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In this week's Australian Alert Service
16 May 2018
How to advance a fragile peace
Gravity doesn't exactly bully you in to obeying its dictates,
yet it is an efficient force across the entire universe.
Universal physical principles, a.k.a. the laws of nature,
are "weak" forces but their impact cannot be avoided.
The power of a principled approach to politics is similar. It
might take time to take effect, but as seen in the case of UK
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, it can become unstoppable.
The impact of China's Belt and Road Initiative is the
same, drawing nations into its gravitational field. China
was the only nation to respond to reality after the 2007-
08 global financial crisis, creating state-backed credit to
unleash physical economic development. Countries like
Australia can resist as much as they like, and even try to
sabotage its progress in the name of upholding the Anglo-American
"rules-based order", but the brute-force imposition
of "our rules" is ultimately no match for economic
progress which brings tangible benefits to people.
This has also created the possibility for peace with
North Korea, which, however, is now threatened by US
President Donald Trump's inconsistency. As of writing,
North Korea has just suspended talks with the South and
has warned that US-North Korean talks may be at risk if
US-South Korean military drills, which began on 14 May,
When South and North Korean leaders first agreed to
a peace dialogue on 6 March, Kim said he "understands"
that US-South Korean military drills will go on and that
they can't be stopped immediately. Such flexibility should
have been matched by the US President. Remember, the
USA and South Korea are North Korea's historical enemies
from the Korean War, which never formally ended. They
are practicing an invasion of the North right as the process
to finally sign a peace treaty is taking place.
The neocons in the White House have convinced Trump
to continue his "heavy hand" approach, by telling him that
it was his threats against "Little Rocket Man" that achieved
the breakthrough for peace talks. Consequently, Trump is
consciously using this approach with Iran, thereby unleashing
chaos across the Middle East. Trump's decision to
pull the USA out of the Iran nuclear deal has given a green
light to neocon and Israeli ambitions to escalate militarily
against Iran. This, and the relocation of the US embassy
to Jerusalem, has unleashed Israeli President Benjamin
Netanyahu on a rampage against Gaza, Syria and Iran.
Trump's move towards what could quickly become a
new regime-change operation in Iran would undermine
the peace he wants to achieve with Kim Jong-un. In their
recent meeting, Kim told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
that detente on the Korean Peninsula was not the result
of US pressure but was rather "the will of the Korean
people". Trump needs to understand that it wasn't his
bluster and threats that worked, but his campaign pledge
to end regime change and his stated willingness, over the
objections of the Washington establishment, to respectfully
sit down with Kim and do a "deal".
Just as crucial, while Trump was working out an approach,
China and Russia kept the channels of dialogue
open with North Korea, despite the intensive efforts in
Washington and London to prevent Trump from working
with those two powers for peace. Holding the line on the
peaceful resolution of disputes finally won the day. Now,
in response, there are forces seeking to sabotage a peaceful
Peace is the greatest threat to the Anglo-American financial
empire that is facing its demise. To sustain peace,
people and nations will support an economic system based
on peaceful cooperation and development, and therefore
reject the parasitic and criminal banking system of London
and Wall Street. Only war can disrupt this potential—don't
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