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#1 In the absence of desired PLA Milbases throughout the "First Island Chain", the only thing Mahanist Rising China is gonna do wid North Korea is take it over - militarily, iff not economically vee FTAS.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-07-26 00:32||
#2 Bah. China doesn't even have that much influence over NK. They do pretty much whatever they want, since to do otherwise would result in the destruction of their system.
Posted by gromky 2012-07-26 10:12||
#3 "We have no responsibility for this government we've installed over the tribute kingdom!"
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-07-26 10:35||
#4 "Curb your dog"
Posted by mojo 2012-07-26 10:41||
#5 what exactly does the USA give up here ... to gain leverage with China. Do we trade Tibet for N Korea? We back off on pressure about the Tibet issue - look the other way while monks burn themselves to death- just so China can whisper in the ear of Kim Jon Un??
Posted by Raider 2012-07-26 13:06||
#6 Strong proponentcy of the Eisenhower containment strategy has become an institution. The US can't walk away from feeding NK, nor can the US territory of SK. If China carried the weight of this package they might shift it around a little bit to make it more manageable. Now, they poke it and each time NK becomes a media sensation.
Posted by Skidmark 2012-07-26 15:45||
#7 US gave up on Tibet long ago, except the bumper sticker front.
China would probably reign in North Korea (assist a coup) if US abandoned Taiwan.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-07-26 20:12||