January 8, 2008

ALL THE MORE REASON TO DESTABILIZE THE REGIME:

China 'plans to send troops into North Korea' (Richard Spencer, 08/01/2008, Daily Telegraph)

China is planning to send troops into North Korea to restore order and secure its nuclear arsenal in the event of the regime’s collapse.

According to a new report, Beijing would send in the People’s Liberation Army if it felt threatened by a rapid breakdown in Kim Jong-il’s rule over the country.

China would seek to win the backing of the United Nations first, but would be prepared to act unilaterally if necessary.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 8, 2008 4:46 PM
Comments

Korean War part Deux? A quagmire? Greeted as liberators? HuHitler? No Blood for Norks signs everywhere?

Posted by: KRS at January 8, 2008 6:19 PM

I've pondered this scenario for years, and I still wonder what the official US reaction would be.

Protest? Hardly. "No comment"? Maybe.

Sending a cold six-pack of Sam Adams and some California wine to the Chinese commander? Wouldn't surprise me.

Posted by: Andrew X at January 8, 2008 6:21 PM

The Chinese will be there for 30 years. Maybe they will never leave. Treat the place like Tibet, except they could develop it a little better. There have to be some nice parts for mountain resorts. Golf, hunting lodges, and the like. At least they could give work to the 25 or so million people.

The US could send pizzas. Millions and millions of frozen pizzas. With all the toppings.

Posted by: ratbert at January 8, 2008 9:46 PM

Let 'em have it. Every dollar (yuan?) they spend there, and they will spend OH SO many.... ain't being spent on carriers and missiles.

Posted by: Andrew X at January 8, 2008 11:21 PM

What took them so long?

Posted by: erp at January 9, 2008 9:31 AM
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