Seoul, South Korea. As a US Navy carrier task force supposedly heads for Korea, a lot of uneasy South Koreans await their fate, now in the hands of an unlikely saviour-Donald John Trump.
South Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the DMZ border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang.
The Pentagon said there was a increased level of activity by Chinese bombers, signalling a possible heightened state of readiness by Beijing, reclusive North Korea’s sole major ally as Israeli intelligence points out, this is because while China will sanction North Korea, but it actually has treaties to defend it from an American strike.
In Russia, a Kremlin spokesman declined to comment on media reports that Russia is moving massive amounts of military hardware and troops towards the border with North Korea, raising further concerns Trump is out of his element and a “bridge too far,” trying to take down North Korea.
President Donald Trump on Thursday praised Chinese efforts to rein in “the menace of North Korea”, after North Korean state media warned the United States of a “super-mighty preemptive strike”.
Trump told a news conference “some very unusual moves have been made over the last two or three hours”, and that he was confident Chinese President Xi Jinping would “try very hard” to pressure North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes.
Trump gave no indication of what the moves might be. None of the US military leaders were informed about the heightened level of activity by Chinese bombers suggested alarm or signalled that they knew the precise reason for such activity.
Tensions have risen sharply in recent months after North Korea conducted two nuclear weapons tests last year and carried out a steady stream of ballistic missile tests. Trump has vowed to pursue regime change with or without North Korea allied nations, Russia and China.