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Chinese bombers on high alert over North Korean situation
Irish Times ^ | Apr. 21, 2017 | Clifford Coonan

Posted on 04/21/2017 6:56:05 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Chinese bombers on high alert over North Korean situation

US defence official tells CNN aircraft being brought full readiness

Clifford Coonan in Beijing

China’s air force has put its land-attack, cruise-missile-capable bombers “on high alert” in response to a potential situation in North Korea, a US defence official has been quoted as saying.

The moves to bring an extraordinary number of Chinese military aircraft to full readiness were part of an effort to “reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency,” the defence official told CNN.

The remarks come amid ongoing tensions on the Korean peninsula. President Donald Trump has praised China’s stepped-up efforts to combat the North Korean “menace”, telling a news conference “some very unusual moves have been made over the last two or three hours”. He said he was confident Chinese president Xi Jinping would “try very hard” to pressure Beijing’s ally and neighbour North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alert; china; nkorea; nuke

1 posted on 04/21/2017 6:56:05 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; endthematrix; ...

P!


2 posted on 04/21/2017 6:56:26 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (dead parakeet + lost fishing gear = freep all day)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bombers might be on high alert, but the fighters would be on higher alert, at least by a few thousand feet.


3 posted on 04/21/2017 6:58:43 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So, are the Chinese and Russians pressuring North Korea or are they, instead, coming to the defense of Fat Boy when he gives more provocation by missile launches or bomb tests? It seems more like a preparation for war against South Korea and ourselves should we decide to do something to control the North.


4 posted on 04/21/2017 7:04:01 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: TigerLikesRooster

show us what your PLAnes can do ..


5 posted on 04/21/2017 7:04:24 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> M A G A << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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OMG the world goes mad


6 posted on 04/21/2017 7:07:09 AM PDT by Muntic0re
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To: Muntic0re
Like I said on another post, when I think of Fat Boy I think of James Cagney in "White Heat"

"Made it, Ma! Top of the world!"


7 posted on 04/21/2017 7:10:32 AM PDT by COBOL2Java ("Game over, man, game over!" (my advice to DemocRATs))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Here’s a scenario

China hits North Korea with cruise missiles.
China immediately condemns America for the attack.
China invades North Korea to stop American Imperialism.
Kim Jong-un mysteriously wakes up dead one morning.
China declares that the imperialists have been stopped at the border by the brave North Korean and Chinese forces.
Putin asks “What the fick just happened here?”
Trump replies “I didn’t know about it until I saw it on CNN”.


8 posted on 04/21/2017 7:13:51 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Don't mistake your dorm political discussions with the desires of the nation)
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To: AppyPappy

What good are bombers unless they’re aimed at the South?


9 posted on 04/21/2017 7:16:09 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: AppyPappy

I like it.


10 posted on 04/21/2017 7:16:49 AM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust Conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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