China says extremely concerned after latest North Korea threats

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TheNewWorld wrote:

The US needs to let China lead on this situation. If NK does something stupid china should go in and take them out. At least give them the opportunity to be a world super power. I trust them.

Feb 06, 2013 6:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
grahamfwa wrote:

North Korea will end up like Nazi Germany if they post another stupid video of theirs that borrows from Call of Duty.

Feb 06, 2013 7:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
user4301 wrote:

It strikes me as self-conflicting that China which values peace and harmony on the peninnsular should consider winter fuel rationing which will increase hardship on Korean populace. China should consider means that do not group punish the population of North Korea for singular actions by the ruling class.

Feb 06, 2013 7:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

North Korea does not care what anyone thinks, and that includes China.
If it was Mexico doing these things, the US would have already taken care of the situation. Thankfully, the US has good neighbors north and south and their leaders are not insane.
China is scared.

Feb 06, 2013 7:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
tonydfixer wrote:

The N Korean leadership minds are in LA LA LAND. I know 12 & 14 Year old Kids that structure what they play about in a more professional manor than the top leaders run the country’s business.

Feb 06, 2013 7:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

The situation is getting out of hand, apparently, and the Chinese leadership finally begins to realize that it is facing a potential disaster with a puppy on a leash turning into a mad dog.
Even the potential of instability in the Korean peninsula is bad for China, both diplomatically and economically.
One wonders how long it will take China to move from expressing concern to real actions.

Feb 06, 2013 7:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
Jose3 wrote:

Take China’s reported concern with a big grain of salt.

Marijuana is legal in North Korea and the U.S. will do anything to make them into the evil enemy.

Feb 06, 2013 7:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
BCerentano wrote:

@ TheNewWorld…

Apparently you’re new on this planet. Welcome.

The sole reason North Korea was able to acquire nuclear know-how, and continually develop its missile program, is because of China. China blocked all attempts at the UN to prevent NK from continuing its nuclear research. They also provided financial assistance to allow NK to continue its work. Even now, all UN resolutions must be watered down at China’s insistence…. just like the Iran’s “peaceful” nuclear research.

Feb 06, 2013 9:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
Mott wrote:

Sounds like PR front as China was the driver of much of these activities.

Feb 06, 2013 10:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

The problem is that the cretins running NKR believe their own BS – they are completely irrational and could do the most stupid thing….oh, and BTW, why do they call it the Democratic…..that nation’s as democratic as a dead cat!

Feb 06, 2013 11:31am EST  --  Report as abuse

NKR in a sense needs to keep themself relevant on the war stage and make constant headlines, so they can keep constant flow of rations from rest of the world. Do you feed the dog that bark the most or feed the one that’s quiet?

Feb 06, 2013 2:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse

NKR in a sense needs to keep themself relevant on the war stage and make constant headlines, so they can keep constant flow of rations from rest of the world. Do you feed the dog that bark the most or feed the one that’s quiet?

Feb 06, 2013 2:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Globalman wrote:

China considers South Korea a US satellite and North Korea a buffer zone. Do not mistake this fact and that an unpredictable North Korea is an asset to China’s interests. They do not wish to see a united Korea. However, it appears that China is losing control of the North. This makes for speculation if the Boy Leader is in charge or is the military. With a weak US president and downgrading of the US military, it makes for a very dangerous situation.

Feb 06, 2013 2:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

@FishingatLarge

Confucius says “It is the barking dog that gets kicked or beaten”

Feb 06, 2013 2:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tougar wrote:

@FishingatLarge
Relevant like using vintage trucks to haul their rockets?

Feb 06, 2013 3:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fromthecenter wrote:

China broke it, they should own it. Maybe if we started saying that we will hold china responsible for any attack by NK on any of our interests they would step up and do something to elmer fudd.

Feb 06, 2013 3:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bobby888 wrote:

Concerned to Extremely concerned…what happened to the statement by China…China & N. Korea …likes lips and teeth. China is set to loose.
Korea will be united under S. Korean leadership.

Feb 06, 2013 4:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
embeddedart wrote:

This story illustrates everything that is wrong with North Korea. A lazy and entitled leadership class, legal marijuana, nuclear aspirations that they struggle to achieve… the list goes on. Disgusting.

Feb 06, 2013 4:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
embeddedart wrote:

The real issue here is the legal status of marijuana in the DPRK. As long as it’s legal there, the US will continue trying to undermine the country’s economic development to “prove” to the rest of the world that drug prohibition is good policy.

Feb 06, 2013 4:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DeanMJackson wrote:

All Communist nations have but one objective: The neutralization of the United States. Nothing else. As such, China’s “chastising” North Korea is the employment of the “Scissors Strategy”, where one blade of the scissors feigns disagreement with the other blade. In this particular instance, China obtains political prestige where none would be forthcoming if China and North Korea were known to be united in their common long-term objective:

“U.S. policy for dealing with the North Korean situation is inadequate because it focuses on North Korea in isolation as a rogue state, and naively seeks help from the Russians and Chinese to solve the problem. The North Korea situation and any future nuclear incident, wherever it occurs, must be seen against the background of Sino-Soviet ‘convergence’ strategy: the interaction of Russian and Chinese policy and the moves they make to derive strategic gains from critical situations should be closely studied.” – KGB Defector Major Anatoliy Golitsyn, The Perestroika Deception, March 1989, p. 46.

Feb 06, 2013 9:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
taxcorps2 wrote:

@Globalman, who wrote: “With a weak US president and downgrading of the US military, it makes for a very dangerous situation.”

Oh, yes, we totally believe your nonsense about a weak president. Just like Harry Truman was a weak (Democratic) president when he gave the go-ahead order to complete development of and use atomic bombs on Japan to end WW II.

You can go back to your other duties now in the basement of the Koch Bros. building, handling memos and instructions from Karl Rove.

Feb 08, 2013 12:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheGame2 wrote:

@Globalman: Pleeeeeze! If you stop watching FOX and get some real facts tucked into your brain you might discover that we have a very strong POTUS who is named President Obama. He’s got a brain…(which is a much different set up than The Idiot Bush) and he might just handle the situation a little differently than starting another insane republican neocon war… you know… the Bush, Cheney, and McCain approach to everything. I’d add Palin to the list but she’s too dumb to have an intelligent opinion about anything.

In addition… your belief that the U.S. military has been downgraded is again, more noise from FOX NOISE. Remember how right FOX was in predicting the 2012 election results???

Why was FOX so wrong about the election results? I’ll save your brain from over work and tell you. The reason is because all of them working at FOX and listening to FOX (and that would obviously include you) were basing the results on FOX MISINFORMATION… which is the number one thing that FOX is capable of always doing, spreading MISINFORMATION.

Do yourself a favor and enter the real world. You might change your opinion about a lot of things.

Feb 08, 2013 2:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheGame2 wrote:

@Globalman: Pleeeeeze! If you stop watching FOX and get some real facts tucked into your brain you might discover that we have a very strong POTUS who is named President Obama. He’s got a brain…(which is a much different set up than The Idiot Bush) and he might just handle the situation a little differently than starting another insane republican neocon war… you know… the Bush, Cheney, and McCain approach to everything. I’d add Palin to the list but she’s too dumb to have an intelligent opinion about anything.

In addition… your belief that the U.S. military has been downgraded is again, more noise from FOX NOISE. Remember how right FOX was in predicting the 2012 election results???

Why was FOX so wrong about the election results? I’ll save your brain from over work and tell you. The reason is because all of them working at FOX and listening to FOX (and that would obviously include you) were basing the results on FOX MISINFORMATION… which is the number one thing that FOX is capable of always doing, spreading MISINFORMATION.

Do yourself a favor and enter the real world. You might change your opinion about a lot of things.

Feb 08, 2013 2:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
blah77 wrote:

North Korea is on its last leg and sadly, I don’t think they realize it yet. With every round of defiance, China’s appetite for a unified Korea becomes more palatable. As a matter of fact, the leadership of China and South Korea has already touched base regarding that very prospect, as evident by the leaked U.S. cables. The only stumbling block is how to accomplish it without causing a failed state situation, with hundreds of thousands North Korean refugees flooding across the border into northeast China. Still, once an acceptable solution to that becomes apparent, China will most likely give its blessing for a unified Korea in exchange for preferred trade partner status, certain economic guarentees and a full withdrawal of U.S. forces from the peninsula. To China, the headaches that North Korea are causing is becoming less worthwhile with every incident.

Feb 08, 2013 2:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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