North Korea test fired another ICBM missile Friday July 28, 2017 which supposedly is capable of hitting cities in the United States this time.
This date is my mother’s birthday and since she died at the age of 29 and was from upstate New York, all of this reminds me of the cold war era in the late fifties and early 1960s between the US and Russia.
I lived in upstate New York at the time where underground missile silos were being built all over the place. I was in elementary school then and moved to South Carolina in the Spring of 1961 during second grade where makeshift bomb shelters had been built at some schools. This was a failed attempt to give us and our parents an idea of what we were supposed to do to prepare for a possible war, but the war never materialized, not physically anyway, and the shelters were forgotten about and then torn down years later during the Reagan years after Russia collapsed.
Once again, this country is being provoked into a pre-war scenario due to the actions of another lunatic dictator in a third world country. I use the term third world because of the destitute way the major portion of North Korea’s population has to live thanks to their “Supreme Commander” Kim Jong-un. In fact, the only way to live otherwise is to be in the North Korean military and be forced to worship him as a god or forced into a labor camp farm to serve his gluttonous needs…like a 20,000 calories per day diet while most of his people starve.
Will these provocations be played out into an all out war between the United States and North Korea? I believe only by a mistake on the part of one of the players especially that of China, the United States, or Russia mainly, but also that of Iran and other rogue nations who should not have nuclear capabilities in the first place and in collusion with North Korea.
I did not say North Korea would directly because everything Kim Jong-un does is calculated and he knows that he doesn’t stand a snow ball’s chance in hell against the US. He isn’t stupid, but he has read the history books and knows what happened with Germany and Japan. His purpose is to use Russia or China to do his dirty work. So far it hasn’t worked, but it’s getting closer to a real showdown with one of them for the United States.
Would Kim Jong-un strike out at the US? North Korea would only strike out after a devastating initial attack by another source while the US was on it’s knees and unable to strike back. However, keeping our nation secure is to keep our knowledge and information secure of exactly all of the capabilities we do have…from everyone. That is the deterrent, not putting all of our cards on the table.
This is where Donald Trump comes in. I didn’t vote for Trump, although my wife did. I didn’t see what he was up to until later after the election. But I didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton either.
Thanks to the actions of this nut job Kim Jong-un, China now has become extremely uneasy about relations with the US as well as other countries and has their first offshore military base and I’m sure will pursue more.
People think Donald Trump is also a nut job, but in reality he knows exactly what he is doing. He is playing a game of chess like a master and getting his pieces into place by moving them all over the board. That’s why so many changes in his administration and keeping the press at bay. He is weeding out who he can and can’t trust.
Trump is a master at negotiations and making deals and a master of illusion. Every action has a purpose and since before the election his purpose has been and is to keep the press and the Democrats so preoccupied with illusions that they can’t interfere with the magic behind the scenes. Watch The Illusionist if you have not already seen it and you will understand what I mean.
This movie is so Donald Trump, nothing is what it seems.