North Korea is downplayed for all the wrong reasons

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The analyses that go around lately regarding the military potential of North Korea and its “inability” to materialize its extreme, yet unprecedented, provocations, couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many “Unicorns” which pose as “reasons” why the DPRK is unable to go forth with declaring a war, but those reasons are reminiscent of the same ones, which failed to admit that there was a civil war brewing in ex Yugoslavia or that the Arabs were ready to launch a counter-attack at Yom Kippur’s day, even though all the evidence was in front of the people. Perhaps this is a very good hiding spot for the real evidence after all, to be placed before the eyes of the “wrong people” being there at the “wrong time”. Still, though there is a saying which fits such occasions “better be safe than sorry”.

Myth a) North Korea does not have the necessary technology to mount a nuclear device on a projectile, such as an Intercontinental Missile for example

Our answer: How do they know? Were they there when the last nuclear test was performed? It’s not as easy to get in North Korea and “spy”, it’s not a country with its borders wide open. Unless Dennis Rodman asked “his mate Kim” when he got there and the later confirmed everything, but that is most unlikely. It is true that a uranium bomb weighs about 25 kgr, while a Plutonium one only 5, that is why the second can be mounted on missiles. The Israelis had the same problem when they were carrying out their researches and in the end they stole the schematics, which showed how to mount a nuke on a missile, from the US, at least this is the official story.

It doesn’t seem to even cross their mind that the final nuke test was meant only to provoke the UN and give the casus belli excuses both the Norths and the Chinese are itching for. Digest it at last! It’s not logical China to have state of the art weapons able to carry unconventional warheads and not to have shared it with the Norths.

b) “…Pyongyang is apparently convinced that the rest of the world is out to get them”. Pyongyang is not rules by Kim. Kim is busy playing basketball with his “bro” Dennis Rodman and allowing foreigners to “tweet” from their mobiles. Pyongyang is ruled by Kim Jong Il’s true heirs, which are the ultra hardliners never appearing on TV, never making any statements whatsoever. They define the Country’s trajectory and take all the necessary decisions. To put it bluntly: Is there anyone naive enough to believe that Kim Jong Il, who was “Stalin reincarnated” would leave the reigns of North Korea to a child? Even if this “child” is his son. In addition, the opening statement, the one which suggests that Pyongyang fears that the world is out to get them, well that’s hardly news, this mentality exists from Kim Il Sung’s era.

c) “…Chinese Professor Shi Yinhong said in a recent interview that the nuclear test’s goal was “strengthening his [Kim Jon Un] reputation as leader with the North Korean public and the military”. The Chinese are playing the “magic flute” and as it seems “The Cobra” dances in the hypnotic rhythms. What the Chinese are claiming are “fantasy stories” meant to fall on ears which want to be convinced

d) “Finally, Pyongyang is testing the limits of recent changes in the region’s political landscape”. Pyongyang doesn’t “call the shots”, Beijing does, and “speak of the devil” the new “Maestro” of the Chinese Leadership, Xi Zhinping is a man with profound military ambitions for China. Is it possible the Senkaku crisis along with the Norths’ behavior to constitute two facts which are mutually excluded? If yes, then why did the “provocation game” intensify when some “geniuses” from Washington announced the Country’s new Asia-Pac doctrine, without considering the least, which is their entanglement in the Middle East? 

e) “North Korea is aware that its future depends primarily on neighboring China, its last remaining ally in the region. But Chinese scholars and journalists are currently busy wondering if Beijing should maintain its ties to Pyongyang. All it has to do to bring Kim Jong Un and his cronies to their knees is turn off the oil tap and halt food supplies”. Sure, China, which is on expansion mode will just dump the card to take advantage of North Korea in order to unite the peninsula. In addition, of course we should “believe them”, “they said so”, “they stated it”! Do politicians lie? Never, so why would the Chinese lie? In fact they are not only lying, they are staging the best stratagem ever made and the rest are just falling for it, not least because as we said they want to believe this, as they don’t want any more problems. So the doctrine “China said so, thus it’s true” is not very plausible is it?

To those five “unicorns” let’s add a “dramatic” coincidence, which reflects reality to some extent. The new South Korean President is female. Indeed, the Norths want to test her reactions as the Arabs tested Golda Meir, but they do play her as they played Golda Meir, and once the reactions are tested no one should rule out that the Norths will proceed as planned!

This storm which is coming is very real and the Chinese will use Iran in order to tie down the Americans in the Middle East while provoking them to fight their battle at the Pacific at the same time. Those “guys” have done their homework, they have read Sun Tzu, why don’t the Western Politicians just do the same? No matter how hard they may find it they will eventually spot the similarities.

Alexandros Boufesis reporting both for http://www.defensehorizon.com and Focus Dynamics Research Center

The Pope “Quits his job”-A story with plenty of seeds of Information Warfare

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How many times have we not heard a close friend of ours talking about the pressure he has to go through with his job, using phrases such as “I can’t take it anymore” or “The pressure’s just too big” or even “I’ve really had enough” and then one day he has a clash with his supervisor and tell him “You know what mate? There’s no point in doing this anymore, I quit, you deal with it”.

This is a situation encountered dozens of times before, but in today’s case it’s the Pope of Rome, the Head of the Catholic Church, that we saw “quitting the job”. This has not happened since 1415 and has caused bewilderment, confusion and a big amount of fear, which was already looming both in “believers” and “non-believers” hearts and minds. But let’s take the facts by one before we make our point! A couple of months ago “humanity was on the verge of extinction” for some, because “The Mayas run out of space” and they stopped at 2012. Apparently “God changed his mind”, but still two months after that, the Pope resigns. Of course some scandals have surfaced with first and foremost the so called Vatican leaks, but the Vatican has handled far worse situation over the past without “pushing the Boss to quit”. So what happened?

A new prophecy “happened”, which can be read here. So, to cut a long story short, the prophet Malachy had predicted the enthronement of each and every single Pope since 1425. Malachy was either a wise man, a man of God or “a hell of a Booker”. Then again, his name may have surfaced for…”different reasons”. According to Malachy, Benedict, the recent Pope who felt “frustrated with his job” was meant to be the one before the last one. Not Catholic’s church last one, but humanity’s. So, here we go again being entangled in this “vicious circle” in terms of what’s gonna happen should “Malachy the Prophet” proves out to be right. The chances are good, according to the propag… ehhh sorry we mean his predictions, he hasn’t made a mistake thus far.

Yet, we don’t need to wait for Malachy’s “magical” and “unexpected” mistake to occur in order to figure out OUR MISTAKE of sitting and listening to Doomsday scenarios coming the one after the other. This is far from being a metaphysical or a “Church issue”! This is an issue of information warfare, it is an issue of mass brainwashing people into believing that world is going to end and it is the cornerstone of manipulating the masses, i.e. constantly instilling new fears in their hearts and minds, should the necessary situations arise. And oh MY, what kind of situations have now risen eh? The Middle East is on fire, the Pacific as well! Financial analysts talk about a new financial meltdown, the “asteroid” from outer space approaches and…Bruce Willis is just too old to ride him once more detonate himself and split it again in two, while screaming: “WE HAVE WON GRACIEEEEEEEEEE”!!!

The issues may be presented in an ironically hilarious way, but it is not a joke or to put it a better, if it ever was a joke, it’s not anymore. The CIA has admitted that they are studying “the prophecies”, what are they doing that for, so that they can man the air force 1 with the President and evacuate “this vain world” when the time comes? We don’t think so! In Greece once lived a holy man, a man of God, who was visited by many people and heard different stories regarding what God had revealed to Paisius (that was his name). Suddenly, when the Eurocrisis hits Greece like a nuke, all bookstores get flooded with “Paisius’s prophecies” predicting anything from: “Russia attacking Turkey” and subsequently giving Constantinople’s “supervision” to the Greeks. Most of the Greeks believe it, having the info cocktailed with other ones rooted in the war of Independence and they feel invincible. “Let them impose new austerity measures”, “let them provoke God’s wrath, they will be the one who will end up in Tartarus anyway”. Then CIA officials state: “Thank God there’s Paisius giving hope to the Greeks”.

If that is not information warfare and mass manipulation then we suggest those who disagree to propose us a different bibliography with different terminology and definitions. Because, the ones we have in front of us seem to indicate that probably this is “one of those cases”. End of the day? What if the Pope just quit, while the one before him quit in 1415? Is this a signal of the “End of Days” (again)? We’ve heard the same story a couple of months ago, is there anyone out of the scary, hungry and “badly beaten” crowd who is ultimately going to say: “We’ve had enough! Our turn to quit this mind game” and react, whether in the end God decides to proceed to the aforementioned Geopolitical alterations or just sits back and enjoys the show. We are not theologists, but based on the “Free Will scenario” isn’t the latter going to be more “pleasant to the Lord”?

Source: http://www.defensehorizon.com affiliated website!

“For the alliance”: Our prediction coming true, Israel sliding under the protection of Russia

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An historic deal occurred today, setting new parameters for the future Geopolitical vectors in the broader Middle East Region. As the Wall Street Journal reported, OAO Gazprom (one of Gazprom’s subsidiaries) signed a contract to market LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) from one of the Israel’s biggest deposits, the “Tamar”. The Russian company has signed a 20 year deal with Levant LNG Marketing Corp. to exclusively buy LNG from the Tamar offshore gas field.

“This is an important milestone for strengthening Gazprom’s position in the global LNG market, we are confident that this deal will not only help strengthen and diversify Gazprom’s LNG portfolio, but also help GM&T build on our success in the Asia-Pacific region, where we have recently closed long and medium-term deals with numerous counterparties in India and North East Asia”. That was a statement issued by Gazprom Marketing & Trading CEO Vitaly Vasiliev. Let us look at the numbers, though, which are equally impressive. The Tamar gas field is one of the two large ones along with the Leviathan, located off the coast of Haifa. Tamar’s reserves are estimated to be at about 238 billion cubic meter, while the potential of Leviathan is at 453 cu meters.

More important than the numbers themselves though, is the fact that the biggest US ally in the region, Israel, has given trade rights to a Russian company, especially Gazprom, which has come under scrutiny from the Western governments, allegedly because of corruption issues, monopolies etc. If one considers in addition, the gigantic efforts put up by the US in order to prohibit Greece from giving DEPA (The public gas company destined to be privatized) to Russia, then the deal signed with Israel seems even more stunning. Yesterday Matthew Bryza, the US Energy Secretary, in a rather “imperial appearance” during Athens Energy Forum 2013, dictated US’s terms on the energy policy Greece has to follow and to cut a long story short he prompted the Greek politicians to think twice before giving DEPA to the Russians, even if they end up being the ones who offer more (Hail Democracy). 

That being said, we are talking about the beginning of groundbreaking Geostrategic shifts like Israel turning to Russia, which as stated only by DefenseHorizon, has the appropriate influence in order to shield the country from the rising extremism and its disastrous-for Israel-repercussions. At the same time we notice that Germany is shifting away from “Meseberg”, a potential bridging with Russia and is headed more towards the recently proposed TransAtlantic deal, whereby a Free Trade Zone will be implemented between the EU and the US. This, as we once again have stated, could result in catastrophic consequences both for Europe and the US, as the two “participants” have radically different means of macroeconomic strategies and by consequence totally different ways to handle crises. Today, Bernancke stood once more for Quantitative Easing, the Germans every time they hear that, they develop a “rush” because as they claim it reminds them of the “Weymar’s inflation period”.

We still don’t know how things are going to end up. Israel is definitely showing a great willingness to open “wide channels” at all levels with the Russian Federation, while seeming Germany and the EU seem to take once again their former positions alongside NATO. This can very well be a political “U-turn” (as Margaret Thatcher had once put it, although she added later that ladies don’t do U-turns), as Germany has U-turned on the Turkish issue of entering the European Union. This is stranger than the first and given the fact that elections are nigh, Chancellor Merkel may be improvising “just a bit” in order to secure her further staying in power. Both the above scenarios, though, of establishing a trans-Atlantic Free Trade Zone and most importantly Turkey entering the EU, are not very likely to be implemented as there are “structural issues”, within the EU, which are not prone to such profound alterations.

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A lesson of Political Leadership from the ’90s

 

 

Hollywood hasn’t always been, at least solely, the creator of super heroes with powers coming from extra terrestrial areas to a simple bite of a spider. We have picked this excerpt from Al Pacino’s Best movie, “Scent of a woman”, which beyond a lesson on life gives a profound lesson on the deep sociopolitical values, which are nowadays non applicable and almost extinct. “I have seen boys like these, younger than these, their arms torn out, their legs ripped off, but there is nothing like a site of an amputated spirit…”, “…makers of men, creators of leaders be careful what kind of leaders you are producing here…” are just some of the quotes we come across and which make us think that should we had reacted back then to the degradation of human spirit, should we had shielded those social values we are striving to resurrect today, none of this would have happened. Yet another proof of the economy being something beyond maths, it’s the tip of the iceberg collapsing when the societal base and its values deteriorate into the simplicity of amoralism and the degradation of the human spirit. It’s still not too late to change all that!

Hybrid Warfare-US and RF Combined Military Strength

The real power lies in the post-Soviet-US alloy, at military, political and economic level (through the WTO)! Who hinders the two great ex foes to combine their strength and confer stability to the world? If we are talking about real Geopolitics, have a look at those videos below

Hellenic Air Force (HAF) vs THK (Turk Hava Kuwetleri) Dogfight over the Aegean