posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 12:51 PM
Re: China strengthens ties with Russia. and the North Korea connection. (Selected applicable to thread)
Origin China: 36 Stratagems of war.
1)Befriend a distant state while attacking a neighbour (遠交近攻／远交近攻, Yuǎn jiāo jìn gōng)
It is known that nations that border each other become enemies while nations separated by distance and obstacles make better allies. When you are the
strongest in one field, your greatest threat is from the second strongest in your field, not the strongest from another field. This policy is
associated with Fan Sui of Qin, circa 269 BC.
2)Entice the tiger to leave its mountain lair (調虎離山／调虎离山, Diào hǔ lí shān)
Never directly attack an opponent whose advantage is derived from its position. Instead lure him away from his position thus separating him from his
source of strength.
3)Loot a burning house (趁火打劫, Chèn huǒ dǎ jié)
When a country is beset by internal conflicts, when disease and famine ravage the population, when corruption and crime are rampant, then it will be
unable to deal with an outside threat. This is the time to attack.
I believe what will end up happening is China will take power of North Korea if we get to the point of War. It will be a shock but rather than
allowing the USofA to be so close to China (The North Korean buffer). China will "help" the US and South Korea but will control the North in the
end to maintain the buffer.