China Prepares Countermeasures Against South Korea Missile Shield

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The recent deployment by South Korea of the controversial US-made Terminal High Altitude Area ­Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system in response to potential ballistic threats from North Korea, has led to a furious response by China, whose first-strike ability would be compromised under the existing military configuration.  And as BBC reports, "the deployment in South Korea of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system has been slammed by Beijing. Now the Chinese Communist Party is calling on its people to embrace their ill will towards their neighbours" and notes that as anti South-Korea fever sweep China, local school students chant "Boycott Sth Korea!", and smash South Korean appliances as the "communist Party unleashes anti-Korea spirit."

However, while eliciting up a traditional nationalistic response by China was to be expected, what is more troubling is that according to the South China Morning Post, China is set to deploy anti-radar countermeasures which will neutralize the South Korean THAAD. The THAAD system consists of a sophisticated radar and interceptor missiles designed to spot and knock out incoming ballistic missiles.

Speaking to retired PLA general Wang Hongguang, the SCMP reports that China knew it might not be able to stop Seoul deploying a US anti-missile system "and was prepared to counter with its own anti-radar equipment." The comments came as a South Korean court’s decision to uphold the impeachment of former president Park Geun-hye had fanned hopes Seoul might put plans for the Terminal High Altitude Area ­Defence system on hold.  Park supported the installation of the system to help protect South Korea against threats from North Korea, which Beijing says can peer through China’s defences. However, such a de-escalation does not appear to be imminent.

Wang, former deputy commander of the Nanjing Military Region, said China could not take the chance the next South Korean president would change policy and roll back the deployment, and added that Beijing had measures in place to neutralize THAAD’s radars.

We will complete our deployment before THAAD begins operations. There is no need to wait for two months [before the election of the next South Korean president],” he said on the sidelines of the political sessions in Beijing. “We already have such equipment in place. We just have to move it to the right spot.”

Going even further, Yue Gang, a military commentator and former People’s Liberation Army colonel, said China could either destroy THAAD or neutralise it. However, he hedged by adding that “destroying [THAAD] should only be an option during wartime." However, China could and would interfere with the system’s functions through electromagnetic technology, he said. Yue said an ideal place to install the Chinese equipment was on the Shandong peninsula on the country’s east coast, opposite South Korea.

Quoted by SCMP, Fu Qianshao, an aviation equipment expert with the PLA Air Force, said China could also send planes – manned or unmanned – to fly close to THAAD to interfere with its radar signals. All the country’s armed forces had the capacity to interfere with radar signals, Fu said.

Wang said China’s chief concern was not just with South Korea’s deployment of the American system but also the United States’ broader potential to contain the region in a sophisticated web of missile defence systems in Japan, Singapore, the Philippines and even Taiwan.

Stated differently, the ongoing diplomatic escalation between China and South Korea over THAAD is really just China lashing out against the ongoing interefence by the US, which seeks to blanket its allies in the region in a mesh that would eliminate China's tactical first strike advantage, in the process putting the precariouar nuclear balance of power in the region in jeopardy, the same way that the deployment of the US Aegis ashore anti-missile shielf system in Eastern Europe has put Russia on edge, as it too, has lost its first strike capabilities, if only for now.  The question, for both China and Russia, is what deterrence they will unveil in response, as a "game theoretical" layout in which two nuclear-armed superpowers suddenly finds themselves questioning their offensive supriority never leads to favorable outcomes, at least in (game) theory.

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Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) Mar 13, 2017 8:52 PM

We gonna go hot??

I really can't believe the story about a Seal Team getting ready to take out that fat bastard?

We should be pressuring China to put a halt to fatty.

greenskeeper carl's picture

don't these things barely even work? Weren't their test firing hitting only like 50% of their targets?

And China has every reason to want little Kim to stay in power. They don't want a massive refugee crisis. Neither does SK. Fucked up as it sounds, the status quo is what it's neighbors prefer.

TrajanOptimus's picture

Shooting a bullet mid flight with another bullet 50% of the time is more of a success than you think.


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flicker life (not verified) TrajanOptimus Mar 14, 2017 2:35 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

Muh Raf's picture

Of course THAAD is only pointing at North Korea. /sarc And who remembers the missile shield being proposed to defend the US from Iran? What a bunch of tw*ts American pond life are to believe any of this b*ll*cks. The world would be a much better place without them.

Giant Meteor's picture

Just posted this on another thread ...

These folks a GEARING UP .. something wicked this way comes ... 

Warnung, Warnung !

The Continued demonizing of Vlad Putin

Fareed Zakaria, now doing exposé on Vlad, via MSM (CNN) "documentary." I know this because someone just turned the tv on and it is blaringly loud, so I listen.  Fareed narrates, "the most powerful man in the world is also very popular," he goes on ..

OMFG, "he grabbed a piece of Ukraine," then they immediately went there with the Hitler meme.

NOW, comparing the Putin movement to the TRUMP movement ...

Holy shit!

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) Giant Meteor Mar 13, 2017 9:05 PM

I watched it too. Talk about pure propaganda! CNN even had a hashtag on the screen the entire time.

I also watched the latest SGT Report video on Utube, it was good. All about the Rothschilds and and the 15th and the ides of March.

I am going to the bank tomorrow to take out excess cash.

Notveryamused's picture

Or China using it as a guise to put measures in place to help neutralise North Korea in upcoming overthrow. A 'joint' operation.

NoDecaf's picture

Everything looks alright, let's escalate this further.

Have WaPo or SNL for that matter, do a bit about their Dong Feng not being as big as our THAAD.



moneybots's picture

Fareed Zakaria, now doing exposé on Vlad, via MSM (CNN) "documentary."


Propagandery. CNN is a propaganda operation, not a news organization.

Giant Meteor's picture

Well it seems to me, they're hot to go hot .. Some Where ..

mOjO17's picture

Maybe it's all part of negotiation...

China allows NK Fatty to be taken out and THAAD goes away...

Ms No's picture

The Seal team story was not to be believed.  No Seal team story is ever to be believed.  Don't buy  into the Alice in Wonderland/Zero Dark Thirty version of reality.  It's just posturing and threats.



How does this work if each side has multiple layers of defense systems? 

Giant Meteor's picture

Mutually Assured Destruction ..

Dilluminati's picture

Funny but the guy in NK is similar to the guy in Turkey in respect to natiions that don't want a problem but have one.

China is going to have to admit the facts and deal with the guy in NK.

lets see how this works out?

You'd think all the NK would be welcome in China?

Comrade and all that good stuff.. comrade this and comrade that...

not so much, NK calls the shots and China dances that tune

LN's picture

Just shut down all of our ports receiving their worthless junk.  We'll be just fine, and they will lack the funds, and future tech to steal, to be much of a problem.


HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) LN Mar 13, 2017 9:02 PM

Didn't the US allow the sale of the Port of Long Beach to the Chicoms? Hard to shut down what someone else legally owns.

LN's picture

Not really, you just take it from them, and kick their worthless butts out.  What are they going to do about it?


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HRH Feant (not verified) LN Mar 13, 2017 9:11 PM

It was stupid to allow the sale in the first place. Unless things go hot it would look very bad to shut the place down due to property laws. Even if things go hot, unless China nukes someone I can see the left screaming "the fascists are here, the fascists are here." I hate lose/lose scenarios. Not good.

LN's picture

Un is China's sock puppet,  and they are planning to neutralize any attempt made to counter Un's "lunacy" (Beijing's Plans).  Anything Un does, Beijing ordered.



TrajanOptimus's picture

Eminent domain.

Give them 50$ and tell them to fuck off.

richsob's picture

If they deploy something to protect China, I can understand that; it's only to be expected.  However, if they deploy something to protect North Korea, I have a real fuckin' problem with it.  If that happens then I'll forever say "no more Mr. Nice Guy" in dealing with China.  China is a cast iron kingdom on a foam foundation.  A really serious trade war or a currency war would hurt the U.S. but it would cause a revolution in China.  I live on the West Coast.  To hell with North Korea being allowed to get nukes that can hit the mainland.

Dilluminati's picture

I say build a wall and make California pay for it.

NoDecaf's picture

Question is - when has North Korea ever threatened the US that was NOT as a reaction?

Get a map and look at it... It's a peninsula... Where are they going to go even if they in their wildest dreams rolled up South Korea?

People need to chill the fuck out and back off that globalist kool aid.

rejected's picture

"However, if they deploy something to protect North Korea, I have a real fuckin' problem with it."

And here is the US deploying missiles to supposedly protect Europe, Japan and S. Korea,,, while bombing the shit out of almost every sandbox in the ME and N. Africa.

The hypocrisy force is strong with Americano's

TrajanOptimus's picture

Putin is actively harassing the region with a potential land grab.

The only good moose lamb is a dead moose lamb.

ZERO hypocrisy.

The Joker's picture

You know, at this point I'm think NK never fired any missiles. 

Back in the day, Korea split because half of them didn't want the US to rule over their country, they became NK.  The half that had no problem with the US coming in and setting up shop became SK. 

It stinks of Lybia.  It stinks of Iraq.  It stinks of Syria.  It stinks of Iran.  It stinks of Ukraine.  It stinks of Russia.  The same stench every where you turn.  Why should we believe NK is any different? 

Are they made out to be a boogeyman just because they won't let the globalists control them?  Ever read the Path through Persia?  The Grand Chessboard?  The Project for a New American Century?  For all we know the US is firing these missiles somewhere and claiming they are NK missiles.  They could be making the whole thing up....and the same goes for Iran.

Are we to believe it's different this time.

I'm not such a sucker I will keep falling for the same tricks. 

I'm not down with this sort of thing.

Giant Meteor's picture

100 year wars, Seven countries in five years ...

Timeline is off, but I do not see an end to it ...

Cheka_Mate's picture

W. Averell Harriman was a Soviet Spy despite being an East Coast Blue Blood elite, one of the "Wise Men"

The Bolshevik Revolution was funded by Wall Street through the Red Cross front, Elihu Root as bag man.

I.G . Farben was funded by Wall Street as well via Brown Brothers and Harriman (yes, same Harriman family) to allow Germany to remilatarize in time for WWII.

On a similar vein, Rumsfeld was on the board of Swiss nuclear power company that sold technology to NK.

Victor999's picture

Virtually all the troubles of the last 200 years have been the result of Jewish banking family adventures - not only for huge profits but to advance Jewish interests globally.


Yet, out of psyops-originated mass manipulation, we seem incapable of recognising humanity's greatest enemy and shutting them down.

sinbad2's picture

The US had decided to split Korea in 1945. The US was frightened that the Soviets who were already fighting the Japanese in Korea might claim the whole country. So the US proposed dividing the country into American and Soviet zones like in Europe.

The Soviets weren't interested in empire, so they left as soon as the Japanese were defeated.

The US refused to leave, claiming that South Korea was communist, and needed to be purged.

4shzl's picture

"Sometime in the future - 25, 50, 75 years hence - what will the situation be like then? By that time the Chinese will have the capability of delivery too."  -- Curtis LeMay


Even then, he knew.  And we mocked him.  And now, we'll live (die) to regret it.


Into the stone age, bitchez.

sinbad2's picture

If we'd lost the war, we'd all have been prosecuted as war criminals.(Curtis LeMay)

teslaberry's picture

a proxy war between north korea and south korea has massive upside to china and almost no upside to the united states. 


this isn't vietnam with america testing out such promising toys as the helicopter. or is it?


let's talk about americas covert promising toys . the only toys left that are worth a real damn in winning a modern war are drones and biological weapons and new sattelite imaging and communications technologies we don't yet know about.

the biggest likely risk for the u.s. is that their sattelite based theatre defense missiles are shown to be , that -what decades of experience have led the world to believe-----totally useless. 

it wouldn't even get to that. 


a hot war would lead to  a total bust for trade. obviously it woudln't look great for china. but seriously, the u.s. has a lot more to lose in a proxy war against north korea than it does in the middle east. why? because of possible surprises. if china underperforms. it really doesn't matter. it is , if anythign an opportunity for the chinese military weapons manufacturers ---a moment to shine. .\

much like the korean war in the 50's, the u.s. is NOT going to nuke anywhere in korea and not attack above the manchurian line. lest they get anywhere near close to beijing and induce a freak out by the chinese military, whom are itching to pull the trigger. 


it sometimes makes you think weather there aren't elements in the u.s. military simply attempting to force a war for its own sake, HOPING for nuclear retaliation so that millions of useless american civilians can be conveniently liquidated. 

Ms No's picture

The second the demented banker empire shows weakness it's over.  Its already teetering for insanity all we need is blood in the water and a huge humiliation at this point.  Russia already made us look like assholes and then everybody saw that we evacuated ISIS into Europe and put them on welfare.  Everybody will just turn on us at once.  The whole planet is afraid of the crazy bastards.  Hopefully they don't just blame it on the US and the inbred banking oligarchs are finally taken down. 

sinbad2's picture

The Koreans don't want to kill each other, the animosity has always been organized and fueled by the USA.

If the US withdrew its nukes and troops from SK, the 2 Koreas would reunite within a decade.

Remember it was the US that divided Korea, against the wishes of the Korean people.

Dildocks's picture

Yeah, reunite as one big communist gulag.

Victor999's picture

The US, having only 5% of the world's population, has about 25% of its prisoners.  Makes your statement about big gulags quite interesting to me.

Dildocks's picture

So when are you moving to the North Korean Paradise? Your silence speaks the truth.

Youri Carma's picture

The U.S. might make the miscalculation thinking that they're the only ones who need a war while China with it's deteriorating economical situation and growing protectionism might need a war too. The perfect distraction for them from internal mayhem.

sinbad2's picture

It's pretty obvious the US is preparing for a preemptive nuclear strike.

Russia and China should coordinate a first strike before the US strikes.

It could happen any day.

peanuts's picture

the US Aegis anti missle shelf system in eastern europe was disabled by new russian technolgy, most recently on an american ship in the black sea by russian jets.

The Russians appear to be light years ahead of the US in terms of military hardware and software.

skunzie's picture

And we will deploy counter measures to the Chinese counter measures.  Interesting.

Truth Eater's picture

China stepped over the line many years ago.  Should have been nuked in 1968.  Instead, the WTO built them up so the globalist controllers would have a way to take down the US economic power.

godsavekingtrump's picture

if korea test fires an ICBM which will happen by 2018 then china will start to allow NK to fester with more sanctions this will crash most of the support in china of the regime and well see what Japan and SK (USA) have in store preemptively for a neighbor with nuclear missiles capable of reaching California.

wow thats crazy's picture

China should go in and Kill that piece of shit in North Korea already. and bring the north in to the 21 century!

HenryHall's picture

The Chinese probably don't think they owe Uncle Sam any favors at this point.

wow thats crazy's picture

Favors?? they would be doing themself a favor!

That little shit in North Korea works for the US! He is giving them the every reason they need to do the military build up in the south China Sea


Omega_Man's picture

a US war with NK is an excellent ruse to suck USA in and then crush them in other parts of the world... get them knee deep into NK battle and then unleash hell on their other bases in the middle east... the great thing about war is like watching MMA at a bar... everyone wants to get in on it..