JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ARTICLE ASKS WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF YOU WERE KIM JONG-UN ? – AT LEAST I KNOW WHAT I WOULD NOT DO   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY TIMOTHY BANCROFT-HINCHEY IN PRAVDA

 

“What would you do if you were Kim Jong-un?” 

 

A very difficult question.

Yet there is one thing I know I wouldn’t do, and I rather think Kim, who is known to be quite an intelligent man despite his press image in the West as a rather clownish figure, will not do it either, and that is to accept any promises from the Great Orange One as a secure basis for anything.

As Gorbachev and Reagan used to say, “Verify….” Only here, it is not just “verify,” it is the need for clear physical acts.

As the White House has already suggested America’s large well-armed military sitting on North Korea’s border since the Korean War will not be leaving, the prospects for meaningful American acts do not seem encouraging.

You know, few Americans are even aware of the history which Kim and his people can never forget. American carpet-bombing of the North in the early 1950s literally killed about 20 percent of the country’s entire population, leaving it absolutely devastated.

For good old brutal America, it was just a practice run for the coming holocaust in Vietnam – a completely unnecessary war, intended only to keep an American pied-a-terre in Asia – which would see America slaughter 3 million people, cripple countless others, and leave a sea of Agent Orange and land mines to keep killing for decades.

America’s secret bombing and incursions into neighboring Cambodia also caused the collapse of a peaceful neutral government there and the coming to power of those who created the Killing Fields where another million or so people died, America never lifting a finger to do anything to stop it. Altogether, it made the greatest savage horror since WWII.

The carpet-bombing of North Korea ranks as a close second to America’s handiwork in Vietnam. If you want to see something on that little-known set of events, see:

https://theintercept.com/2017/05/03/why-do-north-koreans-hate-us-one-reason-they-remember-the-korean-war/

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Response to another commenter:

I am not so sure it’s the stupidity of Americans that is the problem, although there is sure plenty of that.

America is simply corrupt, almost beyond measure. Its leadership in particular. It is fueled entirely on money, and there is no place at all for principles or ethics in their considerations and activities. Lord Acton told us about how power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Well, his is not just a neat little aphorism, it’s a profound truth about human society.

Further to this, readers may enjoy:

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2018/05/10/john-chuckman-comment-american-division-of-wealth-how-you-convert-a-somewhat-democratic-government-into-plutocracy-u-s-national-government-has-simply-ignored-a-basic-responsibility-for-years/

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/john-chuckman-comment-china-america-rivalry-issue-of-americas-economically-backward-policies-you-cant-bomb-your-way-to-prosperity-american-dream-gone-trumps-effort-to-make-it-1952-a/

 

 

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