China Threatens To Bomb North Korea's Nuclear Facilities If It Crosses Beijing's "Bottom Line"

Tyler Durden's picture

With everyone putting down new and/or revised "red lines", be it on Syria or North Korea, it was now China's turn to reveal its "red" or rather "bottom line", and in a harshly worded editorial titled "The United States Must Not Choose a Wrong Direction to Break the DPRK Nuclear Deadlock on Wednesday" Beijing warned it would attack North Korea's facilities producing nuclear bombs, effectively engaging in an act of war, if North Korea crosses China's "bottom line."

The editorial in the military-focused Global Times tabloid, owned and operated by the Communist Party's People's Daily newspaper, said that North Korea’s nuclear activities must not jeopardize northeastern China, and that if the North impacts China with its illicit nuclear tests through either "nuclear leakage or pollution", then China will respond with force.

“China has a bottom line that it will protect at all costs, that is, the security and stability of northeast China... If the bottom line is touched, China will employ all means available including the military means to strike back. By that time, it is not an issue of discussion whether China acquiesces in the US’ blows, but the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will launch attacks to DPRK nuclear facilities on its own."

This, as the editorial puts it, is the "bottom line" for China; should it be crossed China will employ all means available including the military means to strike back," warned the editorial.

It is worth noting is that shortly after publication, the article seems to have been retracted without explanation, the URL now returning a "404" error. However not before the original article was cached on a webpage owned by China Military, courtesy of google.

In the editorial, the author also declared that the "People's Liberation Army (PLA) will launch attacks to DPRK nuclear facilities on its own. A strike to nuclear facilities of the DPRK is the best military means in the opinion of the outside world." The northeastern Chinese provinces of Liaoning and Jilin share borders with North Korea. These two provinces and Heilongjiang are part of the Shenyang Military Region, one of seven military regions of the People's Liberation Army.

The editorial also explained the advantages to the world of a Chinese attack on North Korea's nuclear facilities.

It noted China and the world know the locations of North Korea's nuclear facilities. Once the PLA attacks these nuclear sites, North Korea will permanently suspend its nuclear weapons programs.
North Korea "has limited resources of nuclear materials and is strictly blockaded in the outside world, erasing the possibility for DPRK to get the materials again."

China also noted that "nuclear weapons is DPRK's trump card for its defiance of China and the United States. Once this card is lost, it will become obedient immediately."

The author then speculated rhetorically that if North Korea's "nuclear facilities are destroyed, they will not even fight back, but probably block the news to fool its domestic people. The DPRK will freak out if its nuclear facilities are destroyed." And yes, a Chinese author said "freak out."

The report also said that "the DPRK must not fall into the turmoil to send a large number of refugees, it is not allowed to have a government that is hostile against China on the other side of the Yalu River, and the US military must not push forward its forces to the Yalu River.” It notes that "this sentence is meant for the United States, because the premise of it is that the US military has launched attacks to the DPRK."

But what may be the most notable part of the oped is the mention in the Global Times editorial that North Korea will not be "not allowed to have a government that is hostile against China on the other side of the Yalu River."  This implies that if and when the US initiate strikes on NK, the Chinese PLA will likely send out troops "to lay the foundation" for a favorable post-war situation.

In other words, China may be just waiting for Trump to "decapitate" the North Korean regime, to pounce and immediately fill the power vacuum.

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maskone909's picture

When will we finally learn that, two wongs dont make a right?

BaBaBouy's picture

Hey, Me Want Woar Tooo ...

Truther's picture

BTFD.. War is a racket.

Jim Sampson's picture

WTF did Donald say to Xi???

BaBaBouy's picture

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Migrants are being sold at open slave markets in Libya

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urvivors have told the International Organization for Migration (IOM) how there are slave markets and private prisons all over Libya.

Mohammed Abdiker, IOM's head of operation and emergencies, said: "The situation is dire. The more IOM engages inside Libya, the more we learn that it is a vale of tears for all too many migrants."

One survivor from Senegal spoke of how he was brought by smugglers across Niger in a bus to the southern Libyan city of Sabha, where he was due to risk a boat trip to Europe. When the middleman did not get his fee, the survivor was put up for sale along with other passengers.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/migrants-are-being-sold-open-slave-markets-liby...

Chuck Norris's picture

I think I saw John McCain board a plane to Eastern China.  He's probably planning a false flag nuke.  Moar War!

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Hu Pu Shoo say "women who fly upside down have crackup"

El Vaquero's picture

I said it the other day, China wants a united Korea under the South.  They're just looking for an excuse. 

Donald Trump's picture

Someone is pushing FAKE NEWS. And ZH picked up on the lies yesterday, also.

BUT,

“No Evidence” 150,000 Chinese Troops Amassing on North Korean Border


Pentagon is trying to pat themselves on the back that China will help US against N Korea.

Good luck with that.


Dyler_Turden's picture

China has NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER to "deal" with their ONLY half-ally in the region, and remain the sole ones facing uncle Sam.

Let's be honest, all this sabre rattling towards N Korea is just to ENCIRCLE China, like we try to encircle Russia.

And no Chinese is that stupid to let that happen.

 

Dyler_Turden's picture

THIS IS FROM THE CHINKS THEMSELVES:


http://world.huanqiu.com/hot/2017-04/10453306.html


There is news that the response to the DPRK emergency, the Chinese side of the border to the temporary additional 150,000 soldiers. In this regard, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying 10 at a regular press conference, said before the Yonhap society has several similar reports, and finally proved to be foolishI do not know where your news came from.

Q: First, the recent North Korean nuclear test the possibility of increasing , while the US aircraft carrier battle group toward the waters near South Korea , the current situation on the peninsula more tense. What is China's comment? Second, it is reported that in response to an emergency in the DPRK, the Chinese side temporarily raised 150,000 soldiers to the border between China and the DPRK. Can China confirm?

A: On the first question, China has always paid close attention to the development of the situation on the peninsula. Under the current situation, the parties concerned should exercise restraint and refrain from aggravating the tension in the region.

On the second question, I do not understand the situation. Before the Yonhap society has also had several similar reports, and finally proved to be fictitious. I do not know where your news came from.

 

AVmaster's picture

See....

 

Told ya Kim Wong Bong is fucked.

 

North Korea is getting a dose of real world in a month or so... Guranfuckinteed...

Donald Trump's picture

Kim Jong is more secure than the US west coast:

North Korea Warns US Troops Are in Its “Nuclear Sights”

 

That guy had more than a decade to prepare for this.

A few scrawny tomahawks and a carrier won't even raise dust oon the N K coast. But US bases in SKorea, Japan, Pacific might kiss their ass goodbye... and for a long time if nuclear power will be used.

And If showdown happens, and I were China, I would target those bases myself and look like it was all from NKorea.

If I thought about it, rest assured Xi has already PLANS IN PLACE.

HowdyDoody's picture

An article is published claiming China is going to attack North Korea and then disappears? A little odd. A little criminally incompetent agency-ish trying to split China and NK?

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Hillary would have accomplished this.

“China has a bottom line that it will protect at all costs..."

Bottom line: to keep chrome plated plastic products flowing to the US for fiat in return.

Socratic Dog's picture

And using that fiat to buy gold and US bonds, both weapons of war.

Déjà view's picture

Chicom has much 'riding' on their Long March Capitalistic poker round...

1. $2T in loans to U.S. which if required to be written off would bring down their house of cards...

2. Huge trade surplus with 5-Eyes...embargo a serious weapon...

3. They have WHORED themselves to major influence...if 1 & 2 become reality there will be millions upon millions of whored out workers whoring in their streets...NOT VERY HAPPY CAMPERS...MAJOR UNREST...

Years of Pillow Talk led nowhere...

BRING IT ON! Chicom parasite has been sucking life out of U.S. host way to long!

Chicom...A Paper Tiger!

Manthong's picture

Looks like Pot Belly Jr. might get to take it from both ends.

East Indian's picture

Chinese slaved for years, produced and sold their labour to the West for paper money, and now that paper will be disowned, essentially Chinese have gifted away their labour of two decades, and yet China is a parasite?

 

Strange logic.

Stinkytofu's picture

"An article is published claiming China is going to attack North Korea and then disappears? A little odd."

 

interesting.  so you think the nsa coulda hacked into a chinese site, planted a fake article for the

purpose of making mr sexy even more paranoid than usual?

 

possible.  maybe.....  come to think of it, the language doesn't seem quite right.  living in china, i've

had too much experience with chinglish, but this seems a bit too odd.  a chinese official publication

would not likely use the term "freak out", neither would they use "obedient" to refer to their

socialist brethren.  perhaps the author was trying a little too hard....

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Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

And he will log out and back in at least five times in order to down vote you bigly.

back to basics's picture

An inmate at an insane asylum had climbed a tall tree in the yard of the institution and refused to climb back down.

 

All the doctors had gathered underneath debating how they could get him to come down.

 

One doctor grabbed an axe and threatened the inmate that he would cut the tree down if he didn’t come down. The inmate laughed at him.

 

Another doctor fired up a chain saw and threatened the inmate that he would cut the tree down if he didn’t come down. The inmate laughed even harder and stayed in his position at the top branch.

 

Then another inmate emerged from the gathered crowd, pulled out a shaving blade and shouted to the inmate high on the tree to come down otherwise he’d cut the tree down. The inmate doubled down the tree immediately.

 

Once he was on the ground the doctors apprehended him and one of the doctors said: “You utterly insane man, the two doctors threatened to cut the tree down with an axe and a chain saw and you laughed at them, and another inmate threatens to cut the tree down with a shaving blade and you double down?!?!?”

 

“Yes”, said the inmate, “but he is crazy enough to do it”

 

No one will touch the Korean fat boy, no one, not the US, not China, because they both know he has nuclear weapons and he is crazy enough to use them.

 

alt right dude's picture

Won't use them for being crazy..

IS CALLED SELF DEFENSE

As far as I know, N Korea NEVER attacked ANYONE, nor bully them economically.

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Kayman's picture

"As far as I know, North Korea NEVER attacked ANTONE."

Maybe check out your history.

New_Meat's picture

dude, you are correct--since you are less than three weeks old, of course your knowledge doesn't go back very far.

Must be the start of the new semester.

Sheeesh.

malcolmevans's picture

Pssst.....Google "Korean War".  North Korea invaded South Korea in June 1950. 

 

new game's picture

first strike, like y'day. lol. put up some flashing neon signs on the shoreline saying "were gonna get ya".

like invasion of iraq. were comin. fuken joke...

n korea's sentiment is likly world wide view behind closed doors...

we have pissed on a few too many boots...

True Blue's picture

After Nuremberg and Saddam and Qaddafi; no leader with an IQ above room temperature would even consider negotiating an end to a war or surrendering. We have illustrated that our goals are not 'victory' but to punitively punish any who dare to oppose hegemony; so they have nothing to loose by going all the way. We have geopolitically backed everyone into a corner and one of these days, one of these rats is going to do it. They're all 'crazy enough to use them' because -in the event they loose- we'll have them murdered anyway -and they know it

Mr. Bones's picture

If they use nukes the entire world, not least of which China, would have every incentive to remove the regime.  Their longest range missile can't hit us now, but them existing used to keep some heat off of China.  They have a history of doing nuclear tests when they run out of food, but I imagine China is getting pretty tired of the bullshit since they're gunning for global legitimacy now and having a violent idiot on their doorstep doesn't help their image.

Tl;Dr - Best Korea pops off any weapon in violence and they cease being anything resembling an independent nation inside 48 hours.  China probably acts decisively to keep the USA out of it.

frank further's picture

Tomahawks can carry nukes, no?

N2OJoe's picture

Maybe, but what happens when half of them get shot down or just plain crash en route like the last 59 in Syria?

frank further's picture

23 nukes wemaining plenty powulful, no?

TeraByte's picture

And the rest of nukes may fall to wrong hands. Kim will thank US for this.

Koba the Dread's picture

Actually, no! The 23 wemaining ones barwey did any damage at awl and could hardwy be called powuful! Aw! Now you got me talking in baby talk, too. Gwow up!

Twodogs's picture

Sorry, but they can't without being wiped off the map. Trump told them what he is going to do, and that it was their opportunity to do what they need to do to save face. They can go to war with the US, or change the status quo in NK. Do you reckon they'll go option A?

ACP's picture

Trump tweeted this:

“I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!”

This pretty much explains this whole situation.

China obviously thinks a conflict with Kim Chee is worth continuing to sell cheap shit (landfill) to the US.

Dyler_Turden's picture

Trump is delirious.

He's dreaming a deal with China WHEN CHINA HAS THE UPPER HAND !!!

They dump in US every shit they make and we gobble it down happily.

If that were to change... the jew CEOs of US companies won't be very happy, so we're dealing with china from a disadvantaged position.

that's why Trump had a cock-length show on the day Xi was here, to try to impress bombing Syria.. and by the look of it (and less than 50% targets hit) it failed miserably.

Even HIMSELF said in the news conference that the talks were very tough

And when you have your OWN business leaders (those happy to make a killing by working with China even to the detriment of US) against you that's 2x as tough.

 

Trump will soon WAKE UP just as he woke up at the REALITY in Congress when failed with his stupid Trump/RyanCare

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Dexter Morgan's picture

I vote for the nuclear option to rid the website of this serial spammer.  Thanks for explosing this clown.

new game's picture

thinkin he will become a fast learn soon. compared to obomber, gotta say that o was right in line with wall st and the cronies in 08. no learning curve for that ole lifetyme political parasite.

there will be no wall, no tax reform, no tarrifs, no prosecutions, no healthcare reform. some small shit may happen. 2 party tyranny ruled by dark state. nothing good for the plebs will happen. one term prez at best...

same as it was. just different hopes. lol...

 

Twodogs's picture

Hang on, if the joos control everything, how come they can't get their way with China? Your conspiracy theory just went up its own ass.

JRev's picture

This is exactly the scenario that CIA goon Mike Morrell described before the election:

https://statelesshomesteading.com/cia-breaks-its-silence-says-challengin...

Everyone was so mired in the assumption that such "shared geopolitical interests" in the realm of war-making would be limited to a Killary presidency. They failed to see the bait-and-switch. But this is also a failing of alt-media and alt-fin finance sites, ZH included, who didn't put the BRICS bait-and-switch in proper context, either.

Pandelis's picture

he seems genuine in what he is saying ...this guy was the chief or smt ... quite amazing how clueless people really are... no hope really, just forget lets all go to the slaughter and call it a day.. ces la vie

MEFOBILLS's picture

“I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!”

 

It does look like Trump is playing 3D chess, despite what people are saying.  Crossing red lines has reset the pieces on the board.  Man this guy has some large testicles.

Trump out-jewed the jews with his gambit in Syria.  Our ((masters)) can no longer demonize Trump as a Russian stooge.  The war-hawks of deep state have all exposed themselves.  Note how the Trump is a Putin's puppet meme has all but disappeared from the newscycle? 

Putin will get to seal airspace over Syria.  Further deals will be made about Syria in future.  Sealing airspace will keep out Turks and Israelis.

Syrian gambit allowed Xi to move his politics and troops in China.  No doubt it was an easy sell for Xi.  North Korea is now caught in a pincer movement between the U.S. and China.  Japan in future will not have to militarize as N. Korea gets de-escalated.  (Japan not militarizing is to China's advantage.)

 


finametrics's picture

hope your'e right... nassim taleb, suspects the same.