So, everything is OK, now, with North Korea.  Although they tested 3 more short-range missiles just before the weekend, everything is A-OK.  No worries, no cares.  If everything is truly A-OK, then how come the “recall” of all American citizens, and the cancellation of American passports to Korea by September 1…how come this deadline is still in place?  Also, how come the U.S. is still shifting assets into place in the region quietly…such as carrier groups, Aegis and THAAD missile systems, and such?  The media (slavering for a war) has just reported that Russian troop deployments to the Baltic states area for exercises could “morph” into live and hot any second.

How about United States assets, such as the ones currently bolstering troops stationed in South Korea along the DMZ…for a joint exercise with South Korean troops…could that turn live at any moment?  Could it be that the United States is prepositioning its assets and troops into place prior to September 1, in anticipation of an invasion?  This is not a new concept: pushing the war drums into the front ranks.

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The administration is beleaguered from without and (mostly) from within: the latter includes a Congress that is clearly hostile and doggedly determined to halt every advance the President makes or attempts, with undermining efforts by leakers and saboteurs within his own administration.  I wrote a piece right after the inauguration detailing how the President needed to fire multiple members of his staff and clean out the die-hard remnants of the Obama regime.

We also have a public that is being worked into a domestic frenzy by Marxist recidivists who wish to bring the riots of the 1960’s into full swing again half a century after they’ve been all but forgotten.  These same “community organizers” are working to rewrite American history by destroying it, while trying to create a sense of “white guilt and shame” over enslavement of blacks during the war between the states…even pushing for “reparations.”

The plummeting polls, drought in the Midwest and Northwest states, a major hurricane that just struck Texas, and an economy that is far from being “restored” are all factors that have contributed to the President’s ratings plummeting in the polls.  From a foreign perspective, the President is talking tough with North Korea, as well as leaning on China.  Venezuela also seems to be surfacing as a problem potentially seeing a future U.S. deployment.

There is no reason that a flagging administration would not initiate a war to deflect attention away from its problem and create cohesion via nationalistic fervor in one fell swoop.

Meanwhile, North Korea has quietly downplayed its own rhetoric, save for agitation over the U.S. and South Korean military exercises.  It is quietly lodging protests with the UN Security Council, and quietly working on its missile production and tests, as well as its submarine forces.  Two North Korean satellites are quietly orbiting the earth, with each of them capable of holding an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) weapon.  Dr. Pry has released 3 articles that explain the real threats posed in this regard…the articles can be accessed by visiting All News Pipeline.  North Korea is quietly moving forward with deals to sell Iran and Syria both nuclear weapons and missiles.  And all the while, everyone believes that everything is over because nothing has happened yet.

If you walk by a venomous snake and it is docile for 364 ¼ days, it doesn’t matter how complacent it has been all that time if it bites you on that one final day.  And more: what if you bother it every one of those days?  May come as no surprise when it strikes.  This is the situation we are in right now.  The U.S. is being quiet and so is North Korea.  It may be a case that each side knows something will happen in September.  Both sides are preparing right now, with the only questions being which snake will strike first, and when?

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne).  Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape).  He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at or contact him here.