The Debate, with Jim W. Dean – Rivalry in The Pacific


by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor   … with Press TV, Teheran

A lot of S. Koreans do not like being extras in this showdown theater of US versus N. Korea

[ Note: Missed in all of this North Korea missile hype was the offer from the North Koreans to stop their missile testing if the US would stop its annual war games with the S. Koreans, which the NKs find to be rubbing the US offensive threat in their faces.

The offer was treated with derision by Pentagon tough guys, and what did that get us? We got an increase in the number of launches, but lost in all the hoopla of the NKs threatening the world with their missiles and nukes that have not really been tested, was that the North did offer the first initiative to de-escalate, was ignored, and no counter offer put on the table.

My theory on that was the “peace keepers” in the West did not want the stand off over yet. It has ulterior motives for keeping it going. Just this past week, the new S. Korean president learned that two more THAAD launchers were in S. Korean hands, and no one in the military had felt it necessary to inform him when he took office. It appears S. Korea has its own version of a deep state.

I have been on with Mr. Peterson once before, a retired Colonel and inside the beltway guy that never strays from the company line. The US can do no wrong. Our intentions are pure. And we don’t view Russia as a threat by an ally. This is a guy that must not be aware of General Mattis’ statements over at the Pentagon, and what the Congressional hawks have been hyping for some time, that Russia is the replacement for the Iranian bogeyman.

As far as I know, I am the only Paul Revere spreading the word that the so-called alleged “defensive weapons”, are really offensive ones when you consider their real strategic task is to be in a position to eliminate a retaliatory strike from a country that has been targeted for a US preemptive first strike. The whole game rests on being able to hit the retaliatory ballistic missiles while they are ascending. This is the strategy of mad men.

The “missile shield” is a challenge to our mutually assured destruction balance, which has kept us safe all of these years. But with the incredible record we have now, with the spreader of freedom and democracy involved up to its eyeballs in regime change, including terrorist proxies as one of its tools, we cannot take any proclaimed motives they present at face value, not because we are meanies, but they are JD ]

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“Hold onto your seats. This is going to be one hell of a ride!”
– First aired on June 2, 2017

“All of you are quiet, things are getting worse, & this indeed is triggering an arms race.” President Putin’s warning was to journalists & world leaders about an arms race he believes the U.S. is triggering through placements of its Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems.

Russia has no choice but to respond by expanding & strengthening its own defenses, according to Putin.

Besides, the Russian leader says even if the current justification for the THAAD missile system placement in South Korea, ie. North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, is removed, the U.S. would still find another excuse to ensure its global military build-up trajectory, ensuring the strategic balance is disrupted.


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Jim W. Dean is managing editor of Veterans Today wearing many hats from day to day operations, development, writing and editing articles.

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Jim comes from an old military family dating back to the American Revolution. Dozens of Confederate ancestors fought for the South in the War Between the States. Uncles fought in WWII and Korea. His father was a WWII P-40 and later P-51 Mustang fighter pilot. Vietnam found several uncles serving, a cousin, and brother Wendell as a young Ranger officer. His mother was a WWII widow at 16, her first husband killed with all 580 aboard when the SS Paul Hamilton, an ammunition ship with 7000 tons of explosives aboard, was torpedoed off the coast of Algiers.

He has been writing, speaking and doing public relations, television, consulting and now multimedia work for a variety of American heritage, historical, military, veterans and Intel platforms. Jim's only film appearance was in the PBS Looking for Lincoln documentary with Prof. Henry Lewis Gates, and he has guest lectured at the Army Command and General Staff School at Fort Gordon.

Currently he is working to take his extensive historical video archives on line to assist his affiliated organizations with their website multimedia efforts, such as the Military Order of World Wars, Atlanta, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans , Assoc. for Intelligence Officers, the Navy League, Georgia Heritage Council, National Memorial Assoc.of Georgia.

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  1. HEY!…People!… You need to read this ..I hope you do!

    ” Hidden Agenda Behind THAAD”

    Japan’s Secret Nuclear-Weapons Program at Fukushima

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  2. I don’t wish to sound flippant, but how Jim could take a guy with a wig like that on seriously, is beyond me. You’re a better man than I am, Jim. Fair play. I couldn’t have stopped myself from laughing. There’s just something about a guy and a wig that’s plain wrong.

    • He’s a retired Army Colonel. We do not have an officer corp that seems interested in taking on the big issues. The “don’t rock the boat” thinking is deeply ingrained in them. The ones that help us do so quietly usually, and they are almost all retired. Active duty of course, are under the gun, and can do nothing. We have some very difficult discussions with them sometimes. Often we are accused of “hurting America”, but we just turn that around on them, and give a long list to back it up, that by taking it all laying down out of fear or greed, that they are hurting America. But then they are even more angry, and they go back to sticking the heads in the sand.

  3. James. Clearly the other gentleman is misinformed or outright untruthful. The many rounds of SALT talks back through the decades knew that so-called “defensive” missile shields created an imbalance and therefore encouraged the side erecting them to adopt a first strike policy.

    This is exactly what the USA implemented during the heady days of NeoCon directed Unipolar Unipower Meglomania, which continues up to the present. The USA adopted a First Strike Policy and implemented anti missile shileds to guard against Iran’s clearly non existant missile nuclear threat – but clearly directed against Russia.

    These Nut Jobs also needed a “New Pearl Harbour Like Event” to facilitate armed agression and invasion of Seven Countries, preselected for their Geo Political Strategic Value. We all know what happened and Full Spectrrum Warfare continues against most countries on The Planet.

    Hugo Judd, conservative Raj Type Diplomat and one time NZ Embassy Attache in Saigon (late 60’s) has just died. In his obituary was a recent quote about the present World Situation: “Thank God I won’t be around to see the outcome of this bloody disaster”

    • At this years Bilderburg, back again in Chantilly, Sen. Tom Cotton is an invite. He’s a 40 y.o. Senator from Arkansas. Probably our next president in eight years.

  4. More reflective of the current situation, the extra THAAD systems (in fact) foreshadow a decision has probably been made to preemptively strike against N. Korea in the immediate weeks ahead. Doubtless, China is weighing, in the event of an attack, whether to stand aside in order to continue developing appropriate military resources or to intervene at the cusp of war to prevent a nuclear holocaust on its border. But we have known for quite some time, the US has been planning a preemptive nuclear strike against its adversaries in Russia and China. It is become evident however, the window for such a preemptive strike is rapidly closing due to technological and other capabilities being acquired by Russia and China.

  5. I think we just met Trumps front man on the anti-missile sales team. He was careful and direct in stating Russia is not considered an enemy but used terms like “raining down” to give a promotional view of nuclear NK. Trump is bored with selling real estate and steaks. The missile systems have a long lasting and vibrant opportunity for many ex-generals and private sector guys alike. The Trump style of sales is to sell things without a price tag, and rather opt to see how much one can get. That is how Trump U was sold. It seems to have worked well in KSA. SK is a harder sell so, rhetoric and constant fear is needed to be pummeled into the minds of the real financiers, us. The “sell it for whatever you can” approach is attractive to the sales team. Internally, it will create competition.

  6. Good job Mr. Dean. This other guy talks about rhetoric, defensive measures, tyrants and about the US being a powerful nation, having the responsibility to protect weaker nations. Who is he trying to fool? Talk about rhetoric…Putin has not threatened to launch missilies at America, or Ukraine for that matter, so why are “defensive” US missile systems being moved to Ukraine? Why are they in Romania? Certainly not to defend from the non-existent Iranian nuclear threat, as the US tried to tell the world. The suggestion that the US protects weaker nations has no basis in reality. All he needs to do is look at the track record of nation after nation being stomped on and the killing of an estimated 50 million people since WW2. There is only one country with forces deployed in over 100 countries simultaneously. The US is clearly and undeniably the most aggressive force on earth today and arguably throughout all of history.

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