Sunday, January 9, 2011

Crisis by design!

Crisis by design!
By Erick San Juan

The world was (and still is) in the grip of suspense and anxiety as the tensest flashpoint – the Korean Peninsula could start another sequel to what they experienced some fifty years ago. A Korean War part 2 is not far-fetched if the manipulators of events will push through with their agenda and drag the whole region (and the world) to a war.

What has transpired since the Cheonan incident, and recently the shelling of a South Korean island, had worsen the relations between the two Koreas. Translation – could be a proxy war in the offing by the two giants i.e. U.S. and China. Why? Because some analysts treated the incidents as just plain incidents, for there were no “true investigations” that are acceptable to all the concerned parties. Until, of course, when Washington came to the rescue on the side of South Korea that actually exacerbated the situation in the process. Let us not forget China who is always on the side of its ally, North Korea.

From the point of F. William Engdahl in his article The Korean Crisis: Cui Bono? : In 1999 this writer spoke with a former US Ambassador to Beijing, a career CIA officer and close friend of the Bush family. The former diplomat stated, in an incautious moment, “If North Korea did not exist, we would have to create it. They allow us to keep our fleet in the Japanese waters despite the end of the Cold War.” Perhaps the sudden heating up of Korea tensions is also related to a longer-term Pentagon agenda for the region. If we ask Cui Bono, the clear reply is "Washington".

Meaning, Washington’s geopolitical ambitions have critical impact on the failure to resume the six-party talks (the talks include North and South Korea, the US, Japan, China and Russia) because the international recognition of the North Korean regime and the normalization of the situation on the Korean peninsula may question the need for U.S. military presence in the Northeast Asia and the disposition of the system of theater missile defense.

Simultaneously, Beijing considers North Korea as a strategic bridgehead for its long-term goal to spread China’s political, financial and economic influence in the Asia-Pacific region. Actually, China is using its favorite tactic of trade and investment cooperation, supplemented by abstracts of ethnic, cultural affinity and common values to reach its purpose.

With the above-mentioned intentions of the two giants, the real crisis building up between the two Koreas are designed to sustain a scenario, which means – a great deal of saber rattling, especially the show of military might by Washington near the contested waters. So far, hostilities is still far for reaching that boiling point. Same with North Korea, by using said tactic, it will force talks where the West will agree to a substantial aid package in return for a guarantee that Pyongyang will not produce further nuclear weapons. Both sides want wealth, not world war three.
As what has pointed out by Nuclear deterrence guru, Glenn Snyder described the phenomenon, of which there are several examples, as the "stability-instability paradox".

Beijing military hawks fought Russia over the Zhebao island on the Ussuri river in 1969 to strengthen their political position without actually risking a large-scale war that would have destroyed them. Pakistan fought a limited war with India over Kashmir in 1999, a year after both countries tested their nuclear weapons.

The real fear now is that protracted North Korean aggression will push South Korea and Japan to reconsider their long-held taboo on possessing nuclear weapons.

North Korea has stolen the spotlight if not the thunder from United States nuclear envoy. US Ambassador Stephen Bosworth made a quick trip to the Northeast Asian capitals this week with an adroitly timed call for resuming six-party talks on its nukes with "no preconditions". The North Korean proposal could hardly have been better timed considering that it came right after Bosworth in Seoul got through saying there was no point "in talks for the sake of talks". Then Bosworth was off to Beijing, where he propounded the same message along with the usual plea for China to please reign in its North Korean protectorate. (“North Korea goes gunning for aid” by Donald Kirk)

In order to reach a stability in the region, all interested parties should promote the concept of establishing a multilateral security mechanism in Northeast Asia as a basis for the regime to maintain peace and to exclude from consideration the proposal of the White House to establish a certain coordination mechanism to be led by them.

Together with the rest of the peace-loving countries, we adhere to the peaceful means of resolving this crisis, may it be designed by some globalist elite.

Who wants a world war anyway?

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