Carry On Korea

Tuesday’s summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was yet another surreal moment amongst many in recent years. One of the funniest things about this summit has been the reaction to it. Trump fans are naturally enough crowing about ‘their man’ and what a genious he is (4D chess, and all that). Whereas Trump detractors are saying that the Singapore summit achieved nothing in real terms and was a dangerous move by a completely mad American president. My own opinion of it all tends to veer towards the latter: I think that the meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-Un was a PR stunt by the American deep state (who completely control Trump). Previous presidents have mostly done a good job of masking the reality of the United States of America (particularly Obama, the ‘first black American president’, who made Bush junior look like a boy scout when it came to pushing the neo-con agenda). Donald Trump was foistered on the American public by the deep state, to try and persuade the public that it’s all ‘real’. Problem is that President Trump is a bit of a loose cannon, in that he doesn’t even bother disguising the fact that the USA is a rogue nation. Just about everything that Trump has said and done since he took office in January 2017 has not only alarmed a large number of Americans, it’s also alarmed the wider world. Amidst all the talk of war and sanctions and massive cuts to social programmes in the ‘Homeland’, etc, the deep state began to feel threatened by rising public anger. Hence the PR stunt in Singapore earlier this week, which was a lame attempt to put a cuddly face on one of the most violent and rogue nations that the world has ever seen.

Most people reading this will be familiar with Robert Fisk, but in case you’re not I’ll just say that Fisk is a multi-award winning Middle East correspondent, now with The Independent, based in Beirut. He has lived in the Arab world for more than 40 years, covering Lebanon, five Israeli invasions, the Iran-Iraq war, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Algerian civil war, Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, the Bosnian and Kosovo wars, the American invasion and occupation of Iraq and the 2011 Arab revolutions. Yesterday Fisk was interviewed by Jeff Blankfort on KZYX Radio in California. The summit between Trump and Kim Jong-Un is touched upon briefly at the start of the interview, and then they move on to how this summit relates to present events in the Middle East. What I like about Robert Fisk is that he always tries to be non-partisan. The interview runs to about 25 minutes…

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