The latest in not-the-news

The top two stories at Lucianne.com at the moment. Not likely to be on the ABC in the morning, but just thought you might be interested.

Peace is breaking out.
Media won´t cover it
Donsurber.com, by Don Surber    Original Article
 
Kim Jong Un was in Beijing this week as U.S. trade officials met with their Red Chinese counterparts. Behind the talk of tariffs and trade deficits, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula loomed. A war that began 68 years ago nears its end. The American press is ignoring it, instead nattering on about nonsense. The big headline in the Washington Post today was, “Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration.” So what? President Trump does not report to them — they report to President Trump. Basic civics are beyond the
 

Border Wall Construction Continues…

Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
 
With massive amounts of misinformation surrounding the southern border and the need for a border security wall, the following video has been produced. Pushing back against intentional media disinformation is something critical to supporting President Trump. Feel free to share this video with family or friends on various social media platforms: (Video: Build the Wall: Construction Progress)
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27 Responses to The latest in not-the-news

  1. miltonf

    I just hope more and more people realze that the dinosaur media have jumped the shark.

  2. egg_

    Kim Jong Un was in Beijing this week as U.S. trade officials met with their Red Chinese counterparts.

    Didn’t Rocket Man have his cap out for a measly 70 Mil from Sino belts and roads?
    Things must be grim – he’s been brought to the bargaining table by sanctions?

  3. John Constantine

    Nobel peace prize.

  4. The thing is, these media blackouts are working. It’s not just Trump, it’s includes everything that’s slowly destroying western civilisation.

  5. John Constantine

    If their Hussein obama won their Nobel peace prize for sinking the middle east into a quagmire of failed states, human slavery, mass murder, fanatical fundamentalism and corruption.

    Trump ends war.

    Trump could symbolically build a Wall section to the value of the peace prize and label it such. For a tourist attraction.

  6. Tel

    Trump could symbolically build a Wall section to the value of the peace prize and label it such. For a tourist attraction.

    Name it the “Wall in Honour of Alfred Nobel”.

  7. Up The Workers!

    The short video referred to, can be seen over on Mike Smith News’ blog.

    It looks at all the wall-building going on across the globe at the moment in response to the Left/ Soros’s attempts to abolish all international borders, promote illegal (mostly Muslim) immigration and at the effect of border walls constructed in the past which stopped wars and death in local conflicts.

    Interestingly, at one point the narrative looks at the high border walls constructed around Vatican City in Rome in the 9th Century: “…to keep out Muslim invaders…”.

    Here we are 12 centuries later.

    Same problem.

    Same cause.

  8. P

    Re: Border Wall Construction Continues…

    Under the comments in the original article by Sundance I found a link given by Landslide that shows facts, aerial views and maps which are all very interesting:

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/us-mexico-border-wall-photos-maps-2018-5?r=US&IR=T

  9. Iampeter

    Kim Jong Un was in Beijing this week as U.S. trade officials met with their Red Chinese counterparts. Behind the talk of tariffs and trade deficits, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula loomed.

    LOL. The wishful thinking to have written something like this is pretty strong.

    All the Trump administrations cowardly, yet at the same time blustering, appeasement of North Korea has done, is ensured a nuclear armed lunatic state, with the world tacitly accepting it.

  10. All the Trump administrations cowardly, yet at the same time blustering, appeasement of North Korea has done, is ensured a nuclear armed lunatic state, with the world tacitly accepting it.

    It takes a truly distorted mind to think like that, given the decades of complete inaction towards North Korea by previous US presidents and others world leaders. Trump was the first US President to meet with a North Korean head of state in an attempt to negotiate a true peace, yet people like you still make every attempt to put the efforts down. If Obama had attempted the same, he would have been awarded another Nobel peace prize and probably had his head added to Mt Rushmore.

  11. Mark M

    Dare to think how it would have been if crooked Hillary was elected …

    Hillary Clinton so far ahead in polls that she ‘doesn’t even think about’ Donald Trump anymore 

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/23/hillary-clinton-so-far-ahead-in-polls-that-doesnt-even-think-abo/

    Phew. Thank you President Trump and his “deplorables.”

  12. Mother Lode

    If Obama had attempted the same, he would have been awarded another Nobel peace prize and probably had his head added to Mt Rushmore.

    If Obama has attempted the same South Korea and Japan would also have been nuked by lunch time.

  13. If Obama has attempted the same South Korea and Japan would also have been nuked by lunch time.

    Of course there is that possibility as well. But with Hillary, it would have been a certainty.

  14. John A

    bemused #2906753, posted on January 14, 2019, at 8:17 am

    If Obama had attempted the same, he would have been awarded another Nobel peace prize and probably had his head added to Mt Rushmore.

    As long as they took it off his shoulders first, I wouldn’t mind that one bit. (NADT).

  15. Iampeter

    Trump was the first US President to meet with a North Korean head of state in an attempt to negotiate a true peace, yet people like you still make every attempt to put the efforts down.

    That’s because a US President meeting with the NK dictator is the worst act of appeasement anyone has engaged in with respects to the Norks.

    If Obama had attempted the same, he would have been awarded another Nobel peace prize

    If Obama had done something this terrible then you’d all be saying exactly what I’m saying.

  16. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
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    Starting the long overdue pullout from Syria while hitting the little remaining ISIS territorial caliphate hard, and from many directions. Will attack again from existing nearby base if it reforms. Will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds. Create 20 mile safe zone……..Likewise, do not want the Kurds to provoke Turkey. Russia, Iran and Syria have been the biggest beneficiaries of the long term U.S. policy of destroying ISIS in Syria – natural enemies. We also benefit but it is now time to bring our troops back home. Stop the ENDLESS WARS!

  17. That’s because a US President meeting with the NK dictator is the worst act of appeasement anyone has engaged in with respects to the Norks.

    All I can say is that you have a sick mind. Even if you’re just trolling for the fun of it, you have a sick mind.

  18. max

    I do not think North Korea has intention of attacking, let alone invading, anyone. It just doesn’t want to become the next Iraq or Libya and has, correctly, concluded that having a nuclear deterrent is the best way to prevent that. What threats has North Korea actually made against anyone? Testing missiles? The US does that all the time so why the hypocrisy? Who gave the US the right to develop and test missiles but not North Korea?

  19. Mother Lode

    I remember in 1994 when Clinton give the Norks light-water reactors so they would not need to keep their existing reactors which could be used to produce material for nuclear weapons.

    The Norks took the new reactors and kept the existing ones for their nuclear program.

    Brilliant statesmanship by Clinton. The North Korean nuclear weapon program must have been delayed by several hours while the Norks were laughing so hard their cognacs squirted out their noses.

    The Iranians did better, of course. They demanded cash which is easier to trade than nuclear reactors.

  20. John Constantine

    North Korea appeals for international food aid for its famine stricken peasants, while testing nuclear devices and missiles.

    That right there means they have no social licence.

    Comrades.

  21. Dr Fred Lenin

    I doubt the norks would invade anyone it is a communist fascist dictstorship and all resources are needed to keep control of the people who are not nomenklatura . A war would divert resources from internal security and arm thousands of young men who might turn on the aparat ,kim and his gangsters dont want to end up hanging by the heels from a lampost like that other famous socialist fascist mussolini .
    China is in a similar position with trump determined to reduce the balance of payments deficit with China, which has been instrumental in the improved living conditions there ,the aspirationist growing middle class will not take kindly to reduced living conditions . They are like anyone else ,once they get used to improvements they hate going back and want someone to blame ,and punish . The USSR collapsed and China is an identical case ,nothing is permenant ,everything changes.

  22. Iampeter

    I do not think North Korea has intention of attacking, let alone invading, anyone.

    Then you have not done very much thinking on the subject and/or are not very good at thinking.

    What threats has North Korea actually made against anyone?

    You mean aside from the endless threats they issue, at regional players and often directly at America?
    You have to be intentionally dishonest to even ask such a thing.

    Who gave the US the right to develop and test missiles but not North Korea?

    America is a rights protecting republic and while flawed, has every right to develop nuclear weapons.
    North Korea is one of the worlds worst rights violators and has no rights whatsoever.
    Moral equivalence that you are engaging in here, is not just wrong, it is evil.

    Stuff like this is why libertarians are worse than even conservatives. If you can’t even tell the difference between America and North Korea, then you’re not going to be on the right side of any issue except by the dumbest luck.

  23. Tel

    Who gave the US the right to develop and test missiles but not North Korea?

    Entirely reasonable question, allow me to elucidate:
    * Largest Navy in the world, by a significant margin.
    * Worldwide array of military bases.
    * Biggest nuclear missile stockpile.
    * Extensive surveillance network including bulk wiretapping, constant satellite monitoring, radio listening and that’s just the bits we know about.
    * Proven track record of covert operations.
    * By far the largest military budget of any nation.
    * Biggest manufacturer and exporter of small arms.
    * Best armed civilian population.
    * Technological leader in most areas (although that gap is closing).
    * History of obliterating smaller nations that got in the way, even when there was largely no point in doing so.

    What threats has North Korea actually made against anyone?

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-15/north-korea-parades-missiles-threatens-us/8446050

    That sort of thing. Not sure how credible you think it might be.

    When Kim poisoned his half-brother with two-part nerve poison in the middle of a Malaysian airport, that made a few people nervous. The North Koreans have demonstrated the ability to strategically kidnap key targets from Japan and South Korea, probably attacking out of submarines. The North Koreans also run cyber espionage (i.e. hacking) and drug trafficking operations. In a nutshell … small but nasty.

    If you don’t want to count the North Korean people themselves as hostages to the Kim regime, you should at least count the population of Seoul which could be hit very hard at short notice if the war ever went hot again (although South Korea has ample capacity to hit back, but it would be a dreadful, dreadful mess). Almost certainly North Korea has some ability to hit heavily populated regions in Japan and I’m 100% sure if that ever happened then the Japanese would accidentally-on-purpose stumble across some Far Cough tech weapons that strangely built themselves in a mountain hut somewhere while no one was looking.

  24. Richard Bender

    Yawn, more bullshit from Steve about the “need” for a wall to protect the US from a non-existent mass of criminal migrants. Let me know when Catallaxy stops supporting authoritarian fuckwits like Trump and becomes a libertarian blog again.

  25. Tim Neilson

    Yawn, more bullshit from Steve about the “need” for a wall to protect the US from a non-existent mass of criminal migrants.

    This is exactly correct!

    Not one US citizen has ever been the victim of a violent crime from an illegal immigrant wh came across the southern border.

    Like Kate Steinle, and Ronil Singh, and…

    Oops, help me out of this hole Richard Bender!!!

  26. Dick Bender by name, Dick Bender by nature.

  27. max

    Empire. It is a word that most Americans loathe. After all, the United States was born through its rebellion against the great (British) empire of the day. American politicians, policymakers and the public alike have long preferred to imagine the U.S. as, rather, a beacon of freedom in the world, bringing light to those in the darkness of despotism.

    According to the old historical narrative, the U.S. has always been a democratic republic and only briefly dabbled (from 1898 to 1904) with outright imperialism. And, indeed, even in that era—in which the U.S. seized Puerto Rico, Guam, Hawaii and the Philippines—the U.S. saw itself as “liberating” the locals from Spanish despotism. This wasn’t real imperialism but rather, to use a term from the day, “benevolent assimilation.” Oh, what a gloriously American euphemism!
    The truth, of course, is far more discomfiting. The U.S. was an empire before it had even gained its own independence. From the moment that Englishmen landed at Jamestown and Plymouth Rock, theirs was an imperial experiment. Native tribes were conquered and displaced westward, year in and year out, until there were no sovereign Indians left to fight. In 1848, the U.S. Army conquered northern Mexico and rechristened it the American Southwest. Yes, the U.S. was always an empire, what Thomas Jefferson self-consciously called an “Empire of Liberty.” Only the American Empire looked different from the British and Western European variety. Until 1898, the U.S. lacked the overseas possessions and expansive naval power that have come to define our contemporary image of empire. That was the British, French and Spanish model. No, the U.S. was a great land empire most similar (ironically) to that of Russia, but an empire nonetheless.
    1898 is central to our understanding of the United States’ contemporary role in the world, for it was at that moment that the peculiar exceptional millenarianism of American idealism merged with the Western mission of “civilization.” The result was a more overt, distant and expansive version of American Empire. And, though the U.S. no longer officially “annexes” foreign territories, its neo-imperial foreign policy is alive and well, with U.S. military forces ensconced in some 800 bases in more than 80 countries—numbers that by far exceed those of other nations. Furthermore, the remnants of America’s first overseas conquests are with us today, as the people of Puerto Rico, Guam and Samoa are still only partial Americans—citizens, yes, but citizens without congressional representation or a vote in presidential elections. How ironic, indeed, that a nation founded in opposition to “taxation without representation” should, for more than 100 years now, hold so many of its people in a situation remarkably similar to that of the American colonists before the Revolutionary War.

    Racism is the original sin of the American experiment. White supremacy was part of the cultural baggage American troops carried abroad. The scourge of race did not stop at our shores. Moreover, it was a global phenomenon; this was the era of social Darwinism, the notion that “survival of the fittest” applied to man as well as beast, that certain races were scientifically superior to others. It was all snake oil, of course, but it was a predominant ideology—especially since, well, the “higher-level” white race wrote the books and carried the most advanced weapons. It was thus that racism, along with masculinity, would drive American expansionist imperialism at the turn of the 20th century.

    https://original.antiwar.com/danny_sjursen/2018/12/06/tragic-dawn-of-overseas-imperialism/

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