The United States is using the North Korean issue in order to maintain a military foothold on the East Asian mainland as a counter to China, says Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.
Etler, a professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV Friday when asked why the US is clashing with North Korea and what it really wants to achieve.
“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been around for 70 years. The US has no ability nor intention of conducting regime change to replace the government as done elsewhere because China would never allow it. Neither does the US demonization of North Korea have anything to do with concern over human right,” Professor Etler said.
“The US itself has an abysmal record of human rights violations and has supported many governments which are abysmal human rights…