The Great game.
While we are beset by natural disasters I’m going to put forward a few theories about a likely man made one that may see mushroom formations that are most unwelcome. I’m also figuring that there is much more going on behind the scenes than a mere mortal like me is likely to know about anytime soon.
North Korea, following its biggest nuclear test, said that it is ready, willing and able to strap a nuclear warhead on to a long range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). There has been public outrage and shock from the U.S., South Korea and Japan all of whom stand to be in the field of North Korea’s fire. Other major nations have chipped in too, less so China, the one that really matters and Russia, a little less so.
I’ve said it before. I don’t believe that North Korea could have got anywhere near its capability this well and this fast without help, a lot of help. Following my gut as well as reading I’m going to throw some stuff out there.
Firstly, the North Korean missiles are similar to Chinese ones and some of the technology could have come from Pakistan, also backed by China. Help could have come directly from China too.
Secondly, media reports have indicated that North Korean ICBM launch vehicles looked to be Chinese.
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck. Ergo, it is a duck. I’m thinking that far from holding North Korea back China is pushing it forward perhaps because China can continue with its South China Sea ambitions and maybe more.
It may sound mad but what if someone or someones somewhere has figured out a way to win a nuclear war? Furthermore, not caring about casualties and damage what if they were already on a game plan to this end? Going even further. What if alliances have been made to fight a war on multiple fronts? One nation going up against the might of the U.S. is going to lose, many nations across the world not so much. China and Russia are neighbours. Yes, they have squabbled but they seem a lot friendlier towards each other lately. To them we can maybe add, nuclear armed Pakistan and Iran maybe Turkey, Venezuela and The Philippines. Plenty to cause trouble over a wide area there. I’ve maybe missed a few too.
Right now, the leadership of the U.S. is well unpredictable, fractious, chaotic? Choose one word or choose all three. The point is that if there is an alliance, plot/plan to win a war then given the circumstances now or soon may be the best time to implement it.
I don’t expect any more sanctions to be made against North Korea anytime soon. I expect China or Russia, maybe both, to veto them. As I write this North Korea is relatively quiet. Another launch in the offing? I expect so. Also, NATO has a lot of forces along the border with Eastern Europe, Russia has been and is set to conduct military exercises on its side of the border soon. Exercises are a great excuse to get forces to jump off points.
Like I said at the beginning this is just a theory. I hope to hell that I’m wrong.