North Korea to World: We're starting to make nukes now...

From CNN

Well, it seems even China can't stop this ball from rolling. I wonder how long it takes before the second guessing about fighting Iraq over North Korea gets started up again...

"Rat Boy" wrote:

From CNN

Well, it seems even China can''t stop this ball from rolling. I wonder how long it takes before the second guessing about fighting Iraq over North Korea gets started up again...

Again. We cannot go to war with North Korea unless we want millions to die. Clinton SCREWED UP. We''re going to have to buy North Korea off.

Oh really? It seems that neither bribes, cutting off oil, or saying the US will pull an Iraq on the DPRK will slow them down. This is turning into a spectacular failure in foreign policy for all parties involved.

Cue Theme from M*A*S*H*.

All parties involved indeed, the DPRK''s non-compliance with various treaties is a direct result of the severing of all ties with the North when Bush came to office. Sure, Clinton made this all possible by not pushing them around enough but the direct lead-in to this crisis was ending sunshine politics.

Now there is talk that the US will duck out of talks to be held in Beijing over the crisis. Read about it here.

Something major is about to go down which could lead to an all-out war.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...

A nice little analytical piece from the BBC. I forsee China Having a Quiet word with North Korea as any War with the South will directly affect Chinas security(and probably adversly affect it''s economy). I don''t think China are particularly impressed with North Korea''s posturing and heightening of tensions in the region.

"kegboy" wrote:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...

A nice little analytical piece from the BBC. I forsee China Having a Quiet word with North Korea as any War with the South will directly affect Chinas security(and probably adversly affect it''s economy). I don''t think China are particularly impressed with North Korea''s posturing and heightening of tensions in the region.

China does not want nuclear weapons in the hands of Japan, SK, and Taiwan. That''s their big interest.

Keg, the problem is China''s new leader Hu Jintao already warned Kim Jong Il about this whole crisis and to further emphasize his point cut off oil to the DPRK. It appears that didn''t work out.

Yes but I could see China quietly threaten N.Korea militarily or offer the US any intelligence they may have on N.Korea or the Yongbyong reactor in an effort to shut it down. After all as Ulairi pointed out China don''t want anyone around their having nukes much less threatening to use them.

If it comes to force, wouldn''t it be interesting if China offered the US the use of Chinese land for military bases, and allowed them to fly over Chinese airspace?