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Hopefully, this isn’t my last post for a while. War games involving South Korea and the United States will begin tomorrow in the Yellow Sea (West Sea to South Koreans) near the line demarcating the North and South, and Crazy Uncle Kim in the North says that this will bring the peninsula to the brink of war. The U.S. has deployed an aircraft carrier to be part of the exercise, so if the nut jobs want to start something, I’m sure they’ll have their hands full.

Hopefully, nothing will happen. Hopefully, North Korea will get an earful from its only ally, China. China has a big stake in all of this. Many analyses that I’ve read state that it can’t afford to let the North Korean regime get involved in a full-scale war for a couple of reasons. It would likely mean the collapse of the N. Korean government, which would mean that hundreds of thousands of refugees would cross the northern border into China. More dire for the Chinese is the possibility of a new pro-American government coming into power, something they certainly don’t want to see.

However, many South Koreans are calling for blood, and CNN is reporting that protests by members of the military are spreading in Seoul. The protestors are demanding that a strong response to the recent shelling is necessary.

Hopefully, the situation won’t escalate any further, and, hopefully, I’ll be posting tomorrow. After all, it’ll be my ??th birthday. 🙂


  1. Randy

    Happy Birthday brother !!! Yeah, exactly how old are you ??? Hope all is well with you and keep your eye to the sky.

    Love ya bro !!!

  2. Marissa

    Happy Birthday Uncle Ron!!! Hope your doing good over there. Love You!

  3. MontanaRon

    Thanks, Randy and Marissa, for the birthday greetings. I’m, uh, 39 today. Yeah, 39, that sounds good. Yes, I’m keeping my eye to the sky. CNN is reporting that the North has fired a couple of surface-to-air missiles, but I’m not sure at what. The war games won’t start for another 3 hours, supposedly, so they’re probably like warning shots across the bow. Again, thanks for the birthday greetings.

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