I feel like I am witness to a rather loud and unruly cat fight where posturing, snarling, and puffing up are the order of the day. I haven’t figured out yet why China hasn’t simply made a military move and removed the threat of KJU. DPRK would have never existed without Chinese guidance and support. The country would have long ago caved into decay and obscurity without Chinese input and assistance. So what is the real reason that China has been dragging its heels displaying reluctance to stop any hint of war? Is DPRK the cover for something more. More attention on it, less attention on the end-run real plays?
China only limited petroleum to North Korea in September. Had it taken the hard-line then and stopped all, There might have been no fuel to set up yesterday’s launch. China has within its grasp the ability to stop another major war, yet it has like an indulgent parent, only been eliminating some playtoys along the way. China forgets who will be directly in the fall-out zones if DPRK continues to advance its temper tantrum. Either the regime will set off a nuclear hailstorm or blow the top off their beloved volcano. Either way Chinese interests will be threatened.
Ambassador Haley has proved her worth time and again since she took over at the UN. Amazing lady considering how much of the world views women in political positions or in public arenas.