Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Tempest - What's Really Behind USrael's Political Theatre Obsession with Korea?

Map of Korea

Politics is theater...and in this day and age it is becoming more and more obvious that the usual political themes are bankrupt from overuse, repetition and are generally stolen from past productions.  Witness what's going on lately regarding North Korea.  The plot is loosely taken from Shakespeare's "The Tempest":

"The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone, and is illustrated by Arthur Rackham in 1926. It is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore [regime change?]his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skilful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to cause his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to believe they are shipwrecked and marooned on the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand...."

Scene from "The Tempest

The  Atlanticist Ziofascist Empire, thrashing around in its dying throes, has borrowed from Shakespeare to conjure up yet another "Tempest" on the Korean Penninsula.  This is not the first time it has staged this kind of distraction.  Just about every decade since the Korean War, it has staged a production where some obese oriental ruler, after being terrorized and taunted, shakes his fat fist at the US--and the equally obese West gets to orchestrate a media storm or "Tempest" in order to terrorize North Korea, its regional neighbours in South East Asia, AND its own American population.  Here's the latest on the Korean "crisis" from RT.  Please read the following and I will have more thoughts in comments to follow:

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The US and North Korea must "hit the brakes" and find a peaceful resolution to their ongoing crisis, China's foreign minister said. It comes amid a war of words and mutual strike threats between Washington and Pyongyang. The remarks by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi were made during a Tuesday phone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.
“The most important task for the US and North Korea is to ‘hit the brakes’ on their mutual needling of each other with words and actions, to lower the temperature of the tense situation and prevent an ‘August crisis,’” Wang said during the conversation, according to a statement published on the Chinese Foreign Ministry's website.

He told Lavrov that China and Russia should work together to contain tensions and to not allow anyone to "stir up an incident on their doorstep." Lavrov echoed Wang's sentiments, telling the Chinese foreign minister that "a resolution of the North Korea nuclear issue by military force is completely unacceptable and the peninsula’s nuclear issue must be peacefully resolved by political and diplomatic methods." The Russian foreign minister noted during the conversation that tensions between Washington and Pyongyang could rise once again, as the US and South Korea prepare to launch large-scale military drills on August 21.

However, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday that "there will be no war repeated on the Korean peninsula," adding that military action against Pyongyang should be decided by "ourselves and not by anyone else."
Moon said that Seoul would work with Washington to counter security threats, but stressed the need to focus on diplomatic efforts.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, currently in China, met with his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday. No details of the meeting have been released, though AP reported the conversation "touched" on North Korea.
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Dunford's visit to China came after he stopped in Seoul to meet with senior South Korean military and political officials, as well as local media. The top official will also visit Japan, which on Wednesday conducted air maneuvers with US bombers southwest of the Korean Peninsula. The exercises come after Pyongyang threatened to strike the US territory of Guam, stressing that a ballistic missile would fly over three Japanese prefectures.

However, the US also conducted several military drills and air patrols in the region prior to the threat Dunford has noted that the US is seeking to resolve tensions with North Korea peacefully, but said that Washington is willing to use the "full range" of its military capabilities. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson echoed that sentiment on Tuesday, telling reporters in Washington that "we continue to be interested in trying to find a way to get to dialogue, but that's up to [North Korean leader Kim Jong-un]."  That statement followed US President Donald Trump’s warning last week that his country's military was "locked and loaded," and that North Korea would be faced with "fire and fury" if it continued to threaten the United States.

Kim vowed on Tuesday to wait a little longer before hitting Guam, and to watch “[the] stupid conduct of the Yankees,” while urging Washington to refrain from further escalation of the crisis. However, he said the plan could still go ahead, and threatened to "wring the windpipes of the Yankees and point daggers at their necks" in the event of any further "power demonstration."

On Wednesday, Trump praised the decision to delay the strike plan as “a very wise and well reasoned decision.”

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Smoke and Mirrors on the Korean Peninsula

In the latest Act in this ongoing deadly farce, Kim Jong Un has "wisely" backed off his threat to attack the USrael military base on Guam.  The western "Legacy Media" has been selectively and deceptively reporting on the situation on the Korean Peninsula (both north and south) for decades.... and have created a totally false and fabricated scenario for what is actually going on in North Korea.  But, due to the rise of the Internet and Alternative news sources, such as Global Research.ca, bloggers like this one are now able to access realistic and rational reports from behind the curtain.  Korea is no longer a "remote land", able to serve as a theatre for lies like the island in "The Tempest". 

Just today, Global Research has posted a report that indicates that the North Korean health system is better than the one they have (or don't have as the case may be) in the United States.  So much for North Korea being a "primitive, backward land". 



Pyongyang, Capital of North Korea

Having recently visited South East Asia, including Vietnam, but not including Korea, I can personally attest to being gobsmacked by the richness and fertility of that area of the world.  My first impression of Vietnam was: "No wonder the US wanted to strip it of its resources!"  Some parts of Vietnam, in spite of the war in the '60's and '70's and the dropping of tons of toxic poisons on it...are still like the Garden of Eden.  The Vietnamese people still live off the land--and prosper--in their small towns and villages.  

No doubt, the same applies to the Korean Peninsula.  If they lied about Vietnam, no doubt the lies about North Korea are even bigger.  I know there have been reports about deliberate desertification of  North Korea via weather modification/weaponization. I know that economic sanctions have for decades prevented economic growth and have deprived North Korea of basic foods and medications for their citizens (just like Iraq before it's military destruction).  The country has been systematically isolated and kept back.  Why?

Well, the answer, again, is obvious.  The Atlanticist Empire does not want South Korea and North Korea to unify [divide and conquer].  For their financial/military dominance to continue...USrael needs to keep South Korea as a virtual occupied military base--with weaponry trained on their arch-rival, China.  There are even reports that it was USrael that provided North Korea with the nuclear weaponry it is now threatening the US with!  South Korea, like several other nations around the world, [Philippines, Venezuela, Germany?] has been making noises recently about independence from the post Korean War occupation that prevents the unification of South and North Korea.  Since the Korean War...families have been separated between North and South and the economy has been stymied by inability to build pipelines through North Korea to China and other mega transportation infrastructure projects that would enhance commerce in the region.  Whenever the "independence/unification" chatter gets too loud in South Korea, the perps bring out their old, stage-worn crew of actors and themes.  The hope is, that each new generation of Koreans (and Westerners) can be terrorized anew with the same old play.

The Final Act?

But in this new information era, the new generations of Koreans, both in the North and South, look forward instead--towards a future as part of China's Silk Road....not the barbed wire and bristling missiles and threatened nuclear Armageddon's of the West.  China and Russia are stepping up to the international plate in terms of defusing tensions created by the Smoke and Mirrors crowd [witness Lavrov and his Chinese Counterpart's calming words in the report above]. Could this latest "Guns of August" performance by USrael be the last Act in a very worn out play?  The world is hoping so.

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