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Merry Christmas to one and all from North Korea. Glorious Leader Kim Jong-un unwrapped a wonderful new intercontinental missile, the Hwasong-15, which experts believe might be capable of reaching Los Angeles, New York and Washington, depending on the weight of its nuclear warhead.

This was the big, earth-shaking story until Gen. Michael Flynn’s guilty plea in Washington seemed an even bigger bombshell than North Korea’s nukes. As of now, the Flynn scandal looks like a tempest in a teapot – unless FBI Inquisitors can produce real evidence that the wicked Russians were doing anything more in cahoots with Trump & Co. than all major powers, including the US, routinely do.

As a former French prime minister so well put it, ‘all government is permanent conspiracy.’

The best thing to come out of ‘l’affaire Flynn’ is that this loopy, wildly anti-Muslim general is out of government. But many more cranks and crazies still infest the Trump administration.

After last week’s nasty exchange of tweets between British Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump, and his posting of spurious anti-Muslim hate films made by Brit neo-Nazis, the depths of this administration’s hatred of Muslims was on view to the world. Previously, it had been kept somewhat below the surface.

Trump, a non-stop viewer of Fox TV `news’, has clearly become a zombie-like follower of Fox’s owner, Rupert Murdoch, who is a notorious hater of Islam and ardent supporter of Israel’s rightwing government. In the Fox view, any bad news about Muslims is good news for Israel – a very foolish way of thinking since the anti-Islamic prejudice now being spread throughout the US, Russia, and Europe is just one step away from 1930’s anti-Semitism.

Back to Glorious Leader Kim. It is astounding that his Hwasong-series missiles work so well. One recalls all those embarrassing US tests of the 1960’s, with missiles toppling over and blowing up or being destroyed right after launch.

Somehow, North Korea’s missiles have become so reliable that their launch is shown on TV, with you know who watching – from a safe distance of course.

A sure-fire way of gauging a missile’s efficiency is studying its tail’s exhaust pattern. The Hwasong-14 and now 15 appear strong, steady and totally effective. How did a threadbare nation of only 25 million people develop such a powerful weapon?

Of course, there were launch failures in the past, and even launch-pad explosions. But the new Hwasong series looks potent and reliable, and has caught Washington’s attention when it is not fussing about Donald Trump. South Korea’s 50 million citizens must have growing admiration for the North while their own government dances to Washington’s tune.

As a long-time military analyst, I suspect that North Korea has had a big helping hand from abroad in engine technology, electronics and systems integration. Who could have provided it? China, Russia, India or Israel.

The first two nations are the logical suspects. Either could have supplied the necessary technology as a very clever way of diverting Washington from its own imperial plans, which are now in disarray.

ORDER IT NOW

The Trump administration now has the choice of a total naval blockade of North Korea, mining its ports, and destroying the Yalu River bridges, over which flows oil, food and strategic materials. It sounds simple on paper but North Korea is quite capable of vigorous responses, like bombarding parts of Seoul or mining South Korean and Japanese ports.

It’s not the kind of spitting match in which any thoughtful American leaders ought to become engaged. Over 90% of Americans cannot name or locate the capital of North Korea or explain the reasons for a major war against this strategic but remote nation. But, of course, the US Imperium has been warring in remote Afghanistan for sixteen years for reasons few understand.

Afghanistan can’t shoot back. North Korea now can. Trump has put the US on a path to war in the Korean Peninsula that few want, neoconservatives and crazies aside, and that could poison the entire planet.

(Republished from EricMargolis.com by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. nsa says:

    More silly BS. Zero chance of a conflict with Korea for one simple obvious reason….there is nothing in it for the conniving jooies who prefer to use their kosher USA colony’s bloated military to destroy Persia and turn it into just another failed state selling rugs and pistachios.

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  2. …anti-Muslim hate films made by Brit neo-Nazis…

    Fake News. They were actually all made by Muslims quite proud of themselves. Maybe they’re self-hating Muslims?

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  3. Malla says:

    North Korea is this boogeyman fake state just like Al Qaeda was this boogeyman organisation.

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  4. Europe is just one step away from 1930’s anti-Semitism.

    Oh, those naughty White Debbils! Real mystery, isn’t it?

    Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the centre of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. (((Barbara Lerner Spectre)))

    Every. Single. Time.

    And how did Margolis get his name in the Lolita Express little black book, anyway?

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    "When we have squeezed everything we can out of America, it can turn to dust." Netanyahu.

    "It is in the Jewish interest, it is in humanity's interest, that whites experience a genocide. Until white children are burned alive, white women raped, mutilated, murdered, and all white men who have not been slaughtered watch powerlessly as their people are terrorised, only then will mankind be on a more equal footing, ready to discuss white privilege and the apparent chip on the shoulder that minorities have." Ishmael Levitts.

    "Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects ...... Other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves." Menachem Begin.
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  5. bob sykes says:

    “The Trump administration now has the choice of a total naval blockade of North Korea, mining its ports, and destroying the Yalu River bridges,…”

    As usual, China and Russia simply don’t exist, and consequently cannot have any conceivable interests in the region around the Korean peninsula. The US can act with impunity against Korea, because there is no countervailing power in the region. Moreover, the large pacifist populations in Japan and South Korea do not exist, and so the Japanese and South Korean governments do not need to take their opposition to American war plans seriously. In fact, South Korean President Moon, who wants a negotiated settlement and normalized with the North, is a figment of the American press, fake news!

    Surely, the gods raise up arrogant fools before they destroy them.

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    The problem is Russia doesn't do anything, and the Chinese issue fortune cookie style sage advice but in reality do nothing either. So that leaves the playfield all to the US - for better or worse. As for South Korea and the Japs: how many armies do they have?

    Trump is acting very crazy on this but remind yourself: would Hillary acted any better or wiser?

    A few big ones, perhaps by accident, and the world will never be the same again, especially not Asia. As massive radiation covers Eastern Russia, a side effect might be the fall of Putin - to be replaced by what? Chaos? Intensely nationalistic Russia politics? A compliant regime a la Yeltsin? A revival of comrades? China, too, will not escape radiation. What will happen there? Too many known unknowns and even more unknown unknowns here. Little wonder the fat Korean boy keeps giggling while the Donald huffs and puffs and keeps changing his mind at the speed of light.

    Place your bets, this will be one big game!
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  6. Medine says:

    Funny, I’ve been reading Mr. Margolis for years. And I don’t think I’ve ever heard him refer to himself as a “military analyst” before nor really seen any signs that he’s been a military analyst before. An analyst of world political issues, including wars, yes, but that’s different from a ‘military analyst’. Strange to see someone near retirement age suddenly claiming that they’ve had a different career in the past.

    But mostly, he seems to be filling up the word count in this column just by repeating the name-calling that others in the corporate media have already done. And as with most of such in the corporate media these days, he does it with little or no backup or evidence. Its just the same stuff where everyone calls Trump and his supporters ‘racists’ or ‘fascists’ and we are supposed to believe it because everyone else in the media-noise-machine says the same thing and it just happens to be exactly the same thing that Hillary said ad-naseum in the failed attempt to con the American voters.

    I would not have re-Twitted the videos posted by a minority British Party that I don’t think has a single seat in Parliment. And yes, I would advise Trump to have at least one staffer reviewing any Twits he wants to send before they go public. But, that does not make Trump the next Hitler. But I suppose if one is trying to dash out column on a deadline it does help fill in the word count.

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  7. KenH says:

    After last week’s nasty exchange of tweets between British Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump, and his posting of spurious anti-Muslim hate films made by Brit neo-Nazis, the depths of this administration’s hatred of Muslims was on view to the world. Previously, it had been kept somewhat below the surface.

    LMAO. Muslims were clearly doing bad things (victimizing Europeans) on those videos, but notice how Islamophile Margolis doesn’t condemn those Muslims or admit that they’re creating problems throughout Europe with their misbehavior and antagonistic attitudes. No, like a typical Muslim or Muslim sympathizer he attacks the messenger as a “neo-Nazi” and starts carping and whining about anti-Muslim hatred and prejudice.

    So if Brits or other Europeans start retaliating against Muslims and it’s caught on video and posted on the internet the poster is guilty of Anglophobia, Europhobia, and anti-European hate film creation right Enrique? In one video Muslim ruffians were displaying their usual bravery and toughness by beating up a Dutch boy on crutches.

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  8. Trump, a non-stop viewer of Fox TV `news’, has clearly become a zombie-like follower of Fox’s owner, Rupert Murdoch, who is a notorious hater of Islam and ardent supporter of Israel’s rightwing government.

    Good point. Murdoch certainly got his foot in the door in numerous ways in Tony Blair’s Britain, not least by contriving to get one of his minions appointed as Blair’s press secretary. We should be a lot more worried about the Dirty Digger influencing US elections through his media empire than the Russians.

    However, I really can’t see any point in making a fuss about the Russians trying to influence voting in our election, since the US is notorious for trying to interfere in the elections of other democratic nations. Why, only the other day Obama was openly threatening Brits with hell and high water should they have the temerity to vote for Brexit, and I would not be surprised if it was his cack-handed interference that pushed more people to turn out to vote for Brexit and created the winning margin.

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  9. El Dato says:

    How did a threadbare nation of only 25 million people develop such a powerful weapon?

    It’s the 21st century, not 1950 where Paperclip personnel had to be hired to get things on track.

    High-performance rocket technology is now mundane: how-tos can be borrowed, plans can be had, specialists can be hired, materials can be sourced.

    Hell, you can order a whole rocket-to-LEO (a good step up from the ICBM) at private companies like SpaceX.

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  10. As usual it must be pointed out that Eric Margolis has mohammedans in his family.

    He is the enemy within.

    There should not be a single mohammedan in any white country.

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  11. I think that Trump’s bluster against NK is just bluster, but there’s the very real risk that it might prompt the lunatic Kim to act. As for Trump being anti-Muslim, that’s a laugh, considering the way he cavorted with the Saudi terror-masters. Perhaps if he kicks Kushner out of the White House he might come to his senses.

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  12. Yeah, mining DPRK ports, blockading it, or destroying the Yalu bridges are the only options Trump has. Just letting down on the tension and admitting that the DPRK has made itself invasion-proof isn’t an option.

    And of course the DPRK is so technologically backward that it can’t design missiles of its own. Just like it’s not been exporting missiles and submarines of its own design for decades now.

    Brilliant alternative universe article.

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  13. Quentin says:

    So Fidelios Automata knows that Kim is a lunatic. Now we know what’s going on. Does he have equally absolute opinions about the incomparably sane Trump?

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  14. This is the business we’ve chosen.

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    Europe is just one step away from 1930’s anti-Semitism.
     
    Oh, those naughty White Debbils! Real mystery, isn't it?

    Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the centre of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. (((Barbara Lerner Spectre)))
     
    Every. Single. Time.

    And how did Margolis get his name in the Lolita Express little black book, anyway?

    “When we have squeezed everything we can out of America, it can turn to dust.” Netanyahu.

    “It is in the Jewish interest, it is in humanity’s interest, that whites experience a genocide. Until white children are burned alive, white women raped, mutilated, murdered, and all white men who have not been slaughtered watch powerlessly as their people are terrorised, only then will mankind be on a more equal footing, ready to discuss white privilege and the apparent chip on the shoulder that minorities have.” Ishmael Levitts.

    “Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects …… Other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves.” Menachem Begin.

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  16. Zhu Bajie says:

    I’m pretty sure N. Korea is not mentioned in the apocalyptic books of the Bible (although some creative interpreters claim to have found China in Revelation). War with N. Korea is not likely to appeal to Dispensationalist Republicans – I hope.

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  17. yeah says:
    @bob sykes
    "The Trump administration now has the choice of a total naval blockade of North Korea, mining its ports, and destroying the Yalu River bridges,..."

    As usual, China and Russia simply don't exist, and consequently cannot have any conceivable interests in the region around the Korean peninsula. The US can act with impunity against Korea, because there is no countervailing power in the region. Moreover, the large pacifist populations in Japan and South Korea do not exist, and so the Japanese and South Korean governments do not need to take their opposition to American war plans seriously. In fact, South Korean President Moon, who wants a negotiated settlement and normalized with the North, is a figment of the American press, fake news!

    Surely, the gods raise up arrogant fools before they destroy them.

    The problem is Russia doesn’t do anything, and the Chinese issue fortune cookie style sage advice but in reality do nothing either. So that leaves the playfield all to the US – for better or worse. As for South Korea and the Japs: how many armies do they have?

    Trump is acting very crazy on this but remind yourself: would Hillary acted any better or wiser?

    A few big ones, perhaps by accident, and the world will never be the same again, especially not Asia. As massive radiation covers Eastern Russia, a side effect might be the fall of Putin – to be replaced by what? Chaos? Intensely nationalistic Russia politics? A compliant regime a la Yeltsin? A revival of comrades? China, too, will not escape radiation. What will happen there? Too many known unknowns and even more unknown unknowns here. Little wonder the fat Korean boy keeps giggling while the Donald huffs and puffs and keeps changing his mind at the speed of light.

    Place your bets, this will be one big game!

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  18. Indeed, Europe’s just one step away from anti-Semitism. Why? It’s International Jewry that’s behind the millions of Africans, Middle Easterners and Central Asians invading Europe. Eastern Europe (especially, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic) have put up barbed and concertina wire fences, as well as stationed armed guards, to keep the savages out. Some 60,000 Poles marched in Warsaw against any entry of the 3rd World savages into their country.
    It’s Western Europe that’s been invaded, and far-right parties are springing up everywhere. Sweden’s been hit hardest with soaring crime rates by the migrants; thus, the Sons of Odin formed .. the same with Norway and Denmark. The peoples of Western Europe are waking up, although slowly, but their gov’ts aren’t paying attention and still bringing more savages in.
    As Barbara Lerner Spectre said, “Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the center of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role”.

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