Fake Left Says “Peace in Korea is a RUSSIAN PLOT… So We’ll STOP IT”

The fake left are beside themselves trying to imply that Russia and da ebil Putin are behind this moment of peace on the Korean peninsula. I shit you not. From Sanders to Maddow to Duckworth and beyond, the complicit left have sworn to do everything they can to STAND IN THE WAY OF PEACE IN KOREA.

You couldn’t pick a better policy to jump on board with if you were TRYING TO MAKE SURE REPUBLICANS KEEP THE HOUSE AND SENATE THIS YEAR. Just a little food for thought.

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South Koreans Reject Pro-War Old Guard as Moon’s Peace Party Wins Big in Local Elections

(I guess the Trumpites will give him credit for this as well, huh?)

by Stu Smallwood from AntiWar

When South Koreans went to the polls yesterday they registered their unambiguous backing for President Moon’s Democratic Party and the peace process that is a signature policy of his administration. In doing so, they also dealt a devastating blow to the country’s main faction hostile to North Korean diplomacy.

Here’s how one South Korean outlet summed up the results: “In what was considered an opportunity to measure the public support of the Moon Jae-in administration one year into its term, the Democratic Party achieved an enormous victory in the local elections of June 13th, providing even more political flexibility for Moon’s government…. At the same time, the Liberty Korea Party suffered a historically crushing rout that has seen its power wither, leaving it solely with its [traditional strongholds]…as the party appears on the verge of being swept away in a maelstrom of internal discord with members looking for someone to blame for this defeat.” (Translation of original Korean by author.)

The Democrats took 14 of the 17 metropolitan districts voted on today, including the city of Busan and Southeast Gyeongsang Province – both former mainstays of the Liberty Party. They also captured 11 of the 12 seats in the National Assembly bi-elections held the same day. The assembly now houses 130 Democratic representatives to 113 from Liberty with the full election coming in 2020…

At 60.2%, this was the largest voter turnout for regional elections since they were first held in 1995 – a fact attributed to the political awakening of younger generations in particular since the fall of impeached ex-president Park Geun-hye (now imprisoned for corruption). The youth movement of Korean politics is not going away and young Koreans have made a clear statement about how they view the current direction of their country and the party leading it.

By overwhelmingly backing the Democrats yet again, South Koreans have issued a stinging indictment against the tactics of the old “national security” right wing (some of whom practically threw tantrums on air while watching the Singapore summit on June 12th). This proves that, in South Korea at least, peace politics is winning politics…

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John Bolton Once Sabotaged A Deal With North Korea – He Will Try To Repeat That Feat

from Moon of Alabama

The Washington Post published a half-truth story today about the U.S. occupied al-Tanf border station between Syria-and Iraq. Downplaying the possibility of military action around al-Tanf it inserts this strange nugget:

Mattis’s main focus of late has been preparing for possible conflict with North Korea.

Why is the Defense Secretary Mattis preparing for conflict with North Korea? Why is this his “main focus”? Ain’t we all gonna have peace and love after Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un meet on June 12 in Singapore? No? Why am I not surprised?

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Handshake in Korea Costs MIC Over $10 billion in Less Than a Week

by Scott Creighton

While Trump tries to take credit for the renewed peace effort on the Korean peninsula (1:43 mark in video), reports from Fortune magazine are exposing just how jaded, cynical and dependent on endless war our military industrial complex’s stock market has become. It would appear the “glorious markets” don’t like the prospect of peace breaking out in that region. So much so, the stocks of 5 military contractors lost over $10 billion dollars in value in less than a week at the mere prospect of peace. A while ago I wrote that Lockheed Martin was the big winner in the area as Trump lied about sending an armada to North Korea and all his other blustering about “fire and brimstone” and blowing up the people of the DPRK. Guess I was right about that. But let’s see what peace does to our real masters in D.C.

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Stop Giving Trump Credit for what the Koreans Accomplished

(Image from Sal – thanks)

You think his lies about that carrier group “steaming’ to North Korea frightened Un into surrender? How about all those failed Aegis Ashore tests? Truth is, we have seen this coming for YEARS and it has NOTHING to do with either Trump or Obama or Killary Clinton. It has EVERYTHING to do with their leadership and the peoples of Korea. All of them.

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Are We On The Cusp of A Golden Period of Korean Reconciliation?

(Don’t worry “real Americans”… our glorious leaders will snatch war from the jaws of peace soon enough)

from Eurasia Future

DPRK leader Kim Jong-un has praised the hospitality of Southern officials who hosted a large DPRK delegation celebrating the opening of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. He further stated that he seeks to continue to boost ties with Seoul in what looks to be the dawning of a new Sunshine Policy that could eclipse the last period of attempted North/South rapprochement in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

There are several factors at play in fomenting a new golden period of Pyongyang-Seoul relations…

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Not Fit to Lead: Mike Pence ‘Takes a Knee’, Shows His True Colors Pyeong-Chang

(Scumbag Pence & wife sit during unified Korean anthem played at opening ceremony of this year’s Olympic games. Like a pouting little child who didn’t get the war he wanted, Pence sulked as he represented all of us back here in the “Shining City on the Hill”. His neocon buddies and that tired old war-monger Hillary Clinton would be proud. For the rest of us? Not so much)

by Patrick Henningsen, 21st Century Wire

This has to be one of the most disturbing scenes imaginable in modern politics. It was revealing, and it showed a level of shallowness which is almost unprecedented for any world leader in living memory, east or west.

Yesterday, as American Vice President Mike Pence was basking in the international spotlight, he made the puzzling decision not to stand when they played the Unified Korean anthem.

Undoubtedly, this was a very important moment in history, when North and South Korea entered the Olympic Stadium during the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Pyeong-Chang, South Korea, as the two countries proudly marched in the Parade of Nations – under one Unified Korean flag.

And what did the US high representative do? He did a Kaepernick. He took a knee…

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