China Reportedly Issues Final Warning To North Korea

Tyler Durden's picture

With President Trump placing his faith in China's ability to keep its neighbor under control - through threats, promises, or oil embargoes - it appears, according to unconfirmed rumors spreading widely on Chinese social media Tuesday, that North Korea just got its final warning.

As Korea Times reports, Chinese news outlets have previously said Beijing could turn its back on Pyongyang if the latter conducted a sixth nuclear test. But the rumor that China has given North Korea a final warning has drawn particular interest from Weibo users.

China has sent a final warning to North Korea over its military provocations.

The rumor cited the May issue of Hong Kong monthly news outlet Dong Xiang.

It said a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs junior minister invited Park Myung-ho, an official of North Korea, for a meeting. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the meeting and asked his junior to read aloud the warning to the North over the nuclear test.

 

The memorandum mentioned that China will condemn strongly, pull back on all economic cooperation and even blockade North Korea if it conducted the test.

A Chinese netizen said: "Maybe the bond between the nations is not that strong as we thought. North Korea is completely surrounded by enemies now."

The Chinese government did not provide any explanation or correction to the rumor, but this follows reports of China's embassy warning citizens in North Korea to "return home" as fears grow of escalation with the US.

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IridiumRebel's picture

Double Secret Probation?

J S Bach's picture

What is the big deal with this little shit-commie country?  Just ignore them.  If we hate them so much, don't trade or do any business with them.  Just like a neighbor... if they're assholes, ignore them.  Let them do their own thing.  Now, if they start playing rap really loud into your backyard, then you can nuke them.

nyse's picture

Exactly I can't understand why they get so much attention -- they seem like such a non-factor. Are they really a threat to us?

williambanzai7's picture

Funny how the bomb will do that. Test it a few times and you erase the Kardashians from front screen.

unrulian's picture

you know what happens when you corner a Rat

NoDebt's picture

I say we wait until the Norks successfully nuke California.

If you aren't into the whole war thing, this should meet with your approval.  It would require the Norks to actually start something before considering war as the final option.

It also has the added advantage of maybe nuking California and I don't think anybody's going to say that would be a bad thing.  

Fisherman Blue's picture

As long as H Clinton Boxer , Waters and Pelosi are all there then yes I am for it.

Sick Underbelly's picture

Geopolitics and nuclear reach are the variables.

How far is the closest US asset to North Korea?  See this regional map to relate how many countries are close to North Korea, and which ones are US-friendly.

The first one I see is South Korea, then Japan, and then south to Australia.

To put all of this in perspective, it's helpful to see a globe and projected ranges, as seen here at the BBC website.

If they can, effectively, reach the 7145 mile/ 11,500 km range, New York and most of Europe become targets.

I'm thinking this is why North Korea is hell-bent on testing.

Dog Will Hunt's picture

Spoken like a true lemming Republicunt, No Debt. I'd love to debate your dumb little far-right ass down to size, but trolls like you rarely see the light of day--let alone thrive in it.

Marley's picture

you obviously are a useful idiot.

loves the truth's picture

of course gold gets slammed down no matter what gold positve news comes out. not stinking rigged or what?

ThisIsMadness's picture

War is peace. Ignorance is strength.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

War is money. Ignorance is more money, for those in the know.

Twox2's picture

I talked to a friend some time ago who is a U.S. Marine, and was an M-60 gunner in Viet Nam.  He was in the thick of the fighting.  His uncle before him served in the Korean war.  When things were heating up in the Middle East one of the many times, he was dismissive of the ability and will to fight of the various Arab nations.  He viewed them as a non-factor is terms of over-arching military will, capability and threat.

In contrast, he talked at length about his Uncle's experience in North Korea.  He described unending waves of seemingly maniacal soldiers charging into the the howitzer and machine gun fire of U.S. forces.  The weapons would open massive holes in the charging waves of humanity...and they would close back in as quickly as would water.

His point:  They fight.  It's for real...

MEFOBILLS's picture

His point:  They fight.  It's for real..

 

China has given up on the mass "human wave" idea of fighting.  Why?  Because the U.S. can deliver more bullets than there are bodies on the field.  High tech weapons have changed the battlefield.

An AC-130 gunship can roll in and put down a hailstorm of bullets.  There are fuel-air explosives that can wipe out a large area, while also sucking away oxygen.  The average soldier today is force multiplied with drone surveillance, and can call in helicopter gunships, accurate artillary, or accurate air to ground bombing.

The U.S. has mostly been playing at war, using proxy armies and being half-assed.  If it really got to pushing and shoving, the U.S. could destroy NK many times over - leaving it a smoking hole with nobody alive. If the U.S. converted its whole economy to war, like it did in WW2, then that would be very bad for the planet, especially given current U.S leadership. It would no longer be half-assed, and for real.

It is unfortunate in a way, that conventional military power has gotten this lethal- because Oligarchs in the U.S. now think they are god, and can actually win a nuclear war against Russia and China, thus putting the entire planet at risk.

Twox2's picture

Good post.

"High tech weapons have changed the battlefield.

An AC-130 gunship can roll in and put down a hailstorm of bullets.  There are fuel-air explosives that can wipe out a large area, while also sucking away oxygen."

...and therein lies the problem.  An enemy that will not submit must be utterly destroyed.  The U.S. has not shown the kind of resolve necessary to destroy a truly militaristic regime since WWII (as you also suggest).

Would the U.S. mount a campaign of sufficient magnitude to destroy North Korea in the face of Chinese and likely world opposition?  We traveled this road in the 50's...and it led to a 70-year stalemate.  The China today is not the China of 1952.  Not good...it leads precisely back to your worst case scenario....

 

California Nightmares's picture

Nice post, MEFOBILLS...

 

Years ago (maybe 15 years ago) an article was published in Foreign Affairs in which two authors explained that with the latest advances in weapons technology, the U.S. could launch a "successful" pre-emptive nuclear strike against Russia and China simultaneously. 

Neocon wet dream.

Foreign Affairs is the "voice of the U.S. foreign policy establishment".

Theta_Burn's picture

I to knew a Nork vet

And he said the Chinese troops towards the end of the war were the more maniacal.

Where the US forces would hold high ground and just pour fire down on these poor bastards and the real reason the human waves were slowed or abandoned was the fucking body piles got to deep to climb over.

Real gruesome ww1 type shit.

Another interesting note was his life was saved because he insisted to carry his weapon in a unconventional way. The body of the m60 and his missing 2 fingers stopped the round...

I wonder if the norks really would put up such a fanatical resistance today..

 

researchfix's picture

Some howitzers they have now, too.

nachochan's picture

Is a gun to your head while shouting I'm going to kill you a threat? 

Justin Case's picture

South Korea is an important component of the US strategy of “containing China”, i.e. preventing the rise of an alternative element that might threaten the US’s hegemonic unipolar view of the world.

The US felt able to leave South Korea in 1948 because they had installed the US educated Syngman Rhee as dictator. He ruled as dictators do, killing, jailing or driving into exile tens of thousands of his political opponents.

Rhee was finally overthrown in a popular revolution in 1960. In scenes later to be replicated in Saigon in 1975, he was plucked from his palace by a CIA helicopter who ferried him to safety while the crowds converged on the palace.

What is scarcely acknowledged in the west was the devastation the Korean War wrought upon the North. The US led UN Command dropped more bombs on the north than the US had dropped in the whole Pacific theatre in World War 2. This included the dropping of 20,000 tonnes of napalm, a particularly gruesome way of killing people. This method was later used to equally horrific effect in Vietnam.

We now also know that the US waged bacteriological warfare, building upon Japanese expertise garnered in their war on China and further developed by US scientists at Fort Detrick.

An estimated two million people, or 20% of the total population, were killed. The bombing flattened every city in the country. In addition, the bombing targeted irrigation dams on the Yalu River. The intention was to destroy the rice crop and thereby starve the population into submission. Only emergency assistance from, among others, the Soviet Union and China prevented widespread famine and death.

It suits US foreign policy very well indeed to be able to paint Kim Yong-Un as a dangerous and unpredictable madman. It helps justify the massive continued US military (and nuclear armed) presence in the region, including in South Korea, and maintaining 400 military bases to “contain China” and any other enemy du jour in the region. In that sense, Kim is very much Washington’s ‘useful idiot.’

The greater danger to peace and stability in the region comes from an even more dangerous and unpredictable egoist in the White House. That really is a worry.

James O’Neill

wren's picture

Depends. North Korea was my destination while I was on active duty if war would have broken out so I'm a little bit swayed on the North Korea topic. But at least I recognize that.

Since I separated from the military I have begun my ascension into dissecting the Federal Reserve, the Petrodollar, the BRIC nations, and foreign policy. So, I look at things from a strategic/financial perspective. It can always be tracked back to money.

North Korea does it's thing, produces nothing but a few natural resources like coal, and has the capability to export heroin. Mr. Un got out of the trade when Il died, but with current Chinese sanctions, he's reportedly gotten back into the market. But I don't think this has to do with the drug trade.

I'm still having a hard time seeing why they are so important. I do think they are a threat, but at what level?

Maybe, since we export our inflation allowing us to create mass amounts of currency, maybe the elite would like to bring them into the fold to do production for nothing. In the US, we produce nothing, but we spread the wealth around. We spend our mother of all currencies on imports exporting our inflation. So, we are left unemployed reeping the rewards of mass labor in other countries. So, maybe the Federal Reserve is looking to expand its pyramid of labor, bringing them into the market so their population can get loans creating more currency and enslavement through fractional reserve lending?

I'm still learning, so cut me some slack. Feel free to educate me with your thoughts as this is an extremely complex web to try to understand and extra difficult with all the untrue conspiracy theories out there and bad information.

Shadow1275's picture

Someone has to play the part of the "Bad Guy" in this Passion play, otherwise we might turn our attention to the Bankers and the politicians who sold us out to them, our real enemies.

whatswhat1@yahoo.com's picture

Someone has to play the part of the "Bad Guy"

 

Exactly.  Kim is the "villian de jour" in a long list of U.S. targeted bad guys. 

Nobody For President's picture

Yeah, Fidel Castro worked for so long as the designated bad guy.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Old cigars loose their aroma and taste. Time to roll a few new ones.

Justin Case's picture

The same play as all the other so called villains. They are normal leaders until the US military needs an excuse to remove them from power and that's where the MSM comes in. The presstitutes spread the fake news to gather public support for the white hut's newest invasion and blood bath, justification. They learned about public support in Vietnam. MSM bullshit precedes the invasions. Standard protocol.

Round'em up like they did, crowds with torches and pitch forks. Chanting "Burn the witch"

Anteater's picture

Since congress just gave the Satanic Luciferians at PentagonDHS another -$1.1 T budget gap bailout, and Trump will sign it into law, proving he is Deep State, we can expect DPRK to drop fromthe radar, maybe a weekly epistle from Rev. Pence about Freedom's Arsenal, and the need from time-to-time to mulch the Tree of Mercenary with the bodybags of soldier Patriots.

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

We have been at "war" with them since the 50's. This is unfinished business, 'Murica style. /sarc

JRobby's picture

"The memorandum mentioned that China will condemn strongly, pull back on all economic cooperation and even blockade North Korea if it conducted the test."

Not "annihilate them all" like Neocons, Hillary, McCain etc., etc., etc. are hoping for.

The Chinese sound sane. (Black SUV's sliding across my lawn as I type (it was watered earlier))

HowdyDoody's picture

All based on rumor and Chinese 'netizens' - sounds totally legit and totally non US-oriented propaganda.

yrad's picture

We have always been at war with Eurasia.

tmosley's picture

What if they kidnap your citizens, rob your banks, counterfeit your currency, and sink your ships?

What if they violate the Armistice and invade the DMZ?

But hey, I'm sure the fine people in charge of North Korea would NEVER do anything like that.

J S Bach's picture

"What if they kidnap your citizens, rob your banks, counterfeit your currency, and sink your ships?

What if they violate the Armistice and invade the DMZ?"

Oh, you mean what if they do exactly what America has done since WWI?  Yeah... I see your point.

tmosley's picture

First, prove that the US did those things.

Second, justify tolerance of some evils because there are others.

Then you'll have...AN ARGUMENT!

tmosley's picture

Peanutz don't trade in arguments, only emotions.

Absolutely pathetic.

detached.amusement's picture

Prove that the US has violated most treaties it has ever signed?  lol..

You need to expand your reading just a tad.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Neither would the joo banksters.

Bernardo Gui's picture

Soon they will have missiles that can deliver a nuclear warhead to the west coast of the United States. Allowing a child Commie dictator to possess the means to destroy a US city is not an option.

lakecity55's picture

Yes, that is the bottom line.

 

HRClinton's picture

That is a false argument - one that you've accepted from the official narrative. 

The truth is, they already have missiles that they can launch from submarines. That's all it takes.

The ICBMs are merely the bait for the real hook: Global Banking.

Follow the fiat.

undercover brother's picture

Hello, they're launching ICBM's into the sea of japan and threatening to nuke or reign hellfire onto their neighbors, including the USA.  I think that's a bit more threatening than playing loud rap music.  

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Mustn't let them disturb the little fishies now, must we?

Farqued Up's picture

The little country has a lot of gold that is highly coveted by the Khazarian heads of USCorp. W/o the gold from somewhere, they bite the dust through financial collapse. It will be tough sledding for awhile but the USA wil be GOOD again as stated by Tocqueville.

tmosley's picture

>Communists

>a lot of gold

Posting from Bizarro world, are we?

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Too busy admiring the glow of their Au kilotons.