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  • Sabres ain't gonna rattle themselves.
  • F*ck Donald Trump.
  • Ghastly: Sabres ain't gonna rattle themselves.


    China hasn't been real big on that lately except when something goes wrong internally and they need to remind their own people that the Loving And Paternal Government keeps it's pimp hand strong.  Even those "islands" of theirs they're basically just building 'em, arming 'em, and shrugging like, "What? What are YOU going to do about it?  Start WWIII?  Didn't think so.  Go home and order another 100,000 tons of plastic crap from my factories on your shinebox."

    So, I mean, if they are sabre rattling at us, it's kind of not a good sign.
  • I'm sure Deadbeat Donny's armada will reach the area any day now.  Nothing to worry about.
  • After all the insane pronouncements, dick waving and saber rattling by Krazy Kim and Dumbass Donnie it is now up to China to be the only adult in the room and try to chill to two petulant child-men out.
  • quatchi: After all the insane pronouncements, dick waving and saber rattling by Krazy Kim and Dumbass Donnie it is now up to China to be the only adult in the room and try to chill to two petulant child-men out.


    I hope not.  That's really not one of their strong suits.

    Here's my admittedly very limited interpretation of how it goes.

    They start out benevolent and magnanimous.  Something happens and they become super polite, but open to being reminded about how benevolent and magnanimous they are because they're so great.  Then, they outright tell you what's going to or not going to happen.

    Up till now, same basic pattern as all diplomacy.  There's no inscrutable orient thing to it.  Same shiat, different time zone.  But there is where a philosophical divergence takes place.  For the west, this is the point in negotiations where shiat gets real.  Time to lay it on.  Up the ante.  Make a power play.  Close the deal.  For Russia it means the other guy blinked, flex back at them, but open your other hand and remind them how great and benevolent and magnanimous you can be.

    For China, that was it.  That was the end of negotiation.  Negotiation happens during the other parts where you remember how great and magnanimous they are.  Things done got farked and they have altered the deal, pray they do not alter it further.  Up till now we've had plenty of career diplomats who were quite aware of how it worked, And at some levels we still do.  I wonder if they have any way to communicate that to anyone above them, or if anyone above them will bother to find out who they are and ask.

    Obama was an interesting case in that he very rarely ever went to step 3, and even when he did there wasn't the usual escalation, it was more like things were declared but step 2 continued throughout.  The quieter and softer he got, the more drone-farked someone was about be.  I think it honestly hurt Putin's feelings that he couldn't decide for sure if Obama had blinked.

    Also, we could have ended up with someone who played hardball like the Chinese.  Diplomacy until declaration, and then done.  I'm going to admit, since I said it a few times before the election anyway, I was actually more than a little worried about how that would go down faced off against the Russians.  Putin would have taken it as a blink and wanted to push his advantage, and I doubt that would have gone well.  I was really really hoping to see how badly that went for Congress, though.

    Well, thank god we avoided that all together, eh?  Just skip right past all of the diplomacy and go straight to outright buffonish gaffes, insults, empty chest thumping, and weak-spined wheedling.
  • Sid_6.7: F*ck Donald Trump.


    I'm pretty sure China is a lot more worried about their own cities as targets than about starting Korean War act 2. It's very much up in the air which side they would take if open hostilities broke out; they have lots of competing interests and really, really want the status quo to remain. I wouldn't be surprised if they try to assassinate the problem away.
  • Hmmm....  maybe I'll call that nice salesman from "Vault-Tec" back......
  • Maybe I'll stop drinking Coke for a while.
  • The antici................
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    pation is delicious
  • Mad Scientist: Maybe I'll stop drinking Coke for a while.


    Maybe try snorting it like you're supposed to?
  • ObscureNameHere: Hmmm....  maybe I'll call that nice salesman from "Vault-Tec" back......


    In the event of nuclear war, I have no desire to survive the first flash.
  • Sid_6.7: F*ck Donald Trump.


    No, YOU!
  • And China appeared to reciprocate Wednesday, with Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang saying Beijing was "gravely concerned" about North Korea's recent nuclear and missile activities while simultaneously praising Washington's approach to the issue.

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    An Animality should calm their asses down.
  • RJReves: ObscureNameHere: Hmmm....  maybe I'll call that nice salesman from "Vault-Tec" back......

    In the event of nuclear war, I have no desire to survive the first flash.


    I love car combat games but hate being around cars in real life.  Physics are not your friend.  At least a goddamn horse has to choose to kick you.  I kind of want to live long enough to become a feral road warrior and get killed by the protagonist of the story.  No cannibalism, though.  Just seems unsanitary.
  • What is really stupid is that a unified free Korea would be an economic boon for China. But they want their cheap coal.
  • WTFDYW: Sid_6.7: F*ck Donald Trump.

    No, YOU!


    Not even with Palin's dick
  • LowbrowDeluxe: Time to lay it on.  Up the ante.  Make a power play.  Close the deal.  Light up the rocks.  Rock the Casbah.

    FTFY
  • Pointy Tail of Satan: What is really stupid is that a unified free Korea would be an economic boon for China. But they want their cheap coal.


    I think it's more they don't want a western allied nation literally on the border.  The coal might as well just be an excuse to keeping sending DPRK enough food that they don't all starve to death under Fatty Dingdong.
  • Calm down.  The same people who have enough nuclear triggers to do significant damage to us all are the same people who have everything to lose if they use them.

    Cripes, if we had a dollar every time someone on fark shait their diapers thinking we're about to experience nuclear holocaust we'd all be rich.

    A bunch of scared little babies.
  • That Guy...From That Show!: Calm down.  The same people who have enough nuclear triggers to do significant damage to us all are the same people who have everything to lose if they use them.

    Cripes, if we had a dollar every time someone on fark shait their diapers thinking we're about to experience nuclear holocaust we'd all be rich.

    A bunch of scared little babies.


    None of the previous trigger men were egotistical little attention monkeys. Now there are 2, shaking their peckers at each other.
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