Blame One on The Gipper: How the WaPo Blamed the North Korean Crisis on Ronald Reagan

FILE - In this Dec 19, 1981, file photo, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, left, meets with auto industry executives, including Ford President Philip Caldwell, center, and Chrysler President Lee Iacocca at a luncheon in the White House Cabinet room, Washington. Caldwell was the first CEO of Ford who wasn’t a member of the Ford Family. Ford named Jim Hackett its 10th CEO Monday, May 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File) FILE – Dec 19, 1981, file photo, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, left, meets with executives. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File)

As the world watches with baited breath to see what will unfold in North Korea, the Washington Post is busy blaming America’s 40th President for our present problems.

Grenada is a small island of only around 100,000 citizens, but in 1983 Stalinists overthrew the already communist government of this Caribbean island and threatened the lives of 600 U.S. citizens, many of them college students. Reagan acted to deter communist destabilization of the entire Caribbean, and to protect the lives of American citizens. To hear the Washington Post, however, the imperialist Reagan pushed the Kim dynasty to nuclear weapons for self-defense.

In typical Marxist fashion, the WaPo article ascribes the evil intent to the American President, not to communist dictators who murder their own people. The main idea of the article reads as follows:

“In October 1983, the United States invaded Grenada. The Kim family regime that controls North Korea saw this invasion as an early warning sign: If the United States could perceive even a small spice island as a threat, so too could it eventually train its sights on North Korea.”

As you can plainly see, poor Kim didn’t have a choice but to nuke-up with a nut like Reagan in the White House.

This sort of anti-American sentiment is why most Americans no longer trust the news media. Instead of reporting actual news, papers like the Post like to pimp articles that paint Republican presidents as war-mongering imperialists hell-bent on global domination. Never-mind the fact that Democrat presidents like Barack Obama have backed coups against dictators like Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, only to allow the Jihadist group Muslim Brotherhood to gain power, and have run guns to Mexican drug cartels to score political points. This sort of drive-by political hit-piece against a dead president is unconscionable.

Maybe American liberals should learn from appeasement failures of the past instead of claiming that conservative commanders-in-chief are causing global mayhem.

When British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain claimed he had made peace with Hitler, Hitler invaded Poland and later bombed Britain itself. While Bill Clinton dithered, and got-off in the Oval Office, North Korea went nuclear. Those things were not the fault of conservatives like Winston Churchill or Ronald Reagan. Communist dictatorships, like the Kim dynasty, pursue nuclear weapons for one purpose: global domination and advancement of the communist revolution, not self-defense. The very thing that the WaPo implies Reagan was, an imperialist, is exactly what every communist dictator in history has actually been. The North Korean nutcase is no different.

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