North Korea ” leader ” Kim Jong Un
…China is North Korea’s historical ally. Without quiet support from Beijing, analysts say
the Kim dynasty would have collapsed long ago. Now though, China is losing patience with Kim Jong-Un’s belligerence. There are few obvious signs of that happening. Either China isn’t bothering with the
pressure, or it doesn’t have as much influence as it would like to think it has (and
everyone else would like to hope it has). “[Kim Jong Un] finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets of the [Korean People’s Army], ordering them to be on standby for fire so that they may strike any time the U.S. mainland, its military bases in the operational theaters in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea,” the state-run KCNA news agency stated.
The B-2 flights, the news service said, showed America’s “hostile intent,” calling them “reckless.”
The United States and South Korea insist the joint military exercises they launched in early March are purely defensive.
the scary thing is about Pakistan . The Pakistanis have , as you will see below , a full nuclear capability , with all three legs of the nuclear triad … air , land , & sea …
English: Barack Obama (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
… the Pakistanis have been well known for playing fast and loose with the P.R.C. . Worse , they are actively co – operating in nuclear terms with Iran and North Korea … and they share a border with Iran …
… thankfully , they do not with the D.P.R.K. (North Korea) . It would be very difficult for them to get their hands on more advanced nuclear weapons designs , given Pakistan ‘ s dependence on US $$ , and ever – tighter sanctions that the UN Security Council has placed on them , and their own economic weakness …
You’d think it was in China’s interests to tell the country’s young leader to cool it. The
higher the rhetoric, the more we’ll see sophisticated American military hardware on the
Korean Peninsula. B-2 Stealth bombers at China’s back door this week can’t have pleased Beijing. The geo-political implications for China are tricky. Too much pressure on Pyongyang might
cause its collapse. That would be great for the impoverished people inside the country and
a result for the West, but not for China. There would probably be a massive flood of refugees across the northern border. Remember the politics too. China and North Korea are both Communist countries – there is a
loose political allegiance. A collapse would probably lead to a re-unified Korea allied with the Americans – too much
and too close for Beijing to stomach.