Daily Archives: June 19, 2020

2020-06-19: News Headlines

Conn Hallinan (2020-06-19). Tipping the Nuclear Dominos. counterpunch.org If the Trump administration follows through on its threat to re-start nuclear tests, it will complete the unraveling of more than 50 years of arms control agreements, taking the world back to the days when school children practiced "duck and cover," and people built backyard bomb shelters.

Marko Marjanoviƒá (2020-06-19). Trump Says Should Have Fired Bolton for Botching NK Talks, but Bolton Had Already Sabotaged Talks Under Bush. anti-empire.com Trump now He also blames Bolton for setting him back on the North Korea process so much so the consequences are still felt to this day: | twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1273620779645665280 | twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1273620783131250690 | Trump says he should have fired…

Global Research News (2020-06-19). Selected Articles: Dark Clouds of Military Tension Over the Korean Peninsula. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | |

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2020-06-19). Dark Clouds of Military Tension Over the Korean Peninsula, North Korea Waited, Disappointed and Now Angry. globalresearch.ca In 2012, a young man educated in the West took over the power in Pyongyang; he has decided to transform North Korea into an ordinary country where people can live decent life. | His name is Kim Jong-un. He has …

_____ (2020-06-19). New Alliance Against China: D-10 Countries Threatened By China Unite Against It. popularresistance.org In late May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom floated the idea of creating a new international platform—D10, or Democracy 10 alliance. The D10 is to comprise the Group of Seven (G7) states and three others; it will be discussed formally at the G7 meeting in June. The proposed members of the alliance are the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S.), along with Australia, India and South Korea. The purpose of this alliance is not entirely for mutual benefit. The agenda, Boris Johnson suggests, is to attack China. | Many of the states in the D10 have been hi…

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-18). Now It's DPRK-Gate: North Korea to Attack US 2020 Presidential Election? "Don't Mess with Us" globalresearch.ca North Korea is one of countless numbers of nations that have been grievously attacked and otherwise harmed by the US. | Throughout its post-WW II history, it never attacked another country preemptively — not South Korea or any others, threatening none …

Conn Hallinan (2020-06-18). Trump threatens to re-start nuclear weapons tests, undoing 50 years of agreements. peoplesworld.org If the Trump administration follows through on its threat to restart nuclear tests, it will complete the unraveling of more than 50 years of arms control agreements, taking the world back to the days when school children practiced "duck and cover" and people built backyard bomb shelters. It will certainly be the death knell for the Comprehensive …

Marko Marjanoviƒá (2020-06-18). Kim Jong Un's Well-Timed 'Surprise' Portends Another Nuke Crisis. anti-empire.com If there is one thing I have learned about making a career out of studying North Korea it is this: the Kim regime loves to tell those who pay attention to its unique propaganda many times what it is going to do before it does it—sometimes even telegraphing for us in clear language the next crisis it intends to start. | If that holds constant now, then Pyongyang seems once again hellbent on sparking

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-06-18). Why Japan Cancelled Installation of American Missiles in Its Territory. US Military Presence Threatens Japan's Security. globalresearch.ca Since 1945, when the United States bombed the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear weapons, Japan has entered an era of total submission to Washington, demilitarizing and abdicating its own real sovereignty. Tokyo came under the umbrella of American …

Middle East Eye (2020-06-17). Israel Increases Secretive Nuclear Stockpile to 90 Warheads: Report. globalresearch.ca Israel may have increased its nuclear stockpile from 80 warheads in 2019 to 90 in 2020, according to a new report by a leading global arms watchdog. | The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) said in its

Middle East Eye (2020-06-17). Israel Increases Secretive Nuclear Stockpile to 90 Warheads: Enough to Blow Up the Planet… globalresearch.ca Israel may have increased its nuclear stockpile from 80 warheads in 2019 to 90 in 2020, according to a new report by a leading global arms watchdog. | The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) said in its

The Canary (2020-06-17). North Korea says it is sending soldiers to joint border sites. thecanary.co North Korea has said it will send soldiers to closed inter-Korean co-operation sites in its territory and reinstall guard posts and resume military exercises at frontline areas, nullifying deals reached with South Korea two years ago.The announcement is the latest in a series of provocations by North Korea in what experts believe are calculated moves to apply pressure on Seoul and Washington amid stalled nuclear negotiations.On Tuesday, the North destroyed an empty inter-Korean liaison office in its territory.The demolition of an inter-Korean liaison office building in Kaesong (Korean Central News Agency/Korea Ne…

Kim Hjelmgaard (2020-06-17). North Korea Blows Up Joint Liaison Office Building With South Korea After Announcing End of Interest in US Relations. anti-empire.com Andrei Lankov: "Pyongyang has long resented Seoul's failure to live up to its grandiose promises. The North scoffs at mere symbolic exchange, but the South risks angering the U.S. by pursuing anything more substantial." |
| North Korea blew up a liaison office building it operates with South Korea, officials in Seoul said Tuesday, as

Lawrence Wittner (2020-06-17). Let Them Eat Weapons: Trump's Bizarre Arms Race. dissidentvoice.org In late May of this year, President Donald Trump's special envoy for arms control bragged before a Washington think tank that the U.S. government was prepared to outspend Russia and China to win a new nuclear arms race. "The president has made clear that we have a tried and true practice here," he remarked. "We know how to win …

WSWS (2020-06-17). North Korea blows up liaison office to send message to Trump. wsws.org While nominally directed at Seoul, Pyongyang's action expressed its deep frustration with the failure of the Trump administration to conduct any meaningful negotiations.

Richard Enos (2020-06-17). Why this 'Pandemic' Is Looking More Like a Social Engineering Experiment. globalresearch.ca Yesterday my wife, a native of Korea, made the arduous trip to her homeland from Toronto in order to help her mother, who had been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, with the protocols of High-Dose Vitamin C and a natural …

Tom Clifford (2020-06-17). India and China Dispute: The World's Longest Unmarked Border. globalresearch.ca Incongruous, deadly, bizarre. Two nuclear powers engaging in a fatal skirmish over a piece of territory with no economic resources, using rocks and clubs with protruding nails. A stone-age fight in the nuclear era. | Einstein said he did not know …