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Since the beginning of 2017 North Korea have tested 10 medium to long range missiles, the latest test has been deemed a successful Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch, which is most definitely capable of delivering a scaled down Nuke warhead. If China has assisted in the development – and of course that is likely, so it is now safe to assume that North Korea already have the capacity of a long range nuke. What is dangerous about this situation, is China, in a Cold War part 2 with America re: South China Sea dispute, attempts to stay ‘cold’ within the absurdity of globalism. As the desire is to maintain the South China Sea trade routes, which are at trillions of dollars mixed with inflated monetary expansion of all the global central banks. This can be seen in relation to the suppressed US dollar and interest rates. Despite two theories one being the overabundance of oil occurring as major industry (China) demand is slowing down, the other is Shale oil and OPEC competing with output. This is trade and monetary manipulation – but we are all affixed within the bubble. It is a simple observation that is no conspiracy, as a new cold war like this current one, appears veiled in a interlinked traded world, but in reality it isn’t.
If China uses Nth Korea as proxy to pressure American and Japanese counter interests within the South China Sea – in relation to South China sea claims (mostly resource based). A cold war could go hot very soon.
“Pyongyang claimed on Tuesday to have successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). However, most experts believe that the North does not yet have long-range nuclear weapon capabilities.In response the US and South Korea conducted a joint military exercise on Wednesday. A statement by the two countries’ militaries warned that “self-restraint, which is a choice, is all that separates armistice and war” and that their drills showed “we are able to change our choice”.
Pyongyang said earlier the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) had reached an altitude of 2,802km (1,731 miles) and flew 933km for 39 minutes before hitting a target in the sea.
North Korea, it said, was now “a full-fledged nuclear power that has been possessed of the most powerful inter-continental ballistic rocket capable of hitting any part of the world”.