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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

He reinterpreted the 1950s war on the Korean peninsula – Truman’s naked aggression, falsely blamed on the DPRK.

Honoring US combat troops involved, he ignored millions of North Koreans massacred, along with turning most parts of the north to rubble – a high US crime against a nation threatening no one.

He lied about US economic conditions. Corporate giants and super-rich Americans never had things better. Ordinary people are enduring years of Main Street Depression – nearly a fourth of working-age Americans unemployed, most others way underemployed.

“We are defeating ISIS,” Trump roared. Washington created the scourge it supports. Claiming he “want(s) peace through strength,” he escalated aggressive wars his predecessors began in multiple theaters.

He demeaned North Korea viciously, reciting a litany of lies, part of manipulating public sentiment at home and abroad for possible war on the country, a lunatic agenda if launched, likely more catastrophic than the devastating 1950s war.

He vowed to eliminate Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, saying “(t)his is a very different administration than the United States has had in the past” – exceeding the belligerence of its predecessors.

He lied claiming Washington “offered North Korea the open hand of engagement” in 2009. US promises were broken, the way America operates most often, why it can never be trusted.

“Do not underestimate us, and do not try us,” Trump roared. He lied claiming “America does not seek conflict or confrontation.”

He ignored the nation’s rage for endless wars, especially post-9/11, the state-sponsored false flag launching a war on humanity. Are North Korea and Iran next on Trump’s target list?.

He called for isolating the DPRK, severing all economic, trade and political ties, citing a nonexistent threat it poses.

America’s imperial agenda, together with its rogue allies, is the only menace that matters, smashing sovereign independent countries, responsible for millions of casualties, largely civilians indiscriminately massacred – blaming US aggression on nations attacked.

Trump’s address was an exercise in chest-thumping imperial bluster, disturbingly Hitleresque in tone.

What follows is most important. Is North Korea next on his target list for war, Iran to follow? It’s terrifying to imagine what’s possibly coming.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.