China abandoning its belligerent ally?
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Paul Joseph Watson
April 11, 2013
As the reclusive state prepares another imminent missile launch, a professor with the Chinese Communist Party has warned that there is a 70-80% chance of war with North Korea.
“There is a 70 to 80 per cent chance that a war will happen because North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may want to use this opportunity to force a reunification of the Korean Peninsula,” Zhang Liangui, a professor of international strategic research at the Communist Party’s Central Party School, told the South China Morning Post.
“The longer we delay fixing it, the more difficult the situation will become,” he added. “China needs to seriously consider how to tackle the problem.”
Liangui’s comments arrive in the aftermath of speculation that China is becoming increasingly exacerbated with its belligerent ally and is looking to shift away from the Hermit kingdom. In February, a deputy editor of a newspaper affiliated with the Central Party School was suspended for writing a Financial Times piece in which he urged China to abandon North Korea.
Observers are expecting another North Korean missile launch within days as reports emerge that rockets have been move into the firing position. South Korea has said that its missile defense system will intercept the rockets if they are aimed at South Korean territory.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters yesterday that America “is fully prepared to deal with any contingency, any action that North Korea may take or any provocation that they may instigate,” adding that Kim Jong-un was “skating close to a very dangerous line.”
Last month, North Korea threatened to launch “all out nuclear war,” aimed at the United States and South Korea.
While tensions with North Korea continue to build, financial experts are also predicting that a new world war is on the horizon due to a number of economic factors.
“All too often war is the manifestation of simple economic entropy played to its logical conclusion. We believe that war is an inevitable consequence of the current global economic situation,” writes Karl Bass.
Former Goldman Sachs technical analyst Charles Nenner also warned of “a major war starting at the end of 2012 to 2013,” which will crash the stock market.
Billionaire investor Jim Rogers is also predicting that continued bailouts in Europe “could ultimately spark another world war.”