This Is What's Really Behind North Korea's Nuclear ProvocationsQuicklink submitted By David William Pear Permalink
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It is easy to dismiss Kim Jong-un as a madman. But there’s a long history of US aggression against the North, which we forget at our peril....North Koreans must be astonished to discover that US leaders never seem to grasp the import of their history-related provocations.
North Korea is the only country in the world to have been systematically blackmailed by US nuclear weapons going back to the 1950s, when hundreds of nukes were installed in South Korea...
Why on earth would Pyongyang not seek a nuclear deterrent? But this crucial background doesn’t enter mainstream American discourse. History doesn’t matter, until it does—when it rears up and smacks you in the face.