WSJ's 'Bombshell' Report On NK 'Producing 12 New Nukes' Was Based On Falsehood

Chris Menahan
Jul. 29, 2019

The neocon propagandists at the Wall Street Journal falsely reported on Friday that "analysts" at the US Defense Intelligence Agency "say North Korea's scientists may have produced 12 nuclear weapons since the first Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore last year."

It turns out "analysts" at the DIA said no such thing.

From The Daily Caller, "WSJ Corrects ‘Bombshell’ Report On North Korea Nukes":
On Thursday, the newspaper reported that analysts with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) believe that North Korea may have developed as many as 12 nuclear weapons since the historic Trump-Kim summit in Singapore June 12, 2018.

“Analysts at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency say North Korea’s scientists may have produced 12 nuclear weapons since the first Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore last year. In total, Pyongyang could currently possess between 20 and 60 nuclear bombs, according to estimates by various security analysts,” the newspaper reported.

If true, the assessment would undercut the basis for ongoing nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang. Trump has said he believes Kim has adhered to an agreement to curtail the development of nuclear weapons, but Trump’s critics have accused him of being naive in trusting the North Korean dictator.

The Journal story would seemingly support the latter interpretation, that Trump has misplaced confidence in Kim. Numerous news outlets picked up The Journal’s report.

But the reporting about DIA’s assessment is inaccurate, the newspaper now says. The article has been edited to remove the DIA reference, and a correction has been attached at the bottom of the piece.

“A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that analysts at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency said North Korea could have produced 12 nuclear weapons since the Trump-Kim handshake in Singapore in June 2018. (July 27, 2019)”

The corrected story now relies on analysis from non-governmental analysts who track the development of weapons of mass destruction. The analysts told The Journal that North Korea has continued developing long-rang missile capabilities and fissile materials that could be used for nuclear weapons.
The centerpiece of their story was exposed as a falsehood so they just replaced the DIA's analysts with some random NGO's analysts so they could push the same propaganda narrative.

While GooTube algorithmically censors thousands of independent media sites and alternative voices through their new algorithms in the name of boosting "authoritative" sources, they are algorithmically promoting the Wall Street Journal's false propaganda report from Friday which is still uncorrected:

The report gives the impression Kim is going to nuke the US and shows the West Coast with a giant target on it.

The goal of Big Tech deplatforming and censoring everyone is to try and help our ruling oligarchs return to a world where the media can lie to the public without anyone being able to counter their lies.

While they've justified their censorship effort by claiming conspiracy theories like "Pizzagate" jeopardize public safety, they're actively amplifying controlled media outlets which lied us into war after war in the Middle East and are actively working to lie us into new wars with North Korea, Venezuela and Iran.

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