fearless leader #3 Kim Jong Un. Just as creepy as he looks.
Friday, 14 April (Weekend Edition):
There is sort of an eerie silence out there.
The constant hubub of the Trump administration's first 80 or so days has been almost a constant stream of information. Both sides
fighting for the next 24-48 hour cycle.
Trump launches a missile strike on Syria. The next day the leak machine media throws Paul Manafort and Carter Page out as stooges of the Russian government. It's been like that since Day One.
the six billion woman parade or whatever it was called. It was his FIRST weekend in office. So, the hostility has been 24/7 since, and his people have to fight tooth and nail to get the narrative back.
The Russians are backed into a corner. They aren't
very happy about it, but ultimately that will work itself out. Putin is too smart an operator; he'll survive somehow.
Then there's North Korea.
Many don't know the Korean War, which really wasn't a war but a 'police action', one of the early
UN forays into politically correct speech. But to the 36,914 US troops who died it certainly seemed a 'war' to them.
It was brutal. Before it settled into a static trench style war in late 1952, it was a violent see saw affair that saw the US forces
almost driven into the sea, only to have MacArthur's bold invasion at Inchon cut their forces in half and drive them back past the 38th parallel.
The winter fighting was terrible, subzero temperatures that US forces, wearing summer gear, had to endure.
The dead would freeze solid in place. The 'Frozen Chosin', the Chosin Reservoir, might have been the finest moment in the notable history of the US Marines.
This all came to a close, sort of. A truce was signed at Panmunjon July 27, 1953.
truce is still in effect today. It was just a cessation of hostilities, i.e., a 'cease fire'. Literally nothing has changed since then. The DMZ is the most fortified strip of land in the world, and it is in it's 63rd year of being a trip wire.
has changed the situation. The North Korean government, or what passes for it, is a bizarre mix of Stalinism and pseudo royal oligarchy. The grandson of thhe first Fearless Leader is now the titular head.
Kim Jong Un. He's a piece of work. His past
is shrouded in typical N Korean secrecy; he did go to school in Switzerland for a while but so did his brother, Kim Chong Chul. There is doubt which one was which.
He may soon have the fate of the oldest brother Kim Jong Nam, who was just poisoned
at an airport in Malaysia by two female assasins. They claimed innocence, and of course were released instantly to North Korean officials.
That's just how these people roll.
Sunday is the birthday of grandpa Kim, he of the Korean war. They usually
celebrate this with either a real big parade, or lighting off some major firework. Rumors have them possibly testing a nuclear weapon.
The US would not like that one bit. And this is no joke.
We have the terrible possibility of a limited nuclear
war in the Korean peninsula. They are in a 'use it or lose it' category with an aging military, and almost all of the senior military is in it's 70's. They are determined to hang on to power NO MATTER WHAT.
The Special Operations community is abuzz
with a possible coup. Rumors are flying that China is not only good with it but might even cooperate. Kill him and his inner circle.
Find someone mid level who can rally the nation and help them slowly rejoin the world. It's a plan, it is 'doable' because
if you take them out there is no autonomous command structure, and you just have a bunch of drones awaiting orders.
It would be THE commando Op of all time. It probably won't happen, and this weekend will pass. But just the fact that this is an actual
option shows you HOW much change Trump has brought to the table.
This dynamic with the NK's cannot be sustained. They must either be taken over or destroyed; it''s always been a matter of time. And allowing them time to build more nukes and ballistic
missiles is insane.
This is what happens when the doctor lances a boil. It's messy, can hurt a lot but ultimately the patient gets better. And 'lancing the North Korean boil' just might happen,and it could be with their only benefactor turning on them.
Intersting times, indeed...