The Rhetoric Ratchets Up: China Wants Us to Let North Korea “Shoot First”. Of Course, They Do.
“North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.” – President Donald J. Trump, 4 months ago
Reuters.com reports that
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.
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.
“It needs to make clear its stance to all sides and make them understand that when their actions jeopardize China’s interests, China will respond with a firm hand,” said the paper, which does not represent government policy.
“China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten U.S. soil first and the U.S. retaliates, China will stay neutral,” it added.
“If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.”
China has long worried that any conflict on the Korean peninsula, or a repeat of the 1950-53 Korean war, could unleash a wave of destabilizing refugees into its northeast, and could end up with a reunified county allied with the United States.
North Korea is a useful buffer state for China between it and U.S. forces based in South Korea, and also across the sea in Japan.
The Global Times said China will “firmly resist any side which wants to change the status quo of the areas where China’s interests are concerned”.
“The Korean Peninsula is where the strategic interests of all sides converge, and no side should try to be the absolute dominator of the region.”
So, China wants us to let the Korean Madman, Kim Jong Un, “shoot first”.
I’m sure they do.
The question is,
Can we effectively shoot North Korea’s missile out of the sky?
In order to answer that question, I used my now-famous “Google Fu” and came up with articles from both NBC and CNN, which claimed that our Missile Defense System would allow some of the missiles to hit their targets.
In fact, CNN’s article read as if they were cheering for the North Koreans.
I knew Troop Derangement Syndrome was pervasive in the Main Stream Media, but I didn’t know one of its symptoms was treasonous propaganda.
One of the section headings in the article is “Calling America’s Bluff”.
Does the following post from Foxnews.com sound like we’re bluffing?
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that war with North Korea would be “catastrophic,” casting a dire tone after President Trump unleashed a string of warnings to the rogue nation.
“The American effort is diplomatically led, it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results and I want to stay right there right now,” Mattis said while speaking with reporters in Mountain View, California.
“The tragedy of war is well-enough known it doesn’t need another characterization beyond the fact that it would be catastrophic,” Mattis continued.
Secretary Mattis’ remarks followed days of escalating threats between North Korea and the U.S. When asked about the United States’ readiness if North Korea were to take action against the U.S. or another country, KNTV reported that Mattis replied: “I don’t tell the enemy in advance what I’m going to do … We’re ready.”
Mattis pointed out the United Nations Security Council’s unanimous vote last week to characterize North Korea’s statements as a “threat to the world’s community.”
“How often to do you see France, China, Russia, the U.S. voting unanimously on any issue?” Mattis asked.
For the past eight years, America’s enemies were having a big laugh among themselves at our expense.
First, Petulant President Pantywaist sent an ill-prepared Feminist Snob to deal with world leaders who viewed her as a rank amateur, riding the legacy and coat tails of her husband, the Former U.S. President.
Then, he replaced her with a traitorous gigolo who made his wealth by marrying into it. And, who made his fame by testifying against our own military.
And then, there was their boss, an individual who had never really held a job in the real world, and, as described in the book, “The Peter Principle”, had risen to his level of incompetence.
Those who despise America and what we stand for literally had their way for eight long years.
Now, in the span of 7 1/2 months, they have been slapped in the face by the cold realization that America is no longer their doormat and their threatening of our Sovereign Nation will no longer be tolerated.
America now has a President who says what he means and means what he says…and he has a Secretary of Defense who bears the nickname of “Mad Dog” for a good reason: He is a soldier. Not a pencil-pushing bureaucrat.
I hope that the Fat Brat in North Korea has been paying attention.
I also hope that China realizes that Petulant President Pantywaist is no longer propping his Air Jordans up on the Resolute Desk.
Otherwise, they are both about to have a very harsh “Reality Check”…as Toby Keith would say, “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue”.
Until He Comes,