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KOREAN WARGAMES DRAWS IN ALL SUPERPOWERS [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-8-26 15:00:34 |Display all floors
This time, it is different.

No sooner than the Ulchi Freedom Guardian war games started than Russia, then China, flew their strategic bombers to the surrounding air space, one bordering South Korea, and the other, bordering Japan, in a show of force, with a message best left unspoken.  No longer just the land of the Korean peninsula, or its surrounding waters, but also its neighboring air space is getting packed with projections of nuclear power by five countries, including the top three superpowers so close to each other that one mistake or wrong move could lead to WWIII in no more than one minute's time.

To add to the mirth of the moment, Kim tested three short range missiles yesterday to remind his perceived enemies that he can reciprocate the favor of conducting war games for defensive purposes, as all war games have to be camouflaged as, until they lead to an actual war, which is bound to happen sooner or later.

How long can this mutual show of respect continue?

Judging by the unexpected progress that NK has evinced, this show will soon lose its effect and purpose, which is to deter his development of nuclear weapons and their deliver systems.  Once the horse has left the barn, what good is it to try to shut the gate?

Precisely because the horse may have bolted off from the barn, this game may lose its meaning in short order.

But if the game is called off, then what non-game activity will have to replace it?  Again, the answer is unthinkable, unspeakable, and may even be non-negotiable.  It would not be an excessive expectation to believe that the game may be repealed and replaced by the real thing, at any moment in the coming weeks.






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Post time 2017-8-26 15:45:31 |Display all floors
The best time for talks is before any actual fighting begins.  Now is the time to talk.  Or forever hold one's silence.

There may not be a tomorrow for the talks to be held.  All such declarations are simply acknowledgements that things are moving smoothly towards war.  And since nobody can predict the outcome of such a war, procrastination is the riskiest decision any party can make.

Whether they like it or not, China has an obligation to all and to its own people to send both sides a draft of the fundamental agreement between the two sides, i.e., the complete and permanent denuclearization of N Korea, including dismantling of its missile technology, in return for an iron-clad guarantee of non-aggression, non-sanction, and non-subversion, and ask each side to respond even to a very limited extent, with its own demands, within 7 days. This is how fast the talks must move to stay one step ahead of the shadow of global disaster.

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