Jimmy Carter: “I know what North Korea wants.”

Former American president Jimmy Carter doesn’t have a particularly stellar record in conducting foreign policy. He seems to be unable to break out of his Christian mindset long enough to recognize that there’s evil in the world that has to be dealt with harshly.

Since he’s offering advice about what to do with North Korea, let me briefly summarize my theory. Kim Jong Un is a CIA agent, constantly stirring up trouble in order to justify the huge American military presence in the Far East. I like to think of Kim as an actor playing a role in a Bond movie. If Kim did not exist, we’d have to create him. He’s great for the military-industrial complex budget.

Getting back to Carter, he claims the U.S. is an oligarchy, which there’s plenty of evidence to believe is true. However, Carter won’t name the (((oligarchs.))) As a Christian, he must believe they are God’s chosen people and that lightening would strike him dead if he said something bad about the tribe.

Zerohedge

Former US President Jimmy Carter repeated his assertion that the US works more like an “oligarchy than a democracy,” while also lambasting Trump’s “hopeless” approach to the increasing tensions with North Korea.

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The former president was speaking at a ‘Conversation with the Carters’ event at his Carter Center in Atlanta on Tuesday. AP reports that he said money in politics is what makes the US more like an oligarchy – run by a small group of rich people – rather than a democracy, repeating an allegation he has vociferously uttered for a few years [5].

“[Money in politics] violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system.

Now it’s just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for President or being elected President. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. Senators and congress members.

So, now we’ve just seen a subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect, and sometimes get, favors for themselves after the election is over.”

Carter was referring to the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling to allow corporations to give unlimited campaign donations to political candidates, which he has previously said [6] was “the most stupid decision” the court had made.

But then the former President went to town on Trump and North Korea…

Carter said,

“The first thing I would do is treat the North Koreans with respect.”

“I know what the North Koreans want,” he said.

“What they want is a firm treaty guaranteeing North Korea that the US will not attack them or hurt them in any way, unless they attack one of their neighbors.” Carter said,

“But the United States has refused to do that.”

Carter said he would send his top person to Pyongyang immediately, adding:

“If I didn’t go myself.” The former president visited North Korea three times between 1994 and 2011.

“Until we’re willing to talk to them and treat them with respect as human beings, which they are, then I don’t think we’ll make any progress,” he said.

This North Korean girl band video was posted in a Zerohedge comment. It doesn’t fit the propaganda we’ve been fed about the Norks.

Theory: Nork Leader Kim Jong Un is a CIA Asset

HEADLINE PHOTO ON DRUDGE REPORT TODAY.

The rogue state of North Korea is at the top of today’s news since exploding a hydrogen bomb yesterday. I count 10 stories, linked in red print, on the Drudge Report about the test explosion.

The American press is giddy with talk of war.

Americans view the little gook dictator as both a joke and a threat. Many are gung-ho for killing the ridiculous little man.

Could Kim be a CIA plant tasked with driving South Korea and Japan into the arms of the USA? If he is our guy, we wouldn’t kill him as long as he was still useful to us.

Excerpt from Journal-Neo

What is Kim Jong Un?

Who or better said, what is Kim Jong Un? Since the death of his father in 2011 Kim Jong Un has consolidated power as absolute dictator. In December 2011 Kim became Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army. His earlier history has been carefully hidden. It has been verified that he attended school in Europe at Liebefeld Steinhölzli school in Köniz near Bern. Accounts say he lived in Switzerland, under a false name, from 1991 until 2000. There he reportedly developed a prodigious taste for French Bordeaux wines, Yves St Laurent cigarettes, Swiss Emmenthaler cheese and luxury Mercedes autos according to Kim Jong-il’s former personal chef, Kenji Fujimoto.

While Kim’s extensive stay in Europe might or might not have been the opportunity for US intelligence to nurture some kind of contact, Kim’s deeds since taking control have been a godsend to the US role in disrupting Chinese as well as Russian relations with both North Korea and with South Korea as well as with Japan.

One of Kim Jong Un’s earliest indications of a major shift in foreign policy away from Beijing came when he ordered the arrest of his uncle for treason in December, 2013. Jang Sung-taek had been vice-chairman of the National Defence Commission, second only to that of the Supreme Leader and was “key policy adviser” to the politically inexperienced Kim Jong-un on the death of Kim’s father. More importantly, Jang was well-known as China’s best friend in Pyongyang.

As Washington moved to implement its new Asia Pivot military encirclement policies against China, removal of Beijing’s most influential friend in North Korea would be very convenient, to put it mildly.

Kim Jong Un not only had Jang executed, Jang’s wife, Kim Kyong-hui, the only daughter of former North Korean supreme leader Kim Il-sung, the only sister of former North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-il and the aunt of Kim Jong-un, a General in the army and Politburo member, was reportedly poisoned on orders of Kim, though no confirmation has been possible. What is known is that Kim ordered the systematic execution of all other members of Jang’s family including children and grandchildren of all close relatives. Those reportedly killed in Kim’s purge include Jang’s sister Jang Kye-sun, her husband and ambassador to Cuba, Jon Yong-jin, and Jang’s nephew and ambassador to Malaysia, Jang Yong-chol as well as the nephew’s two sons. At the time of Jang’s removal, the Kim regime announced, “the discovery and purge of the Jang group…made our party and revolutionary ranks purer …”

Clearly, Kim Jong Un was just the kind of dictator Washington’s warhawks could “do business with.”

Kim’s War Threats

The timing and effect of Kim Jong Un’s bizarre threats to wage war against South Korea and other states of the region, including Japan, as well verbal threats to strike cities on the US West Coast since 2013, fit too neatly into the geopolitical agenda of Washington, but not against North Korea. The agenda of Washington was aimed rather against China and the Russian Far East.

In March 2013, North Korea’s Kim, absurdly enough, threatened the United States with a “pre-emptive nuclear attack”, and Kim Jong-un issued a detailed threat to “wipe out” Baengnyeong Island, under United Nations Command and South Korean control since the Korean War and scene of previous naval clashes. Under Kim Jong Un, North Korea has boasted of plans for conducting nuclear strikes on US cities, including Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. Military experts suggest the threats were pure macho bravado and that Kim’s nuclear capabilities are bluff at least at this stage. It had the effect of painting Washington as a major enemy of Pyongyang, a useful cover for Washington however and creating the backdrop for Washington to promote its Asian military expansion, in fact aimed at both China and Russia, not Pyongyang.

It’s commonly believed that since the 1950’s Korean War, communist North Korea has been a Beijing puppet regime. It’s true that China is North Korea’s biggest trading partner, and main source of food, arms, and energy. It has also helped sustain Kim Jong-un’s regime, and has historically opposed harsh international sanctions on North Korea. However, the relationship is anything but congenial for Beijing. Their main concern is to keep their North Korea neighbor from exploding in chaos.

While China does maintain certain influence and while China sees North Korea as a buffer between it and the US-allied South Korea, Beijing’s ability to influence the erratic Kim Jong Un seems to be extremely limited, if at all, a significant change from earlier Kim dynasty dictators. The one power to gain from Kim Jong Un’s bellicose actions is the United States as geopolitical hegemon desiring to turn Japan and especially South Korea against China.

If this theory is correct, and it makes a hell of a lot of sense except for leaving out how Israel benefits, then Kim is just an actor, reading a script laid out for him by the American (((Deep State.)))

Traitor Obama KNEW That Nork had Nuclear Missiles Aimed at US and Ignored the Intel

I strongly suspect like many of you that the North Korean missile crisis is a (((Deep State))) psy op designed to draw the United States into war with North Korea, and possibly China and Russia.

When American intel says that Kim Jong Un has nuclear missiles that can hit targets as far away as New York City, why should we believe them?

Skepticism about what we are being told by the Deep State’s propaganda arm, the press, is a good habit to inculcate. After all, these are the people who told us that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

In the following piece, the mainstream press criticizes President Obama for ignoring the Korean threat. This criticism inflates man of action President Trump in the eyes of the people, thus building support for any military action he might decide to take.

Trump, by the way, may be as much a victim of the psy op as the rest of us. He seems to put a lot of trust in his generals, who cannot be counted on to tell the truth. Generals thrive on war, even if they sometimes claim to hate it.

All of this said, Obama would be a traitor in the moral sense if not the legal sense, if what you’re about to read is true.

PJ Media

You can chalk this up as another example of President Obama employing his signature strategy for dealing with sticky national security issues: Ignore, discredit or downplay. If the foreign policy crisis was too big to ignore, he would was give a speech — and kick the can down the road for another president to deal with.

In 2013, Obama not only downplayed the Defense Intelligence Agency’s intelligence report about Korea’s mini nukes — He attempted to discredit it. The White House media echo-chamber was — as always — happy to go along with the ruse.

Via Fred Fleitz, senior vice president for policy and programs with the Center for Security Policy at Fox News:

Tuesday’s bombshell Washington Post story that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has determined North Korea is capable of constructing miniaturized nuclear weapons that could be used as warheads for missiles – possibly ICBMs – left out a crucial fact: DIA actually concluded this in 2013. The Post also failed to mention that the Obama administration tried to downplay and discredit this report at the time.

During an April 11, 2013, House Armed Services Committee hearing, Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., inadvertently revealed several unclassified sentences from a DIA report that said DIA had determined with “moderate confidence” that North Korea has the capability to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be launched with a ballistic missile.

The Director of National Intelligence and Obama officials subsequently tried to dismiss Lamborn’s disclosure by claiming the DIA assessment was an outlier that did not reflect the views of the rest of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

All 16 remaining intel agencies, I’m sure.

The media could easily have turned this leak into a major front page story — like it is today — but after the Obama White house signaled to the echo chamber that the president didn’t want to deal with it — the story went away.

It was clear what Obama officials were doing in 2013. The DIA report represented inconvenient facts that threatened President Obama’s North Korea “strategic patience” policy — a policy to do nothing about North Korea and kick this problem down the road to the next president. Obama officials tried to downplay the DIA assessment to prevent it from being used to force the president to employ a more assertive North Korea policy.

Fleitz notes that it is significant that the Trump White House has not condemned the Washington Post story as a leak — probably because it was “an authorized disclosure of classified information to advance President Trump’s North Korea strategy.”

Obama concealed the intelligence so he could avoid taking any action against North Korea. The Trump administration, on the other hand, publicized the intelligence so American citizens could see seriousness of the threat and why decisive action is in order.

This short Nork video is impressive.

NKorea Says Seriously Considering Plan to Strike Guam

You threaten us, then we threaten you. Repeat over and over.

In response to President Trump’s promise of “fire and fury” aimed at North Korea, the Norks have promised to strike the American territory of Guam.

Newsmax

North Korea said on Wednesday it is “carefully examining” a plan to strike the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam with missiles, just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with “fire and fury”.

A spokesman for the Korean People’s Army, in a statement carried by the North’s state-run KCNA news agency, said the strike plan will be “put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment” once leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision.

In another statement citing a different military spokesman, North Korea also said it could carry out a pre-emptive operation if the United States showed signs of provocation.

Trump warns North Korea will see ‘fire and fury’ if nuclear threats continue

There’s a fine line between going down in history as an appeaser like Neville Chamberlain (who probably got a bad rap from historians) and a warmonger like Winston Churchill or the evil John McCain.

President Donald Trump’s blustery style so far has not been marked by any major military action. His “fire and fury” words are making headlines around the globe, but his less inflamatory rhetoric suggests he’s willing to take a peaceful, cooperative approach with China and Russia as partners in reining in the little fat boy dictator of the North.

If peace is maintained, it will show that Trump is his own best propagandist.

Washington Post via NOLA

By The Washington Post
President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a stern warning to North Korea, saying that if its threats to the United States continue, the outcast nation will be “met with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen.”

Trump’s comments came as North Korea spurned a new round of sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council and pledged to continue to press forward with development of nuclear weapons that could reach the U.S. mainland.

Appearing at an event at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, where Trump is on a 17-day “working vacation,” he said that “North Korea best not make any more threats of the United States.”

“They will be met with the fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before,” Trump said.

The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, according to a confidential assessment by U.S. intelligence officials.

Trump’s warning on Tuesday further raises the stakes for the U.S. president and other world leaders, who face limited options in dealing with North Korea’s aggression.

Earlier Tuesday, Trump suggested on Twitter progress is being made with the cooperation of China and Russia, both of which supported the Security Council resolution offered by the United States over the weekend.

“After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea,” Trump said. “We must be tough & decisive!”

Trump also used Twitter to amplify a Fox News report, based on anonymous sources, that U.S. spy satellites had detected North Korea loading two cruise missiles on a patrol boat on the country’s coast in recent days.

Without adding any comment of his own, Trump, who regularly decries leaks to the media, retweeted to his more than 35 million followers a link to the day-old story, which was featured Tuesday morning on “Fox & Friends,” a program on the Fox News network.

A White House spokesman did not respond to a question about whether Trump’s retweet amounted to a confirmation of Fox’s story, which was attributed to unnamed “U.S. officials with knowledge of the latest intelligence in the region.”

Trump’s decision to disseminate the report came amid a larger push by the White House to call attention to the president’s efforts to contain North Korea’s military ambitions, including an unanimous vote by the United Nations Security Council over the weekend on a U.S.-sponsored resolution imposing tougher sanctions.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, according a confidential assessment by U.S. intelligence officials.

The report by Fox highlighted a far less significant threat than those posed than the long-range missiles, known as ICBMS, that have been central to escalating tensions in the region.

One intelligence official said that the report itself was insignificant and not a sign that North Korea was preparing to test a missile or make any other provocation. However, the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly, was chagrined that Trump would retweet a report about “something unimportant” that nonetheless “reveals something about our surveillance capabilities.”

Trump, who receives daily intelligence briefings, including while on his current 17-day “working vacation” in Bedminster, would presumably be in a position to know whether U.S. intelligence officials have reason to believe Kim Jong Un’s regime in fact did load cruise missiles onto a patrol boat recently.

Asked about the report Tuesday morning on Fox, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said she couldn’t comment.

“I can’t talk about anything that’s classified, and if it’s in the newspaper, that’s a shame,” Haley said. “It’s incredibly dangerous when things go out to the press like that.”

There’s so much background that fake news leaves out of the story that Twitter and other alt sources are needed to put the story in its proper perspective.

Memo to President Trump: I’m Not Supporting Any War to Defend South Korean Dog Eaters

DOGS RESCUED FROM BUTCHERS IN SOUTH KOREA.

Affection toward dogs seems to primarily be a Western characteristic. Perhaps early Euro man in the far north of the cold European climate found that dogs saved his life by providing warmth on cold winter nights and offered a good hunting companion during the day.

Western people call the canine “man’s best friend.” And rightly so.

Asians, however, view the dog as a source of food. As far as I’m concerned a race of people that eat dogs are a race of people I want no contact with whatsoever.

As tensions mount on the Korean peninsula and John McCain, Lindsay Graham, and others beat their war drums, I’m out of it.

If President Donald Trump succumbs to pressure to attack North Korea, he’ll get no support from me. No Americans should have their legs and arms blown off or die for a race of dog eaters.

Let the Koreans kill each other. Americans can work to evacuate dog refugees. Those are the only Asian refugees I care about. See photo above.

Wikipedia

The consumption of dog meat in South Korea, where it is known as “Gaegogi” (Korean: 개고기), has a long history originating during Three Kingdoms of Korea, AD C. 57.[1] In recent years, it has been controversial both in South Korea and around the world, due to animal rights and sanitary concerns. Dog meat is also consumed in North Korea, but the extent or form of this activity is unclear.

Although 5 to 30% of South Koreans have eaten dog meat at least once in their lifetime,[citation needed] only a small percentage of the population eats it regularly. There is a large group of Korean people that are against the practice of eating dog meat.[7] There is also a large population of people in South Korea that do not eat or enjoy the meat, but do feel strongly that it is the right of others to do so.[7] There is a smaller group of pro-dog cuisine people in South Korea who want to popularize the consumption of dog in Korea and the rest of the world,[7] considering it to be part of the traditional culture of Korea with a long history worth preserving.

The BBC claims that in 2003, approximately 4,000–6,000 restaurants served soups made from dog meat in Korea.[8] The soups cost about US$10 while dishes of steamed dog meat with rice cost about US$25. The BBC claims that 8,500 tons of dog meat are consumed per year, with another 93,600 tons used to produce a medicinal tonic called Gaesoju (개소주).[8]

n 2010, the Korean Statistics Information Service reported there were 892,820 dogs in 100,191 farms.[15]
The majority of dogs are slaughtered by electrocution, hanging and being beaten over the head before exsanguination.[15]

Since 1988, international animal welfare activists – most notably, French actress Brigitte Bardot – have campaigned against dog meat consumption in South Korea. However, Korean nationalists on the internet have defended the consumption of dog meat, accusing animal welfare activists of forcing “Westernization” on Korea.[28] A 2007 survey by the Korean Ministry of Agriculture showed that 59% of Koreans aged under 30 would not eat dog. Some 62% of the same age group said they regard dogs as pets, not food.[33] Many young Koreans think those who eat dog are anachronists.[34]

Trump Praises Tough New U.N. Economic Sanctions on North Korea

KIM JONG UN MAY NOT BE SMILING ANYMORE.

Since previous sanctions have not prevented North Korea from testing missiles and nuclear bombs, there’s not much of a reason to expect that the new sanctions will achieve the desired result.

Furthermore, how much cash would the West be willing to pay Kim (and whoever is behind the scenes controlling him) if he would agree to stop the tests. He’s been paid before. Reasonable people would call it paying off a blackmailer.

But aside from all that, there’s the question of the American (((neocon))) policy makers desire for war with the North. Nothing seems to get done in the world today unless there’s a shekel or two for the Ashkenazim.

Sky News

The UN Security Council has unanimously backed a new resolution imposing fresh sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for its controversial nuclear programme.

Among the sweeping measures is an export ban aimed at depriving Pyongyang of $1bn (£767m) in annual revenue – around a third of its export earnings.

Kim Jong Un’s regime will be banned from selling coal, iron and iron ore, lead and lead ore, fish and seafood.

It will also be prevented from increasing the number of workers it sends overseas – whose earnings are another source of revenue for the regime.

President Trump said the move would have a “very big financial impact” on the reclusive state.

He tweeted: “United Nations Resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package ever on North Korea. Over one billion dollars in cost to N.K.”

The resolution will prohibit countries starting new joint ventures with the North and any fresh investment in current joint ventures.

Nine officials and the country’s main foreign exchange bank have also been added to the UN sanctions blacklist.

But there will not be the cuts to oil deliveries initially proposed by the US – a move which would have dealt a serious blow to the economy.

The Security Council has already imposed six rounds of sanctions that have failed to halt North Korea’s drive to improve its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons capabilities.

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said penalties against the regime have now been taken “to a whole new level” and the Security Council had put the leader “on notice”.

She said: “This is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation.”

Meanwhile, UK ambassador to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, warned Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions could be “catastrophic for the world”.

“North Korea bears full responsibility for the measures we have enacted,” he said.

“By acting in flagrant violation of its legal obligations, by going against the will of the Security Council expressed in countless resolutions, North Korea has chosen the path it now finds itself on.”

The US has been putting pressure on China, which accounts for 90% of the North’s trade, to enforce the sanctions.

The effectiveness of the new measures will be mostly down to whether Bejing cooperates.

Despite eventually backing the resolution, China and Russia had resisted the US clampdown – arguing dialogue with the North was the best way to persuade Pyongyang to halt its military ambitions.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said he had urged his North Korean counterpart to abide by UN resolutions and end testing of missiles.