Skip to comments.N. Korean Missile Export... Blocked by China(a factor in forcing missile launches?)
Posted on 09/04/2006 4:42:41 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
|N. Korean Missile Export... Blocked by China
|[MBC TV 2006-09-04 21:30]|
(Translator's Note: This is the transcript of an evening news segment)
Correspondent: S. Korean government confirmed to us that N. Korean planes carrying missile components have been blocked by China from using Chinese airspace on many occasions since 2005.
To N. Korea, missile is the symbol of N. Korean military power, bargaining chip to use against U.S., and premier export product.
In 2001, N. Korea is estimated to have earned 560 million dollars from missile export. After PSI is imposed late 2003, its revenue from the export plummeted to 100~200 million dollars annually, and missile export has been no longer done by sea, but by air.
N. Korea's disappointment at China is rising, and the relation between two countries is expected to move away from the old arrangement.
These days, I suspect that, whenever Hu Jintao sees Kim Jong-il's picture, the image of Abe Shinzo will overlap. Together, they would make one really unsettling image.
Maybe the NKer's should have given the aid trains back.
"N. Korea's disappointment at China is rising, and the relation between two countries is expected to move away from the old arrangement."
More evidence China and NK are not so friendly of late.
I can hear Chairman Hu doing the calculation in his head right now:
DPRK, Wal-Mart, DPRK, Wal-Mart ...
The question is where were these planes heading? Iran? Syria?
IMHO, mostly to Iran.
"I wonder Who would NEED a intercontinental ballistic missile motor ???"
From these last tests, it appears that North Korea dosen't have one ...
Or is that what they want us to believe ???
Remember, it could of been a self destruct (Abort).
China is as much a target for North Korean missiles as anyone.
When the Kim family mafia decides to go out with a bang, China will be on the list too.
"Currently, about 1,000 missiles are sitting at a warehouse, and the missile inventory is turning into a headache, according to what we have learned."
Wonder who knows where this warehouse is located...would be nice to help take care of the headache.
When push comes to shove, N. Korea may be in a two-front war. PLA coming from north, S. Korean and U.S. coming from south. Each group in a race to reach Pyongyang first. I am not kidding.
Uset to be Egypt, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, and Iran.
These days, probably Iran and Syria are main customers. The others, I think, are heeding U.S. now.
We might be wise, after total, massive shock/awe aerial bombardment for 48 hours, stage an Incheon-type west coast landing (combined with massive air drops), that is, 1/2 way up the North Korean coast, somewhere north of Sunan, and attack/move both to the east and then south to take Pyongyang, and to the north to hold the line against advancing PLA coming across the Yalu. They will have some of the northern half of the peninsula, but we must limit their occupation to as little an area as possible. As we divy up the spoils, we run the huge risk of a direct PRC-USA head on clash.
Not to mention the massive outflow of DPRK refugees southward, maybe even to Japan, by every conceivable means and dingy water craft. It will make the Vietnam boat people look like the Newport Beach Christmas Light Festival.
LOL - Great idea ... they should convince us they are ALLMOST there, instead of us not knowing at all where they are in development ...
( or the Japanese could have taken it out )
Many thanks for the translation. That "imminent" NK nuclear test seems to have dropped off the radar screen too. And Kim's train is right at the Yalu. Interesting stuff.
Thanks, Jet Jag.
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