As we continue to look at what can be defined as full frontal nudity of the US Government, it is difficult to keep from wondering what the eventual fallout will be. When there are candid conversations with the US government and government ‘x’ about government ‘y’ being exposed, the possibility of increased tension between ‘x’ and ‘y’ is a genuine reality. On the other hand it also may be seen as a call to get your head out of your ass for government ‘y’!
One such example is China is getting very fed up with North Korea;
A separate message from Beijing said China’s vice-foreign minister He Yafei in April 2009 told an American diplomat that North Korea’s missile tests were designed to get the attention of the U.S. and that the government in Pyongyang was acting “like a spoiled child.” Two months later, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan Richard Hoagland sent a cable saying his Chinese counterpart, Cheng Guoping, told him North Korea was a “threat to the whole world’s security,” the Guardian said.
This certainly leaves us to see just how quickly things can and probably will go south. With this sudden and open candidness, it also may provided the needed catalyst to reign in North Korea by whatever method North Korea chooses. Now that this is public knowledge it will be interesting to see how North Korea responds. Generally speaking, Connecting the Dots expects a temper tantrum.
The leaks have also indicated that Iran most likely has North Korean Missiles, and on that note Burma is likely on the same path. So this would indicate that North Korea is the center of much of the world’s destabilizing factors.
Ironically and most certainly a possibility the WikiLeaks site may pull people and countries together to defeat a common foe like North Korea. Once the raw views of some are exposed, the ‘Yes I feel that way too’ effect is a real possibility. Certainly it is hard to find people who have fond feelings for North Korea. So once again the question must be asked, is WikiLeaks good or bad.
Interestingly enough, as this latest release of documents evolves around politics and diplomacy, Connecting the Dots is delighted to see that many of the things we have predicted are indeed correct. Further many of the things we have tossed around that never managed to generate enough steam to make an entry on are also correct. So between what we published and have not published, we are still well inside our 75% – 80% accuracy score range, and we know that is what brings the tens of thousands of visits to Connecting the Dots every month.
On that note, we are curious if the latest round of WikiLeaks has any information on Thaksin Shinawatra and what the US thinks about him. Based on our 75% to 80% accuracy, we can say with a fair amount of comfort it will reflect what is frequently seen on Connecting the Dots.
Part of a periodic series