6/18/18 Tim Shorrock on the North Korea negotiations

6/18/18 Tim Shorrock on the North Korea negotiations

Tim Shorrock joins Scott to discuss his recent trip to Singapore to report on the negotiations with North Korea. According to Shorrock the negotiations are a good thing—but you won’t get that from listening to the American media. Pundits on both sides of the aisle are trying to undermine Trump’s and Jae-in’s efforts at diplomacy because peace on the Korean peninsula would undermine the influence of the American Empire. Democrats especially, supposedly anti-war in principle, oppose troop withdrawal, a move that Shorrock says makes their position even further to the right than South Korea’s far right-wing party. Will North Korea denuclearize? Scott and Tim are undecided, given that nearly all countries that acquire nuclear weapons retain them. Both, however, are optimistic that good things will come from the negotiations.
Tim Shorrock is the author of Spies For Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing and a regular contributor to The Nation and the Korea Center for Investigative Reporting. Follow him on Twitter @TimothyS.
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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 6,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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