Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
reply to post by eriktheawful
US: Hey China, you need to get a hand on your problem child there, enough is enough.
China: We'd like to, but we don't want to come off as the bully here. We can't just march in.
US: What if we provoke them? Get them to throw the first stone, then we could use a lot of our munitions to soften them up for you.
China: Ah! Yes, then we could tell you to "back off" and then we send in our solders...er....Humanitarian Aid people, and set up our own puppet
government that we really do control.
US: Sounds good to us, we'll get to work on pissing Kim off.
China: And we'll draw up plans to build more factories there. BTW - we landed a new contract for some items. Should see them in your Walmart stores
soon. Low quality, but very low price!
US: Sounds good! Our people LOVE buying cheap crap all the time made by you guys! Okay, I got to send some B2s over there. Talk at you later.
Well... you never know.
I dont quite get the role of china in all this and I dont think anyone does. This is one hell of a wild card. All of the theories I've heard (the
good ones of course) they make as much sense as they do not. But I'm not seeing china moving the pla one inch because of nk. Not on offensive at
least. Hell... even as I type this my mind goes "who knows?"...
Well......you know I did ask myself about this one day.
When I was growing up through the late 60's, 70's and early 80's, my parents would go out and buy things. Many, many of them (even ones sold in the
NEX (Navy Exchange) or other military stores) all seemed to say the same thing on them:
"Made In Taiwan"
Now, and for at least 2 decades by my count, most of what I see is:
"Made In China"
I bought a meat grinder a few weeks back. Ordered it from a US company. On the bottom of it is a sticker that says that. Made In China.
Think about how many billions, literally billions of US dollars that us Americans spend in our Walmarts, and other stores, buying stuff that all has
that on it "Made In China"
This is why I can't believe that China would do something that would threaten that, because supplies to Walmart and other stores get their stuff from
China, and China makes how many billions of dollars each year?
All because us Americans can't walk into Walmart and just get a gallon of milk.
Oh no. I walk in with my wife for that gallon of milk, and walk back out with a cart full of crap, and while loading the back of my car with said
crap, I'm wondering "What just happened?"
With everything that is going on with NK, I was asking myself, what is China going to do? And it seems to me that for now, China isn't going to do
anything, as long as nothing crosses their borders. They've even made some stern statements to NK, but to no avail.
So either they firmly believe this will all die down. Or......... or they are using this as to gain the advantage. Trust me, the US really doesn't
want to send in ground troops there. It's nasty, and it's spring time, time for those monsoons I remember, ick.
But I'm sure we'd have no problems using all our high tech toys (that are very deadly) to soften things up. It could be that the convo I posted
never happened. But it might be that is exactly what China wants, and knows that AFTER we've bombed the heck out of NK's military, that will back
off in China says to, which gives them an opening to walk in and "help" NK, who suddenly has a new leader, and seems to do what ever China tells it
And here's another thing: South Koreans love to buy low priced crap too! Hehehehehe. Seriously, they love to shop also.
I guess time will tell.