North Korea: If We are Attacked, “We Will Not Keep our Arms Crossed … We are Fully Prepared”By Prof Michel ChossudovskyGlobal Research, April 14, 2017Region: AsiaTheme: Militarization and WMD, US NATO War AgendaIn-depth Report: NORTH KOREA 121 66 0 196Misunderstanding prevails regarding the threat of a US preemptive strike against North Korea. The intentions of the Pentagon are unclear. Moreover, Washington does not have the endorsement of its regional allies including South Korea and Japan. I
n the wake of ROK President Park’s impeachment, strong opposition has been building up within South Korea against US military presence in the region. Meanwhile Beijing has warned Washington. China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, intimated that: “one has the feeling that a conflict could break out at any moment”.“
We call on all parties to refrain from provoking and threatening each other, whether in words or actions, and not to let the situation get to an irreversible and unmanageable stage,”“We urge all parties to refrain from inflammatory or threatening statements and deeds to prevent the situation on the Korean Peninsula from becoming irreversible,” Wang said when meeting with the press following talks with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. (Xinhua, April 14, 2017)There is no intent on the part of China, following the Donald Trump Xi Jinping encounter at the Mar-a-Lago Florida resort last week to support or in any way endorse a US preemptive attack against the DPRK. In fact quite the opposite.It should be noted that the deployment of the THAAD missiles in South Korea is largely intended for a preemptive attack against China.And there is no indication that China would in any way compromise its military alliance with Russia under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). In this regard, China is also firmly aligned with Russia (e.g at the UN Security Council) in relation to the evolving crisis in Syria.
Moreover, Russia has a border with North Korea and Vladivostok is a strategic military hub hosting Russia’s Pacific Fleet.According to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:……… MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!