It is variously reported that China has moved 150,000 troops up to the North Koren border to 'assist with the flood of refugees expected in the event of a US attack on North Korea.'
Interestingly, these reports are restricted to what one might call the tabloid media and I must admit I have my doubts. ( Update:- These reports have been denied by China.)
If my memory serves me, 150,000 troops is more that the US had deployed in Iraq at the time of the surge. It's only a few days since the US strike on Syria so I'm wondering how easy it is to move 150,000 troops, along with all their baggage, in a matter of two or three days.
At the same time, it is reported China has rejected coal from North Korea and, instead, purchased the commodity from the US.
I can't help thinking that if, in fact, China has moved such a large military force to its NK border, the little fat Nork should be more worried by the prospect of a Chinese invasion than that of an American air attack. Such would make far more sense than the 'refugee' excuse.
After all, how would the refugees get across the border? They can't now, to flee starvation.
April 25 in history
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