Alternative Media and Citizen Journalists across the web are in a storm over the latest developments on the Korean peninsula.
North Korea test fired another missile on April 5th, 2017 ahead of the meeting between Chinese President Xi and President Donald Trump.
Strong language has been coming from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over the last few days warning that a preemptive military strike on North Korea’s nuclear facilities was not off the table. As news on North Korea’s latest missile test broke, Rex Tillerson was quoted as saying,
“The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment.”
What most people don’t understand is that the Korean War actually never ended. Although there was an armistice between U.S. and North Korean forces, no peace treaty was ever really signed.
This armistice signaled the end of hostilities in the Korean peninsula until a final peace agreement could be found and it established the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Negotiators could not agree on conditions for top commanders to sign the armistice together in person, so the document was signed on July 27, 1953, by two delegates: U.S. Army Lieutenant General William Harrison, representing the United Nations Command, and North Korean General Nam Il, representing both the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army and the Commander of the Chinese People’s Volunteers. Copies of the agreement were signed separately by UN General Mark W. Clark, Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Il Sung, and Commander of the Chinese People’s Volunteers Peng Dehuai.
Several times, North Korea has stated that it no longer recognizes the armistice, in 1994, 1996, 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2013.
Korean War Armistice Agreement – CFR Official Website
This is all happening amid rising tensions between China and its U.S. allied neighbors. China has been taking aggressive stances towards South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. This coupled with threats from North Korea has triggered the U.S. to take steps to safeguard its allies in the region.
If North Korea strikes South Korea or Japan, the U.S. will retaliate. China won’t sit by with its fingers crossed, they will get involved.
China threatens American B-1 bomber flying off South Korea: Stand off as Beijing claims US aircraft violated its ‘defense zone’ – March 23, 2017
New Chinese missile capable of threatening US, Japan bases in Asia makes latest appearance in drills – February 6, 2017
China ‘aims 1,500 missiles at US military bases’ as war boss threatens to ‘SHOOT’ enemies – March 21, 2017
China threatens to block Taiwan’s international space after legislators visit India – February 18, 2017
This is just a small sampling of news stories showcasing the kind of situation that is developing in the Asian theater.
My Perspective On A Russia-China Alliance
This all reminds me of the time period leading up to World War 1. Although the players are different, the geopolitical implications and signals are very similar.
China is seeking to become the preeminent global power and there are rumors that they are working with Russia to undermine the western run globalist factions.
We have leadership here in the United States that is priming the pump for war with Russia. They claim that Russia rigged our elections and have stood behind allegations that President Trump is an agent of Vladimir Putin while ignoring the looming Chinese threat.
Instead of seeking to improve relations with Russia, both the Democratic and Republican establishments have looked to scapegoat Russia with the purpose of covering up their own corruption and criminal activities. The globalist deep state within our own government attempted to hack the 2016 Presidential Election to secure a Hillary Clinton victory and still failed. It was agents inside our own intelligence services that leaked information to Wikileaks however it is Russia that is taking the blame for the coup and counter-coup that we saw unfold.
If this continues and we do not change our attitude on how we deal with Russia, there is a real risk that we could be pushing them into a military and economic partnership with China. Although the governments of both nations have disdain for each other, and would actively like to see each other fall, both understand that they have the potential to undermine the western globalists and their agenda and are increasingly looking to the United States as an enemy.
“The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend”
The economic and military power of an allegiance between Russia and China would be enormous and formidable. They would more than likely threaten open warfare with the West and would feel as if they had the sufficient strength to begin acting aggressively. Russia would most likely seek to unify with its former Soviet Satellite States, and China would probably feel comfortable invading Taiwan or intensifying its military push into the South China Sea, possibly even attempting an invasion of Japan.
A North Korean strike on South Korea, or Japan would immediately reignite the war between the North Koreans and the United States. It would be open warfare.
I fear that with current circumstances as they are, preemptive military action against North Korea could literally spawn open hostilities between the United States and China. If China strikes one of our allies in retaliation it would warrant a military response from American forces and would trigger a conventional or thermonuclear war. Russia would find itself free to act on the European continent as the U.S. and NATO would be occupied with China and North Korea.
The United States and their allies do not have the manpower and equipment to fight a war on so many fronts.
The West is not currently equipped to deal with such a threat.