By Benjamin J. Butler
Seoul, South Korea
[We are facing ] "a geopolitical situation perhaps as dangerous as any we have faced since World War II." Jacob Rothschild, in his recently released investor report for 2014
When I heard the news of the American Ambassador to South Korea, Mr. Lippert, being attacked by knife this morning, I had some goose bumps. For a number of weeks now, I have been suggesting that something was going on in Korea. I couldn’t exactly put my finger on it, but change – even reunification – could happen. Readers might recollect that we thought it was highly significant that Obama sent one of his close confidents as Ambassador last year. This is no mere coincidence. Back in 2007 Ambassador Lippert received an e mail from then-Senator Obama saying "I miss you, brother." I think he was dispatched to the Korean Peninsula in anticipation of something. When I say to friends of mine who have had conversations with senior ex-diplomats and policymakers in China and Korea that I think Re-unification might suddenly happen in the next year or two, none of them think I am crazy. I also met a lady from an NGO that helps North Koreans integrate into South Korean society and she said that they are much more knowledgeable about global trends than in the past. Clearly information is getting in. Watch this space.