Wednesday, April 12, 2017

China Issues More Warnings To North Korea (Updated)



Global Times editorial: Is North Korea nuclear crisis reaching a showdown?

US President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that "North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them!"

North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly convened on Tuesday. A few days later, North Korea will mark the birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Il-sung on April 15, also known as the Day of the Sun. Pyongyang likes to launch nuclear activities as a political salute around this date. Therefore, April is widely seen as a high-risk period for new nuclear tests by North Korea.

The US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is headed toward the Korean Peninsula after abruptly turning back from sailing to Australia, and Trump sent a warning via his tweet. These are probably related to reports that satellite surveillance shows North Korea is likely to conduct new nuclear tests.

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Previous Post: Chinese President Xi Calls President Trump To Discuss The North Korean Crisis

Update: China Warns North Korea Situation Has Hit "Tipping Point", Threatens "Never Before Seen" Measures (Zero Hedge)

WNU Editor: China and the U.S. are definitely working/coordinating together on the issue of North Korea .... Whatever Trump said to China about North Korea, it seems like it worked (Business Insider). But will it produce a restrained North Korea .... I have my doubts.

11 comments:

Gunsmithing, rifles and shotgun said...

I wonder if Trump traded the South China Sea for China taking on NK?

B.Poster said...

Gunsmithing,

Three possibilities:

1.) In all likelihood the US would have had to give up something for assistance from china with North Korea. If this is the South China Sea, our only interests there are to ensure "made in China" gets to the USA and China has big business in the USA. "Sold to USA" is big business for China. while arrangement does need some adjustment, neither side is interested in seeing it end entirely. I'm sure that is in consideration as well. Essentially US interests are not harmed if China controls the South China Sea as long as "made in China" can get to the USA and "sold to USA" from China can get back to China.

Like this? Don't like it? Doesn't matter it's real politic. Get used to it. Our interests in this simply don't align with some of the residents of the region who have territorial interests there. Of course in the case of South Korea, they had over 60 years to prepare for their own defense absent the USA. When we outsource something as important as our national defense to someone else, trouble should be expected. Who does America take care of first with its limited resources? American babies or South Korean babies? If a government is sensible, I think we know the answer to that. As such, a trade of this type would probably be equitable for America assuming we mechanisms are in place to ensure the Chinese honor their end of the deal.

Is DJT capable of making such a deal? Nah, probably not. He looks and acts like a big dumb oaf. His idea of a deal has been I hold all the all cards here, you hold none, you do what I say, it's my way or the highway, you need to deal, I can hold out, and then I'm going to write me a book on the "art of the deal." Deal making is easy when you hold all the "cards." Not so much when you don't. Maybe I misread Trump. I've been wrong before.:-( If he can make this deal, awesome!! We et help with North Korea, China gets its South China Sea holdings which aren't of significance to us anyway as I've already explained what we need and why it is in the best interests of both China and the US to keep the trade relationship, and American forces FINALLY get to leave South Korea.

2.) North Korea overplayed their hand and now China is p!sed as well. If so, bye bye Kim. China takes care of the problem, we don't have to lift a finger except our over priced easily sunk aircraft carriers can sit out in the ocean and look really, really cool. I'm sure china has intel on the locations of North Korean weapons and weapons systems as well as cyber warfare capabilities that will allow them to take down fat boy before he can so much as a whimper, Meanwhile DJT can run his fat mouth about how tough he is and sail our shiny easily sunk aircraft carriers back home. Take all the credit you want buddy while the adults handle the problem.

3.)The Chinese are playing with us. When expecting Chinese help with North Korea, I'm reminded of a cartoon. Think Charlie Brown, Lucy, and football.

2 or 3 are the most likely possibilities. I'm trying to reinvent myself here and have a sense of humor. I'm sure I'm not there yet but will work on it. Lol.

fazman said...

Just remember that none of this has happened in the last 8 years so you can thank the Don for his brilliant poker game that got the ball rolling.

fazman said...

So if china takes military action and hits NK infrastructure wouldnt kim simply stick with his plan A and bombard the dmz causing u.s retaliation regardless then trll xi "here, clean up the mess?"

King Aragon said...

Good thery

Anonymous said...

I described the deal 2 weeks ago and you guys didn't believe

fazman said...

You dont know what the deal is

Anonymous said...

I'm going to guess that China already has the next leader of NK picked out, it's now just the question of how they can cut the head off and stick him in there...and I wouldn't expect a conventional invasion.

fazman said...

Obama?

Jay Farquharson said...

"discussion. Mr. Trump said he told his Chinese counterpart he believed Beijing could easily take care of the North Korea threat. Mr. Xi then explained the history of China and Korea, Mr. Trump said.

“After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy,” Mr. Trump recounted. “I felt pretty strongly that they had a tremendous power” over North Korea,” he said. “But it’s not what you would think.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-says-he-offered-china-better-trade-terms-in-exchange-for-help-on-north-korea-1492027556



Jay Farquharson said...

"was sitting at the table, we had finished dinner," Trump told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. "We're now having dessert—and we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen—and President Xi was enjoying it."

Bartiromo then said it was "brilliant" that the missiles were "unmanned."

"It's so incredible. It's brilliant," Trump agreed.

Then Trump appeared to momentarily forget which country the United States had attacked last week, naming Iraq instead of Syria."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/04/12/president-trumps-throughly-confusing-fox-business-interview-annotated/?utm_term=.4d6b726dc2f1