The Civilian Sentinel

Are North Korea Talks A Negotiation Tactic Or A Preparation For War?

There has been a lot of talk in the news concerning the potential talks that may take place between President Trump and Kim Jong Un sometime in the near future.  The media seems to be covering everything from bias opinions to foreshadowing the event with their own warning, presidential advice, and opinions on how everything will play out.  But the real question that some people have is simply “Why?”

Why Are We Talking With North Korea?

It may appear obvious that the reason we are speaking with (or “potentially” speaking with) North Korea is for the purpose of easing tension that may result in imminent war.  Most of the Mainstream Media (MSM) reports like to keep bringing up the nuclear disarmament topic because let’s face it, the media loves using shock and awe to keep their ratings pumped.  But it’s already been made perfectly clear that “North Korea having nuclear weapons” is non negotiable.  

Furthermore, on the topic of nuclear disarmament, North Korea has a proven track record of agreeing to stop their nuclear program but continuing to do so anyway.  There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to think that this would change in the future; Especially after such strong sanctions have been imposed against North Korea over the last year or so.  And even if President Trump has something up his sleeve so as to think that this time might be different, Nothing would supply the American people with any solace in any plan short of having our own military personnel stationed in North Korea with full access to personally investigate the North Korean’s Military programs on a day to day basis.  But how likely is that to happen?

As long as we are not provided with any confidence that North Korea will be stopping their nuclear program and that this is completely non-negotiable above all other terms, then I beg to ask the question once more; “Why are we talking with North Korea?”

The Final Word Or Warning

It’s apparent that the media is not telling us everything.  Not that they want to keep any secrets but because they don’t know.  After all, if you want to keep secrets, the last person you will tell is the one who’s job it is to have a big mouth and jump to every possible bias conclusion.  However, if you want the public to know something, bring in the big mouths.

Prior to any major skirmish, all efforts to negotiate must be initiated.  And when I say “all efforts”, I do mean “ALL efforts”.  In order to make an act of war a legal act of war in the political realm, one must be able to cover all of his or her bases.  Additionally, the words and actions exchanged within those talks must prove to be the final word without any indication that further talks could be carried out in the near future.

Without any kind of preemptive talks, the only way a war can be legally carried out is if you publicly declare war against a country and then that country strikes first.  This is also why we heard countless claims from Kim Jong Un that Trump’s words were a [declaration of war] in an attempt to actually get Trump to publicly confirm it or to justify Kim’s own future attack.  Needless to say, President Trump was not dumb enough to fall for this (or at least his Advisers weren’t).

In The Meeting

Let’s face facts here.  It would be just as absurd for me to claim that I know how this meeting will be carried out any more than it would be for the mainstream media.  And due to the fact that this is a very tense situation, those who do know will only know at the last minute on a ‘need to know’ basis.  So I won’t even speculate on those details. 

What I will do is fill you in on a little bit of knowledge based on my own professional military experience.  And just to note, I was not only Military Intelligence, but I was station in South Korea during active duty.  But I will have to admit, this was about 27 years ago so the rules may have changed quite a bit since then.

The meeting will most likely consist of what’s called a “Yin Yang Stronghold”.  Not sure if anyone in the Military actually uses this term today since this was merely a slang term that we used at the time.  But this stronghold consists of two levels of security.  Within the meeting room itself, both sides will have their own security details.  But outside the meeting room, each side will have an additional security detail.  However, the security details on the outside will be securing the opposite sides.  This is to ensure that if any kind of an attack takes place within the meeting room, the opposing side (or what’s left of it) will not be able to leave the meeting without being met with additional forces.  This is just a very minimal explanation of this security procedure but you get the general idea.  Any additional details will probably not be a good idea on the basis of national security.  And it also doesn’t take into account all of the many preemptive security measures that are conducted prior to the meeting and even before the president arrives into the country.

Due to the tensions between North Korea and the United States, it is my best guess that these meeting will either take place at the North and South Korea demilitarized zone (DMZ), some other nearby perimeter network, or by stabilized proxy video conferencing (meaning that a non-partisan group will be in charge of managing the video control terminals in order to ensure that if any digital anomalies or mishaps occur with the video feed details, that no two sides are blamed for strategic censorship activities).

Post Meeting

Assuming that everything went smooth, nobody was attacked, and no declaration of war was stated or implied, the post meeting conditions will result in some major deliberation. If something unusual does occur during the talks, your guess is as good as mine.

The deliberations will consist of going through the transcripts of the talks with a fine toothed comb.  Hell, it will be more like a lice removal comb for that matter.

As I mentioned before, unless Kim Jong Un is willing to end his nuclear program with 100% confidence, then this meeting is designed to assess the possibility of a legal act of war.  If anything within these talks gives rise to the possibility of an imminent attack from North Korea toward the US or our allies, then this can consist of a legal reason to go to war and will protect the US from any retaliation from our own allies as a result of such actions.  But the reason for war does not have to come directly from the talks.  Part of the deliberation is to determine if all efforts to prevent a war have been met.  This can be met by coming to some kind of agreement such as eliminating the North Korean’s nuclear program.  But we all know how that will play out.

Post Deliberation

Once the post meeting deliberations are completed (for the most part), this is where we start watching the news very closely.  We won’t be watching the news for an act of war.  What we will be watching for is a lot of blindsiding by the government.  Since we know that an act of war will often consist of having talks with our allies prior to actually going to war, then a lot of sudden and unexpected talks with our allies may be a sign that something is about to “go down”.

However, since the government will not want to make this too obvious, some major events will begin to unfold in the news that will result in some unexpected meeting with various allies (namely Russia and China for the most part).  These “events” that begin to unfold in the news that relate to these other countries will either be fake news for the purpose of secret talks or real news used as a diversion for these secret talks. But either way, if you see the president or the vice president start making some unusual moves in the act of ally communications with closed door meetings, then it’s time to take a hint.  And act of war is about to commence.

If Only It Were This Simple

Like the title here says… “If only it were this simple”.  Everything that I have stated here is sure to be a possibility.  Nonetheless, it’s also just one of many possible scenarios within a single speculative notion out of many possible speculations.  But if I am right about the speculation that this is why we are having talks, then everything else I said should fall right into place.  

However, if I am wrong about why we are having talks with North Korea, then I can think of no plausible reason to be negotiating with a terrorist state.  And it may be time to consult the conspiracy theorists on this one.  Because it appears that Occam’s Razor just got replaced by a chainsaw.