WW3 NORTH KOREA NEWS WATCH AND ANALYSIS

 

It is clear now that the meeting between President Trump and President Xi of China went much better than one would have expected. It would appear that China realizes how much North Korea threatens their bottom line!! The Chinese have acknowledged President Trump’s willingness to strike North Korea if needed and are now pushing their Proxy to stop its nuclear weapons program!

In one of my previous opinion pieces discussing President Trump’s meeting with President Xi, I wrote:

“I expect that President Trump will reach an agreement with China that sees North Korea losing some of its support from China in exchange for Trump rolling back talk of Tariffs on Chinese goods entering the United States. Although both countries are communist, North Korea still maintains a distrust of China which has led to some military and economic tension between the two countries. American unilateral action on North Korea would have an impact on China’s trade routes and impact the surrounding countries of Asia. The fact that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be present for the Presidential Summit in Mar-a-Lago gives me the impression that some of these details were discussed during his trip to China and that the meeting between President Xi and President Trump will be to reassure China that the U.S. is willing to partner with them if the deals are mutually beneficial.”

Which leads me to share this statement from the Chinese:

“China has a bottom line that it will protect at all costs, that is, the security and stability of northeast China… If the bottom line is touched, China will employ all means available including the military means to strike back. By that time, it is not an issue of discussion whether China acquiesces in the US’ blows, but the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will launch attacks to DPRK nuclear facilities on its own.”

China Might Bomb North Korea If It Crosses Beijing’s ‘Bottom Line’

 

And now the Japanese are not only voicing their concerns over North Korea, but have decided to mobilize and join the American Armada headed to the Korean peninsula.

North Korea may have the capacity to deliver missiles equipped with sarin nerve gas, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, amid concerns that the reclusive state could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test or more missile launches.

“There is a possibility that North Korea already has a capability to deliver missiles with sarin as warheads,” Abe told a parliamentary session.

North Korea may be capable of sarin-tipped missiles: Japan PM

Japanese Warships Will Join American Armada

“Japan plans to send several warships to the Korean Peninsula to join the U.S. warship Carl Vinson, which was redeployed to the region Monday according to reports. Kyodo news agency, a cooperative news agency based in Japan, and Reuters both cited sources that had confirmed ships from Japan’s naval fleet would travel to the East China Sea to join U.S. forces.”

JAPANESE WARSHIPS TO JOIN U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN EAST CHINA SEA: REPORTS

 

All this while the U.S. has been reaffirming its position on military action and NK nuclear weapons tests.

“The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.”

U.S. May Launch Strike If North Korea Reaches For Nuclear Trigger

 

North Korea has not backed off its position: It will continue its nuclear program, it will most likely test a nuclear bomb over the weekend, and they are willing to launch an initial nuclear strike on American forces in South Korea.

“North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific.”

North Korea warns of nuclear strike if provoked by U.S.


 

This has to be one of the fastest developing situations I have ever tried to cover. The amount of information being reported is almost staggering. Here are just some of the other headlines that are just as important that paint a broader picture of the events unfolding.

China Ready To Cut Oil Supplies To North Korea

BREAKING : China Cuts Off North Korea, Buys Coal from the USA Instead

North Korea’s hidden submarine threat as regime warns ‘ready’ for war

Satellite Images Show Activity At North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site

China and South Korea Discuss Sanctions


 

Here are the possible scenarios I think we are looking at:

  • North Korea tests another Nuke, China and US hold joint strike on North Korea.
  • China manages to talk North Korea into relinquishing Nuclear Weapons.
  • Crippling sanctions by China, US, and its allies cause the North Koreans to give up their Nuclear Weapons.
  • Sanctions cause North Korean government to implode.
  • North Korea tests another Nuke, US strikes North Korean nuclear facilities, North Korea launches full assault on South Korea.
  • China takes out North Korea’s nuclear sites on its own as fear grows that war with US would cause a massive economic downturn for China.
  • China attempts to coup Kim Jong-un and establishes Chinese puppet leader.
  • North Korea uses subs to disrupt South Korean and Japanese trade routes, forces strike by US or Japan. China gets involved and invades North Korea.
  • North Korea detonates Nuke near border with China, China sees this as a threat and strikes North Korea.

Needless to say, if North Korea fires a nuclear weapon at South Korea, the American Armada, or Japan, there will be a brutal and swift response from the Trump Administration. It is also possible that any conflict can and will see North Korea using chemical and biological weapons on South Korea.

I do think President Trump and China still have the ability to find a peaceful resolution to this problem, however arrogant moves by Kim Jong-un might make it impossible.


 

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China flaunts its mighty missiles on state TV as Beijing urges North Korea to give up its nuclear ambitions amid growing military tension.

By Tracy You For Mailonline and Emily Crane For Dailymail.com

China has flexed its military muscle on state television as tensions escalate between the US and North Korea.

China Central Television (CCTV) yesterday revealed footage of the country’s various missiles in a daily military programme.

According to media, one of the weapons featured in the programme was DF-21 missile. The anti-ship ballistic missile boasts a firing distance of up to 1,926 miles (3,100km) and has been dubbed ‘the killer of aircraft carrier’.

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BREAKING! Read Between The Headlines 4-12-17

Here are a few headlines that will most likely go under reported or be misrepresented. Check out the links and leave your thoughts in the comment section!!

SOUTH KOREAN PAPER REPORTS CHINA HAS DEPLOYED 150,000 TROOPS TO NORTH KOREA BORDER

China would like to deter any potential refugees out of China. They might also make the move themselves before the US does against North Korea’s Nuclear Reactors.

Elite US Navy Seal squad that killed Osama bin Laden ‘is training up in South Korea to take out Kim Jong-un’

China is on our side as far as North Korea goes.

Trump: ‘We’re not going into Syria’

Trump confirms he does not have plans for an expanded war in Syria.

 U.S.-Russia tensions over Syria will not ‘spiral out of control’: Mattis

General Mattis is not looking for a war with Russia.

 Harvard Researchers Are Preparing to Geoengineer the Atmosphere

I hate to break it to you Harvard, but the Government has been geoengineering for decades now.

US AIR FORCE COULD MAKE PILOTS STAY IN SERVICE AGAINST THEIR WILL AMID DRASTIC SHORTAGE

Time away from family on long deployments is a big factor, higher wages for pilots are deserved but it wont be enough to keep more people in the service.



 

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Could North Korea Be The Flash Point For WW3?

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.

Report: Increased Chinese and Russian Military Cooperation Threatens U.S. Interests

China threatens American B-1 bomber flying off South Korea: Stand off as Beijing claims US aircraft violated its ‘defense zone’ – March 23, 2017

Japan to train US Marine Corps-style troops as China threatens ‘SEVERE’ attack – March 28, 2017

China promises ‘firm response’ if Japan interferes in South China Sea – March 16, 2017

U.S. Starts Deploying Thaad Antimissile System in South Korea, After North’s Tests – March 6, 2017

As Leaders Argue, South Korea Finds China Is No Longer an Easy Sell – March 8, 2016

Japan Has Ambitious Plans To Be Asia’s Next Superpower, Thanks To China – March 22, 2017

China threatens Japan against joining U.S. Freedom of Navigation mission – August 22, 2016

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.


 

Image Credit: Stefan Krasowski 

 

 

 

 

WILL TRUMP MAKE DEAL WITH CHINA ON NORTH KOREA? (Op-Long read)

Image Credit: Republic of Korea

The truth is that North Korea’s biggest ally is China, this has been the case since the Korean War when Chinese troops flooded the country to help combat American forces. Since that time China has become North Korea’s biggest source of energy, weapons, and food. China is North Korea’s main trading partner making up about 70 percent of North Korea’s trade equaling 6.86 billion dollars in 2014.China-NKTrade_table_Update1

This means that if the United States wants to take any non-military action against North Korea, the best bet would be to get China on board. In an attempt to avoid an all out war with North Korea that could see the decimation of Seoul, South Korea, President Trump is seeking to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Presidential Summit at President Trumps Mar-a-Lago resort on April 6th and 7th 2017.

The Chinese have supported sanctions against North Korea in the past when they tested nuclear weapons in defiance of China’s opposition to the North Korean nuclear program.

China has stated that aggressively harsh financial actions against North Korea could cause a collapse of the regime and trigger another devastating famine and a refugee crisis.

In my estimation, China is looking out for its own interest as they share a border with North Korea and any possible regime collapse would more than likely cause a massive influx of North Korean refugees into China. China has reinforced its border with North Korea over the decades as they already house an estimated 200,000 refugees. Kim Jong-un has also increased security around the border with China to prevent more of his people from escaping.

At this point North Korea’s tyrannical personality cult government has become a threat not only to its neighbors but to global stability. North Korea’s erratic behavior also threatens trade between Asian nations and China.  There is the possibility that a major conflict in the region would affect some of China’s most profitable trade routes. North Korea has a habit of instigating its neighbors with its missile tests. Estimates are that North Korea would have the capability to strike the American West Coast by 2020. They already have the capability to hit South Korea and Japan with conventional weapons.

I believe President Trump will have the opportunity to reach an agreement with China that could potentially help ease tensions in the region, I do believe military action is only considered a final option. He is going to have to offer China something valuable in my opinion, for the Chinese to play ball and help us deal with the threat. What that could potentially be is up in the air but I am sure that China’s military fortress man made islands in the South China Sea will most likely be a topic that is brought up during President Trump’s meeting with the Chinese President. I also foresee Trump using trade with China as a bargaining chip when it comes to dealing with North Korea.

There are a lot of questions, but here are some things we do know.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with China on March 19, 2017 and is skipping a meeting with NATO to be present at the Mar-a-Lago summit.
  • China ran Special Forces training drills along the border with North Korea.
  • Tillerson has motioned that military force is not off the table.
  • Estimates show North Korea will have nuclear strike capability on the western coast of the United States by 2020.
  • Without China, North Korea’s tyrannical regime would collapse
  • China has supported sanctions against North Korea in the past and has urged North Korea to halt nuclear testing.
  • China has agreed to invest in American Industry.
  • President Trump is always looking to make mutually beneficial deals.
  • U.S. has Aegis Missile Cruisers just off the coast of North Korea.
  • South Korea is looking to change its relationship with North Korea after impeachment of their President.

In short, I expect that President Trump will reach an agreement with China that sees North Korea losing some of its support from China in exchange for Trump rolling back talk of Tariffs on Chinese goods entering the United States. Although both countries are communist, North Korea still maintains a distrust of China which has led to some military and economic tension between the two countries. American unilateral action on North Korea would have an impact on China’s trade routes and impact the surrounding countries of Asia. The fact that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be present for the Presidential Summit in Mar-a-Lago gives me the impression that some of these details were discussed during his trip to China and that the meeting between President Xi and President Trump will be to reassure China that the U.S. is willing to partner with them if the deals are mutually beneficial. This could be a really good thing for both countries in the long run and it would show positive foreign policy results from the Trump Administration. It would show the international community that although America will return to a policy position of “peace through strength”, it will always seek the most mutually beneficial and realistic options possible.

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China’s foreign minister calls on North Korea to halt missile tests

The halting of coal imports suggests Beijing can no longer stomach Kim Jong-un’s erratic behaviour, even at the risk of losing a buffer against US interests in Asia

North Korea test fires seven surface-to-air missiles – South Korea -March 13, 2015