18 February 2014

Is North Korea Being Set Up? Will It Backfire?

18 Adar Alef 5774

In light of what has been discussed recently regarding North Korea, I began to pay close attention when the media suddenly exploded in the past 24 hours with reports like the following:

Washington Times: North Korea’s Kim Jong-un forced mothers to drown newborn babies: U.N. report

North Korea forces women to undergo abortions and young mothers to drown their newborn babies, and has starved and executed hundreds of thousands of detainees at secret prison camps — atrocities that the chairman of a U.N. panel that documented the abuses compares to those of Nazi Germany.

...In an unprecedented act, commission Chairman Michael Kirby wrote to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warning that he could be tried for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

At the State Department, spokeswoman Marie Harf said the Obama administration “strongly” welcomed the report. She said it “provides compelling evidence of widespread, systematic, and grave human rights violations” by the North.

The Telegraph: Kim Jong-un warned he could face prosecution for 'crimes against humanity'

...his intentions were partly to “galvanise” the wider world, and to prevent foreign leaders ever claiming ignorance of the scale of the abuses, as some did after the discovery of Nazi concentration camps at the end of the Second World War.

Some of reports from North Korea’s prison camps, which hold around 100,000 people, bore “striking” likenesses to the horrors of Germany’s Third Reich, Mr Kirby told a news conference in Geneva.

He cited grisly accounts of inmates being starved to death and then being disposed of in pots, burned and buried by other prisoners. “It was the duty of other prisoners in the camps to dispose of them,” he said.

He added: “At the end of the Second World War, so many people said if only we had know the wrongs that were done. Now the international community does know.”

CNN: North Korea: 'We were forced to eat grass and soil'
SkyNews: North Korea Regime Compared To Nazis By UN
The New York Times: U.N. Panel Says North Korean Leader Could Face Trial
The Guardian: North Korea: 'You are brainwashed from the time you know how to talk'
Reuters: North Korea crimes evoke Nazi era, Kim may face charges: U.N. inquiry
LA Times: North Korea's atrocities: What is the world going to do? Not much.
BBC: UN says North Korea crimes 'could amount to genocide'

Now, let's go back ten years to a report I wrote about a lecture I attended given by John Loftus in Jerusalem:

...Mr. Loftus assured his rapt listeners that the current President Bush is a "good guy, a sincere man, and a real friend of Israel." He said that "good things" are going to happen for Israel in the near term and then he dropped his bombshell. Over the next two years, America is going to "take out all seven dictatorial regimes in the Middle East."

The conquest was begun with Iraq and is to be followed by Iran, the groundwork for which is already being laid and which, according to Mr. Loftus, will be finished "by Spring", only to be followed in swift succession by Libya, N. Korea (which will be divied up to China), Syria and Lebanon. Since Jordan and Egypt are already on America's payroll, that only leaves Saudi Arabia which will have no other option, according to Mr. Loftus, but to fall into line. The plan is ostensibly to "liberate" all the democracy-starved hordes of the Middle-East and rebuild all the war-torn countries courtesy of the American taxpayer (to whom Israel is also beholden, reminds Mr. Loftus, lest we Jews ever forget), and create a climate in which "moderate Islam" can flourish.

Obviously, it has taken far longer than the "two years" originally anticipated and who knows what has happened with Syria and Iran. It would seem that there are two factions operating against each other. It seems equally obvious to me that this media blitz is the opening shot which has been orchestrated against North Korea. What concerns me is that whoever cooked up this plan may have just bitten off more than they can chew.

What I'm wondering is whether this is what will push Kim Jong-un over the edge and make him push back by pushing the button.

[NOTE: Not to say that NKorea doesn't deserve it, but after all these years, why suddenly now?  And it's obviously being orchestrated from above with a clear goal in mind. THIS was the situation a year ago.]