This was first said by somebody suggesting a rumor might be well-founded.
Words in the media today often function like a smoke-screen for hiding flames.
The government of North Korea has just announced that they have tested an H-bomb fired from a submarine. Endless discussion about whether this is true or a bluff.
No reflections around the fact that in the oceans of the world there are about 60 fully armed nuclear submarines awaiting instructions day and night.
Whilst smoking together we exchanged our views on the world. .... [mehr] https://lithub.com/john-berger-has-some-thoughts-about-smoking/
From Smoke, with Illustrations by Selçuk Demirel