The escalation between North Korea and the United States continues to escalate. The Herald Sun is reporting that American and South Korean troops are at Watchcon2 (apparently their highest level of readiness), and that North Korean missiles have seen in the upright position, indicating readiness for launch.
Does anyone else get the feeling that we are being played? All communication channels are purportedly cut, yet we seem to have more knowledge of what is going on inside of North Korea now than ever. China has been making waves over the Senkaku island chain, which is a completely worthless piece of real estate. The only reason I can think of for this increased aggression towards Japan is that it is truly a quiet reminder to the United States as to who is paying the bills around here. Add to that, Iran’s recent diplomatic alliance with North Korea, culminating in their vow to attack American forces if we engage with North Korea and you see the ghost outlines of a plan coming together. With the formation of the BRICS bank, the many pipeline deals with Iran and Russia, and Iran and China, and the increasingly quick move from the dollar as the international trading currency for oil, we are seeing the rise of of a truly centralized government form of globalism with China and or Russia at the helm. This is the signalling of political polar swing that is either imminent or has already occurred.
(an article from the CFR is below entitled “Ten Questions for the New BRICS Bank” that is very informative)
We may be watching a different form of standoff than we all think right now. This could be the communists claiming control over the United Nations. They have always been mutual bedfellows, each thinking they would emerge victorious (take note those on the Left using Palestine as a soapbox), and now we may be watching that struggle for ascendancy.
I hope you like borscht and rice.