WWIII brewing?

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 190 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 16, 2020 2:32 PM

I'm seeing reports of skirmishes on the border of India and China. Also between North and South Korea.

For those that pay more attention to this stuff, what are we looking at here?


8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 16, 2020 2:43 PM

The stuff between China and India is probably serious. But, the two have gone to blows before without any wide ranging effects. It is worrisome. Some of my friends in the national security space noted it is an escalation and we should keep tabs on it. 

The North Korea blowing up the building is a big flashy attention getter, but is not a big change in policy or worrisome. That is just normal shit for them. Kim's sister is taking on a more prominent role I read, so this may be her way to make a statement. 

I'd be more worried about the China-India flareup. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 190 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 16, 2020 2:54 PM

Got it, thanks for the insight. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on the India and China situation. 

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 36 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 16, 2020 6:29 PM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

The stuff between China and India is probably serious. But, the two have gone to blows before without any wide ranging effects. It is worrisome. Some of my friends in the national security space noted it is an escalation and we should keep tabs on it. 

The North Korea blowing up the building is a big flashy attention getter, but is not a big change in policy or worrisome. That is just normal shit for them. Kim's sister is taking on a more prominent role I read, so this may be her way to make a statement. 

I'd be more worried about the China-India flareup. 

For those people that believe we have already overpopulated the planet, an India/China all out war should be their best case scenario right?

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Tue, Jun 16, 2020 9:51 PM
posted by jmog

For those people that believe we have already overpopulated the planet, an India/China all out war should be their best case scenario right?

Maybe it's all a part of Bill Gates' plan.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Jun 16, 2020 10:10 PM

5G!

Con_Alma Senior Member
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Thu, Jun 18, 2020 4:39 PM

That battle was crazy.  Some of the weapons used were medieval .....hand held wood clubs with exposed nails throughout.

...even so many of the casualties that occurred were from people falling to their death. If you look at the remote ledge the battle took place on it was ridiculous!

Con_Alma Senior Member
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Thu, Jun 18, 2020 5:09 PM

There's also some new tensions on the Korean peninsula with all communications cut off between the North and South, the North blowing up the liason building and initiating  troop build up at the DMZ.

Con_Alma Senior Member
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Thu, Jun 18, 2020 5:53 PM

Here's some info on the Chinese/India clash.

 

Driving the news: They slung stones but not bullets. Many of the casualties — 20 Indian and an unknown number of Chinese — fell to their deaths. They were the first fatalities from combat between India and China in at least 45 years.

  • On one side: India's troops were patrolling an area of the Galwan Valley from which China had agreed to withdraw when they walked into a carefully orchestrated ambush, a senior Indian official claims to The Hindu newspaper.
  • On the other: China claims the Indian soldiers crossed the border and “provoked” its troops.

The history

  • China never accepted its colonial-era border with India, and those tensions turned to war in 1962. China prevailed, and the new status quo became the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
  • While there have been repeated clashes near the LAC since, both sides have agreed not to use guns to help avoid another war.
  • But competition between the Asian giants has been increasing as China flexes its muscles in the region, including with its Belt and Road initiative, and as India moves closer to the U.S.

https://www.axios.com/india-china-border-conflict-4b5841c9-592b-405b-90e3-ece4a5530122.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100

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