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.
It sounds like the Chinese are sending Mini-Me a not-so-subtle message that he needs them far more than they need him.
Yeah, and it could've been an Airborne Laser Intercept test.
And it could've been an Aurora knock down.
And it could've been an intervention by the hidden Overlord colonization fleet.
I agree. If possible, landing should be done on Sunan, Nampo which is near Pyongyahng on the Western coast, and Wonsan and Chongjin on the East coast. Denying China the direct access to East Sea(Sea of Japan) must be an important strategic imperative.
What country would want that basket case led by a lunatic on its border. Our border relations with Mexico by comparison are a vision of delights.
Uset Used to be Egypt, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, and Iran.
If China decided they wanted to, when prodded Kim Jong-il would let them move down to the DMZ before we decided what to do about it.
It's a close call, but I think China will let the South have it. They have nothing worthwhile to gain from taking the North.
As I said, how about access to East Sea(Sea of Japan)?
Maybe just the Coastline would be worth it, But who in the right mind would want a country that has 24 Million Starving Peasants. I mean the Commies have their own problems as it is with their own Muslim Group, Their Poor Peasants and so on.
But then taking over the coastline only is practically an act of war since Japan would feel extremely treathened.
Taking over the entire country is more of a burden. It would take a hell of alot of aids just to feed them since the current amount of aid isnt enough since it is usually given to the army.
But on the other hand, They can retrieve their Aid Trains back which is a good thing!
"As I said, how about access to East Sea(Sea of Japan)?"
For what ? This is not like it's 1910 anymore. They would have to rebuild much of North Koreas infrastructure to get there, then when they do, of what benefit is it ?
One of the scenarios I can suspect China could entertain is that China will secure some buffer zone to the south of Yalu and Tumen River. "How far to the south" is to be negotiated with U.S., and they would also demand a north eastern chunk of N. Korea(part of N. Hamkyong Province) including decent seaport on East Sea. This way, it would not much of a burden for China, and in exchange for ceding direct control of most of N. Korea, China secures nice seaport for PLAN.
See my reply #34.
Pardon my ignorance but, after 50 plus years of communism NK is a poor, starving country. What are the spoils?
"PRC would love nothing more than to have the functioning seaports of Wonsan and Chongjin"
Why would any commander in his right mind want to build immoveable Navy bases within strike range of your enemies aircraft ?
You'd have to take that up with Beijing!
Well it would be safe to say that NK's customers are the enemies of tbe U.S., ya think?
coal, lead, tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, iron ore, copper, gold, pyrites, salt, fluorspar, hydropower, intact missile launch sites, fishery access, salt water ports.....
... yep that 50,000 square miles looks mighty tempting and has all that all that stuff they are missing in the other 3.7 million square miles they already own. Worth taking a chance on war over ...
Sounds like a pretty short war to me. But what would realistically cause China to invade NoKorea? Would Kim really wave his missiles at China?
No, the more likely situation is N. Korea could create military confrontation with U.S., and push Japan to rearm. The former could crash Chinese economy.
In such a case, China could move in, get rid of Kim, and on a drive seat to dictate N. Korea's future.
Article mentioned on 'The American Thinker'(09/06/2006) with a link back to Free Republic.
China makes far, far, FAR more money off America and South Korea than they do off of North Korea.
And they're NOT about to do anything to lose that moola.
(but they definitely don't want to appear like that to their own population)
Don't you know that the JOOOOOOOS (TM) orbital mind control satellites took control of the mind of the North Korean test controllers and forced them to hit the 'self-destruct' switch?
Sheesh. All these loony, whacked out theories over what happened. The truth is so much simply to understand.
Repeat after me: "Orbital mind control satellites... Orbital mind control satellites... Orbital mind control satellites... Ommmmm... Ommmm..."