BY Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper
The world is in crisis because North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un “declared war” on South Korea and the United States, America and its corporate media say.
But reporter Scott Creighton (4th Media and Willyloman.wordpress.com) writes that corporate media merely put poorly translated words into Kim’s mouth. The statement is not a declaration of war at all by Kim but simply a “statement of support” from “the government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK” to Kim Jun Un “for whatever decision he has to make.”
“(The statement) claims they will declare themselves in a state of war only WHEN their leader makes that decision showing they are completely behind him. It is a statement of support from the people and perhaps a warning to the South that the North will not fold under their attack,” Creighton adds.
After putting words to his mouth, corporate media “quoted” Kim Jon Un ordering the People’s Army to train its nuclear-armed missiles to the US.
The hysteria fanned by the media is paralleled by deployment of US forces. Today, the US and allies backed by a formidable array of naval and aerial might to include B-52s bombers and B-2 Stealth bombers are stationed in the Philippines, Guam, Okinawa and South Korea, poised to strike.
The US would want us to believe that the world is not alarmed at all by the speedy reconcentration of its forces in East Asia. And it regales us by crying wolf.
Who’s the aggressor? The US says it’s NoKor.
US forces today are entangled in two wars of aggression – Iraq since 2002 and Afghanistan since 2001, meaning, neither Iraq nor Afghanistan went beyond their borders to punch the US on its nose.
Before invading, the US conditioned the public mind that wars were necessary to end terrorism. Afghanistan must be smashed to overthrow the Taliban leadership in cahoots with Al Qaeda. Iraq under Saddam Hussein was an outlaw and must be crushed for harboring “weapons of mass destruction”.
The US succeeded in the conquest but at heavy costs. Guerilla attacks continue to take heavy toll on their troops and morale. The US did kill top Al Qaeda leader Ossama bin Ladin and Saddam Hussein but the wars there not only continued but also spilled over to Pakistan. The US to date fails to locate Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, subterfuge of its main goal which is oil.
US corporate media supported US imperial plan by covering the obvious. Its reporters “imbedded” in the US military in the initial stages of the war brought us blow-by-blow account of the air strikes on Iraq’s key cities preparatory to the advance of ground troops. Baghdad looked like Manila on New Year’s glowing, flashing and incandescent from heavy bombardment. One American voice on TV, a reporter, thought it was a picnic as she muttered “wow!” at the sights of the sparkling showers.
The carnage and destruction that the US TV reporter mistook for fireworks, killed some 100,000 – 150,000 Iraqis including women, children and elderly, reported US Attorney-General Ramsey Clark. America’s conscience was undented by the genocidal attack which merely labelled the civilian victims “collateral damage”.
The US, its hands bloodied by its forays in Iraq and Afghanistan, wants us to believe now it is about to undertake a humanitarian mission to rid the world of an evil regime led by NoKor’s Kim..
We have fellow Filipinos riling against North Korea as if the latter has punched their noses, unabashedly parroting the yarn spun by the US since 1950 that NoKor is ruled by fire-spewing, dagger-eating communists and therefore, must be crushed. In effect, they merely parade their ignorance particularly the history of Korea before and after the 38th Parallel divided it into two.
These blind colonial lapdogs clap their hands that the US has assembled a formidable might ready to strike. They would be clapping louder once the invasion is mounted against the tiny nation of 30 million people who never sent one soldier beyond its border.
The United States merely lulls its own people to a grand amnesia of the Korean War (June 1950-July 1953) that killed three millions North Koreans and 60,000 American soldiers.