North Korea – an Agent of Peace?
By Peter Koenig
January 18, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - The false alarm on a ballistic missile attack on Hawaii last Saturday from North Korea did not help the Peace Talks which were essentially initiated by DPRK’s President, Kim Jong-un. They spread enormous fear of a nuclear annihilation of Honolulu, pulverization of homes and people - of Armageddon for the Hawaiian population. Was this a Trump attempt to boycott the talks? Or was it the war-mongering faction of the deep state wanting more threats of war, scaring the Hawaiian population into believing that this might become reality; pushing them with a false alarm into wanting the devastation once and for all the Korean Peninsula – because an attack on the North would not spare the South? Is the war industry desperate for more wars, more profit? They may be wheezing from exhaustion – as the world is turning towards peace.
Another sign that the empire, the rogue controllers of the universe, are running on empty, that they are in sheer fear of losing their grip on the world, is that Canada and the US have decided to hold an international meeting in Vancouver, Canada, on North Korea on 15 and 16 January 2018. The Conference is hosted by Canada, sponsored by the US. In addition to Canada and the US, there are 18 countries in the “Vancouver Group”, including Denmark, Greece, Norway, New Zealand and others – but not Russia, nor China --- and most ridiculously of all – North Korea itself is absent. Russia and China will be briefed at the end of the meetings, in the evening of 16 January; that was the proposal. – Have these wannabe hegemons along with their breath also lost their marbles?
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said the obvious: This is not acceptable. Adding with his always positive humor, “With all due respect towards those who came up with such an initiative, I don’t expect anything productive. Hopefully, nothing counterproductive will happen. It’ll be a great result already, while it’s hardly believable.”
The Peace talks were initiated under the pretext of the North wanting to participate in the South’s winter Olympics in PyeongChang in February this year. A clever move. It reminds of the Ping-Pong diplomacy between Nixon’s America and China of the early 1970’s. Interestingly this was the thawing of relations between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) which was being ‘sanctioned’ – alas! sanctions are not new! – because of Beijing’s ‘interference’ in the totally illegal, unjustified, criminal and devastating US-led Korean war which from 1950 – 1953 totally destroyed North Korea, with a death toll of at least 4 million people, almost half of the then North Korean population. The US bombs left not a brick untouched in the now DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). The goal of this inhuman atrocity was then, as are Washington’s 60 years-plus aggressions towards Pyongyang today, an attempt of further encroaching on China with the final goal of full domination.
The US table tennis team was in Nagoya, Japan, in 1971 for the 31st World Table Tennis Championship, when in April 1971 the team received an invitation to visit Beijing. Hence started a diplomatic journey which later opened the (flood) gates for an immense, intense and at times controversial trade relationship between Washington and Beijing. For the PRC sports played an important diplomatic role, reflected in the slogan “Friendship First, Competition Second”.
Was Pyongyang inspired by this example of sports paving the way for a new and improved relationship between brothers? – Possibly. Yet. It is not clear, who really took the initiative, and who persuaded the Donald to be quiet and let it happen? – Will he indeed be quiet and let these historic peace talks take place undisturbed? What is happening behind the curtains in Trump’s camp – other than the Vancouver Group gathering – is anybody’s guess. That these Peace Talks are taking place is what the world should concentrate on – a step forward in a peace movement that cannot be undone. It is a master piece of two sovereign nations to cement their relationship which unites them, plus portions of China and today’s Russian Federation with a 5000-year history.
It is important to understand Korea’s history to comprehend that everything that comes out of the lie-infected mouthpieces of Washington is incoherent and does not fit reality, the thousands of years of a peaceful Korea, whose believes are still today largely influenced by Confucius. The history and image of thousands of years of peaceful Korea is a revelation. See box – below.
Returning to today’s reality – only a few weeks ago, all fifteen members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) have condemned the DPRK as an aggressor that has to be punished, piling insult after lies and more insults on President Kim Jon-un and on his nothing-else-but-defense strategy. Today, the same UNSC should get together again and unanimously praise DPRK for this tremendous feat of, against all odds, engaging in peace talks with its natural brother for millennia. Why will such praise for a peace-loving nation not happen? – Because the Donalds and Nikki Haleys of this world, the master aggressors of the universe, and all the President’s Men and Vassals, would have to bite their tongue.
However, we know this is not the end of it. Washington still has more than 28,000 servicemen and women stationed in South Korea and a deadly arsenal of warships, fighter planes and nuclear bombs to strike – pre-emptively, if the hegemon deems it necessary. Never mind that 80% of South Koreans want this murderous occupation to end. Similar with Japan’s Okinawa US base with more than 40,000 US servicemen and women – the vast majority of Japanese, and especially Island inhabitants, want them out. They bring crime, drugs, prostitution and even murder to the island. Rapes are on the rise.
May these Korean talks set in motion something bigger than just peace talks between two brothers. Could this first serious encounter in over sixty years (delegations of the two countries have met in 2014 for an exchange of family visits) become an eye-opener for the 15 UNSC members who thoughtlessly dished out murder sanctions to North Korea just a few weeks ago?
Could this be an eye-opener for the world, showing how fake the entire UN-operation has become, how subservient to the paymaster they have become? Could this be a signal for China and Russia that their non-veto, their submission to the bully, for whatever strategic reason they may have had – was a mistake? – Or would they simply claim credit for what is happening – that threats and sactions do work? Any thinking person who knows the history and Mission of Peace of Great and Ancient Korea, the Gojoseon Kingdom – and surely China and Russia ought to know it – will see either how ignorant the world is, or else, how blood- and greed thirsty humanity has become under the Kingdom of Capitalism.
Never Miss Another Story
The two Koreans may have seized the
opportunity to fulfill their highest goal,
to become one again, bringing their families
together in a lasting way; initiating a
movement of joy and harmony; a new era of
unification that cannot be broken. This is
fully in line with the Buddhist preachings
of love, still deeply enshrined in the two
Kim Jong-un has always and repeatedly said
that he is not seeking war, is not
threatening anybody, but that the nuclear
arms are a defensive weapon aiming only at
the aggressors – the one and only aggressor,
the United States, which for over 60 years
has not let go, not allowed converting a
shaky armistice agreement into a peace
The people of the DPRK want nothing more
Wars over the last century and especially
during the last 17 years – with the onset of
the eternal “war on terror”, the one
business terminology that drives the profit
of the military-security industrial complex,
has become so engrained in people’s minds,
that a world of peace, harmony and love is
Under what type of regime would a united North-South Korea function? A hard-core socialism, DPRK style, a Seoul type capitalism, with a soft Moon Jae-in touch, or a Chinese type socialism with a capitalist coating, yet controlled by a centralized socialist party? – Difficult to predict at tis point, but given Korea’s historic link to Manchuria, to both today’s China and Russia, it would likely be a political model of social sensitivity.
regional pressure led by China to withdraw
the US military base from the Korean
Peninsula would grow – and in parallel the
Japanese people would find an additional
argument for expulsing the US occupiers from
the bueatiful island of Okinawa. Would the
US supported puppet leaders – leaders, not
people – Japan, Guam, Singapour Philippines,
Indonesia, Australia – cave in to peoples’
pressure and kick the war hounds out of
their sovefreign territories, as they
should, if they want to deserve even a shred
of the meaning of democracy?
Let me dream for a moment: If this
tremendous endeavor – peace and unification
– were to succeed, it might set an agenda in
motion, the world at large has not thought
of yet. China and Russia would come out
stronger with their objective of a
Mr. Putin, who supports the Moon-Kim Plan knows very well what political role the Olympics play – and how sports act in politics. He and Russia are living “sports as politics” alsmost on a daily basis. Russian athletes being banned from Olympics, and other sports events; Russian athletes consitantly being singled out for doping, when the number of US athletes caught doping is much larger. US sports people found doping fill pages on internet, but nobody cares to look – and dares speaking up against injustice. The Olympic committee is a puppet of the same league as are the United Nations, the Europan Union and all the international courts. For what reasons? – I can only think of cowardice. That’s what globalized neoliberalism has made us – afraid of sanctions, afraid to stand up for justice and instead subservient to bullies. That’s greed above integrity.
Putin, along with the Presidents Moon and
Kim, cleverly turns sport around as a peace
initiative – who could oppose DPRK athletes
from participating in South Korea’s Olympics
– and behind the scene is an actual peace
initiative being mounted that could
literally turn the world’s techtonic power
plates around. Dynamics of such
developments, coupled with a rapid shift
towards more economic equilibrium, already
taking plae in the form of the Shanghai
Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) growing
strength, and with increased monetary
independence from the west – such dynamics
are unpredictable. But they could rapidly
move our civilization from darkness into
Peter Koenig is an economist and
geopolitical analyst. He is also a former
World Bank staff and worked extensively
around the world in the fields of
environment and water resources. He lectures
at universities in the US, Europe and South
America. He writes regularly for Global
Research, ICH, RT, Sputnik, PressTV, The 21st
Century (China), TeleSUR, The Vineyard of
The Saker Blog, and other internet sites. He
is the author of
Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War,
Environmental Destruction and Corporate
fiction based on facts and on 30 years of
World Bank experience around the globe. He
is also a co-author of
The World Order and Revolution! - Essays
from the Resistance.
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