N. Korera middleman, D. Rodman?
by Willy - 3/8/13 11:16 AM
is this crazy or things gotten that whacked it's come to this? Yes, it has and look who the front man or messenger here. Dennis Rodman. Oh brother, no matter how you look at it, it just comes across as weird, as least to me.
FYI, I'm reading a book of Prez. Isenhauser that settled the Korean War. he was thinking or allowed others to think he had the resolve to use "atomic weapons" to settle the war if it gotten too far along. His thinking was not "brinkmanship or sorts" but let it be known by leaks, that he considered atomic weapons plausible for use not only there but anywhere in the world should it come to that. He also, was a man of reason taught the lessons of WWII and wasn't going to be cornered into their use. He got on-board thinking this only because the reasons for wars could very well grow from small conflicts to total war if allowed to fester or not include conventional weapons hadn't been used. As time when atomic weapons became "nuclear weapons" to include the new H-bomb, the devastation was not just a city being gone or local damage but the continued presence of "fallout" which in turn no matter who dropped the bomb first could be devastating on both sides long after the war was over. So, in this climate of the 50's Ike played a critical role to show a willing yet a calm demeanor not to be so easily backed into a corner and have to resort to such weapons.
The book is enlightening and shows we were at the ready not only in Korea, bit China Formosa and even possible the Suez Canal conflict. A good example of Ike calming the waters, reducing the tensions by now easily being forced or dragged into the conflict. he allowed the old powers of UK and France to settle themselves what they got into on their own and gave pause to see what they were really doing. the possible introduction of USSR into the conflict could easily have been done, but even there the USSR was dealing with a local issue of their own concerning Hungary the great uprising at that time. In other words alot was going on and it appears it could have easily slide into a WWIII if not for cooler heads. Understand also the people surrounding Ike were too easily be called "hawks" and talked the talk and quite frankly were just as much a PITA for Ike as dealing with conflicts as they arose.
Wow, it was good reading and seems that the lesson here is that Korea better walk a straight line as if they ever launched a first srtike, they will be eliminated more now than ever. -----Willy
Ike's Bluff (title of book)