Monday, August 16, 2010
North Korea last week fired more than 100 rounds of artillery into the waters off its west coast some reportedly landing in South Korean waters
Another example of escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula as open conflict gets closer, China better step up now, somehow
example of escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea on Monday fired more than 100 rounds of artillery into the waters off its west coast some reportetly landing in South Korean waters according to South Korea's Defense Ministry. The move came one day after the North seized a South Korean fishing boat and its seven-man crew that officials claimed had violated North Korea's exclusive economic zone.
It was good to hear that 3 of the crew that were captured from the South Korean fishing boat were Chinese nationals. China has since expressed concern that 3 of her citizens were taken by North Korea.
As we keep saying, China is critical in Asia's future and resolving the issues between the Korea's as we have said numerous times. I hope they step up! As we discussed in the past, being North Korea's next door neighbor China has more at stake than anyone except North Korea. They must do more! China does not seem to have the leverage they use to or I thought they had. They do have an abstract leverage!
They should want to be key players here, I refuse to believe they want a nuclear war and right there. They better step up and take control of this situation as only they are in a position to do.They are our banker and we owe them trillions. Being North Korea's immediate neighbor they would be the recipient of hundreds of thousands of refugees if not more. Regardless of the past that is gone. We have to be concerned with the future now and China better stop playing games here. This is no joke!.
* Remember the so called axis of evil coined by Bush as Iraq, Iran, and North Korea? Well we created a crisis in the Middle East by attacking Iraq and we are now facing the other members of the so called axis of evil as they too are crises getting ready to come to a head. We have instigated all of this! What a frigging future and I blame it all on Bush's warmongering. China can and must so more!