North Korean leader fat Boy Kim-oops sorry, that's superstar DJ Fat Boy Slim
Last Monday, the North Korean government fired a Hwasong-12 ballistic missile over Hokkaido Island, Japan. The missile overflew the island and landed harmlessly in the Pacific Ocean. Mainstreammedia in the U.S. and Europe immediately went into a frenzy, competing for who could be most outraged at Fat Boy Kim'slatest provocative act that showed the North’s defiance of UN resolutions and contempt for its neighbors and for the cause of peace. President Trump, now totally under the control of the Deep State sharply criticized the missile test, reading a prepared statement that stated: "Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table."
What the media failed to mention is that, for several weeks, Japan, South Korea and the US have been carrying out large-scale joint-military exercises on Hokkaido Island and in South Korea, close to the North Korean border. These needlessly provocative exercises simulate an invasion of North Korea and a "decapitation operation to remove the regime. (Regime change? It's deja vu allover again as the saying goes.)North Korea’s government has repeatedly asked the US to end these military exercises, but the US has stubbornly refused. The US reserves the right to threaten anyone, anytime and anywhere even right on their doorstep. It’s what the cocksucker president Barack Hussein Obama believed makes the US exceptional and "the only indispensable nation".
Fox News reported the joint exercises thus:
"We are improving our readiness not only in the air, but as a logistical support team,” Col. R. Scott Jobe, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, said in a statement. “We are in a prime location for contingency purposes and this exercise will only build upon our readiness in the case a real-world scenario occurs." (US, Japanese troops begin joint military exercise amid North Korea threat”, Fox News)
Monday’s missile launch took place just after the war games ended. The message was clear: North Korea is not going to be humiliated and bullied without responding. Rather than show weakness, the North demonstrated that it was prepared to defend itself against foreign aggression. In other words, the test was NOT a "provocative act" but a reasonable response tocontinuous provocation by a country that has experienced 64 years of relentless hectoring, threats, sanctions, demonization and saber rattling from Washington. The North responded because the Washington’s incitements required a response. End of story.
And the same is true of the three short-range ballistic missiles the North tested last week. These tests were in response to the 3 week-long joint-military exercises as close to North Korea's border as it is possible to be without actually crossing it. The exercises in South Korea involved 75,000 combat troops accompanied by hundreds of tanks, armored vehicles, landing craft, heavy artillery, a full naval flotilla and flyovers by squadrons of state of the art fighters and strategic bombers. Was the North supposed to sit on its hands while this menacing display of brute military force took place right under its nose???
Of course not. Imagine if Russia engaged in a similar operation over the border in Mexico while the Russian fleet conducted "live fire" drills three miles outside of San Francisco Bay. Or if China started to protect its geopolitical interests by closing the South China Sea to hostile naval ships. What do you think Washington’s reaction would be? Yes, it would involve a lot of big explosions,and rightly so. So why the double standard when it comes to North Korea? Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
North Korea should be applauded for showing that it won’t be intimidated by the schoolyard bully. Western media keeps saying that Pyong Yang knows any confrontation with the US must end badly for the The People's Republic. But hold on, China has said it will not allow U.S. or South Korean troops to enter North Korea, and Vladimir Putin has weighed in, warning that Russia may - and most likely will - use its Security Council veto to stop any further sanctions against the North Korean regime from being implemented.
Putin, who is in China for a meeting of leaders from the BRICS countries, said that sanctions at this point would be "counter-productive" and that US threats of military action could trigger "a global catastrophe and a huge loss of human life," according to Reuters. Some US diplomats have quietly agreed with the Russian leader, noting that if the barrage of already imposed sanctions on Pyongyang hasn't changed the country's behavior, then any incremental actions would likely have no impact either. And before the US acts militarily it will have to follow its usual course of putting together a "coalition of the willing" to legitimize its belligerence