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User Info Handicapping The Norks; entered at 2017-08-11 16:08:04
Nonsensical
Posts: 111
Registered: 2017-06-16 Los Angeles, Ca
China arming North Korea has to be one of the dumbest things I've seen a country do. North Korea doesn't have to reach the US, they only need to reach major cities in China and Japan.

Who knows what's going on behind the scenes, but I don't see how at this stage this is beneficial to China to let North Korea, an unpredictable country, continue. I'm sure they thought they could control it, until, well, they can hold China hostage.

So the question is, does China behind the scenes get the US to clean it up? Obviously these conversation would be insanely secret. I'm not even sure China at this point could do it themselves because if north Korea could launch a regional nuke, well, China will eat a couple.

Definitely it's a mess, and I don't see who actually benefits from allowing North Korea to keep going. But the US is in the best position to do it as we're out of range of potential retaliation if possible. At least our cities are.

But who knows, but I'd be surprised if China would actually intervene on North Korea's behalf. It's a problem they have and created, but they'll get us to clean it up. China doesn't like or trust North Korea any more than we do.
2017-08-11 16:08:04