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The USA will deploy THAAD anti-missile systems in South Korea. China has expressed dissatisfaction

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South Korea continues to strengthen its defense capability with the help of its American allies, one of the key agreements is the deployment of the THAAD missile systems in the republic, reports Kommersant.


The USA will deploy THAAD anti-missile systems in South Korea. China has expressed dissatisfaction


RK President Park Geun-hye said yesterday that "Seoul will take tough and more effective measures so that North Korea realizes with bitterness that by developing a nuclear program, it will not survive and this will only accelerate the collapse of the regime."

North Korea nuclear tests weapons and ballistic missiles condemned by Russia and China.

“China’s launch of a North Korean missile created almost more long-term problems than Pyongyang itself. The prospect of the emergence of the THAAD complexes in South Korea caused moderate discontent in Moscow and a stormy one in Beijing, ”the newspaper writes.

"The range of the system is much longer than is necessary to protect the Korean Peninsula," said Hong Lei, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “We firmly disagree with an attempt to damage Chinese strategic security interests, using the nuclear problem as an excuse.”

At the same time, they say in Seoul that the complex does not pose any threat to China and Russia: “it is not capable of shooting down intercontinental ballistic missiles and seriously affecting the nuclear potential of either side”.

“The THAAD system has a missile strike range up to 200 km and is formally unable to reach Chinese territory at any potential location. But the AESA radar that comes with it can fix aircraft in 1,8 radius thousand km. This means that not only the whole East China, but also Khabarovsk, Vladivostok and Birobidzhan will be potentially "shining through", notes Kommersant with reference to the source.

The source of the publication in the Ministry of Defense of the PRC confirmed that "it is the radar that causes the main fears of the Chinese authorities." “In this, our and your governments are similar, they both expressed concern. For China, this is the same thing as for Russia, the elements of the US missile defense system in Eastern Europe, ”he added.

“Most of the Chinese nuclear potential is medium-range missiles,” explained Vasily Kashin, senior researcher at the Institute of the Far East of the Russian Academy of Sciences. “In the event of a conflict, the Chinese planned to use these missiles to strike at American bases in Japan, the Philippines and Guam.” Now, missiles from bases in the north-east of the country will pass through the THAAD “window”, which can at least detect them and, at the most, knock them down. ”

By its tests, Pyongyang gives the USA a reason to increase its military potential in the region.

“Under the pretext of protection against North Korean missiles, Japan has already deployed a missile defense system,” Vasiliy Kashin reminds. - In 2006, after the first North Korean nuclear test, Tokyo asked Washington for security assistance. By 2016, Japan was already guarded by six ships with Aegis systems and SM-3 missiles, as well as PAC-3 batteries (with a range of up to 20 km), based near Tokyo and Okinawa. After the North Korean launch of 7 in February, Japan also announced the possible installation of THAAD and an increase in the number of ships with interceptors to eight by the year 2020.

Another expert, the head of the Asian program at the Carnegie Center, Alexander Gabuev, believes that Seoul is doing the right thing by trying to protect itself.

“If a person wears a bulletproof vest, he wears it not against someone, but to protect himself. If China, as he claims, is not going to attack the US bases in Japan, South Korea or anywhere else, then he has nothing to fear from THAAD, ”said Gabuev.
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  1. Finches
    Finches 17 February 2016 15: 22
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    Americans do not care about North Korea and South from a high bell tower, but under this pretext to place their whistles and farts at the side of China and our Far East - that’s the topic!
    1. Haettenschweiler
      Haettenschweiler 17 February 2016 15: 27
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      Quote: Finches
      Americans do not care about North Korea and South from a high bell tower, but under this pretext to place their whistles and farts at the side of China and our Far East - that’s the topic!


      - Moreover, it seems that our government has funded this:

      "Russia in December increased investments in the US national debt by $ 4,1 billion to $ 92,1 billion"

      http://news.rambler.ru/business/32795674/
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 17 February 2016 15: 32
        +4
        Let them fear smile
        1. Appraiser
          Appraiser 17 February 2016 16: 11
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          Until the United States lacks, that's for sure. But before: Japan and South Korea 100% .... soldier
      2. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 17 February 2016 15: 38
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        Quote: Haettenschweiler
        Quote: Finches
        Americans do not care about North Korea and South from a high bell tower, but under this pretext to place their whistles and farts at the side of China and our Far East - that’s the topic!


        - Moreover, it seems that our government has funded this:

        "Russia in December increased investments in the US national debt by $ 4,1 billion to $ 92,1 billion"

        http://news.rambler.ru/business/32795674/
        Although I also do not welcome the investment of our financial assets in the US economy, however, following your logic, the Chinese are finally completely loshars and also funded the American missile defense, but in a much larger amount. smile

        The largest bond holder, China, for the same November month increased its stake from $ 1,255 trillion to $ 1,264 trillion.

        http://evrazia.org/news/44440
        1. Haettenschweiler
          Haettenschweiler 17 February 2016 15: 52
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          Quote: Ami du peuple
          Although I also do not welcome the investment of our financial assets in the US economy, however, following your logic, the Chinese are finally completely loshars and also funded the American missile defense, but in a much larger amount.


          - There is a small difference: firstly, China is not under US sanctions. Secondly, Chinese domestic policy does not loudly proclaim that the United States is the enemy. thirdly, unlike the domestic balaboloks, Putin-Rogozins, China is doing business - the ruble is still in the buttocks of the world economy, while the yuan calmly and confidently pushed the dollar against the euro. That is, in the case of China, you can be sure that these guys know what they are doing, and, unlike Japan, they will probably be able to take theirs back. Or, as an option, this money allows them to obtain licenses to produce in their territory all sorts of interesting gizmos for Microsoft and others like it. In fact, there can be a lot of options, assumptions. But not in the case of Russia. Everything is as simple as five kopecks - (there should be the loudest quote from Lavrov, an outstanding diplomat, an excellent, correct official and generally a well-mannered person).
          1. Ami du peuple
            Ami du peuple 17 February 2016 16: 27
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            Quote: Haettenschweiler
            - There is a ma-a-scarlet difference

            Small difference, but huge similarity - both Russia and China are investing in the US economy, thereby financing American "whistles and fakes". No matter how different the reasons for such actions are explained, the result is the same.
            You, dear, have obvious problems with logic. Replace the general with the private.
            1. Haettenschweiler
              Haettenschweiler 17 February 2016 17: 12
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              Quote: Ami du peuple
              Small difference, but huge similarity - both Russia and China are investing in the US economy, thereby financing American "whistles and fakes".


              - Yes, there is no similarity, that's what I was trying to say. China gets a real return on its investments: the production sites of such colossi as GM, Microsoft, Apple, etc. In other words, for every dollar invested, they get two, delivering licensed iPhones and other junk around the world. Well, if you're lucky, the same dividends from US bonds. But it is unlikely - unlike the racially correct Russian officials - that China is counting on dividends. Because this is a delicate matter ... either a crisis, the stock market fell, then some other nonsense. But this is all technological - it remains, works, brings income, allows you to maintain a whole army of highly qualified workers and engineers. These are the "identical" but fundamentally different "investments" in the US economy. The result is the same for the USA - I agree. For bondholder countries, it is fundamentally different. So there are no problems with logic.
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 17 February 2016 15: 43
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      Quote: Finches
      Americans do not care about North Korea and South from a high bell tower, but under this pretext to place their whistles and farts at the side of China and our Far East - that’s the topic!

      And what will happen when America places its "whistles" in EVERY country? Will they go to war with us? Or will we have to get scared and surrender for the partition ourselves?

      I think, EVEN in the case of complete encirclement of American bases, the notorious 12% acceptable damage America still has it. And will have more. And there is no need to talk about the "allies", on whose territory the bases will be. A radioactive desert - why talk about it? ... How many megatons, for example, do South Korea need to become Atlantis for happiness?
      1. 34 region
        34 region 17 February 2016 15: 50
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        Soldat A! 15.43 What are the megatons? Look at the Middle East! Everything is destroyed without nuclear weapons! No science! No industry! Everything, Everything is in ruins! And this is without a core!
        1. Haettenschweiler
          Haettenschweiler 17 February 2016 15: 54
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          Quote: Region 34
          Soldat A! 15.43 What are the megatons? Look at the Middle East! Everything is destroyed without nuclear weapons! No science! No industry! Everything, Everything is in ruins! And this is without a core!


          - Are you foolish or something like this? Now cons pick up two tons. This West rots, do not forget. And we all get up off our knees. But he is rotting. So Kadyrov will save everyone.
    3. Blondy
      Blondy 17 February 2016 16: 03
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      Quote: Finches
      Americans do not care about North Korea and South from a high bell tower, but under this pretext to place their whistles and farts at the side of China and our Far East - that’s the topic!

      It is quite possible: their glorious agent of influence, Kim Jong-un, is laying out one hundred percent for this. (Quite seriously, this is actually a very effective way of cheating on China, with which Kim Jong-un now has separate pots.
      1. jjj
        jjj 17 February 2016 16: 36
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        I heard the opinion that the DPRK specially launched a satellite so that the Americans could "legitimately" place their additional weapons systems in the region. At first glance, it seems nonsense. But, if you push your brains in different directions, you can find some reason in such conclusions
  2. avvg
    avvg 17 February 2016 15: 24
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    It's time the Chinese do not need to express dissatisfaction, but also something they need to place in Latin America.
  3. izya top
    izya top 17 February 2016 15: 26
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    the Chinese of the island have learned to pour, so now let them learn how to dig land on the sea-okiyan. to practice on the Korean peninsula, and there it’s not a sin to take up North America recourse
  4. Altona
    Altona 17 February 2016 15: 27
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    The Chinese deployed an air defense system on one of the disputed islands. I understand it as an asymmetric answer ...
    1. ya.seliwerstov2013
      ya.seliwerstov2013 17 February 2016 15: 32
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      Quote: Altona
      I understand it as an asymmetric answer ...

      In the course of the USA, she will not die her death.
      Extort the bastards.
      1. AdekvatNICK
        AdekvatNICK 17 February 2016 15: 40
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        I’ll tell you a secret, America will never die at all. It has been dying for a thousand years and recently it has been buried every day, but it still will not die.
        1. ya.seliwerstov2013
          ya.seliwerstov2013 17 February 2016 15: 56
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          Quote: AdekvatNICK
          I'll tell you a secret, America will never die at all.

          No. Here I disagree with you. "No matter how long the rope twists, every end will be.

          America will answer for its crimes. Anyway. With Our help or China, I don’t know. Or We are together.

          Only God knows ...
          1. AdekvatNICK
            AdekvatNICK 17 February 2016 16: 04
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            she can and will answer WHEN ANYTHING, but she will never die.
        2. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 17 February 2016 16: 11
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          Quote: AdekvatNICK
          I'll tell you a secret, America will never die at all.She's been dying for a thousand years and lately she’s been buried every day, but still she’s not going to dry up.

          thousand years? Am I confused anything? Yes, by the standards of civilization, America is still a child. Uneducated, rude, thieving, but - a child. And the imperial stage of development of American capitalism has only been around for some 70 years. And ALL empires have one fate - ANY history textbook says, not only ours, about Ancient Egypt, Rome and Babylon ... I'm not talking about the relatively recent Genghis Khan-Napoleon-Hitler, Invincible Armada and other Steering-Britain-Seas ....

          You can love America or not, wish it harm or not - but in fact it has become an EMPIRE. And empires do not live long. Here Russia is not an empire, and Germany is not an empire, and Italy and Great Britain are not empires. And America is an empire. Therefore, we will not kill her, even on herself she will kill. It will be ruined by the laws of history, which do not allow a long extensive (imperial) development ...
    2. hartlend
      hartlend 17 February 2016 15: 40
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      It is more correct to say symmetric.
  5. Siberia 9444
    Siberia 9444 17 February 2016 15: 38
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    Let each other rocket rockets, we have enough of our problems. Amers will soon tear a bunch of Europe Syria Afghanistan Iran is now China.
  6. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 17 February 2016 15: 40
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    China is very lucky so far. We are already butting half the planet, but this delay for China is not eternal, they are next.
    1. chikenous59
      chikenous59 17 February 2016 16: 00
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      Quote: AdekvatNICK
      But this delay for China is not eternal, they are next.

      The USA and its vassals are very dependent on China, both on the main world production base and on the largest bondholders.
      The PLA army is also not asleep, it is developing.
      China's economy is too strong to be next.
      If it is possible to transfer a huge amount of production capacity from China to India, for example, or Brazil, where the pay of the local population is almost the same as in China, then they may begin to test them for strength.
  7. Abbra
    Abbra 17 February 2016 15: 49
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    It is simply the strengthening of the position of prostitutes with the help of pimps.
    1. AdekvatNICK
      AdekvatNICK 17 February 2016 16: 05
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      thanks laughed))
  8. igorek4515
    igorek4515 17 February 2016 15: 51
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    Just a reason for the staff members to place their missile defense systems somewhere ..
    1. chikenous59
      chikenous59 17 February 2016 16: 04
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      Quote: igorek4515
      Just a reason for the staff members to place their missile defense systems somewhere ..

      From an independent point of view, they are doing the right thing to try to protect themselves to the maximum.
      For us, as a defender, this is certainly all unpleasant and unacceptable.
      If there were any means, I’m sure we would not be more humble than the Americans surrounding the world with missile defense, air defense systems, and various military bases around the world.
      Everything rests on the economy, whoever has the most money is kept, and sleeps not so soundly at night, thinks how to save it all. That's why they poison us and surround us.
      Why do they need competitors?
  9. igorek4515
    igorek4515 17 February 2016 17: 07
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    From an independent point of view, they are doing the right thing to try to protect themselves to the maximum.

    Protect from anyone .. From North Korea ..? But didn't the States, by their policy of the world gendarme, have generated this very threat for themselves .. maybe it makes sense not to spend huge budget dollars on the construction, transfer and maintenance of these missile defense systems in place, but simply to moderate their ambitions as a world gendarme and simply agree to peace negotiations with the DPRK that the latter has repeatedly proposed to the States .. But so their great-power ambitions interfere with .. like ".. we have zapadlo with some small and poor country about something to negotiate .." you see, the United States and the region would be calmer. and savings for the US budget too ..
    1. chikenous59
      chikenous59 17 February 2016 17: 19
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      Quote: igorek4515
      Secure from anyone .. From North Korea ..?

      Today from them, tomorrow from others. PRO is not a momentary whim for you, it is a huge system designed for long-term service. Who knows what will happen in the world in a year, two, three, etc.
      maybe it makes sense not to spend huge budget dollars on the construction, deployment and maintenance of these missile defense systems in place, but simply to moderate your ambitions of the world gendarme

      Money turns any head, even the coldest.
      Do not forget how many transnational corporations exist in the United States. You need to protect your capital.
      If there is money, they invest it in own safety. What's wrong with that?
      From the point of view of the poor man, of course, you can endlessly scold them, like the janitor of the "bad" guy on a Bentley.
      Therefore, I repeat, this is a completely sound decision for any state, would there be money and technology.
      We haven’t got so much money, we don’t print dollars, so we find an asymmetric way out of the situation, including ingenuity and prudence. Ask Putin on the annual straight line: would the army prevent the extra few hundred billion a year? I think they would find where to apply) And they would put the bases around the world and deploy a global missile defense.
  10. igorek4515
    igorek4515 17 February 2016 18: 23
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    Today from them, tomorrow from others. PRO is not a momentary whim for you, it is a huge system designed for long-term service. Who knows what will happen in the world in a year, two, three, etc.

    Those. all these public statements that these THAAD complexes are only and exclusively to protect their allies from evil Kim is complete crap ..? Then how the hell did everyone attack, including the Russian Foreign Ministry to accuse the DPRK of provoking tension in the region ..? if in your words this is just an excuse ..?
    Money turns any head, even the coldest.
    Do not forget how many transnational corporations exist in the United States. You need to protect your capital.
    If they have money, they invest it in their own safety. What's wrong with that?

    Yeah .. They invest in their own security for 9000 km from their borders .. I would understand if they deployed them anywhere on their territory .. And so this is all a miserable attempt to justify American militarism .. And they are not deploying them at all for your own safety .. This even follows from your comment ..
    1. chikenous59
      chikenous59 17 February 2016 18: 28
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      Quote: igorek4515
      Yeah .. Invest in their own security for 9000 km from their borders.

      The farther from your own borders the enemies and everyone else will be, the safer. In my opinion, sound logic
      Then some horseradish all attacked, including the Russian Foreign Ministry accuse North Korea of ​​provoking tensions in the region ..?

      Such that the concept of security also includes intelligence. The radar complex also includes radars) Our objects will glow.
      And who knows what to expect from the DPRK leader, it will provoke a war near us, possibly nuclear at all. So they pounced.
  11. igorek4515
    igorek4515 17 February 2016 18: 25
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    Money turns any head, even the coldest.

    That is precisely why I have always condemned and condemn the capitalists in whatever country they live ..
    1. chikenous59
      chikenous59 17 February 2016 18: 34
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      Quote: igorek4515
      Money turns any head, even the coldest.

      That is precisely why I have always condemned and condemn the capitalists in whatever country they live ..

      Everything has its drawbacks) Give you now a billion, even if you have a tower that will break.
      Those people who really rule the United States, I think, regard life on earth as a kind of "strategy" on the PC, where you need to seize resources, new lands, develop your troops, because otherwise they will devour.
      These secret people have already earned so much money that they can’t do anything: they put experiments on people, poison peoples, and organize coups. It is difficult to explain everything briefly.
  12. igorek4515
    igorek4515 17 February 2016 19: 16
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    Everything has its drawbacks) Give you now a billion, even if you have a tower that will break.

    Firstly, who would give it to me ..))) Secondly, people like me for no reason give money. especially a billion ..? ..))))
    Those people who really rule the United States, I think, regard life on earth as a kind of "strategy" on the PC, where you need to seize resources, new lands, develop your troops, because otherwise they will devour.

    That is why it is these people who are the main threat to all mankind precisely because they regard life as a kind of "strategy" on the PC ... And by no means evil and terrible Kim who threatens to wipe everyone off the face of the earth with a nuclear bomb, which it is still unknown whether he has in working order and demonized by these same people in order to somehow justify all their follies and meanness in relation to other people ..
    It is difficult to explain everything briefly.

    Yes, and there is no need to explain anything .. Everyone has long understood everything, for those who still have at least a little brain work and have the opportunity to think. Well, for those who are only able to consume information from the media, it is useless to explain something at least briefly at least not briefly ...
  13. igorek4515
    igorek4515 17 February 2016 19: 21
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    The farther from your own borders the enemies and everyone else will be, the safer. In my opinion, sound logic
    good logic .. Maybe then, on the basis of this logic, the Russian leadership can look for their enemies somewhere in Latin America or Australia ... And better in Antarctica ..? ..))))
    And who knows what to expect from the DPRK leader, it will provoke a war near us, possibly nuclear at all. So they pounced.

    Well, for now, it is not he who is provoking, but he is just being provoked .. Either the aircraft carrier will be driven to the shores of his country, then the nuclear submarine .. Or the military "games" will be arranged right at its very border .. then they will be included in the list of targets for a preventive nuclear strike .. Or, according to your wonderful logic, all this is not provocation ..?
    1. chikenous59
      chikenous59 17 February 2016 19: 28
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      Quote: igorek4515
      Maybe then the Russian leadership on the basis of this logic to look for their enemies somewhere in Latin America or Australia ... And better in Antarctica ..? ..))))

      It could be. There would be funds for such "Wishlist" request
    2. chikenous59
      chikenous59 17 February 2016 19: 29
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      Quote: igorek4515
      Well, for now, it is not he who is provoking, but he is just being provoked .. Either the aircraft carrier will be driven to the shores of his country, then the nuclear submarine .. Or the military "games" will be arranged right at its very border .. then they will be included in the list of targets for a preventive nuclear strike .. Or, according to your wonderful logic, all this is not provocation ..?

      I agree, and provoke him, Kim is also good.
      And with what it all began many years ago, no one will remember. This confrontation did not start yesterday)
  14. igorek4515
    igorek4515 17 February 2016 19: 47
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    It could be. There would be funds for such "Wishlist"

    Those. Based on your wonderful logic, it turns out that the more money the farther the enemies from their borders ..? did I understand you correctly..? And why aren't enemies determined by any other criteria ..?
    It could be. There would be funds for such "Wishlist"

    The world does not consist of righteous saints .. In any case, I am personally more frightened by these very "adequate" and "sane" most "exceptional" democrats .. At least Kim does not climb up to anyone and does not impose his Juche ideas on anyone, unlike from them .. And looking at them how they "de-democratized" Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria worries that tomorrow they can bring "democracy" to my country in the same way .. Here I am constantly amazed how opponents of the DPRK constantly show such a touching "taking care of the allegedly poor North Koreans suffering under the yoke of the evil Kim .. Why do all these compassionate citizens not bother so fiercely and did not bother about the unfortunate Afghans, Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians ...? Or they are somehow not sorry, but for some reason the North Koreans sorry .. well, you don't need to worry gentlemen .. these North Koreans will somehow survive without your touching care ..
    And with what it all began many years ago, no one will remember. This confrontation did not start yesterday)

    But it is a pity that no one will even remember .. But it would be necessary .. to finally extinguish this hotbed of tension threatening to develop into a new war. And in order to extinguish it, you need to understand all the underlying motives of this confrontation from the very beginning and not cut off the shoulder and not "appoint" the weakest to blame.