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Japan has evidence N Korea missile launchers came from China, media report

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sfjp330: The North Korean government has already shown enormous resilience in the face of considerable diplomatic, political, financial, and economic pressure.

I'm guessing the people who are high up enough in the North Korean government to be making the decisions lead a pretty comfy life. It's the regular people who suffer.

China knows that a high-pressure approach to North Korea will work, but refuses to support such action because it places a high premium on the preservation of a viable North Korean regime that is implacably hostile to the U.S.

I've read the opposite. China is facing a country who is conducting nuclear tests close enough to rattle Chinese windows. China can't stop supporting North Korea because the number of people who would flood across the border if the regime collapsed. And the last thing China would want is an actual shooting war, again on their border. NK is basically holding China hostage by saying, "Protect us or deal with our collapse."

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Looking at photos of the vehicle and photos of other Chinese vehicles using the same cab/forward unit this is so obviously a Chinese vehicle built by Sanjiang-Volat. If not then they have sold the tools and machinery to North korea to build their own. Either way this isn't a North Korean vehicle.

I've seen other reports on this and comparing the photos a blind man could see the design owes its existence to the Chinese manufacturers.

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It sounds serious. I think Hillary should inspect Kim's TEL.

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" called TELs, for transporter, erector, launcher "

So glad nobody made any silly juvenile jokes about that!

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If China is getting bigger it's because you are paying for it. If North Korea is getting bigger it's cause your husband spends all his extra cash at the Pachinko parlors.

A homogeneous society in this age, with little tolerance for cultural diversity. I got news for Japan. You are the masters of your own demise.

If in fact you do end up working for Foxconn it will be because of your inability making amends with those you have hurt in the past.

It will be because the people of Japan are unwilling to physically unseat those in political positions that do Japan more harm than good.

Anyway, we Americans prefer China. Japan has an awful human trafficking and kidnapping record.

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False story

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RED = READ

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Hey tensaisg@yahoo.com RED BEFORE YOU INK

China is to valuable to the world to restrict trade so them and the north can effectively do as they please without fear of penalty.

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The US shall never dared to attack North Korea no matter how many missiles they have or how many TELs they owned! North Korea is no Iran and the North Koreans were die-hard fanatics so there doesnt exist any problems in security anyway! And US selling weapons to Taiwan will resulted China providing weapons to North Korea in return, they expected this consequences!

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US: Its daylight everybody: Yes! indeed US: ok get back to work. I have business talk with China everybody: Yes! indeed

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What if China gave them the missiles and warheads as well? North Korea launching a strike is not the same as China. What if the missile and nuke tests are all fake? China could retain control of the warhead codes. Perhaps they are manning the weapons. It has all happened before in history.

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so what its a missle lanucher big deal! japan is like the kid who narked on eveyone in school then ended up getting bullied. japan should focus on its own local issues. and exportexpert u cant impose trade sanctions on china. the world trade will collapse and u japanese will be running wild shortage of goods. easier said than doing it. think b4 u ink

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impose trade sanctions on China, if it was anyone else they'd have sanctions placed on it for selling arms to NK.

China is to valuable to the world to restrict trade so them and the north can effectively do as they please without fear of penalty.

and as Ronald F Stark stated wood and paper would be correct.

The allies used dummy tanks, trucks etc to fool the germans during WW2 so the tactic is a real possiblity with the North doing the same.

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Stop kidding yourselves and turning a blind eye toward China. We all know that China is building up their military, their political influence and flexing it's economic power. Their goal is to control and eventually control the entire Asian region. Pro-China people are not thinking straight. If the elite US economic class has their way, we will all be working like Foxconn employees.

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I don't believe Japan has any evidence whatsoever. In fact, it was Japan that refused the invitation by the new management in N.K to come and witness the missle launch.

North Korea is NOT the U.S.'s problem at all. Japan would love it if the U.S thought that to be true but it's not. It's Japan's problem. China is Japan's problem.

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The North Korean government has already shown enormous resilience in the face of considerable diplomatic, political, financial, and economic pressure.

You could call it that, or you could call it foolhardiness. Compare SK and NK. How far apart they are -socio-economically, if not politically. They could be in the same place, but they're not. All because of their stubbornness and selfishness (of the autocrats.)

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Maybe true - but what are you going to do about it, J-Govt - impose sanctions against your number 1 partner? lol One side here is calling all the shots and it aint Japan.

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The North Korean government has already shown enormous resilience in the face of considerable diplomatic, political, financial, and economic pressure. China knows that a high-pressure approach to North Korea will work, but refuses to support such action because it places a high premium on the preservation of a viable North Korean regime that is implacably hostile to the U.S. Probably, China has every reason to orchestrate the ups and downs of the North Korean nuclear crisis to serve its decidedly as part of a grand strategy aimed at distracting and balancing the U.S. while maintaining China-U.S. cooperation.

The Chinese leadership seeks to sustain the nuclear crisis at manageable levels in order to reduce the likelihood that U.S. will transition to a more confrontational policy toward China. In other words, by keeping the U.S. engaged on the North Korean problem, the argument goes, Beijing is able to sustain bilateral cooperation, prevent the emergence of a more hostile U.S. policy, and enhance China’s strategic leverage.

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Rule number one when dealing with communists: Always assume official statements are lies.

As for the trucks being used to haul lumber, I have to agree. Wasn't there some specualtion that the missiles were fakes? Maybe they were just wood and paper with a little paint?

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