Putin sends troops to Russia’s border with North Korea after China also sends soldiers to its boundary over fears Trump will attack Kim Jong-un, sparking a tidal wave of refugees
The Russian President has sent troops and equipment to his North Korea border
Footage shows trains carrying tanks to 11-mile frontier in Russia’s south east
Comes after China sent 150,000 troops to its own frontier with North Korea
There are fears of a mass exodus of North Korean refugees if war breaks out
Add also that Trump has been sending carrier fleets and missiles to South Korea, and by my reckoning North Korea now has a considerable army on every border, and a fleet off every coast. And none of them were there a few weeks ago.
Kim Jong Un must be feeling a bit hemmed in.
Perhaps that’s the whole point of the exercise? To me it looks like the USA and China and Russia are acting in concert together against North Korea.
And how do you stop refugees with tanks? Tanks are, in my book, offensive weapons which can move at considerable speed in the right terrain. They’re poised to roll into North Korea.
So I’m wondering whether Mr Art-of-the-Deal has pulled off his most extraordinary deal ever, and constructed a grand alliance to finally fix the festering sore of North Korea. Huge pressure is now being applied to North Korea on all sides. Maybe all trade has been suspended to the outside world. The starving, poverty-stricken people of North Korea are getting even more starving and poverty-stricken than ever. Fat Kim is waving nuclear weapons (which may not exist) at everyone, but he’s being told that if he tries anything like that, there’ll be an immediate attack.
So Kim will be facing mounting internal pressure from his starving people, while being blocked from using what military power is available to him. The most likely outcome is a coup to overthrow him, followed by a simultaneous bloodless occupation of North Korea as US, Chinese, and Russian tanks roll into it.
Are we about to witness an event equivalent to the Fall of the Berlin Wall? It would remove a thorn in everyone’s side. I imagine that China and Russia and the USA are all just about equally sick of the North Korean regime. A normalisation of the failed state of North Korea, that turns it into a state like any other, would be good for the USA, good for China, and good for Russia. It would also be very good for North Korea, and for South Korea as well. There’d only be one loser: Fat Kim.
It perhaps answers something that’s been puzzling me about Xi Jinping: why didn’t he turn round and climb back onto his plane after Donald Trump launched 60 cruise missiles into Syria the same day? Why was he looking so serene before the news cameras? Why was he wearing a Trump tie?
The answer, maybe, was that Xi had flown to meet Trump in order to finalise the details of their upcoming joint corporate take-over of North Korea. And if everything goes perfectly according to plan, Fat Kim will be toppled in the next few weeks, and we’ll be seeing Berlin Wall scenes at the always-fraught North Korean and South Korean border, as well Pyongyang and Seoul, and Red Cross distributing food to starving North Koreans.
With luck, it’ll all go bloodlessly. Nobody is expecting to fight. They’re expecting a bloodless victory of the overwhelming forces now besieging North Korea. It may just be a question of how big a bribe Fat Kim needs to be given, before flies off to a safe place in, say, Paraguay.
Anyway, that’s my guess. It’s the only way I can make it all add up.
But what do I know?