Hak-Kyu Kim <Chief Advisor, Chosun-Daily News Atlanta>
Halting US- South Korea joint military drills on the Korean Peninsula and withdrawing the U.S army from the Korean Peninsula will provide a major cause for the outbreak of the third world war.
The first world war and the second world war broke out at the point whereGermany’s 3B policy connecting Berlin, Belgium and Baghdad, England’s 3 C policyconnecting Cairo, Calcutta, Cape Town, Russia’s ‘Go South’policy resulting from the quest for warm water ports, Japan’s continental policy and France’s policy of expanding oversea colonies harshly collided each other.
After the World War I and II, the German’s 3 B policy, England’s 3 C policy, Japan’s continental policy vanished leaving no trace. However, Russia’s ‘Go South’ policy seeking the warm water port has consistently existed. Also, since 2010, with its sudden rise to a country of great economic power, China has kept unfolding its ‘Go South’ policy in quest for deep water port. As a result, in2015, China formed free trade zone near Doo ManRiver located at the border line between China and North Korea. Also, in 2016, afterleasing the territory and doing drastic expanse construction on North Korea’sport at the bay of Wonsan Man, thedeepest sea in the East Asia, Chinais utilizing it as the port for both navy fleet and commercial fleet.
If the U.S. halts US.-South Korean joint military exercises and the US armed forces withdraw from South Korea, the regime of Jung Un Kim which is rampaging for the preparation for war, with Russia and China’s support on its back, will communize South Korea within 3 years of the withdrawal of the U.S. armed forces. Once Korean Peninsula‘scommunization is completed, it is certain that allthe countries in East Asia will begraduallycommunized.Also, after East Asia is communized, the wave of communism will sweep whole Europe. In the event this scenario is unfolded,blocking and fighting against the power of communism all alone will be beyond the US’s ability, and it will inevitably lead to the third world war.
From this viewpoint of international politics, I urge Mr. President Trump to grasp the flow of internationalpolitics and not to withdraw the US armed forces from South Korea.
I also cordially urge Mr. President Donald Trump to bear in mind that the former President, Mr. Jimmy Carter also set forth withdrawal of the US army from South Korea as his campaign pledge, but failed to implement his election promise due to the dynamics of international politics stated above.