International Forecaster Weekly

I hope I’m Wrong

 Indeed, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un has been photographed posing with what appears to be a genuine miniaturized nuclear warhead for ballistic missiles.

Bob Rinear | April 5, 2017

Two weeks ago I was a guest on the Phil Mikan radio show out of Connecticut. Phil and I go way back and I consider him a friend. On that particular show, as we were discussing world events, I said that I firmly believe we ( The US) will invade North Korea, within the year. I wasn’t kidding, teasing or fear mongering.

Fast forward two weeks and what do we see? I think we’re seeing the “carpet bombing” of the American public’s psyche… softening them up with information and propaganda, so that they are “okay” with it. In the past 3 days I’ve seen 4 separate articles talking about North Korea and how badly they want to blow up the US.

It started with NBC news shipping Lester Holt to South Korea to do his news anchor job from there on the 3rd and 4th. That instantly told me that my original observation a month ago was probably pretty on target. The US newsrooms don’t usually send their so called journalists to foreign nations unless there’s an underlying agenda. Then, it got even better.

Lester interviewed Thae Yong Ho. Now this is important folks…because this guy is no patsy. Ho was one of the highest ranking diplomats in North Korea, and he defected a year ago. Since his defection, he’s been granting interviews and telling anyone that would listen that “Kim” has got to go. But it was something in his interview that really caught my eye.

When I first determined that the US was going to go in and take out Kim Jong Un, I based that prediction on a couple theories. First off, it has never been out of the ordinary for Kim to sabre rattle and threaten the US with annihilation. He’s done it for years….yawn. But as those years have gone by, he’s been actively involved in growing his nuclear capability, especially in the area of miniaturization. ( That will be important later) But the real kicker for me was that until say…last year, he had all this nuclear hardware and no way to get it “here”. That’s changing. When I saw the US move THAAD missile defenses to South Korea, I knew…game on.

Let me quote some of the pieces of Holt’s interview for you:

SEOUL, South Korea — A senior North Korean defector has told NBC News that the country's "desperate" dictator is prepared to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States and its allies. Thae Yong Ho is the most high profile North Korean defector in two decades, meaning he is able to give a rare insight into the secretive, authoritarian regime.

According to Thae, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is "desperate in maintaining his rule by relying on his [development of] nuclear weapons and ICBM." He was using an acronym for intercontinental ballistic missiles — a long range rocket that in theory would be capable of hitting the U.S.

Once he sees that there is any kind of sign of a tank or an imminent threat from America, then he would use his nuclear weapons with ICBM," he added in an exclusive interview on Sunday.

Thae was living in London and serving as North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he and his family defected to South Korea and were announced to the world in August.

Some analysts have warned that military action against the country might be very difficult and even disastrous. An invasion could risk a retaliatory strike against U.S. allies of Japan and South Korea, whose capital, Seoul, is just 50 miles from the border. Nonetheless, Thae warned America and its allies to be prepared.

"If Kim Jong Un has nuclear weapons and ICBMs, he can do anything," he said. "So, I think the world should be ready to deal with this kind of person."

He added that "Kim Jong Un is a man who can do anything beyond the normal imagination" and that "the final and the real solution to the North Korean nuclear issue is to eliminate Kim Jong Un from the post."

According to Thae, Kim is obsessed with obtaining nukes because he saw what happened to Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, both of whom abandoned their countries' weapons of mass destruction programs and then were overthrown by Western-backed forces

Many analysts agree that Kim sees a nuclear weapon — and the retaliatory threat it poses — as an insurance policy against a similar strategy being pursued against him. "That's why Kim Jong Un strongly believes that only a nuclear weapon can guarantee his rule," Thae said.

So, lets follow the trail here folks. Kim’s been paranoid after watching Washington take over and destroy Libya and Iraq, ( and probably Syria too) and figures that the only way to stay in power is to build a heap of nuclear devices. He figures no one will invade him if he can shoot back with nukes. So while he’s not really allowed to by UN sanctions, he’s ignored all that. But for the most part the world gave him a pass, because he hadn’t figured out a way to miniaturize the warheads enough to where a missile could fire it more than a few hundred miles. That’s changed.

Shortly after N. Korea posted a video of what appears to be an ICMB doing a successful liftoff, the whole narrative changed on a dime. That’s the night I realized that the US is indeed going to go in and take out this nut. Many didn’t see it, but Rex Tillerson was pretty upset that day, and he pulled no punches. I quote:

Let me be very clear — the policy of strategic patience has ended. If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action then that option is on the table," he told a press conference in South Korea." Certainly we do not want for things to get to a military conflict," he added. "But obviously if North Korea takes actions that threaten the South Korean forces or our own forces then that would be met with an appropriate response."

Let’s recap… We have N Korea building nukes they’re not supposed to be building. Tillerson said that the U.S. has provided $1.3 billion in assistance to the authoritarian regime since 1995, but "in return North Korea has detonated nuclear weapons and dramatically increased its launches of ballistic missiles to threaten America and our allies."

Next we have new video and word that he’s become more successful at not only developing missiles that might have 2K mile range, but miniaturization of his nuke’s to where they’d “fit” on some of these missile. Then we have Tillerson saying flat out that the time for chatting is over. Quote:

I think it’s important to recognize that the political and diplomatic efforts of the past 20 years to bring North Korea to the point of denuclearization have failed,” Tillerson said.

Not to mention the US has been moving THAAD antimissile batteries into South Korea all the way back in the late of February. Add that up and you can make the case that “something” is coming. But wait, the “get the Americans ready for it carpet bombing” isn’t over.

On Monday on “The Hill” website, there was an article posted by none other than James Woolsey, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, the Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security and a former analyst with the CIA. It was titled and I kid you not…

How North Korea could kill 90% of all Americans.

Pretty catchy, eh? In it he goes off on a long litany about how many ways N. Korea could take us out. Let me quote:

Indeed, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un has been photographed posing with what appears to be a genuine miniaturized nuclear warhead for ballistic missiles. And North Korea does, in fact, have two classes of ICBMs—the road mobile KN-08 and KN-14—which both appear to be equipped with sophisticated reentry vehicles.

Even if it were true that North Korea does not yet have nuclear missiles, their “Dear Leader” could deliver an atomic bomb hidden on a freighter sailing under a false flag into a U.S. port, or hire their terrorist allies to fly a nuclear 9/11 suicide mission across the unprotected border with Mexico. In this scenario, populous port cities like New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, or big cities nearest the Mexican border, like San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, and Santa Fe, would be most at risk.

Then he goes for the real fear porn : In February and March of 2015, former senior national security officials of the Reagan and Clinton administrations warned that North Korea should be regarded as capable of delivering by satellite a small nuclear warhead, specially designed to make a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack against the United States. According to the Congressional EMP Commission, a single warhead delivered by North Korean satellite could blackout the national electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures for over a year—killing 9 of 10 Americans by starvation and societal collapse.

Whatever the motives for obfuscating the North Korean nuclear threat, the need to protect the American people is immediate and urgent: The U.S. must be prepared to preempt North Korea by any means necessary—including nuclear weapons.

So there it is folks. The full court press is on. Uncle Sam has made it clear that the goofy man in North Korea must go, and his nukes with him. Yes we’d like help from the Chinese and the Russians. But with it or without it, it is my guess that we are going in. Am I being paranoid? Am I spreading fears? I don’t think so. I think I’m just connecting the dots to a very ugly picture. If Kim doesn’t back down, and start to dismantle his program…we’re going to go in and shut it down. We’ve seen this movie before. Watch for more Horror story news concerning N Korea on your local airwaves. They have to get the Americans fearful and worked up to a fever pitch so that the military can “go in”. Watch for it.