“U.S. scripts North Korea ‘playbook'” – Spring 2013 Korean peninsula tension deliberate policy of US occupiers [CNN Security Clearance blog]

Not only was the exact opposite of the reality of the situation drummed into the brains of the citizens of the US and its allies/puppets, along with smotherings of fear and paranoia,…Isn’t it wonderful that while the sequestration cuts cause pain all across the land, outrageously provocational and perennial war-gaming in occupied south Korea not only can’t be diminished, it’s got to escalate. – Zuo Shou

April 4, 2013

by Barbara Starr

The Obama administration established a “playbook” of pre-scripted actions and responses to the last several weeks of North [sic] Korean rhetoric and provocations, an administration official said Thursday.

The plan, the official explained, basically details “if the adversary does this, we do this, we say this.”

The scripted actions included an increased show of U.S. military force – such as the flying of B-2 bombers – during the annual U.S.-South Korea military exercise, the Foal Eagle.

“Eyebrows started to go up when it was clear Foal Eagle was going to be protected from the budget cuts of sequestration,” the official said, referring to the forced federal spending cuts that went into effect in March.

The playbook planning actually began under former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, but was picked up and supported strongly by now-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the official said.

Details of the playbook were first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The administration official declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the situation…

CNN’s Chris Lawrence contributed to this report

Excerpted by Zuo Shou

Full article link: http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/04/u-s-scripts-north-korea-playbook/

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