War Games: China Say It Will Prevent US From Attacking North Korea First (Is this a Game or is it Real?)

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Shall we play a game?
Let’s play global thermonuclear war.
Is this a game or is it real?
What’s the difference?

Those WikiQuotes are from the 1983 movie “War Games“.

WarGames is a 1983 American Cold War science fiction film written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, and Ally Sheedy. The film follows David Lightman (Broderick), a young hacker who unwittingly accesses WOPR (War Operation Plan Response), a United States military supercomputer originally programmed to predict possible outcomes of nuclear war. Lightman gets WOPR to run a nuclear war simulation, originally believing it to be a computer game. The computer, now tied into the nuclear weapons control system and unable to tell the difference between simulation and reality, attempts to start World War III.

Here is the ending scene:

‘Fire and Fury’ not Tough Enough

Back in the real world … I think …

Donald Trump says ‘fire and fury’ comment ‘wasn’t tough enough’.

President Donald Trump said Thursday that his previous promise of “fire and fury” in response to threats from North Korea may have not gone far enough, vowing “trouble” for the country if its actions don’t change.

“If anything, maybe that statement [about “fire and fury”] wasn’t tough enough,” Trump told reporters from the steps of his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J. He added, “We’re backed 100 percent by our military.”

Asked if he were daring the North Koreans, Trump said: “It’s not a dare, it’s a statement. Has nothing to do with dare…it’s a statement of fact.”

Should the president decide to act preemptively in the region, NBC News learned Wednesday that the Pentagon has prepared a specific plan for such an attack — one that relies heavily on the use of B-1B bombers.

China to Protect North Korea if US Attacks First

Reuters reports Chinese Paper Says China Should Stay Neutral if North Korea Attacks First.

If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States then China should stay neutral, but if the United States attacks first and tries to overthrow North Korea’s government China will stop them, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday.

The widely read state-run Global Times, published by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, wrote in an editorial that Beijing is not able to persuade either Washington or Pyongyang to back down.

“China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten U.S. soil first and the U.S. retaliates, China will stay neutral,” it added.

“If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.”

Is this a game or is it real?

In case you did not know, this is the real world, not a game. And unlike the famous scene in “War Games,” it does matter.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

Source : mishtalk.com
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Tough talk from China. Ask yourself, would China be willing to see Beijing become a crater if it attacked the US to aid NK? No, tough talk is cheap, but if push came to shove they wouldn't move a muscle. It's just not worth it. Besides, the political will isn't there for a US invasion of NK. Heck, they've threatened to nuke the US and its allies and we've done nothing.
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Done nothing?
How about:
"There was a pre-emptive attempt from Koreans to reunite their country in 1950 after resisting American occupation since 1945.

Immediately after the Japanese surrendered in WW2, the whole of Korea set up an independent interim national government.

Meanwhile the US drew a line on a piece of paper, and in September 1945 arrived with thousands of troops. Under a military governor Major General Archibald V. Leonard, they re-employed the hated Japanese police and bureaucracy, gave traitors who sided with the Japanese occupation official positions, then began imprisoning, disappearing, torturing and killing anyone who disagreed

Between 1946 and 1949, the US in effect declared war on popular nationalist and independence movements in South Korea. It is estimated that only 5% was documented by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up by the National Assembly of the Republic of (South) Korea between 2005 and 2015. The first and some of the fiercest opposition to American occupation was far in the south of South Korea.

One of the worst American atrocities was on the far southern island of Jeju in 1948 when the people celebrated the March 1st independence movement of the 1920s that had opposed Japanese colonization. The names of over 14,000 confirmed dead and almost 3,600 missing are recorded but 60,000 deaths are suspected. 40,000 islanders fled to Japan.

By, 1949, the US appointed president Rhee was talking about invading North Korea and demanding more US troops and more powerful weapons. The Korean army in the north, decided on a pre-emptive attempt to reunify the country. Which they did in 5 weeks except for the US defended port city of Pusan. 20,000 soldiers in the South Korean army immediately joined the North. The rest is history. America invaded again with over 300,000 troops and bombed the whole country North and South with conventional, napalm, chemical and possibly biological weapons until no building was standing in the North and few in the South. It still has nearly 30,000 troops stationed there and has never declared the war over."
Perhaps the best place for the US to start would be to give the Koreans a chance to run their own country.
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Done nothing? How about: "There was a pre-emptive attempt from Koreans to reunite their country in 1950 after resisting American occupation since 1945. Immediately after the Japanese surrendered in WW2, the whole of Korea set up an independent interim  Read more
kevthorne - 8/20/2017 at 11:24 AM GMT
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