American stupidity is worse than terrorism - Russia
Published on Oct 7, 2016
Maria Zakharova, Russia's Foreign Affairs spokesperson, lets loose on a Western journalist after she is asked "Why is Russia supporting Assad, who is killing civilians?" The problem with Western mainstream media is that it relies on ignorance to create a worldview that consists of a series of RANDOM and DISCONNECTED events taken out of context. I think she made her points pretty clear
The same fact-free taken-out-of-historical-context thinking drives the North Korea propaganda: "One day, out of the blue, North Korean leaders started threatening the US with nuclear weapons. This is unacceptable."
No mention of the devastation wrought upon N. Korea by the US during the Korean War. No mention of the fact that an official state of war still exists. No mention of the fact that there is only an armistice in place, meaning both sides stop shooting at each other but all troops will remain in position. No need to discuss an actual peace treaty that would end the war, remove troops from either side of the DMZ and define diplomatic processes for a transition to peace time. By all accounts (unreported by our MSM of course) the North would like to normalize relations, but the US only wants to ratchet up the pressure, ostensibly to force the North to the negotiating table. What madness! The US simply wants to maintain its military presence in the region to pressure China; it is using the North Korea situation to justify its occupation of South Korea (no, we don't call it that) and Okinawa and Japan. And with an American public with no understanding of even the most recent history and a media playing handmaiden to the oligarchs there's no way meaningful popular resistance can form.