The current hysteria over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program began with a Washington Post article that was quickly picked up by CNN and other news agencies and disseminated as fact throughout the media. Just as the “Russia hacked the election story,” it is fake news. The CIA through anonymous sources feeds the story to the WaPo who prints the story and the print media and broadcast media echo chamber repeats the claims ad nauseam. From The Hill:
N. Korea successfully miniaturizes nuclear warheads, officials say
North Korea has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead to mount on a ballistic missile, according to a new report.
The assessment from the Defense Intelligence Agency, reported Tuesday by The Washington Post, puts Pyongyang closer than ever before to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power capable of striking the United States with a nuclear weapon, something it has often threatened to do.
The Washington Post is always the leader in spreading propaganda that is given to them by unnamed intelligence officials. They are the go-to fake news conduit for the CIA. This was exposed by Zero Hedge in December of last year.
The CIA, Washington Post, And Russia: What You're Not Being Told
According to an unsubstantiated article by the Washington Post, anonymous CIA officials have confirmed that the Russian government hacked the United States election to favor Donald Trump. Though it’s entirely possible the Russian government attempted to influence the election, the Post has been widely criticized — for the second time in a month — for its failure to follow basic journalistic practices. Nevertheless, the narrative is sticking.
But the outlet’s behind-the-scenes relationship with the CIA is nothing new. In 2013, a conflict of interest arose shortly after Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, purchased the newspaper. As the Nation reported at the time:
“[Jeff Bezos] recently secured a $600 million contract from the CIA. That’s at least twice what Bezos paid for the Post this year. Bezos recently disclosed that the company’s Web-services business is building a ‘private cloud’ for the CIA to use for its data needs...”
“If some official enemy of the United States had a comparable situation—say the owner of the dominant newspaper in Caracas was getting $600 million in secretive contracts from the Maduro government—the Post itself would lead the howling chorus impaling that newspaper and that government for making a mockery of a free press. It is time for the Post to take a dose of its own medicine…”
Regardless, the Post continues to treat anonymous statements from the agency as fact, leading the way as countless other mainstream outlets parrot their narrative.
My, my, my. America is 20 trillion in debt and yet the CIA hands over a half billion dollars to billionaire Jeff Bezos for being their megaphone. Then congress appropriates trillions into the defense budget to fight the current “threat” ginned up by WaPo. How much of the trillion dollar defense budget goes to billionaires like Jeff Bezos?
The U.S. media derides Russia Today as a Putin mouthpiece, while our media is so corrupt that they mindlessly repeat whatever propaganda the Post’s stenographers lay at their feet. Even NBC’s fawning Brian Williams admits the North Korea story is bullsh*t designed to terrify the public.
(ZHE) — On Tuesday night MSNBC’s Brian Williams bluntly told his panel on the channel’s flagship prime time program, The 11th Hour, that “our job tonight actually is scare people to death” over North Korea.
The remarks came in the midst of a vigorous discussion which included Andrea Mitchell giving a detailed description of what the potential death toll on the Korean peninsula might be should a ballistic missile exchange occur. The panel also included MSNBC contributor Malcolm Nance, to which Williams’ remarks were specifically directed.
In response to Williams’ unexpected and very revealing comment, Mitchell appeared to shake her head, though it’s unclear if she was approving or disapproving of what he actually said – there was no push back by the panelists or attempt to seek clarification on Williams’ words.
The corrupt media is so pervasive it is impossible to believe anything that is printed or aired. From Geopolitics:
Scary Nuke Maps Drive Narrative On North Korea ‘Threat’
Tensions between the United States and North Korea are making their way back into the news after a series of missile tests and presidential Twitter threats. Meanwhile, a conservative think tank—previously thought all but dead—has seen a resurgence in relevancy, thanks to its alignment with Donald Trump. The result is that the Heritage Foundation has provided much of the narrative backbone for North Korean/US relations in the age of Trump, making the rounds in dozens of media articles and television appearances…
Heritage talking heads have been featured in North Korea stories in the Washington Post (2/28/27, 3/19/17), New York Times (3/16/17), AP (3/19/17), Christian Science Monitor (3/17/17), Boston Herald (3/9/17), BBC (3/17/17), Fox News (3/10/17), CNN (3/15/17), MSNBC (3/19/17), CNBC (3/7/17), Voice of America (2/24/17) and Vox (3/17/17).
The WaPo is playing a very dangerous game here, they are not dealing with a Deep State president who knows the drill and will respond predictably. They are dealing with President Donald Trump who takes their bullsh*t literally. This “no nonsense” president will act on the “intelligence” that North Korea is seconds away from nuking the U.S.
This dangerous game will lead the world to abandon America as a lunatic regime that is a danger to the world and can’t be trusted. From Voltairenet:
The appearance of a new alliance in the Greater Middle East
President Trump’s policy in the Greater Middle East is beginning to materialise. While up until now, the United States and their allies have been attempting to destroy states and impose chaos, they are now legitimising alliances against the jihadists. Although in theory, Iran, Syria and the Hezbollah are still enemies to be defeated, in practice, they have become partners. In the end, this new deal could enable the states of the region to force the multinational companies out of the political sphere and re-establish peace…
Contrary to the innuendos published by the Washington Post, while this decision was taken just before the Trump-Putin meeting at the G20, it had in fact been taken a little more than two weeks earlier, during the preparation of the mid-May summit in Riyadh. Its objective was not to kneel before the Tsar of Russia, as the Washingtonian political class purport, but to put an end to the use of terrorism, as Donald Trump had declared during his electoral campaign.
The lying insinuations of the Washington Post were adopted by the whole of the Western Press. Perhaps this is due to the gregarious spirit of Western journalists, but perhaps - more probably – it demonstrates that the major medias are owned by the partisans of war in the Middle East and against Russia.
The Bulgarian revelations about the existence of a vast arms trafic (sic) set up by General David Petraeus when he was still Director of the CIA, in 2012, and continued by him from his offices at the financial investment fund KKR, leave one stunned at the power of these war-makers…
Of course, this gigantic traffic, without precedent in History in terms of its volume, will lead to no legal action, neither in the states concerned, nor on the international stage…
In any case, the difficulties encountered by Donald Trump in imposing his will on the CIA and the Pentagon, as well as the existence of this parallel half-public, half-private network, enable us to note the complexity of his task in a world order subverted by private interests.
The WaPo’s hyped hysteria over the North Korea lies of mini-nukes could have horrific consequences. Donald Trump’s threat to ‘Lil Kim’ of “best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” was supposed to scare North Korea. But funny thing, Trump’s threats are scaring everyone but North Korea. The WaPo’s lies have back fired and now the whole world is on edge and the only thing that can save us is if the intelligence agencies admit they are lying. Stand by to see how this fabricated fiasco ends.
By Patricia Baeten