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Why missile testing is important

Washington-North Korea is escalating rhetoric to two very important dates in a military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula.

First, on April 15, we will celebrate the 110th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the founder of the dynasty, the grandfather of the incumbent Kim Jong Un. Then, on May 10, Yoon Seok-yul will be in charge of the new president of South Korea, who was elected based on the “Democracy Constitution” promulgated in 1987 after a large-scale protest against the military government. ..

Each of these imminent events, along with a victorious cry from a North Korean propaganda plane, may help explain the North Korean missile test explosion. Some of the rhetoric is really scary, as when Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, warned that he needed to “rethink a lot about South Korea.”

It’s easy to dismiss the same bluffs, blasters, etc. that we’ve heard before, but the more impressive North Korean missile tests may be too vigilant. .. And if Kim Jong Un orders a seventh nuclear test, perhaps we should all be awakened to what is happening.

Nick Everstat of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, has endured the dangers posed by North Korea for years. “It is clear that North Korea will launch new weapons as it is an integral part of the basic strategic goal of unifying the Korean Peninsula under the Kim administration,” he told The Wall Street Journal.

This is a warning that can be ignored as easily as another missile test. Indeed, we always knew that the rulers of the Pyongyang dynasty wanted to take over the South. Therefore, Kim Il Sung started the Korean War in 1950. His son, Kim Jong Il, did not order the Second Korean War, but had the same illusion of unity. To that end, he ordered North Korea’s first two nuclear tests, and more recently in September 2017, a program proliferated under third-generation ruler Kim Jong Un, who ordered four more nuclear tests. I have set up a course for you.

Everstadt ridicules the comforting views of analysts who love to say, “The Kim administration is, for example, trying to attract our attention or strengthening domestic legitimacy.” .. He advises to be a reality.

Having known Nick for years, he may not agree with everything he says, but his view is convincing. No, I don’t think North Korea can do anything with these nuclear weapons without the approval of Kim’s Chinese master, President Xi Jinping of China and his North Korean “handler.” Xi may want to extend China’s power to every corner of Asia, but is not yet ready for a military confrontation with the United States.

Yes, I want Kim to finally unite the Korean Peninsula under his own dynasty, destroying years of turbulent protests, demonstrations, and yes, the form of democracy rooted in South Korea in elections. I think you are thinking. In the process, he made an accurate revenge for his grandfather’s failure to invade the South and for many years of poverty.

The nightmare of the Korean War will not occur unless Secretary Kim convinces the South and the United States to use useful idiots to approve the Korean Peninsula Peace Treaty calling for the withdrawal of US troops and the dissolution of the US-ROK alliance. .. With the election of realistic conservative President Yoon Seok-yul, this goal should be impossible for at least another five years.

Therefore, Mr. Everstadt has achieved his goal when he said, “In order for North Korea to achieve unconditional unification under its own conditions, it must first break the US-Korea military alliance.” He writes that the way to reach his goal is “through a nuclear confrontation with the United States.” As Everstadt explains, “The logic is simple. There is no weapon testing or unity.”

That is why we must be worried as North Korea will step up the test. However, Kim Jong Un must be keenly aware of the holy hell that would involve his administration if he dared to use them. It may be expected that the balance of terrorism that has spread to the Korean Peninsula for decades will dominate the dynamics of the North-South conflict.

But that’s not the reason to shrug the North Korean test. As Everstadt warns, “If we don’t try to stop North Korea from becoming a bigger threat, we’ll be in a world where North Korea can certainly threaten America’s hometown with nuclear missiles.”

Donald Kirk (www.donaldkirk.com) Writing from Seoul and Washington.



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