posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 08:33 AM
So with the release of the Diplomatic Cables, we are seeing how the world of Diplomacy works, from back room deals, to more straight forward pleas.
The one topic that caught my eye was the cables about China and how they view N. Korea.
While to the outside world it looks as if China and North Korea are in lock step. China is their ally and for the most part props them up. With the
leak of the cables though we are getting a much different story that raises some serious problems.
Specifically Chinas thoughts and views on N. Korea:
Pyongyang was behaving like a "spoiled child", a Chinese foreign ministry official is quoted as having said in 2009, in cables released by
Officials reportedly told South Korean counterparts that Beijing placed little value on the North as a buffer state.
The peninsula should be reunified under Seoul's control, they suggested.
These view points are from the Chinese Government, which I am sure N. Korea is now scrathing their heads going wtf. It gets better though:
The PRC would be comfortable with a reunified Korea controlled by Seoul and anchored to the United States in a 'benign alliance' - as long as
Korea was not hostile towards China," her message added.
There is plenty more in the documents along the same lines.
So the question becomes how does this change North Koreas attitude and how does it affect their long term planning? Other comments coming from China
stated N. Korea would most likely collapse a few years after Kim Jong Il dies, stating the son would not be able to hold it together and the military
would go for the power struggle.
With the revelation that China would not interfere with military action against the North, reunification under Soul, etc I am wondering if this leak
just sealed the deal with war on the penninsula now.
If N. Korea feels they are no longer supported, and instead now surrounded by "enemies" does anyone think they might go down the road of a last ditch
all or nothing blaze of glory? After looking at all of this I dont see any other options for the North.
Their fate has been sealed by the cable release on China.
North Korea has nothing left to lose by going down in a blaze of glory.
edit on 30-11-2010 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)