Former Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein went onto MSNBC to defend North Korea after news that they were building nuclear weapons. According to her the United States “cornered” them into feeling like they had to build one.
“And we’re having sort of a trade off now of provocations between South Korea and the United States versus North Korea. In particular, what North Korea has a problem with are these war exercises, which are basically bombing runs. They are mock nuclear attacks, first strike nuclear attacks, which are being rehearsed by South Korea and the United States,” said Stein.
“The U.S. has had a policy of first nuclear strike against North Korea so any country in their right mind is going to want to develop a nuclear weapon,” said Stein. “North Korea, China and Russia have consistently put on the table the offer to suspend any further nuclear test or any further missile test in exchange for the U.S. and South Korea suspending their war games,” she said.
“You trust that? Don’t you blame North Korea at all for its provocations?” asked a stunned MSNBC reporter. “Absolutely. These are provocations on both sides,” said Jill Stein.
“Long before their missile tests, the U.S. was conducting nuclear bombing runs against North Korea. We actually had nuclear weapons until the end of the Cold War. We actually had nuclear weapons stationed in South Korea. So this is very frightening to them. They’ve been basically cornered into feeling like they have to develop a nuclear weapon,” said Stein. Are you glad this nut job won’t make it far in politics?