Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Kim Jong Un backs down in nuclear showdown

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un decided today not to fire ballistic missiles at Guam, reserving the right to change his mind if “the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions,” according to North Korean state media.


The common sense way to get rid of Kim Jong-Un
Much to the consternation of the little men in that incestuous, insular, politically inbred, inward looking place called Washington DC, young Kim is firing rockets into the air to much fanfare in his desperately poor paradise.

The common sense way to get rid of Kim Jong-Un

The Actual Solution

You have to make the distinction between a government and a people. They’re absolutely not the same thing.
Now, if you want to get rid of the North Korean people, then it makes perfect sense to turn North Korea into glass. That’s easy: Conjure up a reason like weapons of mass destruction and then go at it. We all remember Iraq. On the other hand, if your objective is to “liberate” them, the solution is really quite simple.
You immediately eliminate all sanctions and you absolutely let goods, services, and information flow. Immediately open the borders to allow North Koreans visa access to the rest of the world.
The Berlin Wall fell not because those nasty Commies got bombed to smithereens… or because they saw the light and came around to a smarter way of doing things.
No, it fell because information spread. I’d go so far as to say that it was the fax machine which brought down the Berlin Wall.
It sure as hell wasn’t some busybody know it alls in DC or any of the think tanks that litter the halls of power, like plastic bags on the side of an African highway.
If the West completely opened up to North Korea, there would be a greater infiltration of goods and services into North Korea, and this, much like the fax machine, would bring resources and information to the people of the country (remember, without resources it’s tough to displace Kim). More importantly, it would eliminate the ability of Kim to adequately have a terrible foe.
Show me one country with a desperately poor populace that has posed any real threat to the dictator running the show. Now go and read your history books and you’ll find that when a populace develops a middle class status the risks to the regime are much much higher.
This is where China is now, and it’s a balancing act – one, I might add, that China have been managing remarkably well by providing increased economic freedom while limiting political freedom (not unlike Singapore).
The reason the West will not eliminate sanctions is because our Western leaders refuse to allow overwhelming evidence to influence their repeatedly failed policies.
And so here we are…
The risks ratcheting higher everyday, and we know it only takes one stupid move and we’ll have cities in smoking ruins.
It’ll never be “tactical” or short. Forget about what the generals say.
Wars are more unpredictable than an epileptic on a bronco. Take a look at Iraq. It was going to be a cakewalk as was Afghanistan… and Somalia… and Vietnam.
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“There are very few examples looking back over the last 25 to 30 years where sanctions have actually succeeded”. — Nicholas Burns, former US diplomat


  1. chuck gregory8/12/17, 6:01 PM

    Wow! Quite different from the usual non-Springfield political commentary that appears here. I was expecting assassination by polonium poisoning blamed on China.

    Nothing can withstand an onslaught of American tourists. Watch what happens in Cuba once the sanctions are removed.

  2. Bob Lombard8/13/17, 5:49 PM

    North Korea may be a 'special case'. The populace has been harangued about the outfit that 'strategic' bombed the hell out of them, ever since the ceasefire ended it in 1953. Kept isolated, and told often enough, folks tend to believe just about anything.

  3. Alpine Jack8/13/17, 8:48 PM

    Hm, always thought the Berlin Wall came down because of the collapse of the Soviet Union which in turn was caused by OPEC manipulation of oil prices as a punitive response to Venezuela.

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  5. chuck gregory8/14/17, 8:14 AM

    Nah, the SU overdid it on military spending vis-a-vis the United States. It was extremely lucky to have Gorbachev become Prime Minister and in a position to open it to an attempt at internal change, at which point everybody decided to take him up on the offer.


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