Skip to comments.Putin sends troops to Russia's border with North Korea after China sends troops [truncated]
Posted on 04/20/2017 10:25:34 PM PDT by topher
Full Title: Putin sends troops to Russia's border with North Korea after China also sends soldiers to its boundary over fears Trump will attack Kim Jong-un, sparking a tidal wave of refugees
Vladimir Putin is sending troops and equipment to Russia's border with North Korea over fears the US is preparing to attack Kim Jong-un.
The Russian President fears there will be a huge exodus of North Korean refugees if his American counterpart, Donald Trump, launches military action against Pyongyang.
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A mass exodus of refugees? If they leave North Korean, they might possibly be fed...
China has 150,000 troops on its borders. South Korean/US has quite a few troops on the DMZ border with North Korea (since Korean War).
Now Russia is moving troops to its borders with North Korea.
I certainly hope there not be any hunting accidents [ /sarcasm ]
This is shaping up like the Battle of Five Armies.
As likely as anything, if North Korea does something stupid and is attacked, China and Russia are likely to do their best to not let anyone leave North Korea so they can keep it contained.
We haven’t had US troops on the DMZ for years.
I think neither Russia nor China care as much about keeping Kim in power as they do about keeping a modern, productive, westernized South Korea from expanding into the north to their borders. They like having a buffer zone more than they like North Korea per se.
There were never troop movements of this size before when NK sabre rattled.
Looks like some war is gonna go down on the Korean peninsula and soon.
I thought that’s where our troops were. Or is that the part in between both halves of the country?
Does anyone inhabit it?
It’s like Risk but with real people.
Putin may use stopping refugees as an excuse for moving troops there. Or that simply may be the reason.
So long as we've got Australia, the game is in our favor.
Yes, the DMZ is a narrow area between the two Koreas. No, the United States no longer has units on the DMZ. They are further back in support of the ROK units. The ROK Army has responsibility for the DMZ now. There may still be a few US soldiers in the Joint Security Area (JSA) where talks are held between the two sides.
We’ll always get 3 extra armies!!
I just looked at the map of Asia cause I didn’t even know Russia shared a border with NK.
Plus Mongolia is BIG, China is HUGE, and Russia is MEGA YUGE!
NK, SK and Japan are like small towns compared to those places.
Took nearly 49 years to get the strength up to look at a map :)
So generations of soldiers have been assigned there as if the war were frozen in time?
Was it a war? Wasn’t it called a police action or something. Is it still a war?
I wonder if it’s the longest truce in history.
What interests me is that large river going from the sea near southwest NK to near Seoul. That could be an interesting vector of attack with fast moving troops or subs. Assumming of course that the river was deep and wide enough.
They’re creating supply chains. Putin would love to supply NK with weapons and supplies to use against us. That’s partly why we need a WW3 like mentality if we’re going to go down this path. If the world won’t rally with us against NK and Iran and whoever else is aligned with them, we should consider other options IMO.
China has no fear of a united Korea. In fact, it is in their interest that this happen since it will increase the business they do with both.
China’s overriding concern here is starving refugees which is why the troops were moved into position to block them.
I read the headline, and I’m going, wait, what? Yep, missed that North Korea extends to Russia, always had it in my mind that China had taken that territory during the Korean war for access to the east sea. Guess we can learn new things every day.
A united Korea has a heck of a lot more value to Putin than Lil Kim & The Rock(ettes). Besides, Putin wants to sell weapons, not hand them out as welfare.
It’s not a truce. It’s only a cease fire. By legal standards the war hasn’t ended.
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