Korean War Part II: Why It's Probably Going To Happen

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com,

Though a lot of people in my line of work (alternative economic and geopolitical analysis) tend to be accused of "doom mongering," I have to say personally I am not a big believer in "doom." At least, not in the way that the accusation insinuates. I don't believe in apocalypse, Armageddon or the end of the world, nor do I even believe, according to the evidence, that a global nuclear conflict is upon us. In fact, it annoys me that so many people seem desperate to imagine those conclusions whenever a crisis event takes shape.

I think the concept of "apocalypse" is rather lazy - unless we are talking about a fantastical movie scenario, like a meteor the size of Kentucky or Michelle Obama's Adam's apple hurtling towards the Earth. Human civilization is more likely to change in the face of crisis rather than end completely.

I do believe in massive sea-changes in societies and political dynamics. I believe in the fall of nations and empires. I believe in this because I have seen it perpetually through history. What I see constant evidence of is that many of these sea changes are engineered by establishment elitists in government and finance. What I see is evidence of organized psychopathy and an agenda for total centralization of power. When I stumble upon the potential for economic disaster or war, I always ask myself "what is the narrative being sold to the public, what truth is it distracting us from and who REALLY benefits from the calamity."

The saying "all wars are banker wars" is not an unfair generalization — it is a safe bet.

First, let's clear up some misconceptions about public attitudes towards the North Korean situation.

According to "polls" (I'll remind readers my ample distrust of polls), a majority of Americans now actually support U.S. troop deployment to North Korea, but only on the condition that North Korea attacks first.

I want you to remember that exception - North Korea must attack first. It will be important for later in this analysis.

Despite a wide assumption that the mainstream media is beating the war drums on this issue, I find it is in most cases doing the opposite. The mainstream media has instead been going out of its way to downplay any chance that the current inflamed rhetoric on both sides of the Pacific is anything other than bluster that will end with a whimper rather than bomb blasts. This is one of the reasons why I think war is imminent; the media is a notorious contrarian indicator. Whatever they predict is usually the opposite of what comes true (just look at Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, for starters).  Another generalization that is a sure bet is that the mainstream media usually lies, or at the very least, they are mostly wrong.

That said, if we are to believe the latest polls, unfortunately, one thing is clear: The American people, on both sides of the political spectrum, are becoming more galvanized around supporting a potential conflict with North Korea. For the establishment, war is a winning sell, at least for now.

Of course, I am aware that we have heard all this before. Back in 2013 tensions were relatively high with North Korea just like they are today. North Korea threatened a preemptive nuclear strike on the U.S. back then, too, and in the end it was all hot air. However, besides wider public support than ever before in terms of troop deployment to North Korea, something else is very different from 2013. Primarily, China's stance on the issue of regime change.

In the past, China has been consistent in supporting UN sanctions against North Korea's nuclear program while remaining immovable on war and regime change in the region. In 2013, it was clear that China was hostile to the notion of a U.S. invasion.

In 2017, though, something has changed. China's deep ties to the global banking establishment, their open statements on their affection for the IMF, and their recent induction as the flagship nation for the IMF's Special Drawing Rights system make it clear that they are working for the globalist agenda, not against it. This is not necessarily a new thing behind the curtain; China has done the bidding of globalist institutions for decades. Today though, the relationship is displayed far more publicly.

In 2015, it was China, not the U.S., that sounded the alarm over North Korea's nuclear program, indicating that Pyongyang might have technology well beyond American estimates. It was this warning that triggered the slow buildup to today's fear over a fully capable intercontinental ballistic missile package in the hands of North Korea. It seems obvious to me that China plays the role of North Korea's friend as long as it serves the interests of the globalist agenda, and then China turns on North Korea when the narrative calls for a shift in the script. It is China that opens and closes the door to war with North Korea; a China that is very cooperative with the IMF and the push towards total globalization.

In 2013, China presented the narrative of stalwart opposition to U.S. invasion. In 2017, China has left the door wide open.

Both alternative and mainstream media outlets latched onto recent statements made by Beijing proclaiming that China "would not allow regime change in North Korea." What many of them forgot to mention or buried in their own articles, though, was that this was NOT China's entire statement. China also asserted that they would REMAIN NEUTRAL if North Korea attacked first. I cannot find any previous instance in the past when China has made such a statement; a statement that amounts to a note of permission.

Both the American public and the Chinese government have given support for regime change in North Korea given the stipulation that there is an attack on the U.S. or U.S. interests and allies. So, I ask you, what is most likely to happen here?

Much of the world and most importantly the U.S. is on the verge of a new phase of severe economic decline according to all fundamental data trends. The U.S. is set to enter into yet another debate on the debt ceiling issue with many on the conservative side demanding that Trump and Republicans not roll over this time. And, as I discussed in my article 'Geopolitical Tensions Are Designed To Distract The Public From Economic Decline', a North Korean conflict stands as the best possible distraction.

How does the establishment rationalize a contested debt ceiling increase while also diverting blame away from themselves on the continued decline in U.S. and global fiscal data? War! Not necessarily a "world war" as so many are quick to imagine, but a regional war; a quagmire war that will put the final nail in the U.S. debt coffin and act as the perfect scapegoat for the inevitable implosion of the current stock market bubble. The international banks have much to gain and little to lose in a war scenario with North Korea.

I predict that there will be an attack blamed on North Korea. Either North Korea will be prodded into a violent reaction, or, a false flag event will be engineered and tied to Pyongyang. Remember, for the first time ever, China has essentially backed off of its opposition to invasion of North Korea as long as North Korea "attacks preemptively." Why? Why didn't they make this exception back in 2013? Because now the international banks want a distraction and China is giving them the opening they require.

Will this war culminate in global nuclear conflagration? No. The establishment has spent decades and untold trillions building it's biometric control grids and staging the new global monetary framework under the SDR system. They are not going to vaporize all of this in an instant through a nuclear exchange. What they will do, though, is launch regional wars and also economic wars. Those people expecting apocalypse in the Hollywood sense are going to find something different, but in my opinion much worse — a steady but slower decline into economic ruin and global centralization.

Eventually, China and the U.S. will enter hostilities, but these hostilities will lean more towards the financial than the kinetic. The establishment cabal works in stages, not in absolute events. Another Korean war would be a disaster for America, just not in the way many people think.

Will there be a nuclear event? Yes. If war takes place in North Korea then it is likely they will use a nuclear device somewhere in retaliation. We may even see a nuclear event as a false flag catalyst for starting the war in the first place. This will not be a global threat, but a mushroom cloud over any American city or outpost is enough to scare the hell out of most people. It is all that will be needed.

Does this mean "doom" for the American people? It depends on how we react. Will we continue to hold the banking establishment responsible for all of their sabotage previous to a high profile war in the pacific? Or, will we get caught up in the tides of war fever? Will we question the source of future attacks on the U.S., or will we immediately point fingers at whoever the media or government tells us is the enemy? Our response really is the greatest determining factor in whether or not the American ideal of liberty stands or falls. This time, I do not see bluster, but a dark fog very common in the moments preceding conflict. This time, I believe we are indeed facing war, but war is always a means to an end. War is an establishment tool for social engineering on a massive scale.


edotabin Mustafa Kemal Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:30 Permalink

It did make good points but then threw in a sprinkle of this and a dab of that. It started to wander a bit.I agree the US has been setting up the global framework. It is done to suck countries in. After a while countries are no longer able to fully control what goes on. Just like not issuing your own currency, if you depend on exports for jobs or if you've had 35 years of uncontrolled immigration things start getting messy.  Money and the economy supplant other things and become #1. It's virtually  impossible to roll back. Outside influences play a much larger role.This is why Trump spoke of trade war. China wouldn't fully back his plan to drop Ding Dong so Trump figured he'd try to cause trouble by reducing their exports etc. I don't know where the imf stands exactly. I'm not on the inside to know if they favor the US or China or some more balanced combo of both. I do know banksters are brutally vicious and are probably the only ones that can surpass Ding Dong in the brutality category, although he does run a close second.The good thing, for me, is that either way Ding Dong's time is running out. 

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Dragon HAwk Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:51 Permalink

Wait a minute, this was all last Weeks News, didn't you hear they called off the war, and Trump And Kimmy are best buddies.maybe even a Trump hotel north of the DMZ

Synoia Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:54 Permalink

Either North Korea will be prodded into a violent reaction, or, a false flag event will be engineered and tied to Pyongyang.And how will that be seen by Chana as N Korea taking the first step? The Chinese don;t appear to be that stupid. They do not have the US press misleading them on every event.

George costanz… Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:00 Permalink

Anybody notice all the blinking People on cnn msnbcn do wolf lemon. And Anderson study the bilnk rate i noticed it today blink rate tends to increase when people.are thinking more or are feeling stressed. This is an indication of lying as the liar has to think more about what they are saying realizing this they may force there eyes open and appear to stare lol all fukin liars   

NoWayJose Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:58 Permalink

Kim will launch another missile, the US will lob 100 cruise missiles into NK, the NKs will hit Seoul with artillery, the US and SK will attack the artillery, and the entire NK army will move South. The NKs will get about half way through SK before US air power clears the skies and wipes out NK armor. The US will then have time to assemble enough troops to push NK back, but it will be bloody. Meanwhile, the US will pound NK with more missiles. The end result - hundreds of thousands die, most of Korea is reduced to rubble, and the NKs retreat to their original border and sign an armistice.

Nexus789 NoWayJose Thu, 08/17/2017 - 01:22 Permalink

100, try a 1,000 missiles. You are underestimating the Korean casualities and that the Chinese will probabky put 250,000 troops over the border if the US attacks. If the US commits ground troops the casulaities will be high on the US side....all in all quite pointless and in the end a fitting momument to the stupidity of the Empire of Chaos and the dullards in Washington.

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Clock Crasher Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:12 Permalink

North Korea is an emergency turn-key distraction policy for know-unknown approaching disaster.My top two picks are intelligence leaks compromising high level government employees (pay to play and/or child abuse) and intelligence leaks regarding wall street.If they are serious enough and damning enough we will be watching broadcasts of nose-cone-camera mounted laser guided bomb videos being dropped on North Korea before the 9pm MSM news broadcasts that same night.  Cruise missiles fired from the ocean followed by stealth bombers.The podesta leaks were met with "fake-news" within 6 hours of that intelligence leak.  Which was pretty devastating.This time a meme isnt going to cut it.  Especially in light of the "fake-news" counter-distractions lack of effectiveness.  The SomaSalesman administration will not be serving weak sauce flavored distraction.JNUG me.If it were me I'd cut a back room deal with China and acknowledge they will get preferential payment on their treasury holdings, perhaps 50 cents on the dollar, where as other sovierng nations will be getting wipped out.  You scratch my back I scratch your back. 

Ben A Drill Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:00 Permalink

If it doesn't happen soon it will never happen. What does North Korea really want?

Moar Food Stamps just like the USA.

Give me moar food or I will huff and puff and blow your house down.

All the while the machine says press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish or wait on the line for a service representative that is from India.

I wouldn't go to South Korea ever.

NoWayJose Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:02 Permalink

It is appropriate for a country tossing out its own Civil War history to ignore the history of the First Korean War - thereby forcing a new generation to repeat yet another unwinnable War!

chosen (not verified) Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:02 Permalink

The little fat man backed down.  North Korea is a joke.  If he actually fired his Long Dong missiles at Guam, he'd still have some credibility.  Now he has none.  We will never bother about North Korea again.

OverTheHedge artichoke Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:42 Permalink

Ok, but can we agree that if any nation has nuclear weapons, they be treated the same?Pakistan first on the list, followed by:Russia, Britain, France, China, Israel, India, North Korea in no particular order.How about go about it with least number of weapons first: NK, then Israel, then see what is left standing in Europe, followed by the big guns, with the finale being US attacking itself, just because.Or another method: how about the US attacks any nation that threatens to defend itself against Regime Change©®. Oh, that's right, that is the strategy du jour.How about the west doesn't attack north Korea, and then north Korea doesn't attack the west? And "attack" should include 60 years of economic warfare. Would it help if we said we were sorry?

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AGuy chosen (not verified) Thu, 08/17/2017 - 02:02 Permalink

"We will never bother about North Korea again."

FWIW: I think NK is probably a puppet state of China. China was concerned about Trumps trade policies, and NK was a tool China used to make a puppet "temper tantrum" over trade. If Trump presses for Trade changes against China I suspect will see more action out of NK again.

On the Flip-side, The US needs more war as a distraction for its domestic problems. More war gives an excuse to double the debt again.

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CurveBall chosen (not verified) Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:52 Permalink

72 years since the last major "culling". Seems like damn near ever where you look the world is primed to get at it again. You would be mistaken to think a conflict of this magnitude in Asia would not affect the entirety of the world. I try not to be a doom sayer...but the more I look around and the more I read it seems like the sparks are getting closer to the powder, and after 72 years there's a LOT of powder...and don't worry it's been kept dry. I can't imagine a conflict between these two not escalating to engulf other nations very rapidly. The same can be said for multiple points around the globe. Things are gonna get....interesting? Not sure how else to put that. Keep stashing away for a rainy day.

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karenm Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:08 Permalink

100% theater, as always. War was decided decades ago, and so was the timing. Media just getting people whipped up in fear first. fearful people are easier to control. 

TradingTroll Reaper Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:19 Permalink

Japan accepted three Syrian refugees. The UN asked if they could take more. Japan told the UN that they have their own citizens to take care of first and after that they could reconsider.

Gee, do we need to wonder why that wasn't covered by the MSM. A country taking care of its own citizens first? What a novel thought!

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francis scott … Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:08 Permalink

Absolutely not. Trump now knows that another Korean War would not be regional like the first one.Just as no country could attack Israel or England without the US joining the battle,the US can't attack North Korea without engaging with China, Russia and their nukes. This is why the US/NK war of words ended not with a bang but both sides whimperingback.  Kim had no intention of attacking Guam and the US had no intention of invading NK. Any attack by the US on Russian allies or by Russia on US allies would be, bothmetaphorically and topically speaking, like General Beauregard firing on Fort Sumter.

c2nnib2l Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:14 Permalink

The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CORPORATION, which defaulted on its debt payments on May 1st of this year, has been threatening war against North Korea as a negotiating tactic with its creditors. Its main creditor, China, has been calling the corporation’s bluff by promising to protect North Korea in the event it is unilaterally attacked. At the same time, the Chinese have been staging limited military actions on their border with India, reminding the Americans they have the technical ability to take over that 1.3 billion person country within a matter of months, if it came to war.

PodissNM Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:15 Permalink

Then we can reinstate the draft and ship all of these violent young people off to fight in NK?  Just tell them the Norks hate gays and want to bring back slavery.