Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

China mobilizing troops, jets near N. Korean border, US officials say
Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 1, 2013 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 04/01/2013 12:52:16 PM PDT by driftdiver

China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula following recent threats by Pyongyang to attack, U.S. officials said.

Reports from the region reveal the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently increased its military posture in response to the heightened tensions, specifically North Korea's declaration of a "state of war" and threats to conduct missile attacks against the United States and South Korea.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: china; korea; military; nkwar; northkorea; obama
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-129 next last
Obama is bringing spring to Asia.
1 posted on 04/01/2013 12:52:16 PM PDT by driftdiver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

It’s 1950 all over again.


2 posted on 04/01/2013 12:52:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Why would China want to go to war with people who them money? ;)


3 posted on 04/01/2013 12:56:11 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

Yeah, this is going to turn out well.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 12:56:50 PM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Painee)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

The money is a threat to their military because its creating a class of people who aren’t as easily controlled and have the means to resist.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 12:57:20 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

Just the thought of the CIC we have in there now is scary.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 12:57:26 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

They may be getting ready to move on North Korea.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 12:59:16 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

8 posted on 04/01/2013 12:59:58 PM PDT by Bratch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

Whose side is China on in this mess?


9 posted on 04/01/2013 1:00:19 PM PDT by EBH ( American citizens do not negotiate with political terrorists.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bratch

Some people just want to watch the world burn.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 1:00:38 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: EBH
Whose side is China on in this mess?

China's.

11 posted on 04/01/2013 1:00:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

China will back North Korea if “push comes to shove.” I fear a great disaster on that peninsula.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 1:00:48 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

I’m noticing headlines are starting to look eerily like headlines just before Hitler bombed Poland on Sept 1st, 1939.


13 posted on 04/01/2013 1:01:01 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

The ChiComs could easily control the NK’s they just like having them as an irritant and distraction to the US and the West. Usually when the NK’s get too out of control the Chinese turn off the gas pipe and food for a few weeks and they calm down.


14 posted on 04/01/2013 1:01:36 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: EBH

China is and has always been on the side of those in power in China. Not to be confused with the people of China.

After that they’ll usually side with North Korea.


15 posted on 04/01/2013 1:01:56 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: EBH
Whose side is China on in this mess?

China's.

16 posted on 04/01/2013 1:02:00 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: b4its2late
Obonzo’s biggest problem is for SecState Kerry to arrange a U.S. surrender to the NorKs and China. Standby.
17 posted on 04/01/2013 1:02:24 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: AppyPappy

I hope they remember when they made a move on Vietnam in 1979.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 1:02:37 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf

Drudge is reporting we sent a guided missile destroyer into the area.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 1:02:43 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

The chicoms will depose the chiapet. The chicoms will heap the burden of NK on SK. SK will remain loyal to the USA, but will become the chicoms’ biggest trading partner. The chicoms are not stupid. We, lead by our small minded president, are stupid.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 1:03:56 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MasterGunner01

Yeah, he’ll toss his medals over the DMZ.


21 posted on 04/01/2013 1:05:08 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver; All

Obama is on Chinas side so this will only result in a attack on SK right....anyone here enlighten me please.


22 posted on 04/01/2013 1:06:50 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Born to Conserve

From what I hear the people in SK think Obama is hanging them out to dry, and they are mad.

Yet another relationship Obama is destroying.


23 posted on 04/01/2013 1:06:51 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Should’ve taken Douglas McArthur’s advise.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 1:06:53 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: AppyPappy

That would be my guess. NK is their chihuahua and its getting out of control.


25 posted on 04/01/2013 1:08:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

now that make sense this is all about destroy SK


26 posted on 04/01/2013 1:08:56 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

Just drop a crate of MRE’s on the highest mountain in the region, and all the norks will be climbing for their life. Won’t have time for war nonsense for at least a month.


27 posted on 04/01/2013 1:09:29 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Why do I get the feeling this N.Korea business is the distraction for something bigger?


28 posted on 04/01/2013 1:09:44 PM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf
I’m noticing headlines are starting to look eerily like headlines just before Hitler bombed Poland on Sept 1st, 1939.

I thought Hitler bombed Pearl Harbor.

29 posted on 04/01/2013 1:10:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: AppyPappy

Seems like they’re getting ready to move on both North Korea and the Middle East. A reliable source confirms strange military flights related to the Middle East.

I don’t trust this foreign enemy combatant in the White House AT ALL. He fights for the wrong side, so I expect nothing but bad for the US in any effort he is involved with. If he’s community-organizing trouble with the communists and Islamists (with whom he’s been allied his whole life long) then it’s because he knows they will wipe us out and making it appear as “war” gives an excuse for our military to be “accidentally” wiped out.

Sort of like Benghazi.

I watched “Black Hawk Down” last week, and the thought of a similar situation in which we had the capability of scattering the enemy forces through the use of armed drones too high to be shot out of the sky - very accurately because the exact coordinates of the people shooting at our guys were transmitted and targets “painted” - resulted in American deaths because nobody would allow us to defend our own people from an unprovoked attack.... disgusts me. This is supposedly an allied government, a government WE PUT IN PLACE through the use of armed drones, and yet when we’re attacked nobody would defend our guys even though it would have been a piece of cake to do so.

After that, I see no reason to trust ANYBODY in this regime, with ANYTHING. If they are beating the war drums, it is so they can off some more of our soldiers under cover of “war”. Or maybe start the Armageddon that Ahmadinejad seems more and more confident will happen within the next year or so. That’s all.


30 posted on 04/01/2013 1:10:55 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

I was 6 but remember my uncle coming to the house in his uniform.


31 posted on 04/01/2013 1:10:56 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver
Ask this question:

Is the status quo on the Korean Peninsula sustainable for now?

When the answer becomes “no” decide if it is better to make the first move or wait.

Deploy your assets accordingly.

32 posted on 04/01/2013 1:11:24 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

At the link there is also an article by Bill Gertz:

http://freebeacon.com/border-patrol/

BY: Bill Gertz
April 1, 2013 2:30 pm

China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula following recent threats by Pyongyang to attack, U.S. officials said.

Reports from the region reveal the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently increased its military posture in response to the heightened tensions, specifically North Korea’s declaration of a “state of war” and threats to conduct missile attacks against the United States and South Korea.

According to the officials, the PLA has stepped up military mobilization in the border region with North Korea since mid-March, including troop movements and warplane activity.

snip


33 posted on 04/01/2013 1:11:38 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver; dfwgator

Any enemy of the USA is likely plotting against us as we type. Not since Carter have we been so vulnerable to those who wish us harm.


34 posted on 04/01/2013 1:11:51 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Why destroy SK, when China can come in and make a deal with SK, promising them they will take care of their “North Korea Problem.”

And then South Korea joins the Chinese sphere of influence in Asia.


35 posted on 04/01/2013 1:12:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

China could watch and protect the Norks as they ravish the south and Japan. Then China invades the North—stops the war after North Korea takes out rivals Japan and South Korea—woe to those who own Korean Cars. A few weeks of war could well see a place within China new empire—her people will eat at least—China wants healthy slaves.


36 posted on 04/01/2013 1:12:02 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver
Little Kim is doing just what he wants to do....making the USA make a move...like we're scared....

See Dumb Kim do Dumb things!!!

In the meantime...only the army has food and goods...and those are slim.

37 posted on 04/01/2013 1:13:32 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

OOPS

The article by Gertz is just excerpted on the link.

duh...


38 posted on 04/01/2013 1:13:57 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Forward the Light Brigade

woe to those who own Korean cars?

the ChiComs are invading Montgomery Alabama?


39 posted on 04/01/2013 1:14:15 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: 353FMG

“Should’ve taken Douglas McArthur’s advise.”

Patton had similar advice about Russia. We are a paper tiger now and the world pretty much knows it. The only way to fix that would be stomp the crap out of some country and leave. The worst thing we’ve done is stay in Iraq and Afghanistan all this time with nothing to show for it. Unfortunately, our own people can’t stomach something like that anymore anyway. Give it 50 years, and we might as well fly a chinese flag here cause if they have not beaten us militarily, they will have financially anyway.


40 posted on 04/01/2013 1:14:23 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Born to Conserve
"The chicoms will depose the chiapet. The chicoms will heap the burden of NK on SK. SK will remain loyal to the USA, but will become the chicoms’ biggest trading partner. The chicoms are not stupid. We, lead by our small minded president, are stupid.

I think you may be on to something here. I remember a few articles in the last year or so where the Chinese are terrified of a South Korea/North Korea reunification. With South Korea's massive technology base and industry(particularly shipbuilding), the thought of endless workers that could propel that country to the top economically frightens them. They may move in and just finish NK off for their own nefarious purposes.

41 posted on 04/01/2013 1:14:57 PM PDT by aegiscg47
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

For the record China is South Korea’s largest trading partner by a wide interest.


42 posted on 04/01/2013 1:15:17 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Thats right


43 posted on 04/01/2013 1:15:36 PM PDT by midway1 (Inside every liberal is an American trying to get out)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: 353FMG

Should’ve taken Douglas McArthur’s advise.


I sort of agree on that one. The only thing that brings me pause is wondering how the world’s perception of nukes may have changed, had we finished the war with them and people noticed that they are not the terrible world radiating devices we were all led to believe.

IOW, it could have ended that war but created a world where nuclear weapons use was no more morally unacceptabe than carpet bombing.


44 posted on 04/01/2013 1:15:46 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: EBH

Whose side is China on in this mess?

well Obama is an agent of the Chinese ,so which side will he pick


45 posted on 04/01/2013 1:15:56 PM PDT by molson209
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Hardraade

Just drop a crate of MRE’s on the highest mountain in the region, and all the norks will be climbing for their life. Won’t have time for war nonsense for at least a month.

In a sense you are right. China does not want now or ever NK refugees...hence the troops on the border.


46 posted on 04/01/2013 1:17:00 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Pan_Yan

Yesterday on the SK news channels they were saying this is probably headed for war. On the nationwide news they said the actions Obama is taking will be the cause.


47 posted on 04/01/2013 1:17:30 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Born to Conserve

If this was Jong Il, I’d say he’s just rattling for more goodies to buy him off...

but this is Sum Noo Gai, and we don’t know what he wants.


48 posted on 04/01/2013 1:18:22 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

I thought Hitler bombed Pearl Harbor.


;-)


49 posted on 04/01/2013 1:18:40 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

SK hates China. They might deal if the alternative is war but I doubt they would go into it willingly.


50 posted on 04/01/2013 1:18:56 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-129 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson