food and humanitarian assistance will not be sanctioned.”
And on this news, the West was mute.