Cadence of Conflict: Asia, May 15, 2017

Make no mistake; when the Chinese advocate “globalism”, they don’t envision a world with multiple governments nor do they envision a world government run by the West. They don’t talk about their end game, nor does anyone else. When China talks regional alliances, they envision choreographed unison along the path. Regional alliances would be a great end game and it is unlikely that any nation would be able to push past regional alliances any more than any nation could live without them.

Whether a nation’s goal is protectionism or a one-world government, regional alliances between individual sovereign nations are the only future that awaits us—at least before Christ descends from a wormhole in the clouds.

China has roads and bridges to build. Russia has a nation to rebuild. Militaries have hackers to train and break in. Anonymous hackers have kudos to earn, coup to count, and chests to thump. And, nations have computers to defend, even island nations across China’s east coast. Alliances are certainly in season—and for good reason.

But, right now all those plans halt at an impasse over a bridge with a brittle keystone. The Kim Dynasty can see it’s own defeat on the horizon; we all can. Japan will rise to action. The US will rally the world. China will endorse. Russia will sit quietly. Then, China will seize its opportunity for the shift in the balance as Russia finds its excuse for “retaliation”. Once Korea snaps, the first shot gets fired and no battle plan will survive.

And then, we’ll see.


Cyberattack Aftershock Feared as U.S. Warns of Its Complexity | NY Times

China decries protectionism, but Europeans rain on Silk Road parade | Yahoo – AFP

Economy: Eye on Chinese Media | Bloomberg

Eyes on Korea

White House calls North Korea ‘flagrant menace’ after seventh missile test launch this year | LA Times

Kim Jong-Un fires ANOTHER ballistic missile that lands 60 miles from RUSSIA… | Daily Mail

North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test flew further and higher than last one posing “grave threat” to Japan | Mirror

Military Plans Flight Intercept Test of Ballistic Missile |

China says it has tested guided missile close to Korean peninsula | Hindustan Times

North Korea ‘not afraid’ as it plans new nuclear test, says ambassador in UK | Sky News

Inside North Korea’s Accelerated Plan to Build a Viable Missile | WSJ