Saturday, October 1, 2016

Chinese Media: There Will Be A Price To Pay For The U.S. Deploying An Anti-Missile Defense System In South Korea



Reuters: China paper says U.S., South Korea will 'pay the price' for planned missile system

The United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defense system which will inevitably prompt a "counter attack", China's top newspaper said on Saturday.

Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high this year, beginning with North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January, which was followed by a satellite launch, a string of tests of various missiles, and its fifth and largest nuclear test last month.

In July, South Korea agreed with the United States to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to protect against any North Korean threats.

South Korea aims to deploy the system on a golf course, a defense ministry official said on Friday.

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More News On China's Objections To The U.S. Deployment Of An Anti-Missile Defense System In South Korea

China reiterates objections to anti-missile system -- CCTV
US will pay price for THAAD deployment, Beijing mouthpiece People's Daily says -- CNBC
US, South Korea will ‘pay the price’ for planned missile system -- Asia Times
China says THAAD anti-missiles ‘severely undermine’ security as Seoul picks deployment site -- RT
'US, South Korea will pay the price if Thaad is deployed on Korean peninsula' -- IBTimes
China-South Korea tensions grow over THAAD, fishermen deaths -- Nikkei Asian review

5 comments:

Aizino Smith said...

Jay Farq can use the same argument against SK as he does about Ukrainian membership into NATO.

After all SK is right on the border of China and who the farq are we to make an ally of a nation on the border of China.

Who are the farq are we to assist SK or Japan?

Does it matter that NK lobs missiles over SK and Japan? Farq no!

Jac said...

Here we go again: when the West complain about militarization of South China Sea they say "we can do what we want at home". But other countries have to have China permission to do the same. Well, we can't expect a different behavior from a dictatorship.

fazman said...

Expect a counter attack from a defensive countermeasure?
Makes no sense lol, dont launch and it wont be used, simple really.

Jay Farquharson said...

China believes that the THAAD deployment is "aimed" at Chinese missiles and aircraft. Because of that, if there is even a limited military conflict between China and the US, the THAAD site in South Korea is a primary target for the Chinese Military.

Even if South Korea want's to "sit the conflict out", China will still strike at the THAAD site early in the conflict.

South Korea will either have to take the loss, or join in the fight.

B.Poster said...

fazman,

"Expect a counter attack from a defensive countermeasure?" You're quire right.

The THAAD system is completely unnecessary without the North Korean threat. Furthermore China and NK understand the US is not going to use its nuclear deterent in defense of SK as this would only mean a nuclear response by these countries against the US and since SK does not have a nuclear deterent of its own both China and NK understand they can act with impunity doing essentially whatever they want and when they want.

I'd suggest SK become nuclear armed with a robust arsenal of between 100 to 200 nuclear warheads along with the means to deliver them forthwith. If the US can assist, we should do so.

SK will use their nuclear arsenal to defend themselves or perhaps do even more than that such as advance their interests and China and NK should be aware of it. Such a development would definitely put a check on their behavior and it would probably include relations with SK.