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Sunday, August 13, 2017

BEIJING (Reuters) - If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States then China should stay neutral, but if the United States attacks first and tries to overthrow North Korea's government China will stop them, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday.

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President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea and its leader on Thursday, warning Pyongyang against attacking Guam or U.S. allies after it disclosed plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific territory.

China, North Korea's most important ally and trading partner, has reiterated calls for calm during the current crisis. It has expressed frustration with both Pyongyang's repeated nuclear and missile tests and with behavior from South Korea and the United States that it sees as escalating tensions.

The widely read state-run Global Times, published by the ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily, wrote in an editorial that Beijing is not able to persuade either Washington or Pyongyang to back down.

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There goes the threat of an attack on Guam, at least.

But when the Norks set off their next atom bomb test, will Trump bomb their reactors or something?

I wonder what Kim is thinking?

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-08-13 07:07 AM | Reply

And I wonder how much pressure we can get China to put on Kim using trade tariffs? Can the Chinese convince North Korea to halt it's nuclear ICBM program if we make China hurt where it really counts?

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-08-13 07:10 AM | Reply

we make China hurt

Fantasy. There is nothing the US can do to make China hurt without putting a hole in it's own head.

Economically or militarily.

Sure, we like to talk about it.. but it ain't gonna happen no matter what.

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-08-13 08:08 AM | Reply

Sure, sure.

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-08-13 08:14 AM | Reply

will Trump bomb their reactors

He'll ban all Norks from coming into the US... never mind the fact they can't come here anyway.

If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States then China should stay neutral

That's cool.

However, everyone on earth knows the US will fire the first shot.

1. The US is mentally unstable.

2. The US is full of delusional people who elected a madman.

3. The US economy depends on war or threat of war.

4. American leadership (not just the POTUS) is not fit to clean a toilet much less run a country.

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-08-13 08:15 AM | Reply

Sure, sure.

Simple logic.

US can't defeat Afghanistan. Not even after 16 years.

We can make any excuse we like... fact is, a bunch of cave dwellers bested us.

No way in hell can we take on China.

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-08-13 08:17 AM | Reply

I figure it's all going to be done through diplomacy and the threat of tariffs. So no need to bomb the reactors if we can get them dismantled by China. And they'll do it, too, if we cut of their $463 billion a year trade imports.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-08-13 08:23 AM | Reply

it's all going to be done through diplomacy

Diplomacy... with the likes of Nirmala Randhawa... oops.. "Nikki Hailey".

Good luck with THAT.

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-08-13 08:25 AM | Reply

if we cut of their $463 billion a year trade imports.

Have you heard of One Belt One Road?

That's why the US can cut off China all it likes. All that will happen is, you'll end up gutting yourself.

#9 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-08-13 08:27 AM | Reply


...If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States ...

What does China consider an "an attack that threatens the United States" to be?

What does the United States consider an "an attack that threatens the United States" to be?

How close are those two answers?

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-08-13 01:20 PM | Reply

What does China consider an "an attack that threatens the United States" to be?

A missile (nuke or non-nuke) landing on US territory.

What does the United States consider an "an attack that threatens the United States" to be?

An insolent tweet.

How close are those two answers?

As close as BOAZ is to becoming next POTUS.

#11 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-08-13 01:47 PM | Reply

What? A JT thread that doesn't badmouth India.....oh wait har har, 'Nikki Haley!' I thought your beef was against Indians that treat other Indians in India badly...or maybe you really are the bigot I think you are...just maybe, huh?

#12 | Posted by bocaink at 2017-08-13 02:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

BTW Jeff in case you are reading this thread...JT...now that is a bonnifide racist, and I agree with a lot of his points.

#13 | Posted by bocaink at 2017-08-13 02:58 PM | Reply

maybe you really are the bigot

THIS from a Trump voter!

It would be funny if it weren't so sad.

#14 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-08-14 05:13 AM | Reply

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