Opinion – North Korea fires missile over Japan in sharp escalation of tensions | The Japan Times – John Gelmini

Kim Jong Un will continue to test America and Donald Trump for as long as the latter remains in office or until the bluff is called.

What is perhaps required is a demonstration of the HAARP device, ideally focussed on causing a massive earthquake in the North Korean capital followed by floods of great power? Making the sea boil at a decent sized port, as happened with a demonstration to the Iranians a few years ago, might concentrate minds without triggering an attack on Seoul just 40 miles to the South of the North /South Korean border.

Dr Alf who has travelled extensively throughout the world and in the Far East, in particular, knows first hand the importance of “face” and how the perceived loss of it in the minds of the North Koreans and the mercurial Donald Trump could spiral out of control and lead to catastrophic events. North Korea does not want to feel bullied and in its position I would not give up my nuclear weapons based on the real life examples posed by the purported fate of Saddam Hussein, the brutal murder of Ghadaffi and what is happening in Iraq and Syria now.

The West should contain Kim Jong Un, shoot down all his missiles and give him a demonstration of brute power in the form of controlling the weather with HAARP.

Then we should work out where he is and where he seeks solace with his various mistresses.

America has fully cloaked craft and has had invisibility suits since 1974. We should then use this capability to terminate him with extreme prejudice, using special forces people equipped for the job with “Ironman suits” and silent weapons. His replacement (our henchman or woman) should be waiting in the wings ready to take over. American troops would not be in a unified Korea sitting on the Chinese border but would stay where they are, something China would prefer to a unified Korea.

John Gelmini

Opinion – North Korea issue stuck in a vicious cycle: experts – Global Times

English: area map of Pyongyang Category:North ...

English: area map of Pyongyang Category:North Korea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

China‘s influential newspaper, Global Times, publishes an insightful op-ed on North Korea. It reports that China on Wednesday reminded relevant parties to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions, which do not only include putting pressure on Pyongyang using sanctions but also peaceful and diplomatic means to resolve the issue.

Source: North Korea issue stuck in a vicious cycle: experts – Global Times

The article highlights the difference between Western and Chinese expectations on North Korea. It takes a dim view of UK Prime Minister‘s statement from Tokyo that China needs to do more to restrain North Korea. The article is also quite critical of US policy in relation to North Korea. [For a Western perspective see yesterday’s NYT article]

The Global Times article fails to recognize that North Korea is the aggressor and is potentially threatening innocent people. It’s also in bad taste to highlight Japanese children seeking refuge under their school desks – this is code for ‘see, the mighty Japanese imperial army has no teeth now’.

The US must defend Japan and Guam, so we need to be very careful that North Korean escalations, don’t either deliberately or inadvertently, commit an act of war. Escalation to war level is a real risk and needs to be effectively mitigated. Trump’s tweets don’t help international diplomacy.

I don’t see who’s going to broker ‘peaceful and diplomatic means to resolve the issue’, so are we looking at war?