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On North Korea: Offence is not a good defense
With the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongСhang pending, American hysteria over the North Korean nuclear threat has reached its climax. Currently it is manifested in intense activities on ensuring defense against the imminent threat, which in fact provokes increasingly violent rhetoric on the part of North Korea. It's just a vicious circle.
In this way Americans are able to heighten tensions on the peninsula up to just unprecedented level. From time to time public is fed with information on some urgent evacuation of American diplomats from South Korea, or conduction of military naval maneuvers in the vicinity of the peninsula, and even some plans on elimination of the North Korean leader. Quite recently CIA Director Mike Pompeo voiced his vision of the projected string of events in the aftermath of the possible sudden death of the North Korea's strongman Kim Jong-un. "With respect, if Kim Jong-un should vanish, given the history of the CIA, I'm not just going to talk about it", he said evidently prompting the side to bear responsibility in the case.
One more testimony of the American authorities' paranoia or, on the contrary, of their intentional scheme, has recently become widely available. It proves once again that the USA is actually in possession of much more information than it makes widely known. Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul plans to have some joint staff defense training with the Japanese embassy in South Korea. Also in the plans there is delivery for the American allies of the directives on the advisable actions in view of the rising risks.
How can North Korea trust armed to the teeth Americans under such circumstances? Such steps are only able to push the country to aggression with quite unpredictable ending. American attempts to frighten Pyongyang with the outsized defense measures can perform the role of a trigger to start realization of the worst world scenario, and that is the scaled military conflict with the use of nuclear weapons!