Saturday, March 05, 2011
South Korea Prods North by Dropping Leaflets Telling of Mideast Protests, North Korea threatens to mercilessly attack South Korea
North Korea threatened Sunday to enlarge its nuclear arsenal and mercilessly attack South Korea and the United States, as the allies prepared to start annual joint military drills which the North says are a rehearsal for an invasion. North Korea routinely issues similar threats as you know
South Korea Prods North by Dropping Leaflets Telling of Mideast Protests
North Korea Warns It Will Fire at South Korea if Seoul continued to allow activists to launch propaganda leaflets toward the communist country
Ever since North Korea sank South Korea's war ship or so it appears there has been a ratcheted up instigation for a confrontation from both sides. There is a lot more here than meets the eye though. Some are still questioning how I can think that if it comes to blows some day over the Korean Peninsula issue that Russia will side with the US against China and not with China against the United States. Especially after the recent Russia China oil deal. I know how important oil is but in the big picture that is small potatoes.
I have also been keeping tabs as you know on Korea. I know the reunification tax was suggested a month ago but it has been before.
There is no way I see it happening, not the way we and the South want it. Also believe it or not the reunification tax they are suggesting sounds daunting to most but it would be minute to the real total cost.
Remember that monstrous North Korean Army that is not going to stand down quietly and one way or the other must be paid for too but the two armies will never unify either as the South thinks!
China who is using North Korea to keep Democracy off their doorstep Remembers history we forget and that is that MacArthur wanted to march right through them regardless of what it took because eventually it would come to that.
They said they could live with a unified Korea but we would have to leave the area and we know that would never happen.
Yes, look at the big picture not just individual temporary ploys that can easily be transferred and you bet I have hopes for Russia and the US to unify against China if they must.
China, the US and Russia want to use, they do not want the upstart to take over from both of them.
It is a convoluted relationship as you know as all three nations jockey for position as we progress into through the 21st century!
most forget the Russia China korean peninsula history
The Mythical North Korean Threat To top it off they dis miss North Korea's military right or wrong but to me China is the real threat not North Korea!
China's real role here is her goal to keep Democracy off her doorstep and the Kim regime in power because they will remain a puppet whose strings China can pull. Kim Jong Il said he was committed to establishing "a lasting peace system" on the Korean peninsula and to making it nuclear-free "through dialogue and negotiations" a lasting peace system, what is that? donations of food and supplies from us while he maintains his 7 million man army for China and continues to toy with advanced weapons and starve its people?
In the end I don't care what they say. This is a confrontation long in the works and only China can diffuse it. MacArthur was right wanting to go right through North Korea then China back than because it would eventually have to be done. There is a lot behind the scenes to be concerned with here and yes China is our banker but they have been overstepping their boundaries. We owe them trillions but with Russia's cooperation we can come out on top here and I have to believe China agrees. I fully expect we would and in the end being victors we would cancel our debt to China!
I have had those that point out Russia and the US will never join against China because of Russia and China's connection in the Shanghai cooperation but don't forget China is also connected with South Korea and Japan and look what that's worth. Dmitri Medvedev realizes as I do that Russia and the US need each other and our close relationship is critical to both of us proceeding successfully through the 21st century. That relationship in the end could be our saving grace.