Waqas Shabbir |
In absolute terms, North Korean aggression is not a right way to go about things, but in relative terms, any sovereign country would do this. I am putting forward a question to you. How many times in last few months did you hear about the US-South Korean Joint Exercises prior to successive missile tests from North Korea?
US hungry to maintain its hegemony adopts whichever means are necessary to brutally dismantle or slowly play with the minds hoping to change the ideology to bring it on par with American capitalist mindset
Did anyone of you try to inquire about the other side of the story? Everyone seems to ask, why is Kim Jong-un all of sudden acting lunatic? His widely condemned irrational behavior may not, after all, be illogical and absurd from North’s point of view.
Trump’s UN Speech, in wake of Korean threat, has brought the world back to the world of ideologies. Trump’s attack on socialism is a revisit to the war waged against the increasing socialist economies during the second half of the 21st century.
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Despite the US claims that war-games involving Japan & South Korea have not been provocative, they have certainly intimidated Kim. When the US tested its missile capability by intercepting a fake nuclear bomb, it enraged Kim for sure. His reaction has not been irrational if one looks into the threat posed by these joint exercises aimed at containing the North Korean threat.
This is an obvious fact. The US foreign policy in safeguarding homeland security & economic interests paved way for chaos, brutality, and unrest in many countries across the world
Trump rhetoric in United Nation speech is reminiscent of the continuing US policy against the socialist states. Its lust for capitalist led absolute power is designed to dismantle nations with no mercy and remorse. No wonder, Trump has threatened again ‘to totally destroy North Korea’.
What’s interesting in this scenario is that American joint exercises are meant to bring peace, much like the introduction of bombs in Hiroshima on 6th August 1945 and three days later in Nagasaki. But North Koreas self-defense exercises are ‘reckless pursuance of nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities’ according to Trump. This rhetoric is nothing short of ‘might is right’ slogan.
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Recent attempts by the US administration to convince China and Russia to deprive & isolate North Korea economically is nothing new. The US has already put sanctions on this country which is reminiscent of its design adopted in Chile against Allende and Saddam in Iraq. This can further marginalize the lives of millions of North Koreans already facing acute starvation.
What’s interesting in this scenario is that American joint exercises are meant to bring peace, much like the introduction of bombs in Hiroshima on 6th August 1945 and three days later in Nagasaki
Naomi Klein in an attempt to unleash the murky secrets of US, reveals that the 1975 Senate investigation proved that Allende was no threat to democracy. 1625 UN and US inspectors collectively spent $ 1bn searching 1700 sites and declared that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The US sells lies to justify its war acts. A country which brackets trade unions and terrorist in the same folder, the war on terror is more a war on hindrances to American progression and interests
For US self-interest is of fundamental importance and its policies since 1917, when it started actively participating in the global economy. This is an obvious fact. The US foreign policy in safeguarding homeland security & economic interests paved way for chaos, brutality, and unrest in many countries across the world.
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It is a regular practice of the US to dismantle communist and socialist regimes. US record in Chile, Argentine, Mexico, and Uruguay is appalling when it comes to its possessiveness with capitalism and free-market ideology.
Everyone seems to ask, why is Kim Jong-un all of sudden acting lunatic? His widely condemned irrational behavior may not, after all, be illogical and absurd from North’s point of view
This stance is again reaffirmed in Trump’s UN speech. The Mighty US is not on a mission to ensure the safety of its allies. It is the war against the Keynesian and developmental policies. That’s why Trump portrayed the socialist regime in Venezuela as villains. But, the historical & current role of US in socialist countries reflects more on the brutally villainous role of US than the sufferings inflicted under the socialist regimes in Chile and Argentina.
Who gives America a divine right to meddle with the internal affairs of every country? US hungry to maintain its hegemony adopts whichever means are necessary to brutally dismantle or slowly play with the minds hoping to change the ideology to bring it on par with American capitalist mindset.
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Capturing or securing resources to ensure the huge profit margins for its corporates, Presidents (strongly linked with corporates) together with the proponent of free markets have been continuously waging wars with Latin American countries, the Korean peninsula, Iraq, Serbia, Afghanistan, Libya, and now Syria.
Any country which doesn’t acknowledge the US script or attempts to make autonomous decisions or dares to challenge US free-market ideology and out-favors the interests of corporate America, it either faces the brunt of economic sanction, proxy wars or fire, and fury.
Waqas Shabbir is a Derby Business School graduate in Finance, currently working as a freelance writer. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect GVS editorial policy.