End of brinkmanship

The Americans are still screaming their heads off over North Korea. Mike Pence arrogantly said American’s policy of strategic patience is over. Trump said the biggest armada is sailing towards North Korea while Tillerson and Matthis were blowing their own horns at North Korea and also Iran.
The Americans are ratcheting up for war with North Korea and now it seems that they are also going after Iran. Fooling around and kicking Arab and Muslim asses when they have no nuclear power and unable to hit back is one thing, trying to kick asses with nuclear powers like Iran and North Korea requires more deep and careful thoughts. There is no room for mistakes or miscalculation. The Americans cannot afford it, cannot afford nuclear weapons landing on American cities.

Threatening Iran and North Korea is not a game for fools. Both countries are watching the Americans every move and a wrong reading could see them pulling the trigger in a no choice situation. The Americans have to be very very careful not to give the wrong signal or push them into a corner when they would just slam back at the Americans.

Despite all the hot air, it is apparent that the Americans too are getting cold feet. For Carl Vinson to be turning away from the Korean Peninsula there must be a good reason for so doing.  In a Reuter report it said that the order to sail Carl Vinson to North Korea was by a Japanese Commander, Harry Harris. Putting Harris staring down at Kim Jung Un is the most dangerous scenario for the Americans, with Harris a sure cock to push the button at the slightest excuse while Kim Jung Un is still an unknown element. Kim is still new and could be just as hasty to push the button at the slightest news of Americans firing off their cruise missiles.

With these two facing each other, the risk of a miscalculation is exceptionally high. Maybe this is the real reason why Washington overturned Harris order for Carl Vinson to head to North Korea but ordered to sail to the Indian Ocean.  There cannot be any wrong move and as much as the Americans could not trust Kim, they equally could not trust the trigger happy Japanese Harris in Command, with Pearl Harbour and Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the back of his mind.

Sensible heads must have ruled the day. In a critical time like this, cool heads and wisdom must prevail to avoid a war by mistakes, miscalculation, or by other motives. Yes there will be no winner in a nuclear exchange. Kim at this moment must be just as highly energized and edgy and could push the button. This must be very worrying time for the Americans.

Perhaps it is better that the two sides sit down quickly to develop a protocol similar to the CUES adopted by China and the US to minimize a war by accident. The Americans and the North Koreans must sit down to work things out as not doing so would be hazardous and unacceptable. Both sides need to wind down and work out some confidence building measures to lower the tension and avoid an accidental nuclear war. War is not an option for both sides as nuclear weapons could fly over the skies at the slightest misjudgement and there will be no turning back the clock.  Both sides must be worrying themselves sick that an accident must not happen that would lead to immeasurable destruction on both sides.

No more ratcheting for wars, no more mind games, just simply sit down to work things out. The Americans in their desperation to keep painting the North Koreans as bad, as enemy, forgot that there is such a thing called confidence building measures to keep both sides sane and not too hasty to push the button. It is time the Americans rethink their hostile policies towards North Korea, to engage North Korea like they engaged China and lower tension and move away from the brink of total war.

For the sake of the American people, the Japanese and the South Koreans, the Americans must accept the new reality and make peace with North Korea instead of shouting for war. The Americans cannot win and will suffer untold damages and destruction in this war, if it ever happens.

Americans should read this to have an idea what they are meddling with:

By Ju-min Park

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear programme.

U.S. President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has rebuffed admonitions from sole major ally China and proceeded with nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions.

The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, did not mince its words.

"In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only U.S. imperialists' invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes," it said.

Reclusive North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and has shown no let-up in its belligerence after a failed missile test on Sunday, a day after putting on a huge display of missiles at a parade in Pyongyang.

"We're reviewing all the status of North Korea, both in terms of state sponsorship of terrorism as well as the other ways in which we can bring pressure on the regime in Pyongyang to re-engage with us, but re-engage with us on a different footing than past talks have been held," Tillerson told reporters in Washington on Wednesday.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, on a tour of Asian allies, has said repeatedly an "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over.


Anonymous said...

Look like the tension of NE Asia has risen. The 'benign' Amercuns armada is facing off with North Koreans. Americuns r provoking a war with the NK to test the temperament of that fat guy Kim. NK must not fall into the trap of pulling the trigger first at the Americuns. If this stand off going to last for long time, it's not so good for the Americuns, or even NK...at some point, somebody gonna be crazy & 'kaBoooon' a war starts, hope this wud not happen..

Anonymous said...

Waste time!

Hopeless! Useless!

Just talk and talk!

Yes! HE just arrogantly said American’s policy of strategic patience is over!

What for talk and talk? Useless and hopeless!

Just do it! Just do it!

Now! Not now, then when?

Only talk and talk? Nothing more?

Hopeless! Hopeless! Useless! Useless!

Ask them to go Hk! HK! Hk!


patriot said...

Since instruments of destructions were created, wars were fought over wider areas with more extensive damages. And as war can be fought from long distance and remote-control, not facing enemy face to face makes war much safer for those igniting the Conflict. And with extensive damages that could be seen on screen like watching movie makes war fun to watch. So, there are many perverts wishing for wars.

There was World War
1 which failed to deter World War 2 less than a century ago. Within the Century, more weapons of mass destruction are made. There are stockpiles of it, especially in the US. The Americans will want to dispose them as newer and more sophisticated ones are made. To be abke to sell and make money out of them is obviously the Best Possible Way. To do so, the US has to instigate, provoke and create conflicts which either lead to civil, trans border and international wars.

Keeping the Arsenal within the Respective Homelands of those owning WMD also endanger the Owner Nations as if they are hit, they shall cause damages manifolds larger, hence the Latent Danger itself requires safe disposals of the WMD.

The 3rd World War is unavoidable as mankind is prone to be egoistic more than safe and peace conscious and centric. There are as many thrill seekers as peace loving folks.
So, it is just a question of how soon the 3rd World War will be ignited. World War is impossible to be avoided.


patriot said...

Brinkmanship is the Natural Nature of egoistic folks.
Amongst them l would opine that Current Prime Minister of Japan and lncumbent US President of the United States right at the Top of the List of Brinkmanship.


Anonymous said...

/// U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, on a tour of Asian allies, has said repeatedly an "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over. ///

Singaporeans in GE 2015 has again voted repeatedly that an "era of strategic stupidity with PAP" is not yet over.

Anonymous said...

For the sake of the American people, the Japanese and the South Koreans, the Americans must accept the new reality and make peace with North Korea instead of shouting for war. The Americans cannot win and will suffer untold damages and destruction in this war, if it ever happens.

For the sake of the Sinkie opposition and Sinkies, the Sinkie opposition must accept the new reality to be strong, united and ready to be govt instead of just contesting elections, and even if contesting 100% seats. The Sinkie opposition cannot win and will lose and lose big every time, if they are not strong, united and ready to be govt.

Anonymous said...

The Americans cannot win and will suffer untold damages and destruction in this war, if it ever happens.

The Sinkie opposition cannot win and will lose and lose big every time, if they are not strong, united and ready to be govt.
10:50 am

So in conclusion, there will never be war between North Korea and USA, and the Sinkie opposition will never be ready to be govt.

And smart Sinkies will continue to make money or emigrate, while daft Sinkies will continue to remain here, suffer and kpkb under the rule of PAP.

So life goes on.

Anonymous said...

What is the use of talk and talk!

Do it now! Yes! Just do it! NOW! NOW!

Don'T just talk! Useless! Useless! Do it Now! Now!


Virgo 49 said...

Mr RB, the Americans feared the North Koreans more than they feared the Americans. For years they been isolated and sanctioned by their evil talks and collaboration of all their cronies and so called Free democracies. They are ready to die as they has been sidelined for too long.

The Commander of the Fleet still needs the approval of the PRESIDENT of the USA as the Commander In Chief to activate the button.

On Board there is an Executive appointed by the White House to control or in a way monitor the Commander of the Fleet. They needed both to unlock the button to activate the Nuclear Arsenals.
Just like you have a Principal's Agent to oversee the Carrier's Agent m

The Order from the White House will have the coded Pin before they can opened the safe to activate the button.

So, even if that crazy Harris is unable to do much harm. Unlike North Korea. Kim is the only One who can just simply press the button without asking or take instructions from anyone.

So, if the Americans were to get too close for comfort and some gabra king in the South as NS men were to misque and fired one shot across the DMZ, HELL will break loose.

So, the Americans played safe and gave all sorta of excuses to sail away.

Now, they turning back to intimidate Iran which they thought might be easier meat.

Anonymous said...

Firing shots across DMZ no big deal lah. Every year got a few rounds let loose, mostly accidentally but still ok. But quite jiak-lat for the specific soldiers. Dunno about DPRK, but for ROK soldiers they kena go DB. Sama sama as our NSFs.

Virgo 49 said...

In Face Off, even a little rat who caused a rustle across the DMZ will caused the Bombs flying less a shot.

Both equally anxiously waiting for the first signal.

Virgo 49 said...

Latest CNA Pence said will have sanctions with all the allies and PRC to sanction North Korea.

Gave up military options.

So we have a new lease of life to enjoy our decadent lifestyles for the next few years.

After Commander Harris became President.

Time for another few rounds of Roulette

b said...

If usa keeps provoking nk, nk will nuke jap - the blacksheep of asia.

b said...

It will also benefit cowboys greatly becaues the jap pension fund will belong to cowboys then.

Anonymous said...

"If US and South Korea armed forces cross the Korean Demilitarized Line in a ground invasion for the direct purpose of annihilating the Pyongyang regime, China will sound its own alarms and ramp up their military immediately. Beijing would never sit back and watch foreign military forces overthrow the Pyongyang regime. " . . Global Times 2017/4/22

Anonymous said...

China and Russia have already started to move their forces to the borders of NK in anticipation of an American invasion. NK is not alone fighting the Americans. NK is not in the Middle East and would not suffer the same fate as the poor Arab nations, to be bullied and destroyed by the Americans.