The BBC is failing miserably to report with any insight or accuracy what is actually going on in the sparring between North Korea and the US….the BBC actually compared this to the Cuban Missile Crisis…except it is Trump who is the bad guy….er…isn’t it North Korea that is threatening the US with nuclear devastation?
Here is the BBC foolishness encapsulated in one paragraph…
President Trump celebrated action of a monetary kind when the UN agreed new sanctions against Pyongyang. But it was only days before he was boasting about America’s military might and warning of “fire and fury” if North Korea threatened the US.
The BBC reports that as if his threats of ‘fire and fury’ were not part of the strategy to get those sanctions…..clearly they were. The BBC is a waste of space.
The BBC position is that Trump is recklessly out of control making dangerous, fiery, provocative speeches that will plunge the world into war against a hapless North Korea that merely wants to talk…its own threatening language merely a cry for attention. The BBC presents those around Trump as the real government and the only voices to listen to. When Trump first made his ‘fire and fury’ speech the BBC insisted that others in the administration were playing down his words and were saying it will never happen, they are seeking a diplomatic solution….the BBC studiously failed to report the strong words of General Mattis backing up Trump on this occasion…or that Trump is not actually looking to go to war…it is sabre rattling for effect….
Now a US Defense Secretary warns of the annihilation of evil NK regime – but innocent NK citizens too. https://t.co/FTj9DQq7B9
— Mark Seddon (@MarkSeddon1962) August 9, 2017
Things move on and Trump smashes into the critics of his words by saying he was in fact not tough enough…the BBC continues to report that ‘others’ are apparently undermining him and seeking a different course….the BBC oddly now wants to report what Mattis says in more recent comments…though twisting his intent…
His latest post came hours after his Defence Secretary Jim Mattis attempted to cool tensions by emphasising a peaceful resolution to the crisis.
But wait…he also said he was ready for war however unwanted that was…
When asked about US military plans for a potential conflict, Mr Mattis said the country was ready, but he would not “tell the enemy in advance what I’m going to do”.
The BBC presents Mattis’ comments as if they mean he is not actually prepared to go to war and that the US diplomatic effort is actually separate from Trump and is continuing despite him…when the fact is that effort is enhanced, deliberately, by Trump’s words…and what did Mattis actually say?...
“Do I have military options? Of course I do,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters traveling with him to the West Coast yesterday. “And of course, there’s a military solution.” But Mattis said he wanted to be “loud and clear,” that for now, “we want to use diplomacy. That’s where we’ve been, that’s where we are right now, and that’s where we hope to remain.”
Trump makes such strong threats in order to create a reaction and he has got it. The BBC says it has no idea who the intended audience is for Trumps’ message but Fraser Nelson in the Telegraph is quite clear…the intended audience is mainly the Chinese not North Korea…Trump knows the only real solution is to ‘persuade’ the Chinese to put very real and effective pressure upon North Korea, which depends absolutely upon China for everything, to change its behaviour. And lo and behold China agrees to impose serious sanctions upon North Korea.
Trump has had a success, the BBC just haven’t a clue…they just refuse to report seriously on anything Trump does preferring instead to malign or mock him and yet as far as I can see he’s doing pretty well so far around the world….certainly making more of an impact than Obama who everybody knew they could afford to ignore in reality.
The BBC always brings on commentators who are pathologically opposed to Trump [such as David Frum who seems to loathe Trump whom he declares is the ‘crisis’ and a threat to western democracy] and will say the most outrageous and stupid things about him and yet the BBC laps it up and regurgitates it as ‘news’. The man who sent the Tweet above, ex BBC journo Mark Seddon, was on today…here’s some choice words from him about Trump…
Now is not the time for this extraordinary language [hmmm…yes it is], it is staggeringly dreadful, it must stop…North Korea is not a serious threat…it is purely Trump ratcheting things up…the response of the Trump adminsitration is pretty irresponsible’
The pompous and conceited Seddon has no idea and is just channelling his [and the BBC’s similar] contempt and hatred of Trump rather than sitting back and actually assessing what is really going on…shallow and sensationalist crap from him and the BBC…
What away to try & run the World. This isn't the 'Ok Corrall'. https://t.co/3FoVnY6XJd
— Mark Seddon (@MarkSeddon1962) August 11, 2017
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
Nothing has worked over decades with North Korea…..if it takes some hardline arm twisting so be it.