http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china-media-idUSKBN1AR005BEIJING (Reuters) – If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States then China should stay neutral, but if the United States attacks first and tries to overthrow North Korea’s government China will stop them, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday.
President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea and its leader on Thursday, warning Pyongyang against attacking Guam or U.S. allies after it disclosed plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific territory.
China, North Korea’s most important ally and trading partner, has reiterated calls for calm during the current crisis. It has expressed frustration with both Pyongyang’s repeated nuclear and missile tests and with behavior from South Korea and the United States that it sees as escalating tensions.
The widely read state-run Global Times, published by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, wrote in an editorial that Beijing is not able to persuade either Washington or Pyongyang to back down.
“It needs to make clear its stance to all sides and make them understand that when their actions jeopardize China’s interests, China will respond with a firm hand,” said the paper, which does not represent government policy.
“China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten U.S. soil first and the U.S. retaliates, China will stay neutral,” it added.
“If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.”
World’s BIGGEST & MOST POWERFUL NUCLEAR BOMB explosion of all time! (Cold War Tsar Bomba!)
“This is the single most powerful device ever constructed (and subsequently responsible for the biggest nuclear explosion in history). Known as the Tsar Bomba, this Soviet designed nuclear weapon had a destructive power 10 times the combined force of all conventional explosives used in World War 2, and was 3000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
Weighing 27 metric tuns, the Tsar Bomba was so heavy it needed a specially modified plane to carry it to the release sight.
And it was on the 30th of October 1961 that the bomb was dropped from an altitude of 6.5 miles above a remote island in the Arctic Ocean.
Because the nuclear device was so absurdly powerful, a parachute was deployed to slow its descent and allow the plane’s crew time to escape from the blast.
When the bomb was detonated it released an energy yield equivalent to 50 million tuns of TNT, and created a gigantic fireball that was visible from 500 miles away. The bomb completely destroyed everything within a 22 mile radius and damaged windows in Norway and Finland some thousands of miles away.
Let’s hope that such a ridiculously devastating nuclear event will never again take place.