Saturday, August 12, 2017

Warhammer News. China just showed us their cards....this could get complicated, they're gonna use the UN to box us in!...

via NYPost.
China issued a blunt warning to North Korea on Wednesday — telling its belligerent ally to not conduct nuclear weapons or missile tests, or it was likely to face military action by the US.

“Not only [is] Washington brimming with confidence and arrogance following the missile attacks on Syria, but Trump is also willing to be regarded as a man who honors his promises,” said the People’s Daily, the ruling Communist Party’s official paper.

North Korea should halt any plans for nuclear and missile tests “for its own security,” the newspaper said, making it clear that the US would not “co-exist” with a nuclear-armed Pyongyang.

North Korean state media threatened a nuke attack on America at any sign of aggression, as a US Navy aircraft carrier and several destroyers and cruisers steamed toward the Korean Peninsula — a force which President Trump described as an “armada.”
Hmm.  Is it me or did they just praise Trump.  Psychological warfare against our commander in chief of simply playing on his emotions/self view?

But check out this part of the same article!
 The Global Times, another paper whose stance often aligns with Chinese government policy, said Beijing would likely react strongly to any North Korean test.

“If the North makes another provocative move this month, the Chinese society will be willing to see the [UN Security Council] adopt severe restrictive measures that have never been seen before, such as restricting oil imports to the North,” the paper said.
Story here. 

My read on this?  China is gonna try and use the UN to box us in!  Notice what is being said here?  If the North does another test then China will support severe restrictive measures?

That in effect is an attempt to nullify Trump's red line!  I wouldn't be surprised if we see a UN meeting called by the Chinese to put forward this option before the end of the month.

That way the US will be placed in a weird place.  If we veto it we'll be "wanting war and ignoring a chance for peace".  But we will be left with a N. Korea that has nuclear weapons pointed at our major cities.  If we don't then we're still left with nukes pointed our way (by a third world nation) and will be made a pariah to the rest of the world because we acted in our own interests.

My advice to the Trump administration?

Don't fall for it.  We can't rely on China to solve this situation.  They've analyzed things too long, acted too late and allowed this situation to reach an outcome that is unacceptable.

If we live with this decision then we are opening the door to similar actions by other hostile regimes.  The previous presidents failed.  Diplomacy has failed.

We cannot allow this.

Sidenote:  I am still wondering about one thing.  Why now?  How did this suddenly become an issue in 2017.  Were our intel agencies asleep in 2015-16?  Was Obama unaware?  How do we have perfect visibility on what the N. Koreans are doing now (with regard to their nuke program) but we were in the blind for the past decade?  This thing smells.  If true we need to deal with it and reconstruct our intel agencies while we're doing it.  If not true and we're being spun then we need to reconstruct our intel agencies and put more than a few people in jail.

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