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North Korea: Why The United States Bluff Does Not Take Effect

Although the risk of a major conflict on the Korean peninsula is still present, such a scenario remains unlikely in the face of realities on the ground. Pyongyang, while playing the card of the confrontation, seems to have won what many other countries have not managed to obtain: secure its sovereignty. 

Although the mainstream media have consistently portrayed the North Korean regime, including its leader Kim Jong-un, as being “crazy,” the reality is that it has done some calculating work. makes rational. Indeed, the many North Korean nuclear tests had a simple objective: to remove any danger of intervention against the country of Juche.

The threat of US military intervention targeting Pyongyang may have been on the news in recent months, not only will North Korea confirm its status as a nuclear power by turning a deaf ear to these threats, but it also seems have ruled out the risk of an attack against him.
Finally, the Russian-Chinese approach to solving the crisis on the Korean peninsula once again confirms its relevance. Indeed, as soon as hostile and aggressive rhetoric on both sides began, Moscow and Beijing called for restraint and honest dialogue, without ultimatums or threats of war. While condemning North Korea’s nuclear tests, both Russia and China did not fail to call Washington and its allies, who had been fueling these tensions for a long time with obvious provocations towards Pyongyang.

Since then, the tension seems to have decreased a little: North Korea has not launched any missile or nuclear test for more than two and a half months. In addition, Song Young-gil, advisor to the president South Korea, said Seoul was ready to restart dialogue with its northern neighbor if the latter continued to refrain from ballistic and nuclear tests, which was soon calling Moscow and Beijing.

Russia did not fail to point out, through its Deputy Foreign Minister, Igor Morgulov, that taking into account the restraint that North Korea is now showing, “the main problem now lies in the US-South Korean exercises, “clearly provocative towards North Korea. Knowing the mentality of the North Korean leaders, it is likely that if the US continued its provocative actions, Pyongyang would take back its own, without Washington being able to do anything.

Because let’s be honest: despite all the show about US power orchestrated by the US establishment and statements about the possible destruction of North Korea, the fact is that Washington understands perfectly well that it can not do much with Pyongyang, if only to continue his verbal threats and show his muscles by organizing military maneuvers near the Korean peninsula. And this, to the great difference of what they could do in various parts of the world.
And it’s not the desire to protect civilians and the South Korean or Japanese military – which Washington laughs head over heels – that prevents it from crossing the red line, but the prospect of a brutal death for thousands military and more generally American citizens residing in these countries. This without even mentioning the prospect that North Korean missiles may eventually reach the west coast of the United States or strike regional colonies of the United States, such as the island of Guam. A slap that the United States could certainly recover, they are so used to being spared by the armed conflicts they initiate in the four corners of the world.

Last September, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: “The United States will not dare to hit North Korea because they know that Pyongyang has the nuclear bomb.” And that was all the difference with other situations, including that of Iraq: “The Americans hit Iraq only because they had 100% reliable information indicating that there was no longer any place there. weapon of mass destruction”. We all know the result of this intervention on Iraqi soil: millions of victims, most of them civilians, and a chaos that has resulted in a surge of extremism throughout the region – fortunately today in a loss of speed thanks to the actions of Russia.

All this to say that, without supporting the nuclearization of North Korea, let alone its nuclear tests, the latter will have demonstrated a simple reality: to be sheltered from a Western “humanitarian” intervention with all the disastrous consequences which result from it and to be able to defend its sovereignty, it is necessary either to have allies of weight, or to possess instruments of deterrence. Pyongyang chose this last option. We can think what we want of the North Korean government and its policy, but it is the chaos organized by the Western elites-the United States lead- that led several countries to reconsider their approach and especially not to yield Western blackmail.
PS At the latest news, Pyongyang has fired a ballistic missile in response to new US provocations: restraint has its limits. Washington, knowing full well that it can not afford to attack North Korea, probably wants to prevent at all costs the possibility of intra-Korean dialogue through Russian-Chinese mediation. A dialogue in which the very presence of the US in this region will be less and less justified and “necessary”.

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