Crisis in Korea


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It’s a crisis, folks, but it’s not serious. The good news is that there is unlikely to be a war, and if there is a war, it’s unlikely to be nuclear. If there is a nuclear war, it will only be a small one, as the Chinese will be staying out, and frying North Korea won’t take long.

The CIA’s intelligence overestimates

The CIA are playing silly buggers again, politicising their intelligence. The State Department and CIA don’t want to rein in North Korea and are keen to carry on the with the failed sanctions policy. It’s a rare failed policy that won’t attract State and CIA support, no offense intended.

In the case of the USSR, it suited the CIA to produce exaggerated assessments of the Bad Guys’ nuclear and conventional capabilities. This was partly due to State’s instinctive desire to appease dictatorships and partly due to German penetration of the Agency.

With Iran it was the other way round: CIA and State were anxious to strike a deal, so it suited them to downplay Iran’s possession of nuclear weapons and overlook the assassination of Dr David Kelly. David was on his way to Israel to warn those nice people the Mossad about the black Franco-German shipments of hot plute to Bandar Abbas.

Even now the CIA are lying to the White House about Iran’s nuclear program. They know full well that Iran has at least 30 plutonium-cored nukes.
I gather that Langley are having a hissy-fit over the President’s rejection of their intelligence assessments over Russia, which very frankly are junk. A key part of the CIA’s bogus assessment, the claim that Russia hacked the DNC, has been fact-checked. Only this week a group of former intelligence officers has debunked the claim, after expert forensic analysis.

Very few conservatives trust the CIA any more. The President has no intelligence experience but massive business experience, more than any previous president of the United States. A large chunk of business talk is bullshit, sadly – false or exaggerated claims are made every day of the week.

I am quite sure that the President can smell bullshit a mile off. He may not know the true nuclear capabilities of North Korea but he will know that what’s coming out of Langley is complete crap, no offense intended. My advice to the boys that is that if they want their intelligence assessments to be taken seriously again they should stop lying. After a few decades conservatives might start trusting them again.

Unlike liberals, conservatives place huge store on good faith, particularly on the part of officials. We believe deeply that countries should be justly governed in good faith in the interests of their inhabitants.

This has led countless conservative governments in the democracies into trouble, as German-penetrated bureaucracies lied to elected governments. There are numerous examples. Sometimes the lies are spotted, such as the absurd attempt by the corrupt Cabinet Secretary Maurice Hankey in World War 1 to help the Imperial German Navy sink our ships by including Isle of Wight ferries in the list of arrivals at British ports, in a pathetic attempt to thwart the Admiralty over convoys.

Other lies, such as global warming, take longer to spot, and some are never picked up by politicians at all. The counterpart of conservatives’ naïve willingness to trust officials and intelligence agencies is that when that trust is betrayed the damage to credibility is long term.

The CIA’s obsessive destabilisation campaign against Trump is costing them dear. I imagine that their fake estimates of North Korea’s nuclear program are going straight into the circular file in the Oval Office.

The South African nukes

Smoke billowing out from a nuclear testing facility. Credit: National Nuclear Security Administration/CC-BY-ND-2.0

Not the least egregious aspect of the CIA’s dishonesty over North Korea’s nuclear program is their continued cover-up of the transfer of two (at least) of the ARMSCOR-type fission warheads from South Africa to North Korea. The CIA have been aware of the six missing Apartheid-era nukes for over two decades. They are said to have supervised the dismantling of three of them.

Two at least of the remaining three were detonated by Pyongyang. Radioactive decay, the age of the warheads and the lack of servicing explain the failure, or comparative failure, of these tests. MI6 are also keen to cover up the transfer of these warheads, as they had British casings. That’s because apartheid South Africa’s primary nuclear delivery system was a British aircraft, the dear old Blackburn Buccaneer, which had a narrow rotary bomb-bay. The cradles which were used to slide them into shipping containers were designed by a British engineering firm. The designer is still alive, at least he was the last time he rang me.

These warheads caused the then Treasurer of the Tory Party serious grief when they ended up in Iraq. As a British 4-star quietly confirmed to me over a drinkies in Westminster the SBS (not SAS – the guy in charge was an admiral and didn’t want brown jobs on the show) tried and failed to intercept three of these warheads when they went over the Iraqi/Syrian frontier just before the Iraq War, concealed in three Red Crescent ambulances.

The Tory Party Treasurer, happily now dead, was in on a £17.8 million bung for party funds, arranged by a pro-EU MP. Another pro-EU MP had a heart attack when he heard the news and nearly snuffed it, poor chap.

The DVD link

North Korea’s aggression against South Korea in 1950 was organised by the DVD, who supplied the fighter pilots for the North Korean Mig-15s, led by Generalmajor Adolf Galland. Both British Naval Intelligence and ONI confirmed this in the Korean War, after which intelligence of the involvement of German pilots was buried deep. Not so deep that I didn’t find it, but fairly deep nonetheless.

The Korean nuclear program is really a German program – the North Koreans don’t have the resources on to design and build their own nukes.

German spies

International Law

International law is clear. An attack by WMDs justifies a response using WMDs, including nuclear weapons. A conventional attack does not. A state under imminent threat of attack may itself commence hostilities, as Israel sensibly did in 1967.

No one would seriously argue that the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were unlawful, indeed Japan was armed with her own WMDs (biological weapons) and tried to attack the US Coast with them in 1945, using aircraft launched from long-range submarines.

There was then no law specifically covering the use of nuclear weapons. There is now. President Trump would only be justified in sanctioning the use of America’s nuclear arsenal if Kim Jong-Un used nukes first, or was about to, directed at US soil, including Guam, or a US ally, such as Japan.

The same applies to Japan, although they pretend not to have nukes. If Kim goes for a conventional assault on Guam, then the right response is to declare war and wage it with conventional weapons only.

That happens to be more expensive in the short term: for decades strategists have struggled to persuade politicians that nukes are more expensive in the long run. Politicians love nukes, because they’re cheap, at least they are until you use them, when the bills come in, military, financial and political.

However it doesn’t appear that Kim wants to attack Guam, which would trigger war, assuming that State doesn’t get its way and the US response is watered down to a futile cruise missile strike like the one on Syria. The State Department loves futile gestures! The more futile the better.


Speaking of futile gestures, the State Department, and weanies in Washington generally, love sanctions. They rarely achieve anything, but they look good and allow you to claim that you’re actually doing something. They’re the sort of thing the Obama Administration went for.

In respect of North Korea however, sanctions have just been a pointless PR exercise. That’s because of China, which works hand in glove with the DVD and supports Kim.

President Trump is right to be angry with Peking. They have failed utterly to control their client in Pyongyang. China is highly unlikely to be dragged into a war, as the US is highly unlikely to attack first, but Peking may find that after this crisis the Trump Administration are less keen to continue subsidising China’s economy and exporting American jobs.


Will North Korea attack?

North Korea is an aggressor state, which started the Korean War. She has a history of aggressive conduct and 8,000 tube artillery pieces (allegedly) within range of Seoul (although their ammunition state may be another matter altogether). She may therefore attack Guam, which she can certainly hit, but I think it’s unlikely.

America has a strong president. Although Kim will have been encouraged by the CIA and FBI campaign against the White House, and the antics of Robert Mueller over at Justice, Donald J. Trump is still a strong president. This is even without the support of the CIA and the presence of rubbish like Mueller, no offense intended, in the corrupt and treacherous federal bureaucracy.

President Trump’s strong response to North Korean threats this week has made war less, not more likely. I suspect that the North Koreans will limit themselves to firing a few missiles in the general direction of Guam, but falling well short.

The mess left by the German asset ‘von’ Eisenhower in 1953 will continue to go unresolved. Thanks to the weakness of the Obama Administration North Korea has been allowed to acquire and build nukes, with German and possibly Chinese technical assistance.

In the long run Peking and Pyongyang are going to have to be given a good smack, but preferably not with nuclear weapons. They tend to be noisy, smelly and go off with a big bang.

Glen Campbell (1936 – 2017)

What a shame it couldn’t have been Kim Jong-Un! Glen Campbell last week disproved the old rostrum that only the good die young.

His was a sad loss: he was one of the greatest country and western singers of all time. I’ve loved his music for over 40 years.

He was also a truly nice man, by all accounts, very modest about his wonderful talents (perhaps that’s why I liked him!). I doubt we’ll see another country and western singer like him. More than anyone else he took a mid-western American genre and gave it to the world. Good on him.



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Michael Shrimpton

Michael Shrimpton is a barrister, currently suspended of course, called to the Bar in London in 1983. He is a specialist in National Security and Constitutional Law, Strategic Intelligence and Counter-terrorism.

He has wide ranging connections both in Western Intelligence agencies and amongst ex-Soviet Bloc agencies. The late Generaloberst Markus Wolf, of the Stasi and DVD, was one of his contacts. Michael has earned respect in the intelligence community for his analysis of previously unacknowledged post-WWII covert operations against the West by the German DVD organization based in Dachau, near Munich, Germany, and its British, French and American client agencies.

These continue to the present day, as politicians and the media are too nervous of standing up to them.

Michael was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Intelligence Studies in the Department of National Security, Intelligence and Space Studies at the American Military University, teaching intelligence subjects at Masters level to inter alia serving intelligence officers. He has represented US and Israeli intelligence officers in law and briefed in staffers on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9-11.

In the wake of that murderous attack he addressed panels on terrorism in Washington DC and Los Angeles organized by the respected Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Fellow panelists included a former head of Special Operations Command and a former Commander of the US Atlantic Fleet.

Michael's active assistance to Intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies in the Global War on Terror produced some notable successes, including the exposure of the Abu Ghraib 'hood' photograph as a fake.

His work on strategic intelligence took him to the Pentagon and he has also met with senior advisors to the President of the Russian Federation, in Moscow, in November 2005. He participated in the Global Strategic Review conference in Geneva in 2005 and was a speaker at both the Intelligence Conference (Intelcon) in 2005, and the Intelligence Summit in 2006, each at Crystal City.

In 2006 he was flown out to, and flew off from, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65), as part of the US Navy's Distinguished Visitor Program. She was then working up her air group off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, before operational deployment to the Persian Gulf. It is comparatively unusual for a foreign civilian to complete a carrier landing and launch cycle.

Michael's ground-breaking, 700 page intelligence text "Spyhunter: The Secret History of German Intelligence" was published in England by June Press in April 2014. It features on a number of intelligence syllabuses, as does intelligence analysis prepared by Michael, e.g. on the brutal 2003 assassination of British weapons scientist Dr David Kelly CMG.

In their unlawful raid on Michael’s home in Wendover, Buckinghamshire in April 2012 Thames Valley Police officers seized the manuscript of Spyhunter and all of Michael’s onshore backups. Publication was only possible because the draft had been backed up offshore. The police hung onto the seized copies long after it was decided not to use them as evidence.

In November 2014 Michael was convicted at Southwark Crown Court by a tampered-with jury panel on two bogus bomb-hoax charges. Prior to bringing in the police the British Ministry of Defence, after consulting with the Cabinet Office, destroyed their recordings of Michael’s initial contact and qualified intelligence briefing re a DVD operation to target the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics using a stolen Russian SS-N-19 warhead.

Happily the NSA intercepted both Michael’s call to MOD and their call to him (on a number he had provided) and the intercepts are now in the hands of MI5.

As Michael’s distinguished Veterans Today colleagues Gordon Duff and Ben Fulford have confirmed on this website, his intelligence briefing to MOD was substantially correct and two warheads, both off an SS-19, were recovered by the US. After inspection the Department of Energy estimated their yield at 20KT.

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  1. We had a minimum of 2 false flags here in the US last weekend, on Aug 11-12 (it started on the 11th) in VA, and the other one was on the 13th, in WA. The dates, 11 and 13, I shouldn’t have to explain that, as VT should have all learned a thing or two from Capt. May. Listen up, now. The 2 events are closely related, and both phony. VA event had an organizer named JK, and a dead victim named HH. WA event had 2 cops, both named JK (JK x 2), with the dead perp named HH. Seriously, all you intel and counterintel, are those the “initials of the month”? And there is more. In both cases, the dead person (dead, or a magic trick?) is named HH. HH = Heil Hitler. How in-your-face can you get? I’d love to see what Ole Dammegard would make out of these “coincidences”, but I don’t know Ole. I do know bullshit, however, and both US false flag events reek of it. That is all.

  2. “In God we trust. All others must bring data.” – W. Edwards Deming. To his sage advice, I add this: Bring us REAL data, uncorrupted by the lies of Intel and the press. I will explain shortly.

  3. Here’s an example of what I mean about revisiting old conflicts, and changing the ending to a more positive one…Aug. 15 is the end of WWII Memorial Day in Japan. This AP story tells what happened when a WWII vet returned a flag this week, to the family of a Japanese man from whose body he had taken a flag, near a village on Saipan. (He didn’t kill the guy; mortar concussion did.) The guy’s neighbors in Japan had signed the flag, and this helped in locating the family, which had never known where in the Pacific he fell, nor had they got the body back. Now the 3 surviving siblings have a chance to find the remains. Nice video and photos. And it’s nice p.r. for the Obon Society, which helps veterans return WWII Japanese flags. My comment about all this is that a little “quid pro quo” from the Japanese gov’t would be nice!

  4. Speaking of Korea, the classic 1970 movie M*A*S*H is on TV right now, based on the book about surgery during the Korean War/UN police action. They just got done with the scene where dentist “Painless Pole” wants to commit suicide due to his ED. The doctors, aided by Catholic priest “Dago Red”, offer to dispatch him, using “black capsule”, which he takes right after the “Last Supper” tableau. And there are 2 nurses in this movie with memorable names, too: Hot Lips and Lt. Dish. The movie and book are both hilarious. And it reminds me – we used to celebrate our ethnic differences, and to laugh about them. But the DVD’s Communist franchise and the leftist press has turned the Western world into a collection of magnesium-deficient, nervous, politically correct weenies. I’m sure they would rather die than sit through a screening of M*A*S*H. Therefore, I invite POTUS to do just that – show M*A*S*H in the White House theater, and be nice about it. Invite Kim to attend.

    • And let’s not forget the black athlete/football player/neurosurgeon “Spearchucker Jones” who amiably shares “The Swamp” with 1 Southerner and 2 Yankees, all doctors. White House could announce the movie with a loudspeaker, like they would have done in Korea. “Tonight’s movie is M*A*S*H, starring Donald Sutherland, etc. That is all.”

    • Well, maybe not a movie for Mr Kim, then. Perhaps he would prefer a performance by the irreverent Randy Newman, who could start out by singing “Political Science (Let’s Drop the Big One Now)” and then follow up with a special treat for Kim, “Short People”. And then he could sing a newer song, “Putin”. Hey guys, don’t blame me for getting ideas. HBO Comedy has been on a roll today. Right after M*A*S*H, they played the 1999 romantic comedy Blast From the Past, which has a terrific soundtrack, and which starts out during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. At the end of the movie is “Political Science” with nice cartoon visuals (I’m glad they saved Australia) and then a nice bump-and-grind from “Persian Medley” to finish off. Also in the movie is the great R.E.M. anthem “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” which was the perfect antidote for the pre-Y2K jitters, and goes down well even now. We’ve been here before. The bloody news seems to be on a continuous loop tape, but it’s not. We get to revisit old conflicts, and we can change the ending to a more positive one.

  5. Thanks for the kind words for Glen Campbell. And Editor did a good job picking Dueling Banjos duet with Ashley Campbell. I once placed a bet that was based on Glen Campbell trivia. I lost the bet, and I still owe someone a steak dinner whenever they want to collect their winnings.

  6. EZ JZ.. don’t get that heart rate to far up. Mr. Shrimpton is not worth your frustration, … no offense Mr. Shrimpton.
    Iran indicated it would not develop a nuke because it is known to kill to many non combatants. This is in strict adherance to Islamic law concerning combat.

  7. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    Maybe VT publishes other views that sometimes go directly against some other articles on VT to create a cover by hiding some true stuff between the BS.

  8. So all those articles published by Gordon, Jim and others concerning Iran’s non existent nuclear weapons program are b.s. and the German DVD are behind all this .
    The same old rubbish from the same old rubbish writer.
    BTW you need to stop being a zionist shill. They must pay you well.
    You’re on the wrong side with your support for that miserable little zionist toilet.
    Iran has no nukes and you know it. You just keep spewing b.s. for israel.
    As for North Korea, it is the U.S. that is doing all the provoking. Same old m.o.: provoke a country into reacting then point the bloody finger and say,” see, we told you so.”
    As far as Venezuela is concerned , America needs to stay out. It’s economic problems are caused by Washington and the IMF loan sharks, not by Venezuela’s government.
    North Korea is an aggressor state…so what does that make the U.S.?
    You’re an ignorant fool. An idiot of the sort that is blind in one eye and cannot see out the other.
    I’m done reading your rubbish. Maybe you should get a job writing for the Sun or some other wonky British daily. The crap you post here is utter b.s.

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