[This article was revised and expanded on February 12, 2018]
Despite all efforts of the paranoid and unpredictable US regime, the Koreans are making love not war during the 2018 Winter Olympics. The US regime is furious and pulling out all the hate stops to tarnish North Korea, and try and put South Korea back on the US colonial leash. While not exactly an anti-colonial attack dog, South Korea's democratically elected peace-president Moon Jae-in is showing signs that he is not an America poodle either.
Every four years the US regime uses the Olympics as a political weapons to rain chaos and hate. Historically the Olympics are for bringing the world's best athletes together in celebration of world unity, human dignity, fraternity among all nations and the possibilities that exist when nations come together in peace.
Happiness, unity and peace are a threat to the paranoid US regime, which is dedicated to war, death, and chaos. Like a drone hurling bombs at wedding parties and funerals, the unpredictable US regime tries to sabotage anything good and decent that might come from the Olympics. Such a large gathering of world leaders, athletes and the people sets off the military-industrial-complex's algorithm of a high profile target in need of a signature strike.
As Obama said , "I have two words for you, Predator Drone; you won't even see it coming". It worked for Obama during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. From the time of the announcement in July of 2007, for almost eight years until 2014, Russia was preparing for the celebration of its emergence like a phoenix from the ashes of chaos sown by US infiltrators of neoliberalism, looting of the state's enterprises, and imposing killer-austerity on Russian citizens during the decade of the 1990's.
The US economic advisors to Russia's drunken president Boris Yeltsin led Russia down a yellow brick road they said would lead to a golden transformation from communism to Western style capitalism. When the neoliberal transformation turned into a train wreck the US Nobel Prize winning economists from the Chicago School of Economics said it was just a temporary hard landing. The Russians had had enough of US-style voodoo economics and elected Vladimir Putin as their leader. Putin told the Chicago Boyz thank you very much, showed the esteemed economic shamans to the exit door and kicked them out. The US would never forgive Putin and they would go on to do everything they could to shun, vilify and regime-change him.
During the years while Vladimir Putin was engineering a recovery of Russia's economy, the US regime was spending $5 billion plotting a coup d'etat in Ukraine. The putsch was timed for when Russia would be distracted with joy and celebrating the Sochi Olympics. To prepare the US public for a resumption of a US-led Cold War the international cartel of Western propaganda organs, led by the New York Times and the Guardian, began laying the groundwork of anti-Russian propaganda. The propagandists led a vilification project that Vladimir Putin is a thug, homophobic, kills journalists, invaded Georgia, and is an evil dictator. Later they would accuse him of invading Ukraine. Anti-Russian propaganda is designed to turn the truth upside down.
While the Russians and the rest of the world celebrated the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, US backed and instigated fascist agent provocateur snipers instigated a violent overthrow of Russia's neighbor (and the " heart of Russia's historical civilization") Ukraine and its democratically elected government.
Later fascist atrocities, such as in Odessa, against ethnic Russians would get a restrained response from Putin. (In the " you can't make this stuff up department, US asset Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia who fled criminal arrest would be given Ukrainian citizenship and appointed governor of the Odessa region, then stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship and flee to the USA in 2017.) When the historically Russian Crimean Peninsula's ethnic Russian population voted in a referendum to rejoin Russia, Putin would be accused of invading Crimea by the Western propaganda.
The US in its ruthless pettiness always looks for an opportunity to rain on the parade of some other country that it wants to punish for not being one of its lackeys. For the 2018 Winter Olympics the US has been ramping up tensions and imposing more economy killer-sanctions (i.e. embargo-blockade) on North Korea. Planned or not, the economic embargo could have shined an even brighter looking contrasting spotlight to make the US dominated Western-style capitalist Sought Korean so-called " miracle economy" look even brighter. Miracles only happen in fairytales, and South Korea's miracle economy took billions of dollars in US aid, and a US $55 billion bailout of South Korea's economy in 1997. South Korea did not develop under democracy and capitalism; it developed under military dictatorship and a centrally planned economy.