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US Announces Sanctions Against Anyone Trading With North Korea [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-9-22 08:53:27 |Display all floors
Donald Trump stated on Thursday, "I am announcing a new executive order to sign that significantly expands authorities to target individuals, companies, financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea."

The order will "target any individual or entity that conducts trade in goods, services, or technology with North Korea," Trump said.

Where does this leave China and South Korea?

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Post time 2017-9-22 10:05:12 |Display all floors
Before he finished his announcement, he thanked China for stopping all its banks from dealing with North Korea, so China would not be in the cross hairs for now.  But if this turned out not to be true, the probability Trump would target Chinese banks would be extremely high.  China will be dragged into the fray, it looks, no matter how it tries to make the crisis a matter of US-North Korea relations.  Having severely sanctioned North Korea, China would not be able to let North Korea become a nuclear power, as the price she will have to pay later on would be astronomic.  In short, China really is left without any choice.

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This post was edited by BlindArcher at 2017-9-22 10:15

West owns China's a$$, and China knows it.  

How do you like that, emanreus, sphoto, tenderloin, and edisonone?  You are the woman, and West is the man, as nature has intended.  Japan and South Korea got in line, now China has.  So, I no longer want to hear anything from any of you four ever again.

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abcfirst Post time: 2017-9-22 10:05
Before he finished his announcement, he thanked China for stopping all its banks from dealing with N ...

West owns China's a$$, and China knows it.  

How do you like that, emanreus, sphoto, tenderloin, and edisonone?  You are the woman, and West is the man, as nature has intended.  Japan and South Korea got in line, now China has.  So, I no longer want to hear anything from any of you four ever again.

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This post was edited by abcfirst at 2017-9-22 11:04

By acting weak, China escapes sanctions, but on the other hand, its indecisiveness proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that she cannot act as a guarantor of any Peace Treaty between NK and Allies, exchanging permanent and complete denuclearization for permanent and comprehensive peace.  Without the prospect of a GUARANTEED PEACE TREATY, the current trade embargo will only confirm North Korea's fear of being forced to accept regime change or face mass starvation - as a peace treaty is impossible without China as its guarantor.  The net result is that China is forcing North Korea to go to war with the Allies, thinking that it would end up unscathed, and maybe, even advantaged.  Of course, with North Korea in ruins, China might begin to feel threatened, or perhaps, it is willing to accommodate in the end.  This might be the surprise ending.

Of course, all of this goes against the traditional view of China that North Korea is its buffer against foreign aggression.

The outcome of all this might have been a slam dunk, with North Korea doomed, but the reality is that Russia may not allow North Korea to collapse, even if China would allow it.  It is quite likely that Russia would warn China that its national security would be threatened by China's inaction.  Now, in order to avoid trouble with its big neighbor, China would be forced again to switch sides.  In short, as in the first Korean War, China may end up fighting the Allies, with profound implications.






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Post time 2017-9-22 10:53:58 |Display all floors
abcfirst Post time: 2017-9-22 10:44
By acting weak, China escapes sanctions, but on the other hand, it proves beyond a shadow of a doubt ...

Damn straight!  China need to stop pretending to be tough.  They are a very large female reproductive organ, and need to get in line, just like Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.   From now on, China better do exactly what West says, or be destroyed.

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abcfirst Post time: 2017-9-22 10:05
Before he finished his announcement, he thanked China for stopping all its banks from dealing with N ...



China is one of the few black sheep whose banks launder rogue countries' lucre.

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