April 14, 2013
Does an Attack on Iran mean an Attack on South Korea?
There is perhaps a key message in the current Korean crisis -- namely, a threat of a U.S. strike on Iran would perhaps be matched by threat of a North Korean attack on South Korea. Could this be the People's Republic of China's (PRC) indirect way of going mano-a-mano with the USA? As in the past, the PRC is allied with North Korea. Little is known about the relationship between their governments and even less about the military ties between their armies. Thus, there is the logical possibility that North Korea might really be a PRC proxy. What about the hypothesis that North Korea's nuclear weapons and missiles might somehow really be controlled by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA)? Certainly, Beijing has the practical ability to force the North Koreans (leader, party, government and army) to comply with PRC wishes via promise or performance of any number of countermeasures, were that even necessary. Why should we believe that the PRC is really unhappy with North Korea's...(Read Full Article)