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‘The Demonization of North Korea Is Part of the Run-Up to Regime Change’ Stein Claims

In a jaw-dropping interview with MSNBC Dr. Jill Stein defended the nuclear actions and policies of North Korea, Russia, and by extension, China, while chastising the United States for “demonizing” the Pyongyang-based totalitarian dictatorship. 

Stein told MSNBC Sunday, “the U.S. was conducting nuclear bombing runs against North Korea,” “long before” North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un began missile tests, she claimed.

“We actually had nuclear weapons until the end of the Cold War, we actually had nuclear weapons stationed in South Korea,” Dr. Stein, the former Green Party candidate for president of the United States said. “So this is very frightening to them, they’ve been basically cornered into feeling like they have to develop a nuclear weapon.”

South Korea “has lived under the threat of war for decades now, they’re really tired of it,” Stein continued. “They would like to move ahead by negotiating a peace treaty, and, you know, the demonization of North Korea is part of the run-up to regime change. We saw it in Iraq, we saw it in Libya, it’s part of demonizing a government that we then want to exercise regime change on, and then what do we get? You know, look at our track record here, it’s not so good,” she said, conflating different scenarios.

(Satire site Wonkette had some fun with Stein’s remarks.)

Dr. Stein could use a history lesson.

“North Korea announced Friday that it is withdrawing from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, but does not intend to produce nuclear weapons,” CNN reported in 2003. The statement from North Korea, 14 years ago, CNN added, “said Pyongyang ‘declares its total freedom from the binding force of the safeguards accord with the International Atomic Energy Agency.'”

Despite its pullout from the NPT, North Korea pledged to limit its nuclear activities to “peaceful purposes.”

That clearly was a lie. North Korea last week tested an ICBM missile it says can reach all of the mainland United States, while scientists say that’s an exaggeration, but clearly is their goal. Experts believe North Korea will be able to launch a missile, possibly armed with a nuclear weapon, capable of reaching the U.S. next year.

It is stunning a former presidential candidate would side with the totalitarian dictatorship, one of if not the most brutal regimes of the 21st century, not to mention supporting both Russia and China over the U.S.

Stein is also calling for the end of the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system based in and protecting South Korea.

Noting that “a good chunk of Twitter is calling Stein a ‘Russia puppet,‘” Bustle’s Seth Millstein reported Stein on MSNBC “pointed out the vulnerability of America’s election systems, condemned the ‘demonization’ of the North Korean government, and said that the evidence of Russian interference in the election ‘is not definitive.’ She also criticized the latest round of of U.S. sanctions against Russia, claiming without elaboration that ‘sanctions only strengthen a leader.'”

Stein argued that South Korea and the U.S. were guilty of provoking North Korea, not the other way around. But she didn’t acknowledge that, unlike North Korea, South Korea hasn’t developed its own nuclear weapons, withdrawn from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, or conducted intercontinental ballistics missile tests that violate United Nations resolutions. 

(Incidentally, South Korea also doesn’t imprison its own citizens in Soviet-style gulags, as North Korea does, although the interview didn’t touch on that).

Stein last week was named by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which requested from Donald Trump Jr. all of his communications with the former presidential candidate, among others.

This now infamous photo has been used by many to show Stein at the same RT dinner as the now-former, fired Trump National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Stein, via Twitter, repeatedly has blasted claims she has any links to Russia, while also denying Russia interfered in the U.S. election:

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3 Dead in Current Active Shooting in Austin – Outrage as Texas Lawmakers Move to Make Unlicensed Open Carry Legal

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Three people are dead in a shooting in Austin, Texas, with the gunman is at large, per multiple reports and the Austin-Travis County EMS:

“Police and medics are staging at a parking lot in the area where a Starbucks and Trader Joe’s are located, but the actual scene of the shooting is further down Great Hills Trail, according to officials,” KVUE reports.

KVUE senior reporter Tony Plohetski is on-scene:

There have been at least 150 mass shooting this year.

As reports flood social media many expressed outrage at Texas GOP lawmakers who this past week voted to eliminate requirements for gun licenses, which would allow open or concealed carry of handguns without a license.

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Maria Bartiromo and Stephen Miller Panic Over Voting Rights Putting Democrats in Charge ‘Forever’

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Fox News host Maria Bartiromo and former Trump administration official Stephen Miller worried over the weekend that Democrats will be in charge “forever” if voting rights are expanded or protected.

During an interview on Bartiromo’s Sunday morning program, the Fox News host accused social media platforms of inflicting “cancel culture” on conservative voices.

Miller argued that Republicans should pass laws protecting Chrisitians on social media as soon as the party regains control of government.

“Yeah, will Republicans have the chance?” Bartiromo agreed. “That’s the whole point of H.R. 1, Nancy Pelosi wanting to put this bill through so that Democrats are in charge forever or certainly decades. Your thoughts on election integrity and that Democrat [sic] H.R. 1 bill.”

“It’s a real sign of the threat to the health of our democracy,” Miller opined. “When democracy faces risk, when democracy is imperiled, what you see happening instead is the party in power tries to change the rules of the game structurally to stay in power.”

Miller argued that the voting rights bill is “a very dangerous path to go down.”

“H.R. 1 is saying, now that we’re in power, let’s fundamentally change the rules of how elections are conducted to stay in power,” he continued.

“Unbelievable,” Bartiromo gasped.

“That’s a very scary thing,” Miller said. “And so if you care about democracy, you should all say with one voice, no, it is the right of every state in this union to set their own election rules as desired by their own citizens to protect the security and integrity of their own elections. That’s fundamental!”

“It’s all quite extraordinary,” Bartiromo lamented.

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‘Violent, Vain, Boasting Oafs’: GOP’s New ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Caucus Brutally Dismantled by Historians as ‘American Fascists’

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On Saturday, Newsweek profiled a number of historians outraged at the effort by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to create an “America First” congressional caucus that would defend “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”

Grand View University associate professor of medieval history Thomas Lacaque did not mince words: “These American fascists have no relation to Anglos or Saxons, the terminology is clearly chosen on far right lines. They do remind me of Beowulf, though —violent, vain, boasting oafs who think killing is governance and will die doing dumb shit leaving the nation in ruins.”

“There is no such thing as ‘Anglo-Saxon’ political traditions’ unless Margorie [sic] Taylor Greene is talking about Old English charters and she isn’t,” wrote University of Toronto medieval scholar Mary Rambaran-Olm. “If she wants to return to those, she’ll have to stop advocating for gun use. ‘Anglo-Saxon’ is being weaponized by the far-right.” She added that the very term “Anglo-Saxon” is a “racist dog-whistle, inaccurate and generally sucks balls.”

The new caucus, which Greene co-founded with Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and has attracted membership interest from Reps. Barry Moore (R-AL) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX), has even drawn criticism from other Republicans.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded to the news by saying, “The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln & the party of more opportunity for all Americans — not nativist dog whistles.” And Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a frequent critic of Trump loyalists, has called for any Republican who joins the caucus to be stripped of committee assignments and expelled from the Republican conference.

 

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