The threat that North Korea’s missile and nuclear buildup poses is very real whether many so-called policy wonks, yes I’m looking at you Ben Rhodes and at you Maxine Waters, want to believe it or not. While people are pointing fingers and shrieking about how dangerous Trump’s big ole meanie rhetoric regarding North Korea is, what is China going to do?
Well, let’s see. If North Korea flexes their muscles and we retaliate with an attack? This is the recommendation by a major Chinese newspaper:
“It needs to make clear its stance to all sides and make them understand that when their actions jeopardize China’s interests, China will respond with a firm hand,” said the paper, which does not represent government policy.
“If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.”
Of course, you just know the media is focusing on that and saying AH HA!! SEE, I TOLD YOU SO!! But really, China will retaliate against the U.S. for the attack? Why? What or whom are they protecting? Themselves? North Korea? Someone else? Questions that definitely need to be asked.
Even more telling is what China should do if North Korea attacks first. NOTHING.