Painful perspective — North Korea's missiles and the United States

© 2023 Peter Free


19 February 2023



Who are the real bad guys?


Today, let's contrast allegedly darker-than-evil North Korea and the United States.


In doing so, we will have to compare factual history with the United States' generally concocted fictional narratives.


From this short comparison, more accurate perspectives may arise.



Pertinent history — the Korean War


During the Korean War, the United States on-purpose-slaughtered about 1.5 million North Korean civilians in a massive air campaign. See here, here and here.



Air Force general Curtis LeMay, head of the strategic air command during the Korean War, estimated that the American campaign killed 20 per cent of the population.


“We went over there and fought the war and eventually burned down every town in North Korea,” he said.


© 2017 David McNeill, Unknown to most Americans, the US ‘totally destroyed’ North Korea once before, Irish Times (20 September 2017)





Not surprisingly today, we see the nuclear-armed, missile-building North Korean regime industriously aimed at enhancing their country's defensive abilities.


Nukes are good for protecting small nations from the Empire.



Meanwhile . . .


The Western architect of that 1950s North Korean people-slaughter continues acting similarly today.


For instance, by proxying at least 100,000 Ukrainians to certain death by virtue of the strategically idiotic war with Russia that the United States instigated.


Or by blowing up NATO ally Germany's Russia-sourced gas supply. With the sole purpose of deindustrializing (and therefore gutting) the German economy. As well as the quality of German living standards.


Not to mention all the preceding atrocities that neocon American leadership has committed. Like Vietnam, South and Central America, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen. And these days, more and more of the rest of the African continent.


And now, it is China's turn to be cudgeled by Nutcase America's murder-them-all plan:



[T]o recap, the US air force shot down a Chinese balloon which US officials have subsequently admitted was only blown over the US by accident, then went on a spree of shooting things out of the sky which it turns out were probably civilian party balloons.


The entire American political/media class has been spending the month of February furiously demanding more militarism and more cold war escalations over what is in all probability four harmless balloons.


And what’s really crazy is that they’re probably going to get those increases in militarism and cold war escalations they’ve been calling for, despite the entire ordeal originating primarily in the overactive imaginations of the drivers of the US empire.


The shrieking hysterical panic about “Chinese spy balloons” has dwarfed the coverage of the revelations contradicting that narrative, and China hawks have been using the occasion to argue for increases in military spending.


These are the people who rule our world. They are not wise. They are not insightful. They are not even particularly intelligent.


These are the last people in the world who should be running things, and they are the last people in the world who should be armed with nuclear weapons.


© 2023 Caitlin Johnstone, What We Know about The US Air Force’s Balloon Party So Far, (18 February 2023)



The moral? — Who are the real bad guys?


Karma is gathering.


And American leadership is running psychotically scared. But rather than mend its satanic ways, Neocon Devil Land is doubling down on doing sheer evil's work.


A biblically proportioned parable is in the making.