North Korea Alerts

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  1. Falcon

    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Satellite photos show North Korean nuclear site 'primed and ready'

    (CNN) North Korean monitoring service 38 North said Wednesday the country's Punggye-ri nuclear site is "primed and ready" for a sixth nuclear test.

    "The activity during the past six weeks is suggestive of the final preparations for a test," 38 North analyst Joseph Bermudez told CNN.
    Their prediction comes as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that North Korea may have the capability to deliver missiles equipped with sarin nerve gas.
    He and other analysts pore over commercial satellite imagery of the testing site, looking for signs of activity similar to that prior to other tests.

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    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/asia/north-korea-nuclear-site-punggye-ri/
     
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    T-123456 Captain Staff Member International Mod

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    some Tomahawks should do the job if Trump is serious.
     
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    And some american sailors should feed crabs.
    New Korean War - Russia, China and North Korea against USA, South Korea and some other losers?
    May be, may be not - Russian cruiser "Varyag" with frienship visit to Pusong can show, that South Korean goverment don't want to die just for Yanks fun.
     
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    T-123456 Captain Staff Member International Mod

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    Why so serious and upset?
    Russia wont engage in a war for North Korea so forget that,even China wont.
    And if they are the ''losers'',Russia China and North Korea will be the ''winners'',so dont worry be happy.
     
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    China really seems like the "loser" in this situation. Let's examine some possibilities with regards to China and North Korea.

    • Maintain the status quo and tolerate living with "Krazy Kim."
    • Refute North Korea and embargo it or act against it diplomatically, creating tensions with North Korea.
    • Attack North Korea.
    • Let the US attack North Korea, absorbing a wave of refugees and development costs and economic losses (Chinese investment in North Korea).
    • Don't accept refugees and maintain a completely neutral stance.
    • Attack the US or its allies.
    • Let the US and its allies attack North Korea, but send Chinese peacekeepers and troops to protect Chinese economic assets and create a buffer zone.
    • Remain militarily neutral, but assist with post-war rebuilding and resettlement
    Not really a good option in any scenario with the exception of the last choice. The only way I believe China comes out a winner if the status quo is accepted is if it accepts North Korean refugees, remains militarily neutral and helps with the post-war development while refraining from antagonizing the US, South Korea or Japan.

    Remaining neutral is also part of the Chinese political identity which stresses non-interference in other countries affairs. True, that'd likely change if there's another Korean War, but wouldn't it also set a precedent if there's another war in Vietnam? That'd put China's non-interference and global harmony mantras in a bit of a rhetoric bind.

    China is damned if it does, damned if it doesn't if Korean War 2.0 occurs. I has a lot to lose and little to gain, which is why, for all its faults, maintaining the sanctity and viability of the Kim Administration has been the Chinese go-to option. It really is, paradoxically, the most stable from a Chinese perspective.
     
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