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Steve Benson

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  1. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    While once upon a time China may have felt it prudent to help prop up North Korea because of ideological solidarity, these days it’s a more practical issue- China doesn’t want to see millions of starving, barely-educated refugees flooding over its border should North Korea collapse.

  2. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 3 years ago

    China feeds N. Korea, but is that a grip or a sort of blackmail?

  3. Kylop

    Kylop said, over 3 years ago

    You are forgetting faith based initiatives.

  4. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago


    Could you expand on that? I am not seeing any connection of this comment to anything else posted.
    Sometimes the comments are about a post that is subsequently deleted and it makes a puzzle.

  5. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    On good authority, North Korea is no threat and the Korean War ended in 1953. (George W. Bush -when he reduced our troop strength in Korea by 2/3 to send them to Iraq.)

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The U,S, and South Korea keep holding “military training exercises”, and folks should look at how far NORTH those sea “games” go, due to a crazy boundary with islands that make “South Korea” run most of the way up the north. Thus, the U.S., and South Korea keep operating these “war games” WELL NORTH of the DMZ that separates the countries. THAT is a large, and honest, point of the North’s objections to these “games”.

    Just as Middle East “warmongering” comes mostly FROM Israel and the U.S., not “toward” them, and Israel sits on the most dangerous military, and nuclear arsenal (the ONLY ONE) in the region, blaming the much more populace, but relatively lacking of military power neighbors for the “troubles” IS the trouble.

    Also of course, the North can launch artillery into Seoul with no problem, so the “nuke scare” is also bravado that only inflames those as brain dead as the ones shouting it out!

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    China could be allowing NK to test us in order to measure us for China’s own plans. The outgoing ‘president’ had a long speech calling for upgrading China’s military and restoring past glories. We don’t help matters by buying so many items from them or letting them make so much of our computer hardware. Before WW2, we sold a lot of scrap iron to Japan. We made money, but the dividends paid to stockholders was a bit steep, to say the least.

  8. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 3 years ago

    You might want to re-think that one. The last thing China wants to do is “scare the monkeys”. Their biggest challenge in the next years will be to hold together what is essentially not a “country”, but the former Chinese Empire, re-branded. They truly want to annex Taiwan. Today, they can’t pay the price for that… maybe in a few years if exports to the U.S. stay strong.

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