Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

It was the kind of sitdown that China had long resisted: Top US officials telling Chinese counterparts how American troops would enter North Korea if the hermit regime collapsed. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent revelation that such a discussion took place would -- if true -- suggest a major shift in Chinese policy as Beijing comes under pressure to rein in its Korean War ally. For years Beijing had refused US entreaties to discuss the possible collapse of its neighbor, but top US and Chinese military officials have finally met to discuss the once-taboo topic, Tillerson said last week. Some stark topics were broached, Tillerson said: Refugees flooding across the Chinese-North Korean border, US troops entering the hermit country -- and leaving again once they had prevented nuclear weapons from falling into the wrong hands.

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Without United States presence, could North Korea become a stable democratic nation because US money is just as Chinese as theirs?

#1 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2017-12-18 05:03 PM | Reply

And China responds: Are you insane?

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-21 11:41 AM | Reply

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