Well, it has been a few months since I have sat down and shared my thoughts. Since the election of Donald Trump, North Korea has made numerous missile launches and has now proclaimed it possesses multiple nuclear warheads and ICBMs capable of hitting U.S. targets. After threatening Guam last week, North Korea decided not to launch its latest test. Behind closed doors the U.S. military probably decided to shoot down anything that came off the ground and they informed North Korea of this fact. So there you have it. A rouge nation, run by a nut job and his military dynasty, threatening the world with nuclear war. How did we get here? Ask that question to Bill Clinton. In the early 1990's, the Clinton administration GAVE North Korea two nuclear reactors and five billion dollars in U.S. currency. Also, don't forget about China. Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in North Korea without China's permission. And, it is China's responsibility to rein in this lunatic country. The Korean War ended in the 1950's after China sent in hundreds of thousands of troops to fight against NATO. Today, supposedly, North Korea intimidates the Chinese. Give me a break. China's policy toward North Korea has been to keep to United States off balance, very off balance. That policy has failed as South Korea grew to become one of world's major exporters. In simple terms, capitalism worked in South Korea, communism failed in North Korea. We know this is true because the Chinese converted from a communist system to a capitalist one. My little laptop, my cell phones, even most of my tools in my garage are made in China. My television, however, is Samsung, South Korean. The problem with creating a democratic capitalistic society is that with it comes morality. China, today, is afraid of war. Their people are becoming more successful everyday and they don't want to see this success jeopardized. All the countries in play, China, Japan, the United States, South Korea, Russia realize that the reunification of the Korean peninsula is way over due. Eventually, this reunification will happen. It will happen through diplomatic channels or through war, but it will happen. The only questions will be when and at what cost. The people of North Korea deserve better. That's the way I see it, today, August 15th, 2017.
"The purpose of my writing is twofold. First, to get things out of my head. Second, to show it to you."
Daniel D Scroggin
A freelance writer, flight instructor, and world traveler. Sharing his ideas, opinions, and adventures for your consumption.