South Korea: “They Do Nothing Without Our Approval!”

27 October 2018 — NEO

On October 10, 2018, Kang Kyung-wha, the South Korean foreign minister, during parliamentary investigations into the activities of her ministry, stated that Seoul is looking at the possibility of lifting the unilateral sanctions that were imposed on North Korea on May 24, 2010 in response to the sinking of the South Korean patrol ship Cheonan in the Yellow Sea. She added that lifting the sanctions could be an important symbolic step.

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The reinstatement of North Korea: What effects on the ‘story’ of socialism?

26 October 2018 — The Saker

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog

It seems unlikely – as it defies 73 years of ongoing aggression, warfare, the near-warfare of constant tap dancing on the border, starvation-creating sanctions, false promises, broken promises, racist caricaturing, hysterical knee-jerk anti-socialism, and more besides – but what if Washington finally allows North Korea to reintegrate into the multinational world?

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Inside Nikki Haley’s Shocking Speech to Secretive Far-Right Group

19 October 2018 — TRNN

Just days before she resigned as UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley delivered a private speech to the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of influential right-wing figures. Journalist Max Blumenthal obtained exclusive access and reveals shocking details — including Haley’s admission that she threatened the Chinese ambassador with a US invasion of North Korea.

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The Moon-Kim Summit: Mr. President, Now It Is Your Move! Moon’s Roadmap of North-South Cooperation By Prof. Joseph H. Chung

24 September 2018 — Global Research
The historical Moon-Kim summit ended- after three days of excitement, hope and determination- at the sacred Cheon-ji (Heaven’s Lake) located at the top of Mt Baek-du where Dangun, son of Hwanung who descended from heaven to found the Korean nation more than 4,300 thousand years ago.

Through their meeting, two Koreas reaffirmed their common sacred origin and destiny.

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As Koreas Make Peace, Will Trump End the War?

24 September 2018 — TRNN

At their third summit, the leaders of North and South Korea made new progress in their historic effort to bring peace to the Peninsula. But for North Korea to denuclearize, is the US prepared to formally end the Korean War, and withdraw US forces? We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (inc. Transcript) Continue reading

North and South Korea Steer Toward Peace Despite Heavy US Foot on the Brakes By Elliott Gabriel

24 September2018 — Mint Press

“We had lived together for five thousand years but apart for just 70 years. Here, at this place today, I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the past 70-year-long hostility can be eradicated and we can become one again.” — South Korean President Moon Jae-in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his counterpart from the South, President Moon Jae-in, made a powerful show of unity with the signing of the Pyongyang Declaration on Wednesday, underscoring their pursuit of “mutual reciprocity, common good and shared prosperity,” a cessation of tension, and an explicit call for “Korean autonomy and the principle of self-determination.”

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Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un Meet in Pyongyang. Preamble to a North-South Peace Agreement By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

18 September 2018 — Global Research

Repeal of the ROK-US Combined Forces Command (CFC)

Washington has attempted to block the inter-Korean dialogue and sabotage the peace process.

The negotiations are led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who is accused by the DPRK of carrying out “gangster like tactics”.

The Trump administration has no intention of reaching a peace agreement which would annul the Armistice Agreement of 1953. Under this agreement the US and the DPRK are still at war.

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The Dirty Secret of the Korean War By Thomas Powell

25 August 2018 — Greanville Post
The Korean War has been called “America’s forgotten war”. The heavily weaponized US Army was fought to a draw by Soviet-equipped North Korean and Chinese armies. For the very first time in its storied legacy of military campaigns dating back to American Independence, the US Army did not prevail in war. In its next colonial war against communism in Asia the following decade, the US was soundly defeated by North Vietnam. However, these military setbacks are not the sole reason to forget the Korean War. There is a much darker denial at work in forgetting the specifics of history, and this unwillingness to honestly examine the Korean War is at the root of our ongoing conflict with North Korea.
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Korean Voices Missing From Major Papers’ Opinions on Singapore Summit By Adam Johnson

21 June 2018 — FAIR

WaPo: Americans Have Figured It Out: North Korea Won!

The Washington Post‘s Jennifer Rubin (6/17/18) epitomized the zero-sum takes of US pundits.

In major-paper opinion coverage of the Singapore summit, the people with the most to lose and gain from the summit, the people whose nation was actually being discussed—Koreans—were almost uniformly ignored. 

Three major US papers—the New York TimesWashington Post and Wall Street Journal—had only one Korean-authored op-ed out of 41 opinion pieces on the subject of the Korean peace talks.

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Pundits Worry Threat of Nuclear War Is Being Reduced By Gregory Shupak

14 June 2018 — FAIR

Media outlets don’t want America to negotiate with North Korea; they want the US to hold  North Korea for ransom.

MSNBC: Trump & Kim Now Meeting With Staff

MSNBC‘s Rachel Maddow (6/12/18) appears dismayed by the manifestation of a US president meeting with an Official Enemy.

On MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, the host was aghast (6/12/18) that the US says it will halt the annual war games it conducts with South Korea on North Korea’s doorstep, because doing so is “an absolute jackpot for the North Korean dictator,” “one of the things he wants most on earth,” and now Washington “has just given them that for free, for nothing.”

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Korea News Links 26 May – 2 June 2018

2 June 2018 15:45:58 — williambowles.info

Japan urges caution on any North Korea agreement
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/japan-urges-caution-north-korea-agreement-180602052545026.html

North Korea, China on the agenda of security summit in Singapore
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/north-korea-china-agenda-security-summit-singapore-180602121314109.html
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