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Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 21:21:44 -0400
From: Ruben Safir
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] The NY Times and Egyptian Gold easy to find
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On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 01:43:33PM -0400, David Sugar wrote:
> Well, the danger is not zero, but the outcome is rather certain. The only
> issue restraining action at present is China. However, China has no present
> attachment to them either, except as a buffer state. For China, the real
> issue is US forces in SK represent a first strike threat, much like Jupiter
> missles did to Kruschev, or, for that matter, Russian missles in Cuba. If the
> US offered China a deal for a demilitarized Korea after "unification", I think
> the NK "problem" could likely disappear within days...
Yeah well, if China was the Netherlands than we could do that.
Unfortunately, China is only slightly more stable than North Korea and
if not for the US presense in the Pacific then China would have invaded
Sibera already and the Russians and the Chinese would be having the nice
discussions that have had this week on gas, oil and how to share the
last remaining Elephant and Rhino tusks.
And I doubt that China and Japan would be so peaceful with each other,
or that the Philipenes would be so peaceful either (forgeting the issues
with China and Vietnam, Indonisia, Singapor, etc all of whom look to the
US to help them against Chinese agression).
And let us not forget that China shot off a nuclear capable missle right
off the California Coast about 6 years ago, and they are occupying
Indian territory, and still represses Tibet.
China IS the North Korean problem. He is their little sock puppet.