Sunday, 16 April 2017

NO FOLLOW UP STRIKES AGAINST ASSAD: NORTH KOREA MAIN FOCUS FOR TRUMP

Korearing to war?


It's been a week now since Trump launched 59 cruise missiles against a Syrian air base in supposed retaliation for an alleged and unproven chemical attack on a town well behind the front line.

So, what exactly is going on?

It seems, at present, that this was a one-off strike and that Trump is in fact continuing the status quo that existed before the attack, whereb Russia supported the Assad government in fighting against Islamist rebels, while the US supported the SDF in its efforts against ISIS.

This is borne out by other developments in recent days which suggest that the strike against Syria was mainly a message to China and North Korea, with Trump attempting to get the Chinese to exert pressure on the North Koreans to disarm their nuclear weapons.

Since the cruise missile attack on Assad's airbase, the US air force has been active over Syria but only against ISIS and the SDF forces that its supports, killing many of them in a "friendly fire" incident.

Meanwhile a large aircraft carrier task force, centred around the USS Carl Vinson, is sailing towards the seas off Korea to raise the possibility of a sudden US airstrike against North Korea. It is expected to arrive any day now, if it hasn't already arrived. This is clearly a move designed to put further pressure on the Chinese to pressure the North Koreans to comply with US demilitarization demands.

But pointing even more strongly to the fact that Trump's main focus is North Korea and not ISIS is the deployment of the massive MOAB bomb against ISIS. This bomb has an explosive force equivalent to 11 tons of TNT and the blast radius a mile wide.

Comes in a variety of colours, including "Presidential Orange."
This may seem counter-intuitive, after all the bomb was used against ISIS, but the key point is that the bomb is essentially ineffective against an enemy like ISIS, as AntiWar.blog points out:
"The goal [of dropping the bomb] was apparently to fulfill Trump’s earlier campaign promise to ~'Bomb the hell out of ISIS.' Unfortunately ISIS probably didn’t notice – or it’s members – spread out all over Asia, Africa, the Mid-East, Europe, and apparently the U.S. – were likely all shaking their heads and laughing. Why? Because, if ISIS really exists as a coherent entity, clearly the MOAB is exactly the wrong way to deal with the MOADE (Mother Of All Decentralized Entities.)...Surely they know that sort of centralized destruction is nearly worthless — and certainly not cost effective – against decentralized 4th Generation Warfare."
But while the $16 million dollar bomb is largely useless against guerrillas hiding out in rocks and mountains, it is likely to be much more effective against the kind of concentrated military power that North Korea can bring into the field, not to mention the potential it has to damage the facilities where North Korea is developing its nuclear weapons, even the ones located deep underground. MOAB is said to generate an earthquake in the area it is dropped.

This also explains why the bomb was dropped in Afghanistan, and not Syria or Iraq, where ISIS is much more active at the moment. The cruise missile attack was naturally seen by most analysts as a move aimed at Assad. But by dropping MOAB in Afghanistan, which has a border with China and is much closer to Korea, Trump sends out the message that Assad is not so important to him, while Korea is.

All eyes to the East. That's where the action is likely to be.

3 comments:

  1. My first thought is great, time to set North Korea straight. Though I can't help but wonder if changing interest from the middle east to NK without any resolution in the middle east is a smart move.

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  2. No doubt the MOAB was meant to scare North Korea and pressure China, but will it have that effect on the rulers of either country? By this time they know that complying with demands of the globalists will just delay the inevitable US backed regime change, whether by color revolution or brute force, followed by the life imprisonment if not rape and murder of the overthrown rulers. The Chinese and North Koreans have seen what the US did to Milosevic, Saddam and Khaddafi, all of whom complied with globalist demands. They see what the US is trying to do to Assad, whose father was a US ally in the Gulf War. What incentive do they have to meekly surrender their best weapons? The incentive is rather to use them first. Better to die as lions than as dogs.

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  3. funny fact: a regime change policy would work on Asians.

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