Moon Jae-in’s Reckless Diplomacy
Is He Aiming For The Destruction Of The U.S.-South Korea Alliance?

South Korea has overstepped the boundaries of diplomacy with Japan, and is now treating their neighbor like an enemy.

There was the radar lock-on against a Japanese patrol aircraft; there was the reopening of the already-resolved dispute about Korean conscriptions in the Japanese army during WWII; there was the South Korean National Assembly speaker’s offensive remark that “the Japanese Emperor is the son of the main culprit of war crimes”; and there was their one-sided decision to disband the ‘comfort women’ fund cofounded by the governments of Japan and South Korea.

These South Korean actions are not only rude: they are a breach of fair and equitable principles. They are a quasi-hostile act and they violate the 1965 Agreement on the Settlement of Problems Concerning Property and Claims and on Economic Co-operation between Japan and the Republic of Korea.

These recent South Korean actions can hardly be seen as acts by a friendly nation. Everything about them is absurd.

Japan is indignant about these recent hostilities, but she is not the only target. South Korea’s moves against the U.S. are even worse.

The most shocking of them is South Korea’s defiance of the United Nation Security Council’s sanctions against North Korea. South Korea is smuggling refined petroleum products into North Korea. This is a major betrayal of the U.S. efforts in leading North Korea towards denuclearization.

Last December, Harry B. Harris, the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, made a statement that echoed with his suspicions about the Asian ally’s fidelity. “We must not take it [the U.S.-South Korea alliance} for granted,” he said.

In February, South Korea agreed to a small increase in their burden over the funds of stationing the U.S. troops in South Korea, but remained uncooperative throughout the negotiations.

Also in hindsight, President Trump’s past remarks about withdrawing U.S. troops from South Korea can be seen as traces of souring relations.


Why Anti-U.S. Diplomacy?

At first glance South Korea’s diplomacy may look reckless and unstable. But their anti-Japan, anti-U.S. diplomacy makes perfect sense if we were to hypothesize the following scenario.

President Moon’s political priorities are set to reunifying North Korea, and the greatest obstacle to reunification is the U.S. troops stationed in the Korean Peninsula, and the South Korean alliance with the U.S.

The problem is that if South Korea were to break off the alliance, they would end up isolated in the international community, and could become victims of heavy sanctions, much like North Korea.

That’s why they have to make the U.S. initiate the break off. That way South Korea would incur no damage of reputation, make the U.S. troops withdraw from the Korean Peninsula, and reunify with North Korea while they still possess nuclear weapons.

They can then destroy their indirect alliance with Japan through the collapse of the U.S.-Japan-South Korea chain. In the end, Moon will come out a dangerously powerful man who will threaten the peace in Asia.


The Potential of Moon’s Collapse

On the other hand, there is the possibility that the Moon administration is self-destructing. Moon has initiated socialist economic solutions to improve his economy, such as raising the minimum wage. Small to medium-sized businesses that cannot pay this new wage are being forced to dismiss their employees, and by January there were 1.22 million people unemployed. The unemployment rate hit the highest level in 19 years.

Moon’s approval rate that boasted 80% at his inauguration has dropped below 50%. Critics in South Korea even suggest that he may be dismissed from office before the end of his term in 2022.


Moon’s Unhappy End

Moon is a difficult man to grasp. But a spiritual reading in May 2017 by Master Ryuho Okawa, founder and CEO of Happy Science, uncovered that Moon lived as Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in his past life.

Mussolini began his political ascension backed by impassioned support from the people, and through oppressing other political powers he eventually established a dictatorship. But he was soon out of luck and faced a horrible end.

There is a possibility that Moon would self-destruct like Mussolini did. He is wrong and foolish to shift to anti-Japan and anti-U.S. diplomacy. If he has any bit of wisdom in him, he should refrain from reunifying Korea before North Korea gives up their weapons.

Moon Jae-in’s Reckless Diplomacy
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