Danger in the Far East:JR Nyquist
by JR Nyquist
Fri, 17 Dec 2010
Around the time of World War II, Marshal of the Soviet Union Y. N. Shaposhnikov explained, “Mobilization is war, in our minds there is no other meaning for it.” Having recalled many of its people from Russia and China, it appears that some kind of mobilization has been underway in North Korea. Small moves, like placing artillery units in north-facing caves and increasing the number of divisions on the border with South Korea, indicates something more than the usual bluster. On the American side, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Mullen, says that North Korea is being irresponsible and “reckless.” He talks as though an avoidable war may erupt in Korea, and appears exasperated by the behavior of China, which is not applying the needed diplomatic pressure on the North Koreans. At the same time, the Russian Far East Military District is increasing its war readiness.
Russia’s actions are not difficult to read. On every front the Russians give aid and comfort to the Communist side, or the anti-American side. Take South America as an example. The government of Venezuela supports a Communist insurgency in neighboring Colombia. So what does Russia do? Moscow exports weapons to Venezuela that are, in turn, given to the Colombian Communist insurgency. According to the Washington Post, last year Russia exported 1,800 SA-24 shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles to Venezuela. The Russian Federation also supports Communist Angola, the Communist-staffed ANC leadership in South Africa, and sells advanced weapons to Communist China (which is no longer regarded by Washington as Communist since it began selling cheap consumer items to the United States). Russia’s support for rogue states is not a matter of conjecture. It is a matter of record. The Russians have supported terrorism worldwide for decades. They have armed the Iranians, who now threaten to kill American generals (see the FOX NEWS report). In other words, the Russian government supports America’s enemies while pretending to be America’s friend. The same may be said of China.