a reply to: Xcathdra
No, I am not incorrect on this and here is how:
When the US first developed the first atomic bomb, and detonated it at the Trinity test site: 07/16/1945, it showed a viable weapon but a bit
unwieldy. However it was put into immediate use less than a month after that and on 08/06/1945 the first times a nuclear weapon was used in a war,
and that was Hiroshima. Even if the US did not continue to test, it still had the fundamental knowledge and technical details on how to make and put
together this kind of weapon. All other tests were designed and developed to push the destructive power and to create far greater weapons that do
more damage, along with the systems that make it easier to deliver. And looking at a list of the tests from any of the nuclear powers shows that
Take Russia, for example, they worked and developed the biggest bomb of all, the Tsar Bomba, viable in 1961, but were only used as a last strike
weapon, due to the lack of a delivery system to use effectively. Come forward about 40 years, and now you have Putin, where he is claiming to have a
torpedo that can deliver it. Now Russia has not done any nuclear weapons testing, yet has a viable weapon. The knowledge was there. And chances are
there were also a few viable weapons as well, and they just changed the delivery method.
China is not going to abandon North Korea.
Initially, you are correct; China will not assist North Korea, if it throws the first punch and breaks the armistice. It will let North Korea, take a
few lumps and then come in and aid them at the last moment. It did that the last time. However, if Trump orders and there is a first strike against
North Korea on the part of the USA, then China will over run the boarders and join the North Koreans in that conflict.
Tensions between China and North Korea are easing up, the state visit shows that. It also shows that China still has a very active interest in Korea.
And the people of China are going to do what the government tells them to. The policy, from what can be seen, is that dissention is never accepted
at all, and is discouraged if not stopped. In short the people toe the line, keep silent or get punished. China actively suppressed expression.
And when it comes to the assassinations of the half brother and uncle, may have disturbed the Chinese, however what were they disturbed about, the
murder of that there was enough implication to show that several high ranking governmental officials were breaking a cardinal rule of directly
interfering in the government of another country, in the planning of a coup against Kim Jon Un?
And where do you think that the majority of the aid to North Korea has been coming from for all of those years? China has supplied the majority of
aid, and supplies to North Korea time and time again.
China may let North Korea suffer, and think it is on its own, however it is not going to let it drop nor allow for it to fall, nor will it allow for
the USA to try to do a government change in that country.