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NUKE ‘EM ALL! 


Chronicle Of A Contrived Nuclear Crisis 

 

by William Thomas

 

 

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump trumpeted yesterday. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.

 

New York Representative Eliot Engel called Trump “unhinged.” 


Nuclear disarmament specialist Kingtson Reif went further, calling the president’s remarks, “Unhinged madness.”


Trump’s comments "bring us back to August of 1945, when nuclear weapons were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” commented Sen. Ed Markey.

 

So what are people saying in Hiroshima, a city I last glimpsed from the summit of the nearby “shrine island” of Miyajima?

 

"As long as nuclear weapons exist and policymakers threaten their use, their horror could leap into our present at any moment," said Hiroshima’s mayor on the 72nd anniversary of America’s first municipal field test of an atomic bomb. Speaking to a crowd of roughly 50,000 people at the Peace Memorial Park, Kazumi Matsui, echoed calls from hibakusha – those who sort of survived the atomic bombings – to "preserve our irreplaceable Earth for future generations.

 

North Korean "biker gang" on shore of the Yalu

Super-dangerous North Korean ‘bikers” -Jacky Chen /Reuters

 

BIGGEST NORTH KOREAN THREAT IS KIM-CHI

Unlike the pacifist USA, with more weapons of mass mayhem than all other nations combined, there is no question that this reconstituted Oriental demon is a major threat. As Prof. Juan Cole helpfully points out, “North Korea is a country with a $17 billion gross domestic product (nominal) and a population of 25 million. 


N. Korean workers -chosun.com

Faces of N. Korean “enemies” Trump says need to be nuked. -chosun.com



Why do we frighten you, Donald? -UN photo 


"I’m sure it has its virtues, but military weight in world affairs isn’t one of them. It is in a league with Nepal, Gabon and Iceland economically. Population-wise it is in the same league as the Cameroons and Madagascar. The U.S. has a population of 320 million and a GDP of $18.5 trillion.”





An elderly woman and her grandchild wander among the debris of their wrecked home in the aftermath of an air raid by U.S. planes over Pyongyang, the Communist capital of North Korea, circa 1950. Photo- Keystone:Getty Images

Elderly woman and her injured grandchild stumble through debris of their wrecked home following U.S. air raid on Pyongyang. -Keystone/Getty 


North Koreans have not forgotten that their country was carpet-bombed flat and showered with plague germs by a vindictive U.S.A. [Scorched Earth by William Thomas]


“Over a period of three years or so, we killed off – what – 20% of the population,” boasted Air Force General Curtis LeMay, who led the Strategic Air Command during the Korean War. The UN calls slaughtering 10% of a country’s population, “genocide".


Compared to killing 2.3 million Japanese during all of WWII. in just three years the USA killed 3 million Koreans, bombing “everything that moved in North Korea, every brick standing on top of another,” exulted Dead Rusk, Asst. Sec. State for Far Eastern... genocide. Then the U.S. destroyed North Korea's crops to inudce mass starvation. 



“We can’t let a madman with nuclear weapons let on the loose like that.” 

-Pres. Donald Trump 



North Korean Army Women


NORTH KOREA GETS THE U.S. LESSONS

“Nothing will be more foolish if the United States thinks it can deal with us the way it treated Iraq and Libya, miserable victims of its aggression, and Syria, which did not respond immediately even after it was attacked,” says a North Korean Government spokesperson.

 

Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats acknowledges that a rational Kim’s decision-making process was influenced by watching Muammar Gaddafi be butchered by U.S.-led forces after willingly ending his nuclear ambitions. “The lessons that we learned out of Libya giving up its nukes…is, unfortunately, if you had nukes, never give them up. If you don’t have them, get them,” Coats told the Aspen Security Forum.

 

Bruce Gagnon from the Global Network Against Weapons explains that constant war games on North Korea's doorstep force it to arm itself as a response to Washington’s rampant military activity on its borders.

 

The U.S. is known for a long and lingering history of military interference – most recently trashing Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria.

 

“As long as the United States refuses to sign a peace treaty and refuses to end its war games on the North Korean border, what is North Korea to do other than continually trying to build up their military because they fear the US will attack them at some point.” 

 

Given the proximity of Russia and China, the spat between two fat boys could quickly escalate into a global holocaust.

 

CHINA READY TO GO TO WAR 

In response to U.S. aggression on its borders. Beijing says its prepared to go to war with the U.S. and allied South Korea. 


If they try to “overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so,” the Global Times reports. Published by the Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, the widely-quoted government mouthpiece says that the latest developments are seen in Beijing with growing frustration and deep concern.

 

In this realistic remake of the Hollywood movie, “Crimson Tide,” Beijing was unable “to persuade Washington or Pyongyang to back down at this time,” the Times laments, adding, all sides involved in the crisis should understand that “when their actions jeopardize China's interests, China will respond with a firm hand.”

 

Oh, oh. 



Chinese frigates  fire off  anti-ship missiles during exercises near North Korea, Aug. 4-8.


Underscoring Beijing'smessage, thousands of Chinese troops, anti-submarine aircraft and dozens of warships – including attack submarines, guided missile destroyers – have just concluded naval exercises over 15,000 square miles of the Yellow Sea, close to North Korea. Warning the U.S. to back off, the PLA Navy fired dozens of surface-to-air missiles and anti-ship missiles. 


ballistic rocket test launch released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) May 30, 2017 © Reuters

Ballistic rocket test -(North) Korean Central News Agency May 30/17


THE MORNING AFTER 

The morning after his "fire and fury" posturing, Trump Twittered praise for America's "powerful" nuclear arsenal – actually a mark of profound weakness in a nation devoid of moral leadership.  

 

Nevertheless, Trump’s racist genuflection before the nuclear genie is causing further worldwide freakouts. And a firestorm of calls to silence the war! war! war! rah-rah rhetoric and strip this lone gunman of his nuclear-strike “authority”.

 


“Why can't we use them?"

-Trump during security briefing on nuclear weapons 



Not to worry, the U.S. Navy stands ready to deliver nuclear hellfire wherever their maniac-in-chief wants it sent. Asked whether he would make a nuclear attack on China if Trump ordered it, U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Scott Swift robotically replied, “The answer would be yes.”

 

That’s a relief! Trump’s escalating threats against North Korea’s escalating threats followed yet another unsubstantiated report blared by the Washington Post, this one suggesting that Pyongyang has "successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles."

 

OMG!!! 


The Post-toasties failed to explain that the report was speculative. Or why any country on this planet would fire a malfunction-prone “nuke” at anyone knowing its own cities and citizenry would be creduced to radioactive glass within 15-minutes by the twitchy-fingered Americans.


Predictably, the Kim Jong-un regime responded to Trump's nuclear bluster by promising to hasten "the tragic end of the American empire" by testing its ability to incinerate Guam – fortress-home of the nuclear-capable B-1 bombers that recently overflew the Korean Penninsula – starting with a few “warning shots” later in August 2017.




Pyongyang city mass rally held at Kim Il Sung Square on August 9, 2017 denounces "fire and fury" threat -Reuters

Pyongyang mass rally in Kim Il Sung Square, Aug. 9, 2017 to denounce Trump’s "fire and fury” threat. -Reuters



THE VIEW FROM NORTH KOREA

KCTV NEWSREADER: [translated] "The US  commander-in-chief, who is at a golf course again, let out a load of nonsense about "fire and fury," failing to realize the ongoing grave situation. We cannot have a sound dialogue with a senile man who can’t think rationally, and only absolute force can work on him.

 

“The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the   Korean People's Army will cross the sky above   Shimane, Hiroshima and Koichi prefectures of Japan,    flying 3,356.7 kilometers for 1,065 seconds before    hitting the waters 30 to 40 kilometers away from    Guam.” [KCTV: state-run North Korean media]




Tourists enjoy Guam's Tumon Beach on Friday. | AFP-JIJI

Tourists enjoy Guam's Tumon Beach before missiles arrive. -AFP-JIJI


THE VIEW FROM GUAM

"14 Minutes!” reads the front page of Guam's Pacific Daily News. That's the flight time for North Korean missiles to impact the U.S. colony in the western Pacific. 


Trump has phoned the governor of Guam, telling Eddie Baza Calvo, “Don’t worry about a thing.”

 

Trump went on to promise, “You’re going to become extremely famous. All over the world they’re talking about Guam and they’re talking about you. And your tourism, I can say this, your tourism is going to go up like tenfold with the expenditure of no money, so I congratulate you.”

 

As he spoke, the Donald was watching the tube for mention of himself. “It looks beautiful, you know I’m watching,” he told Guam’s governor. “It’s such a big story in the news. It just looks like a beautiful place.”

 

It’s a paradise,” Calvo agreed. “We got 95% occupancy and after all this stuff calms down, we’re going to have 110% occupancy.”

 

Indeed, during an 8-year Pacific circumnavigation, this reporter found heavily-armed Guam to be as beautiful as its Chomorro inhabitants – but marred by drugs, guns and shotgunned corpses, which many Guamanians blame on the U.S. military's “occupation” of 30% of the island.


Home of the U.S. Pacific Command, Guam’s population of more than 162,000 residents is augmented by 10,000 to 15,000 daily tourists, whom governor Calvo assures are “just as safe as Tokyo or Seoul.”

 

Fearing that Pyongyang’s rockets are not very accurate and could hit he island instead of the ocean, the local government has issued a fact sheet on dealing with multiple nuclear blasts. Among the après-Armageddon tips: “Take a shower with lots of soap and water to help remove radioactive contamination.”


Lisalinda Natividad says many Guamanian friends, “are really growing increasingly angry as to how we're being used as these pawns in this situation.”



75% of Americans call N. Korea a “critical threat”.

64% of Americans can’t locate N. Korea on a map.

40% of Americans support bombing N. Korea again.

 

“There’s more people in the United States that want to launch a unilateral, unprovoked war against North Korea than even know where North Korea is,” comments Adam Johnson. 



PLEASE DON’T BLOW UP THE WORLD JUST YET

A newly drafted petition by MoveOn.org to be delivered to the White House already has over 57,000 signatures. It begins reasonably enough: "Stop the insanity. Don't provoke a war with North Korea."

 

But the anti-end-of-the-world'ers forget: War defines the American identity. The U.S. economy is dedicated to weapons and warmaking. War is what America does!


In distant neighbourhoods…

 

"Donald Trump is making us all more unsafe with every war-mongering comment, tweet, and threat. His rhetoric threatening North Korea with 'fire and fury' is exacerbating a dangerous situation, putting the people of Guam – and everyone around the world – in grave danger," the petition mentions. 


"While a nuclear North Korea is a real concern, the answer must be diplomacy-first, not a rush to a potentially devastating nuclear war."

 


Trump's ill-timed offer to cook millions more Asians in nuclear fire came on the anniversary of alt-target Nagasaki’s sudden disappearance under a mushroom cloud. 



Nagasaki Taken One Day After the Atomic Bomb Dropped

Nagasaki bomb cloud of 100,00 corpses



PYONGYANG DAY?

“It's Nagasaki Day today, when the world remembers the US atomic bomb that hit a Japanese city unleashing a fire storm and winds of 9,000 miles an hour and killing 100,000 people,” recalls Carol Turner, vice chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. "It beggars belief that the US president has chosen the 72nd anniversary to threaten North Korea with…” his own Pyongyang Day.



“grave emotonal instability

paranoid

delusional

dangerous mental illness

-U.S. mental health experts on Trump  


It didn’t help when Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas proclaimed that “God" anointed the Donald with his “blessing" to launch nuclear strikes against North Korea.


"A strong sense of anxiety is spreading across the globe that in the not too distant future these weapons could actually be used again, warned Tomihisa Taue, mayor of Nagasaki. "The nuclear threat will not end as long as nations continue to claim that nuclear weapons are essential for their national security."

 

Two years ago, North Korea's offered to stop developing its nuclear weapons deterrent if the U.S. agreed to stop its constant military manuevers on its land and sea borders. The recently-renewed pledge was again rejected by the White House.  



Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile battery is seen at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on Thursday. | REUTERS NATIONAL : POLITICS

Patriot missile battery being deployed at Defense Ministry in Tokyo -Reuters


THE VIEW FROM JAPAN

Western Japan has deployed Advanced Patriot surface-to-air missiles along the path North Korean missiles might take toward Guam. Out in the Yellow Sea, Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force Aegis destroyers may first attempt to knock down Pyongyang’s rockets with their own SM-3 Standard missiles in what is shaping up to be an exciting live-fire exercise for residents of Western Japan and Guam.

 

“If the situation worsens, Japan could be targeted by North Korea in retaliation,” reports the Japan Times. “Tokyo therefore hopes that the Trump administration will not take any military action.”