The Unfreezing of Korea Begins | Gold Goats 'n Guns - TOM LUONGO
Now that we’ve had a few days
to let the war-mongers and Democrats (or do I repeat myself) fulminate over the
summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un it’s important to look at what
actually happened and where we’re going next.
For a good analysis of what was
actually accomplished, read this excellent post over at Moon of Alabama.
‘freeze for freeze’ North Korea had offered [Obama previously in 2015 and 2016] and
China promoted. The U.S. stops the large “strategic” maneuvers involving
nuclear capable bombers flying from Guam, aircraft carriers and the like, while
North Korea stops testing nukes and missiles. North Korea achieved its first
aim. It can now lower its miliary posture and develop its economy.
The situation is still somewhat unstable
as both freeze steps are reversible.
The ‘freeze for freeze’ is, as the
Chinese Foreign Minister envisioned, a starting point for a long series of
talks which may finally lead to a peace agreement and some nuclear disarmament.
Now comes the “dual-track approach” of a peace agreement in exchange for some
disarmament “in a synchronized and reciprocal manner”. This will be a
“step-by-step” process which will take years or even decades.
Russia was promoting this same
strategy publicly during the worst of the tensions between Trump and Kim last
year. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke of the ‘double freeze’ repeatedly.
And it was always going to end
this way because, as I’ve been saying all along, North Korea has a nuclear
weapon and the U.S. will only come to the bargaining table when it has lost
And a nuclear deterrent is a
major bit of leverage.
So, the “Freeze for Freeze” is
now in effect. The war games are a direct economic benefit to North
Korea as MoA points out at length. And Trump gets the win by spinning it
as a cost-cutting measure.
The imperial sycophants and
quislings are crying in their lattes over this and defense stocks have taken it
on the chin. All of this is to the good of mankind.
All. of. it.
in this, unless you believe in creating a world safe for George Soros’s Open
Society and continued serfdom at the hands of the Globalist elites.
And, as I said the other day, their response to these very
tentative steps towards delineates who is working for peace and who is working
The bigger question is the one Pat Buchanan is asking and
it sits at the heart of the criticism Trump is getting from the chattering
class, cynically using this to paint him as weak and an enabler of ‘brutal
Why should Kim give up his
nuclear weapons when they are the only thing that got Trump to show up in
Singapore in the first place?
The clear answer is that he
won’t until much, much later in the process. Because, in truth, just as
we’ve seen with Trump abandoning the JCPOA and Bush the Lesser abrogating the
NPT treaty in 2003, U.S. policy can change with the change of leadership, and
usually for the worse for the other signatory.
Therefore, if Kim has truly
played Trump the way the Never-Trumpers and liberal interventionists are
portraying him then they are showing us their cards as to their true
intentions, which is to continue the Korean conflict as frozen in the 1950’s
for as long as possible, serving their goals and not those of anyone else.
is not in Americans best interest to continue this charade of a conflict in
Korea. It never was. It was always about feathering the nests of
the massive political and corporate rentierclass of
the Globalist oligarchy.
So, anything that breaks down
that conflict, unfreezing it by freezing aberrant and dangerous behavior like
further development of nuclear weapons and redundant ‘war games’ to disrupt
North Korea’s rice harvest is an unqualified good thing.
Beyond that, this ‘freeze for
freeze’ which unfreezes some of the sanctions on North Korea allows for the
very best outcomes to begin, the development of North Korea’s basic first world
Russian state news agency
TASS reported yesterday that talks between South Korea and
Russian state gas giant Gazprom have resumed over a natural gas pipeline.
The project was shelved in 2012 because of a lack of trust between North and
South Korea to make the project viable economically.
Today that distrust has thawed
considerably and now the pipeline that makes the most sense for everyone,
bringing it across the North Korean/Russian border near Vladivostok and
over-land into Seoul, can be negotiated.
And this is just the beginning
of the benefits for Kim’s walk in from the political winter cold. He made
that walk across the DMZ to meet with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in
for all the right reasons.
And this announcement by
Gazprom is the next step in obviating Kim’s need to further develop nuclear
weapons. Never forget that all nuclear development has a power generation
angle to it. By bringing in cheap Russian gas and allowing Gazprom, most
likely, to build the associated electricity plants this lessens the need for
any further nuclear shenanigans.
That should make everyone
except the Usual Suspects very happy and help grease the skids for the stages
of negotiations to end this shameful period of history. The ghosts of
WWII need to be buried once and for all.
And if a couple of gas
pipelines and some troops withdrawal are the result, then that, to me is a very
small price for an Empire in the early stages of decline to pay.