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China To Kim: You’re
On Your Own, Pal

Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey

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Posted By:earlybird, 8/12/2017 10:38:12 AM

Did China just give Donald Trump a green light to retaliate if North Korea launches missiles at US soil? The Global Times, which has acted as the unofficial mouthpiece of Beijing, warned Pyongyang that any US response to an attack on its forces or soil would not be met with any resistance from China. The editorial also adds a big caveat to that green light, however: China won’t come to North Korea’s help if it launches missiles threatening U.S. soil and there is retaliation, a state-owned newspaper warned on Friday, but it would intervene if Washington strikes first. The Global

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/12/2017 10:55:38 AM     (No. 11349391)

The Chinese have no interest in a war involving the United States - its major creditor and trading partner. South Korea is also a major Chinese trading partner. Kill those golden geese for Kim? China has other interests, like getting the US to legitimize their island bases under construction.

NorK doesn´t do anything independently of China. Kim´s pitbull barks on command, and Xi extracts a price for shutting him up before he bites someone. Same old game - ask Clinton, Dubya and Obama how it´s played.

Let´s see how President Art-of the-Deal handles this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/12/2017 10:55:39 AM     (No. 11349392)

My BS meter is over in the red zone. I think China is egging NK on just to see if PDT will do something. China longs to be the voice of reason in the area, to hear them tell it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 8/12/2017 10:59:24 AM     (No. 11349396)

The time is now! If we give No Korea another 8 years they will have the technology and weaponry to hold the World hostage, or worse still, take the actions that would murder millions.

Only the terminally naive or partisan person could think they won´t share that technology with Iran and other bad actors. What then?

Kim´s father would do anything for brandy,cigars, and porn. Not so anymore.It´s a tough call, but the consequences of leading from behind for the World, and the US could be devastating.

China will do nothing.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dirtyjersey, 8/12/2017 12:06:33 PM     (No. 11349459)

The ultimate deal to be made relates to removing chubby from power. The Chinese don´t want American troops on their border, so a deal needs to be struck.

The best outcome for us is Korean reunification, and both China and the US withdraw all foreign troops. Let the Koreans be neutral like Switzerland. Not sure if the Chinese will go for it, but it sure beats the alternatives.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 8/12/2017 12:09:27 PM     (No. 11349465)

I wonder if never trumpers and the progressive extremists tone would change if the NORKs overtly placed a few rust buckets loaded with nuke tipped ICBMs in international waters just off the east and west coast targeting Seattle, SF, LA, Chicago, BOSWASH corridor, ATL, NO, Miami and other lefty, progressive enclaves to better insure targeting and to heighten the level of terror?
Whether its a nuke delivered on a missile or a miniaturized nuke, that bamster knew about back in 2013, carried in a suitcase, the NK problem remains.
Kim has demonstrated nuclear device capability, ICBM capability, miniaturization capability, and demonstrated intent (through word and deed) to do the US great harm.
Never trumpers and anti American progs who are trying to leverage this crisis for political gain and to undermine the duly elected POTUS need to be called out, and exposed for what they are and what they are trying to do.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 8/12/2017 1:22:20 PM     (No. 11349531)

Wars are won, or averted, when one or both sides conclude that it is more in their interests to do something else.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 8/12/2017 2:37:58 PM     (No. 11349608)

No one is talking about this, but...could NK be making too many demands on China? And China is tired of the demands, tired of the fat little kid who has been given the key to the summer cottage?

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