More notes from Seoul Man April 5 2013
Lots of psyops going on here, not a good idea to "suggest to Russians that they may want to evacuate their embassy in North Korea"….Russians don't take to suggestions too well. I chatted with some soldiers from SK this morning, they complained that there is no real strategy since the cold war…..just same old can't figure out how to boost the economy so let's start a war strategy, oh, shocker! War is good for Business! EU is selling fighter jets to South Korea. We need some leadership here from Ms Park Geun-hye and we need it soon…..don't let the stallions rattle your cage, sister! I am here if you want some advice on the finer points of how to deal with these "boys"…..
Here's today's update….
As the U.S. media hyenas continue their recklessness as tools of the USG/military industrial interests (CNN is the absolute shameless mouth piece of MI special interest), the SK government and the citizens remain extremely cool and determined not to fall into the trap of the USG's warmongering machinery. Likewise, the U.S. SOF guys that I talked to are courteous, well trained and impressive in their composure. The problem is not with these guys…its with the LEADERSHIP both military and civilian…..let's get rid of these generals that are bloated, over paid, over pensioned and are not willing to stand up to corrupt civilian leaders. We are TOP HEAVY in the military and I am not talking talent, too much fat at the top, time to clean it out. These civilian leaders who can't figure out any better ways to feed the money machine and boost the lagging economic situation than start a war…..somewhere, anywhere, oh, let's make the bad guy North Korea. Lots of bidding out of high stake contracts from EADS, Lockheed Martin and Boeing going on, they smell big sales and big profits if South Korea needs to replace its aging air force fleet. C'mon America, wake up, here we pay for this crap out of our paychecks.
This is what I see: ROK military preparations are completely in adequate to stop 2.2 million NK soldiers from executing a frontal assault across the border. However, such an action would spell THE END for both North and South Korea military and politics…..so it is an unlikely conflagration. NK nuclear strike on Seoul or other city would be self destructive and we know that NK is not irrational nor crazy. Our state dept and CIA have extensive knowledge on NK and how the leadership operates. I was there many years ago and frequently met with Kim Jong-Il and Kim Il-Sung as a DAS and psychiatrist. This is the old game of "bang, bang" ..then we have NK making concessions and then NK gets paid some money (trust me, they need it).
The current leader of NK, Kim Jung Un, is a spoiled rich kid out of touch with the reality of his country and he is completely controlled by his aunt and uncle and Li Peng of China. Li Peng needs to cool down Un's tantrums without creating a crisis if he wants to stay in power and solve the "island issue" with Japan, Viet Nam and the Philippines. Meanwhile the people of SK remain calm but curious why the USG/media behaves in such a war-promoting manner. The media, especially CNN needs to cool it and let the experts at the state department quietly use diplomacy and statecraft to solve the problem.