Tim Shorrock joins the show for an update us on the Korean peace talks. President Trump recently claimed that North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat, whereupon the mainstream media was quick to point out that Kim’s regime has not in fact agreed to denuclearize. But, as Shorrock explains, that’s not what Trump said at all—he was merely pointing out that the negotiations appear to be going in the direction of peace and diplomacy, such that the North is not a threat to the South or to the U.S. The centrist establishment can’t tolerate this idea because they despise Trump so much. Shorrock also points out the promising progress in dismantling the DMZ, including the mingling of North and South Korean soldiers for the first time.
Discussed on the show:
- “US-North Korea Talks Are Moving Decisively to the Diplomatic Phase” (The Nation)
- “Naomi Klein: Disaster Capitalism” (YouTube)
- “Remarks on DPRK at Stanford University” (www.state.gov)
Tim Shorrock is the author of Spies For Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing and a regular contributor to The Nation and the Korea Center for Investigative Reporting. Follow him on Twitter @TimothyS.
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