Corporate Media: Our Job Is To Make You Scared Of North Korea
Brian William’s job is to sell you fear and war. Always. Watch the entire Aggressive Progressive episode here: https://tytnetwork.com/2017/08/10/aggressive-progressives-aug-10-2017-2-2-2-2-2/
“THE MEDIA IS NOW filled with headlines about North Korea’s missile test on Friday, which demonstrated that its ICBMs may be able to reach the continental U.S. What isn’t mentioned in any of these stories is how we got to this point — in particular, what Dan Coats, President Donald Trump’s director of national intelligence, explained last week at the Aspen Security Forum.
North Korea’s 33-year-old dictator Kim Jong-un is not crazy, said Coats. In fact, he has “some rationale backing his actions” regarding the country’s nuclear weapons. That rationale is the way the U.S. has demonstrated that North Korea must keep them to ensure “survival for his regime, survival for his country.”
Kim, according to Coats, “has watched, I think, what has happened around the world relative to nations that possess nuclear capabilities and the leverage they have and seen that having the nuclear card in your pocket results in a lot of deterrence capability.” In particular, “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.””*
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Jimmy Dore, Stef Zamorano, and Steve Oh talk North Korea, war sensationalization, weapons of mass destruction, Russia sanctions, the appeal of progressive platforms and Kamala Harris.
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