North Korea China and deluding yourself

Posted: November 28, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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Yesterday I was setting up in the studio for the RAVE show (Gary Rosen and Gary Vecchio) preceding Conservatively Speaking and the subject of North Korea came up where both Gary’s said that it was hard to deal with North Korea because you are dealing with “unstable” people.

As I’m typing this on Fox News the hosts said North Korea has nothing to lose by going to war.

Over and over we hear that we want China to restrain North Korea. All of this is in my opinion is wrong and based on some myths:

1. Myth one China wants to restrain North Korea: Wrong: China is fine with both North Korean proliferation and development of nuclear weapons. North Korea give China the ability to proliferate nuclear weapons to groups who oppose us and our interests without being directly involved. If you think that the North Koreans were able to get where they were without China technological aid then you are out of your mind.

There are two primary targets for the Chinese army. One is their own people and the other is the US. It is not fashionable to say it but China is our primary enemy and we are theirs. We trade, we exchange culture, but our goals are diametrically opposed. Anyone who thinks otherwise is deluding themselves.

Mind you the Chinese people themselves are awesome. You will not find harder working, more dedicated and more culturally centered people out there. If China would lose the communistic oppression and the evil that comes with it there would be no limit to what they could achieve.

2. Myth two: North Korea’s rulers are “irrational” or “unstable”

This is a cop-out. If you want to understand the rulers of North Korea think of an unjust feudal Lord. North Korea is a vast feudal estate where the Lord of the manor keeps all for himself and feeds his troops to give him power. He gives only enough to his subjects to keep who they need alive.

It is not irrational it is entirely rational. The NK government knows that its people are starving, they don’t care, the only thing that matters is their leaders comfort and keeping the military well fed and loyal. Watch a few episodes of the old Richard Greene Robin Hood series if you want to understand their mindset

3. Myth three: North Korea’s threats of war are serious:

This is the biggest myth out there. The North Korean government is terrified of a war. Why, because the North Korean Army isn’t an army. It is the bodyguard for the Jong Il family. The moment any war begins three things happen:

a) The nuclear areas are toast

b) The Army is toast

c) The Jon Il family is dead

If the nuclear power is gone then they can’t shake down the west. If the army is massacred then they can’t control their own people, and if they are dead…then they are dead. Again you have to stop thinking of North Korea as anything other than a feudal kingdom of the Jong Il family subject to their Chinese masters. The Jong Il’s don’t care if the country starves or even if half a million of their own soldiers are dead, all they care about is their own comfort. Period.

If it is VERY clear that any attack on South Korea means smart bombs in the Jong Il Household and carpet bombing of the military, the game is over.

  1. Proud2Serve says:

    Excellent observations.

    North Korea is a paper tiger. However, it can cause tremendous death and suffering if it is willing, and it uses this unfortunate fact to intimidate its neighbors, the west, and its own people.

    The Jong Il family, like a certain wealthy Saudi Arabian civil engineer and “avid spelunker”, concluded that the west is weak. The Jong Il thug class perceives we are willing to pay nearly any cost to allay our fears of conflict, including: loss of global influence, abandonment of historical friendships, nuclear proliferation, and increased risk of terrorist acquisition of WMD. North Korea is gambling that the US and South Korea will continue to display a lack of intenstinal fortitude, so that the North Korean ruling class can further solidify their own global influence and national control.

    This is a game of high stakes poker and we keep folding.

    This highlights the historical tragedy of countless cultures: fear of conflict paradoxically causes far worse bloodshed in the future. Each open act of war we ignore through empty proclamations and meaningless posturing emboldens our enemies and discourages our friends.

    As previously posted, the time to act with a strong kinetic response was March 26th.

    North Korea is not the only rogue nation that is intently observing our reaction to this latest unprovoked aggression. Failure to deal with North Korea now will ultimately not be so much measured by our loss of infuence in East Asia, but more likely than not by the successful delivery of a nuclear or biological device to a major US metropolitan area in the not-to-distant future by a terrorist proxy.

    We must act or the interest on this bill will continue to compound.

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