The Debate – Korean Peninsula Tensions
PressTV News Videos on Aug 9, 2017
In this edition of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Paul Street, an author, journalist and political commentator from Iowa City, and Frederick Peterson, a congressional defense policy adviser, from Richmond, to discuss the escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang following US President Donald Trump’s threat to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea.
US tensions with North Korea has reached a boiling point. The US has threatened North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen before”. In this edition of the debate, we’ll look at the latest threats from both North Korea against the U.S. territory of Guam where US soldiers are stationed and US’s response, one in which Trump’s rhetoric coincides with the Nagasaki nuclear bomb attack which killed over 80 thousand people.
Paul Street is an independent radical-democratic policy researcher, journalist, historian, author and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of seven books to date: Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2004); Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in the Post-Civil Rights Era (New York: Routledge, 2005); Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: a Living Black Chicago History (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007); Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2008); The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power (Paradigm, 2010); (with Anthony DiMaggio) Crashing the Tea Party: Mass Media and the Campaign to Remake American Politics (Paradigm, 2011); and They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy (Paradigm, 2014). Paul writes regularly for Truthdig, Telesur English, Counterpunch, Black Agenda Report, and Z Magazine.
‘Fire and fury’ wasn’t tough enough – Trump on North Korea
with Bruce Gagnon
RT on Aug 10, 2017
US President Donald Trump said his “fire and fury” warning to North Korea may not have been “tough enough,” shrugging off domestic critics who accused him of reckless rhetoric.
Why Is U.S. Threatening War with North Korea Instead of Pushing for Negotiations?
Democracy Now! on Aug 10, 2017
https://democracynow.org – The war of words between the U.S. and North Korea continues to intensify, with North Korea threatening to strike the U.S. territory of Guam, while Defense Secretary General Mattis warned North Korea’s actions could result in the “destruction of its people.” This came after Trump vowed to strike at North Korea with “fire and fury.” Meanwhile, the U.N. Security Council recently imposed a new round of sanctions against North Korea over its test launches of two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month. We speak with journalist Tim Shorrock, who recently returned from South Korea.
As Trump Threatens North Korea, US Preps War Games Next Door
TheRealNews on Aug 10, 2017
President Trump has doubled down on his “fire and fury” threat to North Korea, saying maybe it “wasn’t tough enough.” Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ says that despite dangerous bluster from both sides — and upcoming US-South Korea war games — peaceful solutions are still within reach.
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