Friday, April 1, 2016

North Korea Is Now Threatening China With Nuclear War

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly lost patience with China. Reuters

Digital Journal: North Korea threatens China with 'nuclear storm'

Tensions are increasing between long-time allies North Korea and China, and now, the hermit-state has actually threatened China with nuclear retaliation.

For years now, North Korea has had only one ally, China. The vast majority of goods coming in and out of the reclusive dictatorship come from China, as does much of the country's aid. And when relations have broke down with the rest of the world, it was often China mediating the tensions. Now, however, China may have found itself on North Korea's “hit list.”

Apparently, a document issued by the Worker's Party of North Korea has denounced China for siding with the United Nations in regards to sanctions. This was no mere “screw you” document, however. The paper urged North Koreans to hit China with a “nuclear storm.”

Read more ....

Update #1: North Korea threatens China with a 'nuclear storm' -- The Week
Update #2: WWIII fears as Kim Jong-un threatens China with 'nuclear war' and declares country 'an enemy' -- Mirror

WNU Editor: If true .... this is completely unprecedented. China is going to respond  .... and it is going to be severe.


Anonymous said...

Wow, it's only April and Christmas came early! :)

Anonymous said...

Let get on fat boy

Publius said...

I respectfully suggest that this statement is not as serious as it looks at first glance.

First, the statement itself is from an unnamed "Workers Party" spokesman. This is a way for Kim Jong Un to let China know that he is annoyed, but the Fat Leader can also deny that he said it himself. Of course, everyone knows that such a statement would not be issued without the Fat Leader's consent, but North Korea can back away from such a statement easier than one from the Fat Leader's lips.

Second, I view this statement as related to the recent warning that North Korea will suffer famine. If famine happens, it will be because China does not send food aid to North Korea. With the famine warning, North Korea is telling China that their position is frail, and if China enforces sanctions North Korea's position will become desperate. Objectively, those warnings may or may not be true, but North Korea wants the world (especially China) to think they are true.

The two statements are directed at China more than any other single country. In combination, the two statements tell China that, if China squeezes North Korea, anything is possible, including North Korea's collapse. If the North Korean regime starts to wobble, the Fat Leader is telling China that all bets are off; anything could happen. I suspect that another purpose of this message is to scare China off from attempting regime change against the Fat Leader.

The point is that the Fat Leader is attempting to influence China's future behaviour, i.e. how vigorously China enforces sanctions in the future, rather than ventilating about China's vote in the U.N. or its meetings with the USA, South Korea, and Japan. Of course North Korea prefers that China be its stalwart ally, but I am sure that the Fat Leader will settle for China's quiet decision not to squeeze North Korea much.

From China's perspective, I am sure that they do not appreciate North Korea's military provocations or statements like this. But the best policy for China is to keep the Fat Leader's regime in place but weak. China has no interest in a fresh Korean war, especially a nuclear war, nor a collapse of the North Korean regime, nor a reunification of the peninsula under South Korea.

The status quo is in the best interest of China. Really, that is all the Fat Leader is asking from China in these statements..