Cadence Column: Asia, April 17, 2017



It’s over. North Korea has been defrocked form among Communist nations. Russia and China aren’t trying to send any kind of message to the US by sending intel-gathering vessels to monitor the Vinson. Spectating usually indicates some kind of support. The “Ruskies” and “Chi-Coms”, as some affectionately call them, kicking back with coke and popcorn in hand isn’t exactly opposition. They are trying to send a message to Communists worldwide, including their own people: Act unruly and you’ll end up like North Korea.

The US can’t do an operation in their back yards without the neighbors keeping a close watch—and Northern Korea is in both Russian and Chinese back yards. If the Chinese and Russians wanted to send a message to Washington, they’d send attack vessels like Putin sent late to Syria—at least, he pretended to send a message.

Countries must appear strong. There is a lot of chest puffing and thumping, even with the soon-to-be-deposed occupation of Northern Korea. The Russians and Chinese will be glad to have the dictator child off of their table of concerns. And, in the process, they want their own people to know whose still boss.

So, it’s over. Soon, we’ll find out just how many Northern Koreans cried for the death of their late “Dear Leader” because they missed him or because they feared what the child dictator would do them if they didn’t. Korea is about to become one country, finally. Kim Jong-Un decided that over the weekend when he threw the temper tantrum that broke every camel’s back in the caravan. Now, the caravan is coming for him.

Navy plans to build an upgraded version of corvette: source | Taipei Times

China ‘deploys 150,000 troops to deal with possible North Korean refugees… | Daily Mail

Trump orders military advisers to prepare plans to hit North Korea | Mirror

…US Navy Seal squad that killed Osama bin Laden ‘is training up in South Korea to take out Kim Jong-un’ | The Sun

Kim Jong-un SECRET WEAPON: North Korea’s hidden SUBMARINE threat amid nuclear attack plan | Express

Kim Jong-Un ‘orders IMMEDIATE EVACUATION of Pyongyang’ as tensions with US escalate | Express

Foreign journalists in North Korea told to prepare for ‘big’ event | Yahoo – Reuters

North Korea prepares to test a new nuclear bomb to mark ‘Day of the Sun’ as Kim Jong-un warns of ‘big event’… | Daily Mail

Do these satellite images prove North Korea is preparing to detonate a new nuclear bomb… | Daily Mail

China warns against force as North Korea prepares celebration | Yahoo – Reuters

North Korea launches missile but test ends in failure | Guardian

Pence Visits North Korea Border, ‘Heartened’ by China Moves | Bloomberg

China, Russia send ships after U.S. aircraft carrier | Salt Lake Tribune

S. Korean, U.S. air forces hold joint exercise | Yonhap News

Source: Pacific Daily Times

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