Let’s dissect the story behind the headlines: Wake up and smell the bull!
Reading the following story from the Washington Post, I thought it to be an ideal candidate for Uncensored’s magnifying glass. Here’s some excerpts and my comments.
U.S. spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is constructing new missiles at a factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to officials familiar with the intelligence.
Newly obtained evidence, including satellite photos taken in recent weeks, indicates that work is underway on at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs at a large research facility in Sanumdong, on the outskirts of Pyongyang, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe classified intelligence.
..”according to officials familiar with the intelligence…who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe classified intelligence.”
Which officials? Familiar with what intelligence from what source?
If it’s classified then they are breaking the law by describing it. However considering the total and utter lack of substance or veracity, I’d say it hardly matters.
The reports about new missile construction come after recent revelations about a suspected uranium-enrichment facility, called Kangson, that North Korea is operating in secret. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged during Senate testimony last week that North Korean factories “continue to produce fissile material” used in making nuclear weapons. He declined to say whether Pyongyang is building new missiles.
“Suspected”. Not proven. “declined to say”. Either doesn’t actually know or doesn’t want to admit that they aren’t.
Many analysts and independent experts, however, see that dismantling as largely symbolic,..
Again, no specifics. And the fact that these experts “see” this as symbolic means it’s pure opinion.
The Kangson facility was first publicly identified in May in a Washington Post article that cited research by nuclear weapons expert David Albright. Some European intelligence officials are not convinced that the Kangson site is used for uranium enrichment. But there is a broad consensus among U.S. intelligence agencies that Kangson is one of at least two secret enrichment plants.
So Europe isn’t convinced, but U.S. Intelligence agencies are. Flip a coin.
..some independent analysts think the Trump administration has misread Kim’s intentions,..
Again, no names, therefore no substance. And these “analysts” don’t know with any certainty, they “think”.
If this article had been published by an Alt. Media source, it would have quite rightly been shot down in flames. Because it was the WP however, it somehow becomes endowed with the golden glow of mainstream credibility. And need I remind you: