Posted Apr 29, 2017 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION: Kim Jong-un is clearly a mad-kid, not even a man. You have said the danger with him is he thinks he could actually win against the United States and South Korea. Now Trump want’s South Korea to pay $1 billion for a missile defense system. That does not seem to be a lot of money these days. Would it have any impact on this kid who seems to have never been spanked?
ANSWER: I agree. Kim Jong-un is just insane. He is far more dangerous than Syria or Putin. You have to understand 2017 is the start of an increased volatility with Korea – 72 years from the birth of North Korea. Kim Jong-un is very desperate to maintain control of his country for the economics internally are going against him all the way into 2020. The only way for him to maintain his rule right now is by relying on his development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles. But this is the external paranoia. The danger he faces is internal.
It really depends upon the second-tier of command. If we move to a state of war being eminent, will someone step up and assassinate him to save their country? Some in command positions at least tried to assassinate Hitler to save Germany. However, it is the wave of deflation that is even hitting China that become a contagion spreading to North Korea. That economy is contracting and with that contraction comes more rhetoric because he is losing his grip on power. He is not doing this boasting from a position of strength. This is a position of weakness.
Missile defense systems are fine, but honestly just one Ohio-class submarine will do the job. We have the ultimate doomsday weapon already. Kim Jong-un perhaps should do some research. But the boasts are coming from weakness – not strength because he is blind and desperate. One does not boast in a position on strength. You do that to convince the other party you are stronger than you are, but he is also doing this to show strength to his people.
The Ohio-class submarines are armed with twenty-four Trident II D5 ballistic missiles. These weapons have a range of 7,000 miles and are capable of very accurate strikes, which means they can be a first-strike weapon. These twenty-four Trident II ballistic missiles can be fired from underwater. As this missile reenters the atmosphere at speeds of up to Mach 24, it then splits into up to eight independent reentry vehicles each with a separate nuclear warhead. In other words, firing off all 24 missiles which can be launched in less than one minute, would unleash up to 192 nuclear warheads. Just one Ohio-class sub can wipe out twenty-four cities and North Korea is gone. This is a real weapon of the apocalypse.
The whole logic of nuclear deterrence has been that a first strike could wipe out a country’s land-based missiles and nuclear bombers. This sub has missiles that are not pretargeted so they can be targeted within minutes as needed. Therefore, the Ohio-class subs are the ultimate doomsday machine firing a battery of ballistic-missiles that can take out 24 targets in minutes. There is no stopping these missiles. They are too fast to track. The deterrent remains that there is no victory so we do not go to nuclear war.
Anyone with any sense of reality, ought to know that if North Korea can make its intercontinental missile so it can hit the USA, there is no possible way North Korea would be able to prevent a launch from just one Ohio-class sub. This is a deterrent to Russia and China, it does not seem to be effective with North Korea. So yes, he is a madman who acts like a spoiled kid in need of a spanking. His latest statement:
“Should the US imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces open even a single fire into the inviolable territorial land, waters and air of the DPRK, its revolutionary armed forces will promptly mount annihilating strike and wipe out the aggressors to the last man.”
However, is this kid in need of a spanking? Or is he yelling from a position of weakness even domestically fearing his people will rise up against him if he seems vulnerable? Put on a show a strength and he suppresses his domestic discontent.
Kim Jong-un is clearly incapable of building an economy. He prefers to starve his people and be draconian to hold on to power for personal ego. Traditionally, throughout history, such people are overthrown by their own generals. When there is the slightest sign of weakness, Kim Jong-un will be assassinated, which is what history suggests for the reason it repeats is simply that the passions of man never change. It’s always the same play, just change the names and the century.
When Korea was split in 1945 into communist North against the South, the terrain has always dictated the situation. About 65% of Korea’s heavy industry was located in the north, but, due to the harshness of the terrain, only 37% of its agriculture existed in the North. This is why the North often has bouts with famine.
I have warned that the Economic Confidence Model has three distinct components. There is the main wave frequency based upon Pi of 8.6 years which builds into 6 waves forming the major wave of 51.6 years which seems to be the generational shifting wave that manifests in political changes between public and private trends.
Then there is the volatility wave component. This is what causes one 8.6 year wave to be more pronounce than another. The volatility component has a frequency of 6 years which is a slower moving wave taking 12 unit waves to build into the ultimate volatility peaks.
The Schema Frequency I do not reveal. To put this in context, it is the DNA wave of a coded pattern throughout time. This will be the last thing I ever reveal if I decide to do so. The jury is still out.
On August 8th, 1945 (1945.602), the Soviet Union declared war on Japan. Soviet troops advanced and the US government feared Russia would occupy the whole of Korea. On August 10th, the US government proposed the 38th parallel division.
Therefore, the 72 year of volatility comes now this summer – 2017.602. The 51.6 year cycle from 1945 (1997.202) marked the start with the 1997 Asian Currency Crisis. Then the next 8.6 year wave marked the turning up in the war cycle – 2014.402. Kim Jong-un became the Supreme Leader on December 28th, 2011 (2011.991). North Korea says it has conducted five successful nuclear tests: in 2006, 2009, 2013 and in January and September 2016. The 2006, 2009 and 2013 tests were all atomic bomb tests. North Korea claimed that its January 2016 test was of a hydrogen bomb. There was a change in development since Kim Jong-un came to power. He may have medium-range missiles capable of striking American military bases in the Pacific within a couple years, experts say, but he is claiming he will be able to strike the USA directly. Some believe Pyongyang may be able to hit the western U.S. as early as 2020. With this guy, Hollywood would probably be a symbolic target for him. He does not think beyond symbols like the World Trade Center was not a military or economic target, it was symbolic.