remember here that Bannon and Trump want a war with China eventually. That's their stated goal. This is all set-up for that.
So far China has stopped its citizens from traveling to South Korea, has closed a few department stores, and cancelled a K-pop tour. Its a regular WWIII let me tell you.
Quote from: Bilirubin on March 07, 2017, 05:56:27 AMSo far China has stopped its citizens from traveling to South Korea, has closed a few department stores, and cancelled a K-pop tour. Its a regular WWIII let me tell you.The US has deployed a state of the art missile defense system on China's front doorstep in violation of numerous treaties. No one's calling China the aggressor here.
that seems like an obama thing. when did we do that?
Quote from: Testy Calibrate on March 07, 2017, 06:18:49 AMthat seems like an obama thing. when did we do that?Planned since June, though decision to start deploying the system right now is a reaction to the missile launch, I guess.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_High_Altitude_Area_Defense#North_Korea_threat
Mr. Trump emphasized that the United States was taking steps to "enhance our ability to deter and defend against North Korea's ballistic missiles using the full range of United States military capabilities," the White House said in a statement.AdvertisementContinue reading the main storyChina has been incensed over the deployment of the system, fearing it could give the United States military the ability to quickly detect and track missiles launched in China, according to analysts. A spokesman for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Geng Shuang, said Tuesday that China would "take the necessary steps to safeguard our own security interests, and the consequences will be shouldered by the United States and South Korea."Mr. Geng warned the two countries not to "go further and further down the wrong road."
The Trump administration gave its clearest signal yet that it would consider taking military action against North Korea, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that "all options are on the table" to deter the threat from Pyongyang.Tensions are running high in Northeast Asia, with North Korea making observable progress toward its goal of building a missile that could reach the U.S. mainland and China incensed over South Korea's decision to deploy an American antimissile battery.Tillerson's remarks, ruling out diplomatic talks and leaving the door open to military action, will fuel fears in the region that the Trump administration is seriously considering what Washington euphemistically calls "kinetic" options.
Tillerson also dissed the US Ambassador to Japan by not having a dinner/meal with their family. Something that the secretary of state has done when visiting a country pretty much for the last 50 to 100 years. Looks like he just did that to the South Korean Ambassador too.
Quote from: MikeS on March 17, 2017, 08:26:00 AMTillerson also dissed the US Ambassador to Japan by not having a dinner/meal with their family. Something that the secretary of state has done when visiting a country pretty much for the last 50 to 100 years. Looks like he just did that to the South Korean Ambassador too.He was just too tuckered out.Seriously.