posted on May, 29 2017 @ 04:26 AM
No one is talking about this yet, but the coming 2018 Winter Olympics would appear to be between a rock and a hard place.
The only way I can see that the Olympics would be unaffected, would be for the Kim Jung Un to be removed without military action, relatively soon. If
that happened, and if the transfer of power was to someone that wanted to bring stability to the region, well then the Olympics would have a great
story line at that point, with full participation. (Does this seem likely to anyone? Maybe if China pulled it off, or if someone sane pulled off a
coup from within the regime.)
If this is resolved militarily, and as predicted North Korea does hit Seoul and the rest of South Korea hard on the way out, then it would seem
unlikely that hosting the Olympics is going to be appropriate. Remember we are only about eight months away, so if today 50 thousand people lost their
lives in a conflict, would anyone even care about the Olympics?
If this is not resolved, then I just can't see anyway around tensions continuing to rise in the months ahead. Now if athletes were reluctant to go to
Rio because of mesquito bites, then I just can't see them going someplace where there is very real danger of war breaking out. Seoul to
Pyeongchang-gun is about a 78 miles from what I can tell but it isn't all that much further from them North Korean border, so I would guess it is
also well within range of artillery fire and is probably a target as well.
Am I missing something here? Does everyone still think we will have an Olympics with full participation like it is no big deal? I just do not see that
happening. However, a search of what the back up plans may be yields nothing, so if this is not resolved might we be looking at a chance for an out
In the grand scheme of things, this is just a sporting event, but there is an enormous amount of money tied to it and surely I cannot be the only one
that recognizes the perils that lay ahead. It will be interesting to see what happens as we get closer.