Thursday, 6 July 2017

North Korea dares United States with ICBM

THE US REACTION TO THE BLATANT DEFIANCE BY NORTH KOREA MAY TURN OUT TO BE THE MOST DECISIVE MOMENT IN WORLD HISTORY

North Korea, a small country has managed to do what few thought could be done. It has defied the mighty superpowers of the West, ignored the dictats of the World's most influential organizations and left everyone with a predicament as to what follows next. That too with a President sitting at the helm of affairs who is known to be unpredictable and not used to loosing. Earlier this year, U.S. President Donald Trump had asserted that North Korea would not be able to develop ICBM technology. He had counted on getting North Korea's closest ally China to put pressure on North Korea to abandon its series of test launches of missiles. Besides intimidating tweets, he was counting on strategic display of the Naval might of the United States to get North Korean leader Kim Jon Un to change his mind. This combined with "sanctions" imposed by China and other countries should have ideally worked for getting North Korea to stop. 

But Trump never got so much as even an assurance from Kim regarding stopping the development of North Korea's missile and nuclear program, now or in the future. China's efforts with regards to stopping North Korea also seemed suspect. While it did reduce import of coal from North Korea, it appears to have increased trade with North Korea in other sectors. The U.S. has also imposed sanctions against a Chinese Bank for suspicion of laundering money to the North Koreans.


This open dare by North Korea will have a direct impact on the credibility of Trump's authority and influence both at home and in the World. Russia and China, are also not hesitant in dragging their feet with regard to any action against North Korea. It's defiance serves them well in effectively weakening the U.S. influence in South Pacific. China has already expressed concern regarding the installation of the U.S. THAAD system in South Korea, which it believes can also be used by the U.S. to spy on China. It is also vary of the periodic presence of the US ships in the islands it has created. 


It is clear now that with the implicit and subtle support of China and Russia, any sanctions and tweets will have little impact on the North Korean regime. Whats at risk is that even though it may still take some time for North Korea to eventually develop tactical nuclear warheads which are compatible to be fitted onto it's ICBMs, it may become an active agent of leaking such advanced technologies to other ambitious rogue nations and regimes run by dictators and military groups.Being a nation ruled by a dictator, there may even come a time when Kim would not be inclined to heed to China's requests. 


Getting any other Nation to take action against North Korea would also prove difficult for the US for the time being. Going by recent tweets and other actions by Trump such as questioning the contributions of other nations in NATO to withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, along with criticism in the UK regarding it's participation in the Gulf war, it is likely that some of the Western Allies may need some more cajoling than statements in the United Nations.


It appears that only military action would be able to place the US at a decisive advantage geo politically. This, planned and executed as planned should yield the desired results. But any unplanned unfortunate incidents such as loss of lives in South Korea, may have the potential to upset the apple cart. 

A diplomatic solution on the other hand, such as giving in to the demands of China, Russia and even North Korea, in exchange for temporary compliance by North Korea, may earn brownie points for the US, on paper, but will only delay the inevitable, i.e., a counter power center leading to the loss of face and status for the US leadership. Other military regimes would then take encouragement from this compromise and not hesitate to carry out even more dangerous "tests" to intimidate the U.S. into submission. 

15 comments:

  1. Trump's bravado is the reason this has happened. If it weren't for his silly tweets and impulsive orders sending naval fleets this would never have happened.He has single handedly managed to unite the world against the US by pissing everyone off!!!

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  2. Hey @Chris Maygon 1.Stop watching #FakeCNN. 2. Stop blaming Trump for your looser attitude and realise that Obama brought this debacle onto us.3.Get a life

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  3. Please leave Russia out of this at least. It seems to be a fashion to involve Russia in everything

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  4. North Korea must be held accountable for reckless tests

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  5. Every nation has the right to express it's sovereignty and North Korea is no different. It will take them at least a decade to develop nuclear capable missiles. I think we should stop panicking for now

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  6. Please leave the UK out of all this. We have had it with the constant revenge attacks. Taking part in the Iraq war was a colossal mistake on our part. Lets just focus on our own problems.

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    1. Aharon Chagall7 July 2017 at 23:35

      Dear Samantha, unless the world unites against radical islamic terrorism and actions of rogue nations, this problem will continue to grow. Remember Hitler?

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  7. Maybe China will be convinced with some more chocolate cake

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  8. Samantha Flikj14 July 2017 at 07:06

    The bad boys get the most attention

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  9. Currently Russia and China seem to have Kim's ass covered. We all know who Russia supported in the Presidential election

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  10. With all the advanced tech , we cant get one guy. Wtf is the US doing

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    1. It seems the sanctions have worked and North Korea wants to talk. But then this could be another delaying smokescreen

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    2. We cannot just sit and history repeat itself. Japan is cursed I say

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  11. Clarence Rathbone16 January 2018 at 07:05

    North Korea’s official news agency responded Tuesday to President Trump's controversial “nuclear button tweet,” describing it as the “spasm of a lunatic,” according to the Associated Press.

    “Trump’s bluff is regarded by the DPRK as just a spasm of a lunatic frightened by the might of Juche Korea and a bark of a rabid dog,” said the report, which summarized a commentary in the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun. Juche is the official North Korean state ideology, often translated as self reliance.

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