Fu Man Chu meets Dr Strangelove

There’s acres being written at the moment about the crisis on the Korean peninsular, and I wasn’t going to add to those acres. However, there’s been an important development today that hasn’t been widely reported…

China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten US soil first and the US retaliates, China will stay neutral. If the US and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.


The Global Times is a state run newspaper. The Chinese government usually uses ambiguous language. The above statement uses very plain language.

It’s absolutely ridiculous that a small, impoverished nation like North Korea could be any kind of a threat to the United States of America. If Kim Jong Un launched a nuclear weapon against the US, North Korea would be instantly incinerated, to state the obvious; but Kim Jong Un is mad, according to the mainstream media, the same mainstream media who told us that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, etc, etc. In fact, there is some humour in this very bleak situation: the way the MSM are trying to present North Korea as a massive threat to the world, when it is quite patently not.

North Korea, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, et al, all have one thing in common: they are (were, in some instances) all socialist societies with a nationalised central bank and an independent currency and foreign policy, independent of Uncle Sam and the US dollar. Now, there’s a coincidence. Uncle Sam only ever attacks small, largely defenseless countries that fit this remit, although the intervention of the Russians in Syria, at the invitation of the Syrian government, has somewhat thrown a spanner in the works. Maybe that’s why the American Frankenstein is now stomping around North Korea, an impoverished country but one with great potential.

Today’s statement by the Chinese government, saying that it will come to the aid of North Korea if that country is attacked, makes it quite plain that this could turn into a major war. So far the Russians have remained diplomatic about it all, but it should be noted that in the last few years President Putin has stated a number of times that Russia will no longer tolerate American hegemony (none of which is reported by the MSM).

In normal times, under these circumstances, the Frankenstein would back off, but these aren’t normal times: Capitol Hill is now infested with batshit crazies, many of whom are fundamentalist Christians who are eagerly awaiting the Rapture.

Sleep well tonight.

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2 Responses to Fu Man Chu meets Dr Strangelove

  1. JOML says:

    Hi Rob, good summary – I posted a link to Towbridge on Craig Murray’s current article. Here’s another’s summary, put to Green Say
    Enjoy your weekend (if possible in light of the warmongering clouds above us). Slainté

    • Rob Godfrey Rob Godfrey says:

      John, thanks for your kind comment; and also thanks for the link to the Green Day track (highly amusing!).

      I hope you’ve had a good weekend. As for me, I’ve been so busy with work this weekend that I haven’t even had time to start digging a fallout shelter.

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