A Chinese state-run newspaper said Saturday that China would not engage militarily if the US conducted a surgical strike on North Korea’s nuclear facility, noting it would only resort to diplomatic channels to oppose such a move.
Beijing’s position was stated in an editorial in the state-run Global Times, a tabloid controlled by China’s Communist Party.
“If Pyongyang’s unwavering pursuit of its nuclear program continues and Washington launches a military attack on North Korea’s nuclear facilities as a result, Beijing should oppose the move by diplomatic channels, rather than get involved through military action,” Joongang Daily translated the editorial as saying.
trump is stupid but not fool to start ww3,NKorea is’nt Syria
Garbage. China will give the U.S. just enough rope to hang itself, without taking the rest of the world with it. Dumping the $U.S. would do just fine. Otherwise, prepare for a MAD end of humanity.
Yes he is that fool.
I suspect the US will conduct a surgical attack to N. Korea nuclear facilities,and it has nothing to do with Trump neither Obama. This attack has been planned many years ago, and I just hope nothing fails, and we don’t get to see millions of people dead on any side. I hope no one uses nuclear power.
Empty bluff from Chinese media.
North Korea does have the capability to bomb cities and US bases in South Korea and Japan. Things may escalate really fast after a US strike. Why did Chinese president Xi tell the parties to avoid escalation a few days ago?
I was always hoping the civilized world would recognize the North Korea regime as a terrorist state committing abominable human rights violations, but Trump will make any crisis a disaster. You fools who elects him should all move to Venezuela.
I think it means that China wants North Korea as a tradeoff. This would mean the west/ROK would then have China occupied DPRK as a next door neighbor. Which isn’t perfect by any means but perhaps far better than the alternative. All China really wants is economic goodies. You can actually talk with them and make deals. Unlike the DPRK which is just like ‘RARRR KILL! KILL! KILL!’.
This is insanity.
An American attack on North Korea’s nuclear facilities would be illegal and a massive violation of international law.
It would be almost on-par with the United Staes launching an illegal invasion of Iraq, a country that had never attacked America, that posed no ‘threat’ to its neighbors or to America, that had nothing to do with 9/11, that was not friendly or sympathetic to al-Qaeda, and that wass largely in compliance with its UN agreements.
You don’t have any ‘right’ at all to attack somebody, who has not attacked YOU, FIRST.
News Flash: Attacking people in other counties is NOT ‘defending YOURself or YOUR country’. It is forcing OTHER PEOPLE, the people IN THAT OTHER country, to defend THEMselves and THEIR country, AGAINST YOU.
Which, by the way, THEY HAVE EVERY RIGHT IN THE WORLD TO DO.
North Korea HAS EVERY RIGHT IN THE WRLD to acquire nuclear weapons if they want to.
North Korea is NOT a U.S. ‘state’.
North Korea is NOT a U.S. ‘territory’.
North Korea is NOT a U.S. ‘colony’.
North Korea is NOT a U.S. ‘protectorate’.
North Korea is a sovereign, independent NATION, as in ‘ANOTHER COUNTRY’.
They do NOT ‘report to’ you.
They do NOT need to get down on their knees and go "Oh pweeze, Uncle Sam, may we have nuclear weapons with which to protect ourselves? May we? Pweeze?"
They do NOT need your ‘permission’.
They do NOT need your ‘consent’.
They do NOT ‘need’ your ‘approval’.
If theyfeel they need to have nuclear weapons, in order to protect and defend their sovereignty and territorial integrity, especially from an American invasion, then they will have them.
And this explains why South Korea is furious at Trump. (Which nobody in the USA seems to know or understand, because they don’t listen or pay much attention to anything outside of their trailer parks ….)
Because, if the U.S. strikes North Korea, North Korea’s first target for a retaliatory strike will be .. South Korea. Its capitol is just 35 miles away from the North Korea – South Korea border. Well within range of North Korean artillery guns at the border. Of which, there are THOUSANDS.
That’s why the South Koreans are rotally pissed – NOT at North Korea, but at TRUMP.
Because, if the U.S. militarily attacks North Kora’s nuclear program, it won’t be Americans who die by the thousands as a result of North Korea’s direct response – it’ll be SOUTH KOREANS who do the dying.
Which, Herr Trump doesn’t appear to give a bleep about, since it’ll interfere with his playing golf at Mar-a-Lago.
Here is a suggestion for you:
If you don’t want North Korea to USE those nuclear weapons they’ve developed….
… don’t back them into a corner, or do anything that would cause them to feel that tehy have no other choice.
Trump was praised for bombing Syria – he thinks he will be praised even more when he attacks North Korea. Yes, he is just that stupid.
Trump was handed this mess by Obama and preceding presidents. but Ttrump is involved and will get the congrats once it is finished. Any retaliations by North Korea will be described as strong reasons for making the attack. There is a high probability that North Korea will strike back somewhere.
What makes you think the description doesn’t apply to Israel and to North Korea? israel commits 99% of the terrorism of the world. It did the Cheonan false flag that framed North Korea, the Malaysian false flag that got blamed on North Korea and now it may do the USS Vinson false flag that will be blamed on North Korea. https://apunked.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/north-korea-cheonan-false-flag/
If you get caught up in a false flag, don’t blame anyone else, blame YOURSELF because u chose to stick ur head in the sand.
That’s why Israel is busy preparing a false flag that will get blamed on North Korea. This is why the USS Vinson stopped over in Singapore for a short while. Mossad agents fitted the ship with bombs clandestinely. When they set off the bombs, North Korea will be accused of firing a missile from a submarine. Israel already did the Malaysian false flag and the Cheonan false flag (and the 9/11 false flag): https://apunked.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/north-korea-cheonan-false-flag/
Yvette Kat Please seek help for your obvious paranoiac mental condition. Obamacare will cover it.
*ALERT: ISRAELI FALSE FLAG ATTACK ON USS CARL VINSON*
Israel’s false flags:
1. 9/11 false flag–that was a nuking
2. Malaysian false flag that was blamed on North Korea
3. Cheonan false flag that was blamed on North Korea: ship was sunk.
Surgical strike.?? Then what ? I suppose the US thinks that fat boy kim will just say…thanks for that.
When the heavy artillary starts reigning down on Soul.It’s not going to end well.
What’s the alternative.? No idea.
Yvette Kat Please seek help for your obvious paranoiac mental condition. Obamacare will cover it.
@Murray Juchau Trump has no idea, either. That’s the truly frightening part. You’d think the POTUS would know more than the average person. Trimp doesn’t.
Phil Karasick Yes.Its the biggest circus I have ever seen in the White House.And I have been around a while myself.The nicest description I could give is ‘very unprofessional’.
Murray Juchau – The term "massive royal clusterf___" comes to mind quite readily for me. I have seen my share of those, but I don’t believe I have ever seen anything on this size or scale in America in my entire life. If you had told me 20 years ago that this would happen, I would have laughed in your face and walked off. I wouldn’t have even conceived that this was even possible. And to think that I actually seriously thought President George H. W. Bush was ill-advised and showed poor judgment and selecting little Danny Quayle to be his vice president running mate. Compared to Donald Trump, Dan Quayle is a Mensa Society member.
Phil Karasick Thinking about this Phil.China has always had North korea’s back.If Kim just stopped the nuke program then the US would have no reason to attack.China would still provide security against attack like it always has.
If the Chinese have indeed supplied Kim with the skills to make these weapons.I cannot see how the Chinese would benefit from this transaction.
The Chinese have a vested interest in keeping its buffer state calm and stable.As is the situation in Tibet for the same reasons.
A nuclear North Korea goes against everything the Chinese are trying to achieve.
I have zero belief that China has lost control….My only sane answer is that the Chinese are setting a trap.Or they are all in on it together and the stage has been prepared by all parties decades ago..
Can I cast your mind back a few weeks ago when the media was saying the Vinson was en route to North Korea…The North Koreans were behaving as if they really were…but it turns out that it was a lie.And they were really doing drills with the Australian Navy.Are the North Korean military that stupid to not know where the Vinson was ?? Or as I said.
Is this all a pre prepared event??
There isn’t going to be a "surgical" or any other kind of strike on NK. If the Chinese really thought there was going to be one of those, they wouldn’t say a word in public. This is all just subterfuge, meant to distract. From what? I don’t know.
American always thinks they are smart actually they are not,they are stupid.
Yvette Kat Yvette, did you forget to take your medications this morning?
When is a sweeping generalization like that ever anything but a useful contribution to a discussion?
Any strike on North Korea would result in,war and maybe a strike on S korea japan Hawai and US bases in range of NK weapons.
Have you ever been hit, really hard, on the back of the head with a baseball bat? It tends to take the fight out of you…just saying…don’t big up the annoying little Yappy Dog too much!!
North Korea is not going to stop its nuclear program, period. And for good reason.
As far as North Korea is concerned, it’s the existence of North Korea’s nuclear program which is the sole, single reason why the U.S. government has not already invaded and tried to destoy the North Korean regime. As far as North Korea is concerned, they need those nukes to safeguard the continued existence of their country. Period.
The Chinese have certain ‘red lines’ that they will not permit the U.S. to cross. They will defend North Korea from being conquered.But I don’t believe they have supplied North Korea with nuclear material or skils. They know the North Korean regime is crazy. They’re not excited about putting a nuclear popgun in the hands of a crazy person.
The problem is that Trump is not a whole lot less crazy – because he is stupid enough to think hs alleged ‘business skills’ are suitable for international diplomacy. They aren’t.
Here’s what I think happened: Trump, wanting to be seen as the ‘tough leader’ he thinks he already is, made a public threat about a U.S.c arrier armada sailing toward North Korea, because he thought it would frighten North Korea into backing down.
Maybe it did – the North Koreans did not test a nuclear device over that weekend.
Maybe it didn’t – the North Koreans DID test a missile, but it broke apart and blew up shortly after launch.
Maybe Trump knew that the USS Carl Vinson wasn’t even sailing toward North Korea – and used it as a bluff to threaten the North Koreans. Maybe HE knew the real direction of the ships, but the North Koreans, with their much more primitive and limited satellite surveilance systems, did not know.
Or maybe Trump was so imcompetent, that he didn’t even know that the USS Carl Vinson was sailing in the opposite direction from North Korea at all~!!
Did China know the truth? Probably, they have a much more advanced satellite intelligence system than North Korea. It’s fair to say they were likely paying attention to the ship’s location and direction.
Then again, the thing about ships is, they can reverse course and change direction pretty abruptly. If the USS Carl Vinson was not headed towards North Korea "at that exact time" that Trump made his threat, it certainly could have been rerouted pretty easily and quickly.
Would the Chinese have told the North Koreans about the ship’s real direction? Maybe. Maybe not. They aren’t happy with North Korea’s nuclear program because the Chinese value stability above all else, and putting nukes in the hands of a madman is the ultimate security nightmare.
Ideally the Chinese would like to control any nukes on the Korean peninsula – because, that way, they can make sure that they won’t be fired.
If China has the nukes, they can control them. If North Korea has the nukes, the Chinese can’t control them – and even China has less leverage over North Korea than people think. Their options are more limited than people realize.
If the Chinese do nothing, the Kims continue dreaming of having a nuclear deterrent ansd something to threaten South Korea with. But if the Chinese pressure North Korea too forcefully, the regime could collapse and implode – and China doesn’t want millions of North Korean refugees flooding its border.
The really, really dangerous and terrifying part here, was Trump threatening North Korea with an attack by the USS Carl Vinson. It was a huge and terrifying mistake.
When you’re dealing with a regime that is already as paranoid and bat-poop crazy as North Korea, threatening them with attack is a really, really stupid idea – because, the only thing it serves to do is to further justify and reinforce their already-existing paranoia~!!!!
When you have an American president openly talking about sending a carrier battle group, openly threatening and hinting at America making an attack with aircraft, that’s NOT paranoia!!!! THAT’S REALITY~!!
It’s NOT paranoia when there REALLY ARE people talking about bombing you~!!!
EVEN PARANOID people have enemies~!!
Could North Korea’s government, based on the threat of a naval strike on its nuclear program by America, been ramping up and preparing for a strike on South Korea followed by all-out war?
Could they have been talked out of it at the last minute by the Chinese, who assured the North Koreans that the US naval armada was not headed toward North Korea at all?
Did we just barely avoid another all-out conflict on the Korean Peninsula, thanks not to America, but to China?
John Hickman When it is accurate and truthful, which this one is.
Beware NK China will not fight for you. Think twice before making a false move.
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