The whole situation is a “Catch 22” scenario: damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. The problem: we’re American citizens and this is our country. The concurrent problem? It is our country that caused this predicament to occur with North Korea…in a pattern of American imperialism that has been going on actively for about a hundred years. The problem is twofold:
1. North Korea can strike the U.S. with an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) attack and/or nuclear missiles, yet:
2. The United States government, through the current and prior two administrations has set the stage for this…as either:
- A purposefully-created “threat” to give America a “bogeyman”/Emmanuel Goldstein to focus on in a “Two-Minutes Hate” drill…keep the “threat level” alive, or
- A threat of insignificance grown and nurtured for the express purpose of taking down the country…while reaping profits and power for the oligarchy all along.
There is an American oligarchy. The oligarchy is not only made up of business and industrial magnates, but of politicos and religious leaders. The business magnates need the lawmakers and politicos to give them “carte blanche” with tax breaks and incentives such as government contracts. The system needs the general populace (or the “proletariat”) to pay taxes and “grunt” out spending on consumer goods and services that keeps the whole thing intact. As in the movie “THX-1138,” there must be periods to pay the utilities, pay for the food, pay taxes on gasoline, taxes on property, taxes on consumer goods, yearly tax increases, and insurances…health, automobile, homeowner…required insurances…
…that ensure the consumer is strapped and shackled to the endless treadmill…where there is no getting ahead…. a new holiday every month to get rid of more of that disposable income for in gifts, travel, and heartfelt largesse…a maelstrom of “emoticons” that condition every purchase….
This is the system we’re in. The problem is, as Americans, what do we do? Roll over and allow ourselves to be taken? To be destroyed as a nation or a people for the fact that our government is not what it was originally intended to be?
I ask for you, the readers to understand my point and stance. I know the government is corrupt and harmful to the citizenry, and has been cancerous to the international community for decades. Yet, this is where we live. Do you remember the original “Red Dawn” movie, where the Soviet was taken prisoner, and Swayze was about to kill him? Swayze was asked what was the difference between them (the Soviets) and us. Swayze responded with, “Because we live here,” and then executed the Russian.
We the people are at fault for not putting a stop to this decades ago. We do not have representatives: we have self-serving politicos in bed with the oligarchs who are trying to do a few things together.
Namely, to amass and secure wealth, assets, materials, and chosen manpower, and then rid themselves of 90% of the populace…and move into a global governance where they rule over slaves whose lifespans are dependent upon their obedience and productive (utilitarian) function.
There is a book entitled “Rogue State” by William Blum that is worth reading if you want the “up and skinny” on American Imperialism. Here is an excerpt that was applicable both yesterday (it was written in 2005) and today:
“American foreign-policy makers are exquisitely attuned to the rise of a government, or a movement on the verge of taking power, that will not lie down and happily become an American client state, that will not look upon the free market or the privatization of the world known as “globalization” as the summum bonum, that will not change its laws to favor foreign investment, that will not be unconcerned about the effects of foreign investment upon the welfare of its own people, that will not produce primarily for export, that will not allow asbestos, banned pesticides, and other products restricted in the developed world to be dumped onto their people, that will not easily tolerate the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, or the World Trade Organization inflicting a scorched-earth policy upon the country’s social services and standard of living, that will not allow an American or NATO military installation upon its soil…” (ppg. 23-24)
The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) nations are currently working to encourage the world to abandon the petrodollar, and Russia and China are little by little advancing the return to the gold standard. China is going to back the Yuan with gold and run an exchange for oil. All of this “sticks in the craw” of the United States and the Western Financial, Political, and Military Hegemony. Iran, Venezuela, and North Korea are not members of this hegemony. American imperialism is clear, and it is enabled by the complacent, stultified public that has been conditioned to believe in American exceptionalism while keyed into a patriotic fervor when a prompted event occurs where such a fervor is in the interests of national objectives.
All that is happening currently falls in line with this. Two excerpts for your learned perusals. The first quotes none other than H.R. McMaster, the former three-star and globalist who slipped into the position of President Trump’s National Security Advisor after railroading K.T. McFarland. This is from the Daily Mail article entitled “Kim is getting closer and there’s not much time left,” from 12/2/17 by Matthew Wright:
“President Trump’s national security adviser HR McMaster said on Saturday that each missile launch from North Korea increases the possibility of war. ‘There are ways to address this problem short of armed conflict, but it is a race because he’s getting closer and closer and there’s not much time left.’ And Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions are the gravest national security threat that America faces, according to McMaster. ‘The greatest immediate threat to the United States and to the world is the threat posed by the rogue regime in North Korea and his continued efforts to develop a long range nuclear capability,’ he added.”
So, McMaster termed North Korea as “the greatest immediate threat to the United States and the world.” If that is the case, then why this? Read this next excerpt from Reuters entitled “Exclusive: Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites – officials,” by Mike Stone from 12/2/17:
“On Wednesday, North Korea tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can fly over 13,000 km (8,080 miles), placing Washington within target range, South Korea said on Friday. Congressman Mike Rogers, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee and chairs the Strategic Forces Subcommittee which oversees missile defense, said the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), was aiming to install extra defenses at West Coast sites. The funding for the system does not appear in the 2018 defense budget plan indicating potential deployment is further off.
“It’s just a matter of the location, and the MDA making a recommendation as to which site meets their criteria for location, but also the environmental impact,” the Alabama Congressman and Republican told Reuters during an interview on the sidelines of the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in southern California. When asked about the plan, MDA Deputy Director Rear Admiral Jon Hill said in a statement: “The Missile Defense Agency has received no tasking to site the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense System on the West Coast.” The MDA is a unit of the U.S. Defense Department. Congressman Rogers did not reveal the exact locations the agency is considering but said several sites are “competing” for the missile defense installations.
Rogers and Congressman Adam Smith, a Democrat representing the 9th District of Washington, said the government was considering installing the THAAD anti-missile system made by aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp, at west coast sites. The Congressmen said the number of sites that may ultimately be deployed had yet to be determined. THAAD is a ground-based regional missile defense system designed to shoot down short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles and takes only a matter of weeks to install. In addition to the two THAAD systems deployed in South Korea and Guam in the Pacific, the U.S. has seven other THAAD systems. While some of the existing missiles are based in Fort Bliss, Texas, the system is highly mobile and current locations are not disclosed. A Lockheed Martin representative declined to comment on specific THAAD deployments, but added that the company “is ready to support the Missile Defense Agency and the United States government in their ballistic missile defense efforts.” He added that testing and deployment of assets is a government decision.”
There you have the inconsistency that lends itself to understanding of the complete…and true…picture. McMaster parrots the lines of the immediate threat of North Korea to the United States…chiming in, and “to the world,” to bring in thought common among the primates…the whole “troupe” of baboons is at risk. There’s the basis for justification for a U.S. first strike…protecting the community of nations, partners, “comrades,” etc.
But the true “Art of the Deal” is to follow the money generated by the public apprehension worked up through the government and media reports. The money? Where are the missile defense systems going to be located? And who will pay for them? And when will the government decide?
So, Congressman Mike Rogers of Alabama is working on identifying the role of the MDA and government-selected locations, as well as Adam Smith, 9th District Democrat congressman out of Washington. Rogers said several sites were “competing” for the missile defense installations. Also, “friendly” Lockheed Martin said they are “ready to support the MDA and the United States government in their ballistic missile defense efforts.”
Isn’t that wonderful, and wondrous? The article mentions the decision wouldn’t be made until sometime in 2018. What a sense of urgency for an imminent attack that is!
What it all really means is they still need to figure out a method for leasing property and racking up expenses ten times the actual cost…so that Rogers, Smith, and all the other politicos can line their pockets and steal the excess, as well as grease the palms of a small army of municipal commissars and apparatchiks. Then…here comes the benevolent Lockheed Martin, a “mom-and-pop” store that is just awaiting governmental approval and decisions to help everyone out…all funded by the stupid American taxpayer. The corporation and the government, hand in hand to protect the little taxpayer serfs!
And if the nuclear missile bypasses THAAD and Aegis (that we already know will not perform), oh well! Responsibility and accountability are two different things. Besides, everyone will be mad enough that nobody will notice those last-minute wire transfers of funds and stocks into hard gold and silver overseas, nor the scrambling of the politicos and executives to ensure they are out of the country or safe in funded bunkers when it commences.
No, the problem is we as citizens are on the outside looking in. North Korea has the capability to hit us and kill millions of people. The truth is that we will prod them into doing it, for one scenario or another as outlined in the beginning of this article. Trust them: you can trust in the politicians in all their narcissistic hubris armed with aggression and impunity and shielded in self-righteousness. You can trust in them to initiate a nuclear war, but don’t worry. They will be safe, sound, and underground in a secure location that you paid for, while you’re barbequing up above.
The next world war will be initiated by an EMP attack against the U.S., followed by a nuclear exchange and then conventional warfare. Whether another country initiates it, or we do is another matter that will probably never be ascertained after it happens.
Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com or contact him here.
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Who gives a shit. Unleash a few thousand megatons on NK and whon phat phuk. Level half of the Korean panensula and tell China they can have it.
We can take NK out now, or we can do it later. Later will be more difficult and much more expensive in lives and dollars. So we need to move sooner rather than later. To that end, US Citizens have been warned to leave SOUTH KOREA.
I predict a New Year without the Fat Kid. 🙂
I think we need to tax the FAT, GAY, Clown shoe over there! Get that ass before we get got.
It’s the neocons who have put us in so much jeopardy starting with 9/11. The neocons need to be eliminated.
a phrase buddies of mine and me used to say, “close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and atom bomb fights”. ‘Bout the only thing our government leaves alone is the first item. God help us all if they decide to regulate picnic games. I tell ya’ll, we start a nuke war, it won’t end with us being the only one shootin’ off rockets.
Be ever so polite JJ and explain what you would do. For too long successive adm8nistrations have ignored,appeased,and denied the problem with NK. Now comes along Trump and names the elephant in the room,and refuses to appease,ignore,and deny the problem. Everyone is in an uproar. Fat Boy is just like a teenager who suddenly does not get is own way anymore. Now what?
Ever-so-politely, as per your request, there is nothing that can be done. There is responsibility that rests with the President and Congress; however, there is no oversight over any of them. They are not accountable to the people, in reality.
All of them have deep ties with and within the Military Industrial Complex. All are benefiting from a buildup for war and the creation of a new, foreign, hostile bogeyman to incite the American people.
All of this is “justification” to increase the defense budget and steal more money through kickbacks after government contracts are awarded to huge multinational defense industry firms. If the North Koreans attack? They still win, and can then justify Draconian measures to implement either Martial Law or further removal of our rights from the Constitution via Supreme Court selective (and subjective) interpretation.
And “Fat Boy,” as you referred to Un may be fat…but he leads a nation of 26 million people and he can take out a US city or several cities.
As to what I would do in addition to exposing any in our Congress who are benefiting from all of this…as President, I would make it my business to open some kind of embassy and appoint an ambassador to begin dialogue with the North Koreans.
When you are the leader of a nation such as ours, you’re responsible for the lives and safety of 325 million people. A statesman doesn’t lower himself to “schoolyard” antics such as insulting the leader of a nation with nuclear weapons. A statesman leads by example. Whatever is necessary to bring them to the bargaining table is what should be done.
Japan wanted to surrender for more than six months, and the US government would not accept it. The atomic bombs were to scare the Soviet Union and use Japan as an example. There’s always a hidden agenda…underlying the “uproar” of the masses…conditioned to perform and throw rocks at whomever the US determines is the new “threat.”
The threat of a nuclear war has its roots in Washington, D.C., with Senators such as McCain and Graham.
Hope that answers your question.
It’s kinda late in the game people to haul up the drawbridge. And that strategy never worked annyway.
Scary new world. 2018= Scary new year.
You people better vote in the mid terms. If you stay home, we all lose.
If the commies take over the House and Senate, there will be impeachment.
Also, diminishment of the 2nd Amendment.
All this providing we don’t have war and economic collapse before November.
Yes, indeed. Scary new world. Scary new year.
I, too, am concerned about the Orwellian Emanuel Goldstein issue. But here’s the question: What if it ISN’T Goldstein, but a very real threat, like Hitler, or communism. Or radical Islam. Or historically, the Mongols, the Huns, etc. What then?
The concern I have is that if Kim knows he is going out due to regime collapse, he may just take down the world in rain of fire, maybe – just as we have seen with other megalomaniacs – some insane view that he will survive it.
My solution? NK thinks if it gives up nukes, Kim will end up like Khaddafy or Saddam. BUT, what if China – which does NOT want a South Korea led peninsula, **guaranteed** NK with their nuclear umbrella, just like Japan is protected by the US nuclear umbrella? Kim now has his existential security, China doesn’t have to worry about refugees flooding its border, let along nuclear fallout wafting across its border, and more.
But, of course, this reasonable approach, which could save the world, and heck, even let the elite live to run roughshod over another little country elsewhere another day, will never see the light of day.
“I’m Bob, and I’m addicted to getting blowjobs”
That didn’t sound stupid at all, did it?
If too many people buy into this sex rehab BS, humans will go extinct anyway.
Trump is Tweet taunting a maniacal psychopath.
He’s egging Kim on, provoking the war that he wants so he can be the War President and of course make a nice profit for his masters. And make money for the Banksters too. NK won’t be the only war he incites.
Why do all of you “Demorats” post with the name “Anonymous”? Can’t you get your balls out from under your wife’s skirt long enough to be a man? Besides, the biggest threat to this country today is not that fat ass in NK. It is our own Congress by a long shot. They are not our leaders. They are well organized crime syndicate. Both sides. Period. End of story.
If we attack NK, it wont be the end, but the end of the beginning of WWIII….Russia/China know damned well that US hegemony would then have them in the crosshairs. The time would be NOW, to strike, while we are weak and incompetent. (how many US warships have run into each other lately?). Without a total strategic nuclear exchange, a Russian/Chinese alliance would mop the floors in a conventional war w/ the US. The former would be the end of civilization….the later will mean Chinese/Russian/UN troops patrolling your City. Think about that.!!!!!!
We have detonated over 1000 nukes in the South Pacific. Above ground. What’s a few more give or take? White people are the minority on this planet, 8%. Exterminate, or be exterminated? Take your pick?
I agree with the title of this article “as long as people get rich making money off the production of all these weapons”.
I mean, if you own two 357 Magnum guns, and your neighbor has one more, why do you have to go out and buy three more if one is more than enough to kill a crazy intruder?
That’s the arms race.
When we put the HUMAN race ahead of the ARMS race, then we all will win. And putting the HUMAN race first also means putting God’s unborn children first. If there is peace in the womb, said the Blessed Mother, there will be peace in the world. Amen.
The lurking vet doesn’t sound happy. He keeps repeating the same fear porn points. Maybe he should take his cats and move to Canada. There are vast wheat fields where he can hide and contemplate EMP’s taking out the grid. It’s pure fantasy. It would take a hundred EMP blasts. Kim doesn’t want to be glass, he just wants more blond whores and underground game rooms. LOL
FEAR? SCARE the GOYUM? POKE the ELEPHANT? DECEPTION as a weapon of war? Political corruption top down? FAKE NEWS? FALSE FLAG attacks? JFK? 911?
JUST exactly WHO is doing ALL these NASTY THINGS? NO it is NOT the US CITIZENS. So just WHO is so EVIL that they do these things?
WE KNOW, why NOT ACT? VERY EASY to STOP this CRAP!!!
when do we get to begin roasting israel in the same exact fashion as North Korea??
Israel has undeclared nuclear weapons.
Israel refuses to sign the nuclear non proliferation treaty.
Israel refuses IAEA inspections.