The White House psychopaths continue to provoke North Korea, escalating the dangerous games in the Asia-Pacific. One might ask, why now? The answer is simple: the 'anti-establishment' Donnie who was condemning the US interventionism before the latest elections, is just continuing the Obama agenda for the region. As already pointed many times by the blog, the ultimate target behind North Korea dangerous provocation is one: full encirclement of China by land and sea.
Of course, Donnie uses the North Korean 'monster' also for distraction purposes as already described: Trump appears to be desperate to present something positive after his rapid and unconditional retreat from his pre-election positions towards almost everything that shapes the US neocon/neoliberal establishment agenda.
Yet, a potential accident due to these dangerous games could lead to a disastrous war with North Korea. Lawrence Wilkerson briefly explained the probable consequences to Sharmini Peries and The Real News:
If we were to fire a spread of nuclear weapons at North Korea, even if we pinpointed the strike points with a CEP of 10 meters, say, or even 10 feet, that is to say, it would land within 10 feet of our strike point, if we fired all of that panoply of death and destruction, we would kill a lot of people, and we would destroy an enormous structure aboveground, and we probably would pollute Japan and China and certainly all of North Korea, but we would not get their nuclear weapons complex. It is too far underground and too well protected.
That's the nature of the challenge that we're confronting. In order to ensure that you've got that complex, you would have to fight either a nuclear-assisted or a totally conventional conflict on the ground, in the air, at sea, and you would have to defeat the North Korean armed forces and then march in and more or less occupy the country, search out all of those facilities and destroy them.
Then you'd probably have to hang around for a while to make sure chaos didn't result, and to make sure that Russia and China didn't take real advantage of that chaos and consolidate North Korea before you could or before the South could.
This is not an easy challenge, as McMaster and Mattis and others are presenting it as. I'm not being fair to them because if you'll check their statements, you'll see that they've said from time to time, especially General Mattis, that this is an incredibly difficult problem.
In the meantime, while all of this is happening, if even only half of North Korea's artillery works, Seoul is going to be aflame. It's going to be burning. Thousands if not tens of thousands of people are going to be dead, probably hundreds of thousands in the casualty figures. This is not something you want to do, period.
Meanwhile, the Chinese started to advice citizens on how to react on a potential nuclear strike against North Korea. As RT reports:
A Chinese regional daily has published a piece advising citizens of Jilin Province, which neighbors North Korea, on what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. The guide includes colorful cartoons.
China’s state-affiliated Jilin Province daily newspaper issued a full-page report informing civilians on the effects of nuclear weapons and how to protect themselves, Chinese media reported on Wednesday. The northeastern region is close to the North Korean Punggye-ri nuclear test site and shares a vast border with it.
The report describes in detail how dangerous nuclear weapons can be and what happens following the explosion. Light radiation, blast waves, early-stage nuclear radiation, nuclear electro-magnetic pulses, and radioactive pollution can cause serious destruction and casualties, the article says. Apart from detailed descriptions of the effects, the piece also discusses wartime air raids.
The practical part instructs people caught in an attack both inside and outside to take cover once they see the flash of an explosion, feel shockwaves, and are affected by optical radiation. People who are outside during a nuclear attack should lie down or dive into water if possible. Those who are indoors should lie in a corner or hide under a table or bed, and as soon as the shock wake passes, immediately close the doors and windows to prevent radioactive dust from entering the house.
Trump must stop playing dangerous games in the region, close all his 'mad dogs' in the cage and start decent negotiations with North Korea and the cooperation of Russia and China. Otherwise, the disaster of a potential accident cannot be calculated accurately and could be even worse than Wilkerson described.