‘There’s never smoke without fire.’
This was first said by somebody suggesting a rumour 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 sixty fully armed nuclear submarines awaiting instructions day and night.