What’s a time! Every day we have a new great hoax. Now another rumor is spreading at the Net that the giant Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Mexican Gulf was actually torpedoed (!) by the North Korean ‘cargo vessel’ Dai Hong Dan:
“…the North Korean “cargo vessel” Dai Hong Dan believed to be staffed by 17th Sniper Corps “suicide” troops left Cuba’s Empresa Terminales Mambisas de La Habana (Port of Havana) on April 18th whereupon it “severely deviated” from its intended course for Venezuela’s Puerto Cabello bringing it to within 209 kilometers (130 miles) of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform which was located 80 kilometers (50 miles) off the coast of the US State of Louisiana where it launched an SSC Sang-o Class Mini Submarine (Yugo class) estimated to have an operational range of 321 kilometers (200 miles).
On the night of April 20th the North Korean Mini Submarine manned by these “suicidal” 17th Sniper Corps soldiers attacked the Deepwater Horizon with what are believed to be 2 incendiary torpedoes causing a massive explosion and resulting in 11 workers on this giant oil rig being killed outright. Barely 48 hours later, on April 22nd , this North Korean Mini Submarine committed its final atrocity by exploding itself directly beneath the Deepwater Horizon causing this $1 Billion oil rig to sink beneath the seas and marking 2010’s celebration of Earth Day with one of the largest environmental catastrophes our World has ever seen…”
To complete the picture, the ‘source’ of this ‘information’ is emphatically Russian: “A grim report circulating in the Kremlin today written by Russia’s Northern Fleet is reporting that…”
So what is the objective of this ‘bomb’?
Let’s have a closer look on the Korean issue.
The destruction of North Korea and access to the border with China is a magnificent goal of American policy. Similarly, the preservation of North Korea is a major objective of Chinese policy. According to official data, about 28 thousand American soldiers are stationed in South Korea. The actual number is higher. And they have nuclear weapons.
There are no Chinese forces in North Korea, but they will appear there if North Korea is threatened with destruction, as happened during the Korean War. It is important to understand that we are discussing strategic concerns, not an ideological confrontation. China cannot allow American forces closer to its borders, and the United States does not want to cede China both Koreas.
All exacerbations of the situation are reflections of the conflict between the United States and China. And nothing else.
Why does North Korea want nuclear weapons? To guarantee its security. Only the threat of a nuclear attack on U.S. bases in South Korea would suspend a hypothetic attack of the ‘Empire of Good’ on North Korea. The Chinese, who are not at all interested in defending the weird Pyongyang regime, also need such a guarantee. That is why China helped the Koreans to develop the bomb.
Nowadays Washington’s mission is to portray North Korea as an aggressor. But it is laughable. Who has it attacked? Who has it threatened? A leak from an underground site with a reference to non-existent Russian source is ridiculous. Since the war 1950-1953, which was essentially a civil war, neither North nor South Korea has waged war with anyone. And how many times has the United States engaged in war since the 1950s? Who has used nuclear weapons against civilians, Korea or the United States?
So facing a real threat, the desire to protect themselves from the ambitions of the “Empire of Good” is what actually drives all nations attempting to acquire nuclear weapons. If it were not for the threat from the United States, Korea would not need the bomb! The more closely Americans focus on Pyongyang, the harder North Korea tries to develop nuclear weapons and the more energetically it tests them!
As a matter of fact, the Koreans have no nuclear missiles. They do have “devices”, about 5-10 of them. But they have not yet developed carriers capable of delivering them. Pyongyang, of course, is not going to be the first to use them, simply for the sheer fun of it. They ask only to be left in peace. And China wants the same thing.
What does the Washington establishment want? They want the exact opposite. They need war. Since America will face a war with China if it intervenes in Korea, it will not get involved itself. Their goal is to get North and South Korea to fight it out; China would probably be drawn into the conflict, which would have the effect of weakening it. The nuclear countries of India and Pakistan are not far away. Pakistan, which is in the process of disintegrating, is China’s principal ally in Asia. A beautiful game is taking shape. If India is drawn into the war as well due to deeply rooted problems with both China and Pakistan – spectacular fireworks in Eurasia are emerging! A local use of nuclear weapons would not undermine American ecology, but the United States would solve a wide range of problems:
• China would be weakened and it would be isolated internationally;
• The most densely populated regions of the Earth will be significantly chopped;
• By using the potential nuclear war as a pretext, the dollar would be sharply devalued or a new currency introduced, and China’s currency reserves would depreciate, thus solving the problem of the astronomical U.S. debt.
That is essential. The Wall Street needs war. War and Chaos. Everywhere. Preferably a limited nuclear war. Preferably fought by others. That is the essence of what is happening today. And the United States will start it wherever it can. It will provoke North Korea; it will provoke South Korea. Then terrorists will detonate a bomb in India, with a well-defined trail of evidence leading to Pakistan…
This is exactly why Russia and China sign joint declarations with the West condemning Pyongyang. We cannot allow a slightest pretext for escalation.
This is why a vague ‘mystical analysis’ web-site WhatDoesItMean.com specializing in ‘revelations’ from the ‘Russian sources’ desperately invents such pretexts. (*) They also need to crack the trust inside North Korea-China-Russia trio of the ‘Korean sextet’.
Let us wish North Korea stamina and courage. They will be subject to extreme provocations.
Let us wish the leadership of South Korea wisdom and intelligence to understand Washington’s intent, and that unification of Korea at such a price is unacceptable. Seoul will also need stamina—they will also undergo pressure and provocation. Otherwise, a second Korean war is just around the corner. And it will be the Asian Nuclear War…
(*) By the way, abundant details about the North Korean vessel in the article – I cannot exclude that she really was present at the area during the mentioned period – make me suggest that the US Maritime Domain Awareness program is already returning investments…
ORIENTAL REVIEW thanks Russian blogger and historian Nikolay Starikov for some of his ideas on ‘Korean issue’ that were used while preparing this post.