What The U.S. Wants You To Forget About North Korea

On today’s edition of “WHY ISN’T ANYONE TALKING ABOUT THIS?” Did you know that the United States dropped more bombs on North Korea in the 1950s than it did on the entire Pacific Theater during World War II?

Did you know that the carpet bombing carried out by the United States deliberately targeted civilians, and it included at least 32,000 tons of napalm?

Over the course of just three years, the United States killed thousands of innocent civilians, and destroyed entire cities, utterly devastating a country that is smaller than the state of Florida.

Did you know that the U.S. did so much damage in North Korea, the Air Force estimated that the destruction was proportionately greater than what the U.S. did to Japan in World War II, which included completely destroying nearly 70 cities, two of which were demolished using atomic bombs.

Former Secretary of State Dean Rusk said the U.S. bombed “everything that moved in North Korea,” and when it ran out of urban targets, it began bombing irrigation damns, which flooded farmlands and destroyed crops.

When you look at what the U.S. did less than 70 years ago, is it any wonder that North Korea would want to isolate itself from the world? Are you surprised that a sovereign nation would want to develop nuclear weapons, in order to have a chance at defending itself from a future attack?

The U.S. overthrows governments, destroys cities, and kills innocent civilians with no remorse, and Americans let it happen, believing the lies and propaganda that are created to justify the war crimes.

If you truly want to understand the current state of affairs between the U.S. and North Korea, then you have to take into account everything the U.S. has done to devastate and to isolate North Korea in the past—and that is something everyone should be talking about.

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Rachel Blevins is a journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives.