- Jan 21, 2015
Not that anything happens in the next few weeks but looking a few years out how will this shape up? , bounce along and be business as usual? will Trump's suggestion that the US will take a bigger role here if China doesn't step up be enough to spur on China to bring NK to heel. Is there more than a remote possibility that that there will be an invasion of NK or that NK seeing the writing on the wall decides to invade China or South Korea in a preemptive strike. For all the hype about NK's military , its a weak force and China or the US would easily roll them over even quicker than the US routed Iraq. Is there any real motivation to see a united Korea? Im guessing the south don't want them at this stage as integrating the countries would be too big a job and would disrupt South Korean society.
This is why, for once, I agree with Donald Trump when he demands solutions for this long-running sore that stains our world. The American president intends to press Chinas leader Xi Jinping on this issue when they meet at his Florida home later this week. China has great influence over North Korea, he said correctly. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they wont. He declined to say what action he would take if they refuse, as frequently before, but he added: If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. His secretary of state has already said pre-emptive military action is an option.
North Korea is a nuclear power, so sabre-rattling talk from Trump is scary stuff. And yes, he is acting out of self-interest. Last year alone, Kim Jong-un carried out more ballistic missile tests than his father did in almost two decades of rule. Few outside Pyongyang know if there is any truth in his boasts that North Korea will soon have the missile range to reach America, but clearly the arsenal is advancing very fast under the third generation of this vile family dictatorship.