Are we creating a false fear of war with North Korea?By Dark Politricks
As this video shows, this is how the "establishment media" sells wars to the populace by fear mongering and leaving out parts of statements by the "enemy" that would provide context to otherwise threatening language.
Tonight the BBC showed a controversial Panorama programme in which the BBC tricked the London School of Economics into allowing their film crew to hop along with a trip of students to the country.
From the BBC website.
Three journalists accompanied 10 London School of Economics students and spent eight days in the country.
The university and its students' union have demanded the corporation withdraw the programme.
But BBC head of news programmes Ceri Thomas said the North Korean government was the only party the corporation had deceived.
If you can access BBC iPlayer or have the Firefox plugin Modify Headers and can find a UK IP address then you can view the programme (probably tomorrow) here >> Panorama North Korea Undercover
As we know from previous Panorama documentaries, especially the one on the Mavi Marmara after the IDF executed 9 Free Gaza activists, the BBC can be very biased when it comes to picking sides.
To be fair, the North Korean state is a Stalinist, Nationalist dictatorship in which rule passes down a family line and the new young ruler is most likely showing strength and acting out to secure his position internally.
However despite the rhetoric and the fact that his armed forces are a million strong they are armed with antiquated weaponry, old Russian tanks and rifles and their nuclear bombs are most likely stolen or bought from the black market.
It is true that the North Korean regime is a horrible communist nightmare in which hundreds of thousands of people are locked up in gulags and camps. The people have suffered multiple famines in which grass became the main available food for the "workers" whilst the ruling family and generals most likely ate like kings.
As George Orwell said in Animal Farm, some animals are more equal than others and I suspect that is undoubtedly the case in North Korea right now.
However despite all this the two Korea's are still technically at war. No peace treaty has ever been signed between the North and South since the war ended in the 50's and therefore the two countries are still on a war footing.
The USA is committed to backing up the South and China the North, therefore any miscalculation by the Koreans or American's could easily lead to an outbreak of war. It would be foolish if we allowed this to happen because of propaganda and lies.
We have to realise that North Korea is not stupid.
They saw what happened to Iraq and Libya when they gave up their WMD's. To them, a nuclear weapon is the ultimate guarantee of safety from attack. This is probably the same thinking that the Iranians have.
They know about the USA bringing stealth bombers over their country and see war games being held across their border. Without a direct hot-line to stop war breaking out from mis-perception of an imminent threat from either side it would only take an incident like last years bombing of a disputed island or the sinking of a ship for a war to start for real.
The North Korean's WANT PEACE.
They have explicitly said this time after time and if anything their ratcheting up of war talk is aimed at getting peace talks started again.
However it is not North Korea preventing a peace treaty between all sides from occurring but the pre-conditions set by the Americans that the North give up all their nuclear ambitions that is stopping a peace treaty from being signed.
Who is the USA, the only country to have used a nuclear bomb in anger, to decide who is and who isn't allowed nuclear weapons?
When we have countries like Israel who are stocked to the teeth with nuclear weaponry being allowed to continue their nuclear ambitions whilst talking about attacking Iran for even thinking about having their own. It is no wonder that North Korea is not willing to give up the ultimate deterrent.
When we are not even willing to budge on our own nuclear capability and allow our friends to own nuclear weapons whilst declaring our enemies ambitions off limits it is no wonder that a large part of the world see's this hypocrisy and then calculates that only by having nuclear bombs will it prevent an attack by the axis of war i.e US/UK/France.
North Korea is not a pleasant place to live and their rulers are despots. However the way to overcome this is by signing a peace treaty, allowing open borders and people from both sides of Korea to cross the border and see that they are not so different after all.
Once North Korea can stop diverting all it's money from it's armed forces to actually modernising it's country then things might change.
However it seems we are once again stuck in the 80's. Trying to defeat a communist regime by bankrupting and starving them to submission by forcing them to spend money they don't have on defensive measures because they are rightly paranoid of attack.
It may have worked with the USSR but North Korea has held on much longer and seems willing to let their citizens resort to eating grass or cannibalism so that it's few resources can be spent maintaining ancient weaponry that would be wiped out immediately if any war started.
Lets just hope people our side of the divide are not fooled into war once again like we were with Iraq and Libya.
The neo-cons are probably flipping coins at the moment deciding whether to attack Iran or North Korea and propaganda like the sort we are constantly being fed at the moment about North Korea threatening to nuke us without giving us the full context is not helping at all.
Remember - find the facts out for yourself and don't rely on the mainstream media for your nightly statements of fear.
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