Many naively attribute the increasing militancy of North Korea as a defiant reaction to President Trump’s bold rhetoric. Like an insecure bully at the playground, Kim Jong Un is eager to demonstrate how tough he is on the world’s stage, standing up to a new administration that’s made it clear America will no longer tolerate providing rogue states a free pass.
That would be the simple 30,000 foot high view, but clearly diplomatic and military posturing between nations are far more intricate – more like a chess game than checkers. What if Barack Obama intentionally set up the pieces on the board specifically to benefit the Hermit Kingdom in yet another step taken to weaken the US’s global standing?
Consider that Kim Jong Un witnessed the Obama administration giving Iran $150B in cash and agreeing to give them a path to nuclear weapons. Why wouldn’t North Korea ultimately demand the same?
There is one distinction between Iran and North Korea. With Islam, Obama used superficial incompetence to collaborate with it. Hence announcing a withdrawal date from Afghanistan in advance — on the surface ineptitude, but functionally helping to ensure that we were handing Afghanistan back to the Taliban. Ditto the “failure” to negotiate a “status of forces” agreement with Iraq to keep our forces there until it was fully stabilized — seeming incompetence which in fact served to hand Iraq into the Shia arms of Iran and so into its sphere of influence.
Speaking of Iran, the superficial lack of ability to adequately negotiate the Iran deal handed it $150B plus cemented it on to a pathway to offensive nuclear capability.
Superficial incompetence gave Obama et als. plausible deniability – which they relied upon the press to parrot – for collaboration with Islam, generally seeking to undermine the U.S. Treason admits not itself; rather it must be exposed.
North Korea doesn’t have the Islam sway that so enticed Barack Obama. But there are reports of the Hermit Kingdom collaborating with Iran from a technology exchange standpoint. That would have incentivized the Obama administration to take a hand’s off approach to NK, if not eventually fund its program via a sham arms treaty. (Query what NK may have received via the President Clinton era agreement “negotiated” with Madeleine Albright?)
This then leads to an interesting question: did President Trump – privy to intelligence showing the above (or a variation of it) – conclude that putting an end to the NK nuclear program will also delay, if not cripple, their Iranian partner’s program?
There is an international chess game going on, and we only get brief flashes, not even glimpses of the board. Obama and the rest of the American / Western Civilization Left (e.g., George Soros) have been playing their pieces.
But there’s a new sheriff in the White House, whose election took the globalists completely off guard. This may – at least in part – explain the rabid reaction of the Left. They had one of their operatives in the White House who was undermining the United States (and Western Civilization) from within, setting up the board. They may have thought that with a Clinton II administration they could make their final moves and checkmate the U.S. with Iranian / NK nukes to devastate America with an EMP attack — against which the Obama administration was taking no steps to protect us. The perhaps divinely intervened election of Trump has – at least for now – derailed their timetable, and they’re having fits about it.
Make no mistake – Barack Obama’s harm to America goes far beyond what is visible. We have yet to witness the more disastrous consequences of his plan to derail the United States, perhaps forever.
Thomas Wigand is an attorney and author of Communiques from the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.