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#1 See also WASHINGTON TIMES > CONNECTING THE DOTS: NORTH KOREA'S NUKE WAS BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY A KEY END-USER IRAN.
The DPRK's 3rd Nuclear Test was in fact a demonstration of an OPERATIONALLY-READY NUCLEAR WEAPON, not just a test for future NucTech or NucMilTech Development.
Iff the DPRK is now "immune" from foreign attack after completing its third nuclear test, then by extension so is RISING IRAN???
OTOH GLOBAL TIMES > CHINA DENIES RECEIVING NORTH KOREA TEST PLANS.
* SAME > CHINA MUST MAINTAIN "BOTTOM LINE" AFTER NORTH KOREA NUKE TEST, SAYS [Chinese] PRESS.
* WORLD NEWS > PUNISH NORTH KOREA IFF IT HURTS CHINESE INTERESTS, CHINESE DAILY.
* WORLD MILITARY FORUM > CHINA WORRIED THAT A NUCLEAR-CAAPABLE/ARMED NORTH KOREA MAY TURN INTO ANOTHER ANTI-CHINA "VIETNAM" [Anti-China, pro-USSR/Soviet North Vietnam = post-1975 unified Vietnam].
Good for China + PLA, not good for Nippon + JSDF as IMO China may setting the "LEGAL" = PCORRECT-DENIABLE background for a forced Chinese takeover of North Korea. AGAIN, IT MEANS THE PLA IS THAT MUCH CLOSER TO JAPAN + CHINA'S TRUE FOCII TAIWAN. Ditto the NORTHERN PHILIPPINES.
NORTHERN PHILIPPINES > CHINA = IRAN = CAN STRIKE ANY INCOMING USN CARRIER GROUP + AMPHIBS WID LR AIRPOWER + LRBMS [ALCMS, SLCMS, ASBMS, Other?]WHILE THE LATTER ARE FAR OUTSIDE THE OKINAWA-TAIWAN STRAITS + STILL IN WESTPAC OR CENTPAC.
JAPAN-BASED USS "GEORGE WASHINGTON" CVN, CVBG
= USN FIFTH FLEET BASE IN BAHRAIN = GONE AS THE FFFFFIRST TARGET IN PREEMPTIVE CONVENTIONAL OR TACNUKE "FIRST STRIKE"???
* SAME > PLA NEW YEAR DRILL [Spring Festival] TARGETS OKINAWA.
* CHINA DAILY FORUM > WELCOME TO THE NEW [US-China] COLD WAR | [Zero Hedge] MAKE NO MISTAKE: AMERICAN AND CHINA ARE A [direct] COLLISION COURSE AND THE BATTLEGROUND IS ASIA-PACIFIC.
* SAME > DISPUTED ISLANDS AND ITS POTENTIALS CAN ERUPT INTO AN ALL-OUT SUPER-WAR | [Asai News] DISPUTED ISLANDS COULD LEAD TO DISASTROUS WAR FOR EVERYONE.
Yuuuuppp, from WESTPAC + SOPAC to INDOPAK.
* RELATED CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > [American Conservative = Eric Margolis] FROM SARAJEVO [Pre-WW1] TO SENKAKUS. DISPUTED ISLANDS MAY BE THE SPARK THAT IGNITES SINO-JAPANESE CONFLAGRATION.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-19 01:24||
#2 Quietly he added "That ought to reach America".
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-19 01:52||