January 16, 2018 – FRN –
A week ago, on January 9, 2017, the degree of tension on the Korean peninsula was lowered.
For the first time since 2015, the DPRK and South Korea have sat down at the negotiating table. The heads of the delegations of both sides exchanged handshakes at the end of the meeting.
Naturally, the bulwark of world democracy did not stand aside. US Vice President Michael Pence said on the same day that the talks were possible only thanks to the American leadership. Allegedly the States persuaded the DPRK to sit down at the negotiating table.
He added that America will continue to increase pressure on North Korea. The statement, frankly, is from the same category as “the USA defeated ISIL in Syria” or even “fascism in World War II”. The initiator of the talks was South Korea, which does not want to hold the Olympics in a ‘Cold War’ with its northern neighbor.
It is worth remembering the ‘pearls’ that Donald Trump came up with about the size of the nuclear button just when the two Koreas started talking about the possible participation of the DPRK at the Olympics in Pyeongchang. Such a coincidence proves once again that stability in the world, and in particular in the Asia-Pacific region, clearly does not meet the goals of the US State Department.
In 2017, the US accused China and Russia of violating the sanctions regime in relation to the DPRK. According to America’s “reliable” data, oil tankers of the two countries were seen in North Korean ports. Obviously, Russia has long been a center of world evil for the United States and a source of all ills. But China, since it began to occupy the second line in the list of the most developed economic countries, has reached a similar position in the American rating of “threats to democracy.”
This is a clear illustration of the policy of “divide and rule” through inciting contradictions between countries, including territorial disputes. China has similar issues with Japan in the East China Sea, as well as the unresolved problem of Taiwan.
So, the Trump administration announced that it recognizes the rights to the Senkaku Islands (those same disputed territories) to Japan and, in connection with the “Chinese threat”, will provide military support to its ally in the East China Sea. And Trump himself, as everyone remembers when he became president of the United States, first conducted telephone talks with the government of Taiwan, which, naturally, did not please the leadership and population of China.
What can w do about it? Probably nothing. But the world is tired of the star-striped hegemon that even its most faithful satellites have stopped looking to it for important political decisions (for example, South Korea, which began negotiations with the DPRK).
The change in the world order has already begun, and the initiative no longer belongs to the United States, despite all their attempts to stay in the place of the international gendarme and judge.