Ron Paul Institute: "Only Morons Believe What The US Government Says About North Korea"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Daniel McAdams via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

Usually foreign analysts of the American political scene are either sycophantic or just annoying, but no one would dare say that about Aussie observer Caitlin Johnstone, whose punk rock style of cutting to the chase is as refreshing as it can be shocking (I am not a fan of the strong language, but I get it).

Since President Trump's "fire and fury" explosion yesterday Americans have to an unsettling degree once again rallied 'round the (false) flag of war propaganda. Today Ms. Johnstone provided a much-needed slap in the face to the mind-numbed masses once again clamoring for US bombs on a country they could not find on a map if their lives depended on it.

As even many soi-disant libertarians reverted back to playing war commander on their keyboards -- "I'm all for a non-interventionist foreign policy, but THIS GUY'S GONNA KILL US!!!" -- Johnstone reminded anyone with half a brain of one eternal truth: Governments and their house servants (the mainstream media, neocons, deep state, etc) are murderous liars and the only way they dare flush a few hundred billion dollars -- and oceans of blood -- down the toilet of war is to first lie their brains out to the people they are confident will swallow the poison pills and call them candy.

Of course the United States government and its minions are lying about North Korea, Johnstone reminds us. They ALWAYS lie!

She writes:

The United States power establishment has an extensive history of using lies, false flags and propaganda to manipulate its hundreds of millions of citizens into supporting needless military interventionism.


From the Gulf of Tonkin incident to the false Nayirah testimony to the amazing network of lies spun about Saddam Hussein to the 'humanitarian' intervention in Libya to the unconscionable Bana Alabed psy-op in Syria, there is no depth to which the US war machine will not stoop in deceiving the public about the need to unload the military-industrial complex’s expensive inventory onto some third world country overseas, no limit to the evils that America’s unelected power establishment will commit in order to secure geopolitical dominance, and no end to the mass media propaganda machine’s willingness to report war propaganda as objective fact.


It is quite literally impossible to be too paranoid about these people. If you had an acquaintance who was a known compulsive liar with an extensive history of duping people into fighting one another for his own sociopathic amusement, how would you react if he handed you a gun and told you that your neighbor is getting ready to attack you?

This might prove shocking even to some "libertarians" caught up in the frenzy of manufactured threats. But the US government lies. They lie day and night. All the time about everything.

Johnstone concludes:

There is one government in the mix here that has proven itself completely sociopathic and untrustworthy in such matters, and it ain’t the DPRK. Stay skeptical, stay watchful, and stay woke.

"Oh no," people squeal! "THIS time they're telling the truth!"

Good luck with that. Blood's on your hands, not ours.

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MFL5591's picture

Thanks Ron, the only voice we have of reason!

boink.voink's picture

Well Zionist hedge is full of Morons, who do believe what the MSM & Alt media is feeding them, just more doom porn for the morons !!

tmosley's picture

Ron and Co don't understand pacing and leading, it seems.

Hasn't anyone noticed that Trump adopted the mannerisms of North Korean propoganda?

Has no-one noticed that he is playing the "bad cop" to Tillerson's "good cop"?

No, there won't be any war. What you see is both sides positioning for negotiations to come. NoKo will launch their missiles at (the area around) Guam, and we will attempt interception. Then the actual negotiations will begin.

The issue will be solved within 12 months.

Boogity's picture

Yeah it's like 15 D chess and Sun Tzu's Art of War by the genious deal maker Trump.     

Unreliable Narrator's picture

If I had a nickel for every retard that called basic fucking salesmanship "10923485702934875234D underwater backgammon" . . . 

Wake me up when we've positioned enough assets over there to actually fight.

libertyanyday's picture

the assets are in the water already . We are not going to have a ground war anymore.  When this pissing contest goes south, its gonna be over in 2 days.  china is gonna shit bricks

Unreliable Narrator's picture

It took 6 carrier battle groups, the construction of 8 additional air bases (beyond what we already had in Saudi Arabia and Qatar), and 2,250 attack aircraft flying 100,000 sorties for 45 straight days to soften up Iraqi defenses for the ground assault in Desert storm.

North Korea's military is 20% larger than Iraq's was and has approximately 10,000 artillery pieces hidden all over the countryside within range of a city with a population of 10 million.

The handful of B-1s at Guam and 3 Pacific CBGs aren't going to do shit.

malek's picture

You are completely correct.

I'm just not sure about your premise that protection of "a city with a population of 10 million" has a high priority for the US military and politicians... (in reality, not lip service)

daemon's picture

"It took 6 carrier battle groups, the construction of 8 additional air bases (beyond what we already had in Saudi Arabia and Qatar), and 2,250 attack aircraft flying 100,000 sorties for 45 straight days to soften up Iraqi defenses for the ground assault in Desert storm."

How can you be sure that all of this was really necessary ?

libertyanyday's picture

What would you do? What if kim lets one fly with  a nuc on you say, 'sorry 'bout that'. Im betting on china telling kim that its time to put away the toys and shut up.

political_proxy's picture

...wont be any war -

with NK

WAR is set for Russia

...per the Banksters

tion's picture

I don't know why so many downvotes on this.  You grumpy geezers need to unbunch your panties and calm down.  People like to think my optimism is based off childish naivete but they don't know shit.  As for me, I am going to watch the 'Greatest Show on Earth' with my Kid Rock shirt on, a Born Free hat, a bowl full of popcorn and plenty of these damned tasty peanut butter milk stouts.  


Tmos, I forget, are you one of the bay area ZH'ers? 

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Well Zionist hedge is full of Morons, who do believe what the MSM & Alt media is feeding them"


JRobby's picture

boink.voink joined at the beginning of the primaries, it's handlers knowing that this would be a site people who never consume MSM product would be visiting with frequency. With the structure of this and most sites like it, the handlers know how to minimize free open exchange by posting opposing often inflammatory remarks as soon as a new post hits causing a half a page of retaliation posts on the most prime real estate thus barring useful posts and links from being posted thereby diminishing the effectiveness of this site and many others like it.

Sort of a microcosm of the entire country

The_Juggernaut's picture


"they're lying because they always lie and everyone who disagrees with me is stupid."


Thanks a bunchf.  I usually only see this kind of horseshit from the left.

SofaPapa's picture

"they're lying because they always lie and everyone who disagrees with me is stupid."

Forgetting "left" and "right" for a second, do you really want to argue the proposition that they always lie?  Is the list of lies told to us by the US Government (and then dutifully "reported" = parroted by the MSM) not yet long enough for you?  Ignore right or left.  There are thousands of assholes in charge of an organization that has lied continuously for decades.  While the particular assholes come and go - changing the flavor a bit each time - they all share one thing absolutely in common.  They want CONTROL.  What they want to do with that changes subtly based on which crew of assholes is present at any given moment.  But what they unanimously don't want is to let people go about our business anywhere in the world without them controlling it.

I'm against all control freaks.  What label they give themselves makes zero difference to me.

Kevin Trader's picture

it is a little suprising, I thought there would be more detail into what specifically was a lye and how super trustworth NK would be



fbazzrea's picture
Thanks Ron, the only voice we have of reason!

Daniel wrote this piece. but thanks to Ron, Daniel has a powerful soapbox which he uses wisely.

thanks Daniel!

gilhgvc's picture

until we reinstitute a DRAFT...for MEN & WOMEN, this crap will never end. You start the draft up and ALL AMERICANS will start paying attention to this warmongering crap. Until YOU are persoally faced with the idea that it will be YOU or your son,daughter, grandson etc etc may be out in front of the enemies bullets, your attitude towards wars will change dramatically. Until the american public PERSONALLY is affected by this crap, it won't change. right now, the armed forces are a volunteer bunch that no one outisde of thier immediate circle cares about. IF it was YOUR circle of peeps, you want NOTHING to do with war.

daveO's picture

Ending the FED would be even more efficient. The Fed. Gov. would be forced to finance war with borrowed funds instead of fraudulent fiat.

Gonzogal's picture

I guess you havent heard of this..... 

H.R.1509 - To amend the Military Selective Service Act to require the reinstatement of the draft whenever an authorization on the use of military force or declaration of war is in effect and to provide for the registration of women with the Selective Service System, and for other purposes.


moneybots's picture

August 18, 1976, Captain Bonifas and Lieutenant Barret were murdered at Panmunjom by North Korean soldiers.


I remember the incident well, as i was in Panmunjom the following day, when the armistice commission meeting was held. I was also at the Kimpo airport ceremony, when their coffins were placed aboard the plane that returned them to their loved ones in America.

The non aligned nations were meeting in Sri Lanka at the time and followiing the incident, North Korea immediately got a resolution passed demanding the U.S. leave South Korea. That is what Bonifas and Barret died for, a North Korean stunt to get an anti U.S. resolution passed at the Non Aligned Nations meeting.


The North Korean government is not a voice of reason.





MoreFreedom's picture

It's libertarians who are usually the least trustful of government, and they also are the ones who want less of it so there won't be so many lies, wasted tax money, and taxation (taking people's money by force). 

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Re: Thanks, Ron.

... This was actually penned by Daniel McAdams, who appears to be Dr. Paul's heir apparent (and a good one to carry that mantle too).

I like McAdams because he echoes my own little, insignificant posts. If the CIA, and the neocons and the MSM anchors and talking heads say anything about North Korea, we can be about 99 percent sure that the opposite is true.

Said differently, if our government says anything about North Korea, don't believe it. 

The bottom line is all of the above are trying to scare us to death and make us believe that North Korea is a grave threat to our lives and our country, which it is not.


ne-tiger's picture

There are too many of them here

Ignatius's picture

Yes.  Unfortunately, morons are in charge.

EuroPox's picture

Finally some truth! 

And, this is what the NOK govt is telling its own people about sanctions/weapons/etc - not a mention of 'Guam'...

If Kim really had threatened Guam, would he not want to boast about it to his own people?

M4DM4N's picture

What I don't get is why anyone would believe Kim Jong the 3rd would waste a missile on Guam if his stated purpose is to decimate the continental US.  Puhleeeeeeeasssee....You have an ICBM that can reach half of America's major cities, but you start a war with the biggest kid on the block over Guam?!?!?  Guam?!?!?!  And we're supposed to buy this horseshit?!?!?!?  One missile that could even be construed to be aimed at anything remotely American, and we would jump straight to "annihilation mode."  I don't think so, Scooter.  Nobody's that crazy OR that stupid.  Somebody that makes lots of money selling bombs and bullets is putting in overtime on selling us this snake-oil. 

EuroPox's picture

Someone is clearly desperate ... but I don't think it is Kim.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

You're right about that. This is a level or two higher command than 'state leaders'. This is a Red Shield operation.

EuroPox's picture

Are we not allowed to say 'Rothschild' any more?

libertyanyday's picture

 Nobody's that crazy OR that stupid

and then you are proven wrong.  Why do we try to apply logic and reason to kims  actions? no other dictator has ever threatened to drop a nuc on the usa, the USSR infered it, but never actually said it. 

Kim does not have the hardware to hit america with any degree of probability, but he has proven that he is insane enuf to let em fly and that warrants our boomers and silo operators to be at battlestations.  14 minutes is nothing, remember how long it took to notify GW that the saudis just landed a 747 in the twin towers.........15 minutes and its game over.

Ink Pusher's picture



KPA Will Take Practical Action[2017-08-10]

KPA Will Take Practical Action

General Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army, released the following statement on August 9:

As already clarified, the Strategic Force of the KPA is seriously examining a plan for an enveloping strike at Guam through simultaneous fire of four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range strategic ballistic rockets in order to interdict the enemy forces on major military bases on Guam and to signal a crucial warning to the US.

On August 8, the KPA Strategic Force through a statement of its spokesman fully warned the US against its all-round sanctions on the DPRK and moves of maximizing military threats to it. But the US President at a golf links let out again a load of nonsense about "fire and fury," failing to grasp the on-going grave situation. This is extremely getting on the nerves of the infuriated Hwasong artillerymen of the KPA.

It seems that he has not yet understood the statement.

Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason, and only absolute force can work on him. This is the judgment made by the service personnel of the KPA Strategic Force.

The military action the KPA is about to take will be an effective remedy for restraining the frantic moves of the US in the southern part of the Korean peninsula and its vicinity.

The Hwasong artillerymen of the KPA Strategic Force are replete with a strong determination to fully demonstrate once again the invincible might of the force, which has developed into a reliable nuclear force of the Workers' Party of Korea and the world's strongest strike service, through the planned enveloping strike targeting the US imperialist bases of aggression.

The Strategic Force is also considering a plan for opening to the public the historic enveloping fire at Guam, a practical action targeting the US bases of aggression.

This unprecedented step is to give stronger confidence in certain victory and courage to the Korean people and help them witness the wretched plight of the US imperialists.

The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi prefectures of Japan. They will fly 3 356.7 km for 1 065 seconds and hit the waters 30 to 40 km away from Guam.

The KPA Strategic Force will finally complete the plan until mid-August and report it to the Commander-in-chief of the DPRK Nuclear Force and wait for his order.

We keep closely watching the speech and behaviour of the US."

TheLastTrump's picture

Yes let's always give the Nork dictator the benefit of the doubt while always questioning the integrity of the USA.


You sad little fuck.

tangent's picture

Will nukes some day be as simple as owning a 3D printer and the correct amounts and types of plutonium or uranium? Nuclear proliferation is a problem, but the US has no moral grounds to end it given they are not reducing their nukes right now.

Philo Beddoe's picture

To really protect ourselves we should all carry a pocket nuke if some kind. For home protection and to kill game. Not sure how the founding fathers did not forsee this.

Imagine all the little mushrooms clouds going off in the hood?

gilhgvc's picture

when is the IPO? I would buy stock in your operation immediately. mushroom clouds all over the hood...BRILLIANT

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Even if I agreed with the assertion, more than a little bit of virtue signaling here. 

Infinite QE's picture

80-90% of 'mericans are idiots.

Dsyno's picture

You spelled "people" wrong... And it's more like 99%.

TheLastTrump's picture

Sure, that's how we built the greatest nation that's ever been and how we saved the rest of the world from falling under fascist & communist dictatorships for the last 100 years.


Because we're know nothing idiots.


You should look in a mirror if you want to see an idiot you stupid bitch.

Philo Beddoe's picture

Yeah, the Momons are gullible.

dasein211's picture

Laaawwwd have merrhhhsaaaayyy!!!

Atomic Punk's picture

Thank you Ron! Now, where's Numbnutz(A.K.A. Frozennutz)?