Donald Trump’s Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, announced the United States will take a more confrontational approach to Kim Jong-un and North Korea when he said all options are on the table in response to the Hermit Kingdom’s missile and nuclear tests. On this edition of The Geopolitical Report, we put the escalation of tension between North Korea, the United States, and South Korea in a historical context usually ignored by establishment historians and the corporate media. We look at Syngman Rhee, the brutal dictator of South Korea installed by the United States after the Second World War, and the role played by the CIA in the first Korean conflict.
March 21, 2017 by 21st Century Wire
First the first time ever, Israel was forced to officially acknowledge the airstrike in Syria – most likely because this time an Israeli plane was downed, as well as another possibly hit – while carrying out pre-dawn strikes against Syria near Palmyra.
Predictably, Israel are completely denying their planes were hit, for public relations reasons.
However, Russia was not happy with Israel’s reckless attacks last Friday, especially as they came on the heals of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow last week, where he and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the regional security situation and well as conflicts in the airspace over Syria. Israel’s demands were that it would not stand for a Iranian military presence in Syria, or that of Hezbollah which Tel Aviv label as “Iran’s proxies.” Read More