(NationalSentinel) War Drums: As speculation continues over what President Donald J. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed and agreed to over the weekend during talks at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, an interesting report surfaced Monday: China may be sending up to 150,000 troops to its border with North Korea.
As reported by Zero Hedge, which based it’s report off a Google-translated South Korean newspaper:
While the catalyst is unclear, it appears the market dropped as headlines of further sanctions against Russia appeared and reports of China deploiying 150,000 troops to its North Korea border.
According to Korean news agency Chosun, the “Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops to the North Korean border in two groups to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.” The reason: the prospect of “military options”, such as preemptive attacks on North Korea, like the one the United States launched on Syria.
The translated version continued:
As the United States announced its independent North Korean behavior and moved the United States Navy’s nuclear-powered Calvinus (CVN-70) carrier class to Singapore, the Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops in two groups to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.
“The report said. It is because of the prospect of taking “military options”, such as preemptive attacks on North Korea, just as the United States has launched an air raid on Syria.
Japan’s Sankei Shimbun reported on the 9th that the Syrian missile strike in the United States shocked China, suggesting that the People’s Liberation Army forces are moving toward the Yalu River, .
Other analysts have also opined that Trump’s decision to strike Syria as he was hosting the Chinese leader was intentional, strategic and well-timed to send the message that the United States is no longer being led by a quisling who prefers to deal away our security to nemeses like Iran.
There is another scenario as well: China deeply fears that a newly destabilized North Korea would lead to mass migration out of the country, and the troops – if the deployment is real – could be there to prevent large numbers of impoverished North Koreans from streaming in and to become a stabilizing force if….
….Trump and Xi have reached an agreement that the U.S. will carry out a preemptive strike against Pyongyang’s regime and nuclear infrastructure. We know that a U.S. aircraft carrier strike force is moving into the region.
Moving that many troops is no small logistical feat. And it’s not cheap, either. If China is actually deploying some 150,000 ground troops, at the same time the U.S. Navy is taking up station near the Korean Peninsula with a carrier strike force, something big is up.
Interesting times. Stay tuned.