Tag Archives: North Korea: Longstanding US Punching Bag

Steve Lendman – North Korea: Longstanding US Punching Bag – 23 December 2014

StevelendmanAmerica needs enemies. For geopolitical reasons. To justify its war machine. Spend more on militarism called defense than the rest of the world combined.

Let war profiteers gorge at the public trough. Pretend its military might protects against world threats. Divert attention from Main Street Depression conditions.

North Korea is Washington’s longstanding punching bag. Straight from central casting. Truman’s war never ended. An uneasy armistice persists.

Pyongyang wanted normalized relations for decades. US administrations refuse. Tensions remain. Occasionally heightened like now.

Baseless accusations accuse North Korea of hacking Sony Pictures’ “The Interview.” Destabilizing US propaganda. Negatively portraying leader Kim Jong-un. Including a plot to assassinate him. Continue reading