Joshua Stanton writes:
In other words, China is using North Korea to menace and intimidate South Korea, and when South Korea tries to protect itself, China is using its economic power to bully South Korea into submission and unilateral disarmament. As South Korea’s ally, we must not stand for this.
Again and again on this blog, I've written that China will always be a harsher mistress to Korea than America ever will. Are Koreans finally getting that message?
Joshua also quotes Yonhap News quoting General Mattis:
“In the South China Sea, we see China shredding trust as they adopt a tribute-nation kind of approach where all other nations have to pay tribute or acquiescence to the more powerful nation, the larger nation,” Mattis said during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing.
I am fucking sick and tired of listening to retarded assholes accusing the US of "imperialism" when it's obvious they haven't the first goddamn clue what imperialism is. Again, as I've said over and over on this blog: if you want to see real imperialism, look at China.