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2006-02-16 China-Japan-Koreas
Outbreaks along Tumen River between Nork guards and armed N Korean groups
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Posted by Alaska Paul 2006-02-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1112 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 You only rob a coal mine when you are looking for food. The crap must be really be bad when teh border keepers have to resort to robbery.
Posted by Sock Puppet O´ Doom 2006-02-16 00:07||   2006-02-16 00:07|| Front Page Top

#2 Hopefully, this will be the violent version of the fall of East Germany.
Posted by Anonymoose 2006-02-16 00:13||   2006-02-16 00:13|| Front Page Top

#3 Great news! But any progress would require some tolerance from China, a tacit agreement to look the other way. I'm not sanguine about such a development. Even if China were so inclined, Kimmie might threaten to make things uncomfortable for them if they refuse to crack down.
Posted by Monsieur Moonbat 2006-02-16 01:11||   2006-02-16 01:11|| Front Page Top

#4 Jan. 28 was certainly during Chinese New Year. And I can tell you that the fireworks are certainly LOUD when compared to American fireworks.
Posted by gromky 2006-02-16 03:43||   2006-02-16 03:43|| Front Page Top

#5 Fighting followed and the border guard was stabbed more than 30 times and bled to death.

fyi, 30 stab wounds will cause leaks.
Posted by RD 2006-02-16 06:40||   2006-02-16 06:40|| Front Page Top

#6 like mm implies, big question is are the PRC authorities supporting this and to what extent.

Id be skeptical BUT: If the PRC thinks the regime is going down anyway, they might want to set there own people up first, so they can control what comes after.
Posted by liberalhawk 2006-02-16 09:36||   2006-02-16 09:36|| Front Page Top

#7 Who the hell robs a coalmine, fergawdsake?

Erm ... people who are freezing to death? I know. Hard to understand for those of us with utilities, indoor plumbing and all the other marvels of ultramodern civilization.
Posted by Zenster 2006-02-16 13:26||   2006-02-16 13:26|| Front Page Top

#8 The incidents suggest the existence of armed North Korean dissident groups in China.

Or smugglers. But I'm more with LH on this - ethnic Koreans the Chinese are sending in.
Posted by Pappy 2006-02-16 13:27||   2006-02-16 13:27|| Front Page Top

#9 It sounds like China has had its fill of Kim, and are setting him up to be deposed. That would be one way to end the constant saber-rattling that China feels interferes with business. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that China would prefer to have an industrialized, peaceful neighbor on its border than the constant drain on resources that Kim is. The Chinese would probably benifit greatly from trade relations with South Korea, and even moreso from a united Korea. I wonder how many billions (if not trillions) of dollars China has sunk into Korea, with virtually no gain. They may cut Kimmie off just to cut their losses.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2006-02-16 18:00||]">[]  2006-02-16 18:00|| Front Page Top

#10 Old Patriot, historically, it has been unthinkable that China would countenance a non-communist united Korean peninsula. Do you honestly think that China would reverse that stance for the sake of a few lousy billion dollars worth of trade?

Yes, I'm joking, but only half way. It is difficult to believe that the communists would gladly suffer having a US ally extend its Chinese border (or proximity) any further than it already is. While there would be no problem with a united communist Korea, I think the Chinese Mandarins are a bit less than enthusiastic about a capitalist powerhouse under American protection cozying up that close.

Posted by Zenster 2006-02-16 20:57||   2006-02-16 20:57|| Front Page Top

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