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Sun Apr 2, 2017, 03:16 PM

 

Donald Trump says US will act alone on North Korea if China fails to help

Source: The Guardian

The US is prepared to respond to North Korean nuclear threats on its own if China fails to pressure Pyongyang, Donald Trump said in an interview with the Financial Times published on Sunday.

“Well, if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will,” the president said. “That is all I am telling you.”
Trump will host the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, this Thursday and Friday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where the two leaders are expected to discuss North Korea, China’s ambitions in the South China Sea and trade.
Trump said he had “great respect” for Xi and “great respect for China”, adding: “I would not be at all surprised if we did something that would be very dramatic and good for both countries and I hope so.”

About North Korea, he said: “China has great influence over North Korea. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t. And if they do that will be very good for China, and if they don’t it won’t be good for anyone.”

Asked what might motivate China to help, Trump said: “I think trade is the incentive. It is all about trade.”
Trump’s deputy national security adviser, KT McFarland, told the FT there was a “real possibility” North Korea could be capable of hitting the US with a nuclear-armed missile by the end of Trump’s first term.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/02/donald-trump-north-korea-china



he wants a war baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad

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Reply Donald Trump says US will act alone on North Korea if China fails to help (Original post)
elmac Apr 2017 OP
TreasonousBastard Apr 2017 #1
ProudLib72 Apr 2017 #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2017 #3
applegrove Apr 2017 #4
bucolic_frolic Apr 2017 #5
left-of-center2012 Apr 2017 #6
LuckyLib Apr 2017 #12
TeamPooka Apr 2017 #7
luvMIdog Apr 2017 #8
TeamPooka Apr 2017 #13
pangaia Apr 2017 #16
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2017 #9
FreeStateDemocrat Apr 2017 #10
oldcynic Apr 2017 #22
atreides1 Apr 2017 #25
BumRushDaShow Apr 2017 #11
Astraea Apr 2017 #14
retrowire Apr 2017 #15
pangaia Apr 2017 #17
busterbrown Apr 2017 #19
onecent Apr 2017 #18
Blue Idaho Apr 2017 #20
Crowman2009 Apr 2017 #21
oldcynic Apr 2017 #23
chelsea0011 Apr 2017 #24
HoneyBadger Apr 2017 #26
ExciteBike66 Apr 2017 #27
KingCharlemagne Apr 2017 #28
Turbineguy Apr 2017 #29

Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 03:35 PM

1. Of course it's not all about trade. It's also about 25 million...

starving North Korean refugees bursting over the border into China. China has been playing a very delicate game there, and their insane little neighbor is getting on their nerves, too. But, what to do about it now?

And do the South Koreans have a say in another war? With their capital just miles from the border?

I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis and how we almost blew that. This could be worse.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 03:44 PM

2. It's too bad we don't have any real diplomats

Tillerson threw his hands up after his meeting. Now we must rely on China to negotiate, and that puts them in a very powerful position. Them being in a powerful position is not what tRump likes. Can he control himself, or will he just nuke 'em?

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 03:50 PM

3. We can't act alone without China's blessing.

As an ally, China might be obligated to come to NK's assistance if we take action.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 04:06 PM

4. Way to telegraph.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 04:10 PM

5. We are so vulnerable

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 04:10 PM

6. A Trump attack on North Korea a diversion from impeachment?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 04:55 PM

12. Yep. Things are heating up now. He has to rattle

the sabers of war. Shit hitting the war fan in 3 . . . 2 . .

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 04:38 PM

7. We are all going to die under this fool. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 04:47 PM

8. he just wants to blow up the world

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 04:55 PM

13. some people just want to watch the world burn.

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 05:32 PM

16. It's Bannon.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 04:48 PM

9. Solve N Korea like he solved health care? No thanks. . . nt

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 04:50 PM

10. Bluff, just paper tiger bullshit, the military is not able to cover the check his mouth is writing!

 

No sane person would unleash the human misery an overt military action against N. Korea would create.

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Response to FreeStateDemocrat (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 08:03 PM

22. sane?

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Response to FreeStateDemocrat (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 06:00 AM

25. Not enough boots on the ground!

The closest reinforcements are the Marines stationed at Okinawa, followed by an army division stationed in Hawaii.



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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 04:52 PM

11. "I think trade is the incentive. It is all about trade."

They own a lot of U.S. debt dumbass.

(but then again he is in hundreds of millions of dollars of debt so debt seems irrelevant to him)

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 05:00 PM

14. Great diplomacy, Don

You're going to start WWIII someday.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 05:13 PM

15. NO! Mr President please reconsider!

Don't you see?

If we go to war on another front with an enemy that is proven insane, we'll waste even more money that won't go to we the people!

/s I KNOW HE DOESN'T GIVE A FUCK HAHAHAHAHAHAA

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Response to retrowire (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 05:33 PM

17. Two insane dictators pissing on each other. great,, just great...

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Response to retrowire (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 06:14 PM

19. IMO ...Not that simple

Armed threats and even perhaps military actions will allow Trump a chance to put on a military jacket and hat and threatened that any U.S. Citizen who does not support him....well you figure out.

Also a Great Distraction...Isn’t it?

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 05:47 PM

18. WHAT IS THIS MAN DOING??????

Does he want to wake up the next morning....Leave WELL ENOUGH ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 06:27 PM

20. Trump's continued diplomatic failures have created a vacuum

It will not be filled by Field Marshall Trump playing army. It will be filled by Russia, China, and the EU all using their diplomatic chops to stabilize the world. In the end - America will lose economically and socially because that tin pot dictator in the White House has no idea what he is playing at.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 07:25 PM

21. I guess South Korea doesn't have a say in this?

Way to fuck over our allies again Drumpf the Dump!

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 08:07 PM

23. Hasn't this happened before...a diversion war?

Historians...do your stuff. Who, what, when, where and why

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 05:06 AM

24. We have an administration that thinks diplomacy is worthless, so

all that is left is aggressive actions. China has to make a decision for the region is to how much they want to back an ally knowing that NK in this world right now doesn't offer them much. They are the world leader in business and a country with an enormous army. Stability in the region is all they want and need. I doubt they would just sit back and allow the US an attack on NK.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 06:10 AM

26. China is doing something

 

If they buy more US coal, KJU is going to be mad


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=8886343

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 06:13 AM

27. Ha, the "great negotiator" Trump is

going to try his hand with our most intractable foe! If healthcare was complicated, I can't wait to see just how complicated a nuclear-armed enemy can be!

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 08:06 AM

28. Kiss Seoul goodbye then. - nt

 

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 08:25 AM

29. Message to Li'l Kim:

Remember dude, trump is crazier than you!

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