Political Forums  

Go Back   Defending The Truth Political Forum > Political Forum > Political Talk > Asia


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old July 30th, 2017, 05:19 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
reedak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Earth
Posts: 173
Two strange bedfellows having different dreams

The late Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh once described China and Vietnam as “both comrades and brothers”. During the Vietnam War, China supplied the North Vietnamese with guns and other weapons to fight the US troops in South Vietnam. However, during the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War, China discovered much to its chagrin that the Vietnamese turned the guns and other Chinese weapons around at the Chinese army. Fortunately for China, Vietnam did not have a nuclear missile programme of its own, otherwise history would be different.

As in the turbulent Sino-Vietnamese ties, mutual suspicion and distrust between China and Korea go back a long way to ancient times. The "comradely, brotherly" relationship between China and North Korea surely ranks as one of world’s strangest.

There is a line in the play The Tempest, by William Shakespeare : “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” It is spoken by Trinculo, King Alonso's jester, who has been shipwrecked and finds himself seeking shelter beside Caliban, whom he regards as a "sleeping monster".

The current territorial dispute between China and Vietnam is a mirror image of a possible future Sino-Korean conflict once North Korea subdues the South. However, unlike the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War, China will have to prepare for a nuclear holocaust as it will be clashing headon with a nuclear-armed Korea.

Of the two strange bedfellows, who is the sleeping monster?

War of the Dragons: The Sino-Vietnamese War, 1979 | HistoryNet

Once comrades and brothers, China and Vietnam are going their own way down the socialist path | South China Morning Post

SparkNotes: The Tempest: Act II, scene ii

https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literatu...act-ii-scene-2

Last edited by reedak; July 30th, 2017 at 05:24 PM.
reedak is offline  
Old July 30th, 2017, 05:26 PM   #2
The Posters of Meh
 
Panther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: North Texas
Posts: 5,174
It's a cluster**ck whether China does something or nothing. They might as well get rid of their puppet before it destroys everything that China has hoped to gain globally and In particular, in eastern Asia.
Panther is offline  
Old July 30th, 2017, 05:54 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
reedak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Earth
Posts: 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by Panther View Post
It's a cluster**ck whether China does something or nothing. They might as well get rid of their puppet before it destroys everything that China has hoped to gain globally and In particular, in eastern Asia.
Well said. Short and sweet.

China may risk having all its "blood" sucked dry by the North Korean "mosquito" like the foolish priest in Political Satire: The Old Man of the Mountain (2)

Worse, like the crazy man doing a risky balancing act on a narrow bridge spanning a deep gorge in Political Satire: The Old Man of the Mountain (5) China may end in disaster together with the North Korean "dog".

Last edited by reedak; July 30th, 2017 at 05:57 PM.
reedak is offline  
Reply

  Defending The Truth Political Forum > Political Forum > Political Talk > Asia

Tags
bedfellows, dreams, strange



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A strange ruling from a strange judge excalibur Current Events 10 February 6th, 2017 11:06 AM
M.E. Strange Bedfellows RNG Middle East 7 September 28th, 2015 01:24 AM
Dreams webguy4 Current Events 7 December 12th, 2013 03:04 PM
Strange Bedfellows: NRA Joins ACLU Lawsuit excalibur Current Events 0 September 5th, 2013 01:27 PM
Organized Labor And Business: The Latest Strange Bedfellows To Unite Against Obamacar Uncle Han Current Events 3 July 16th, 2013 06:03 AM


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed



Copyright © 2005-2013 Defending The Truth. All rights reserved.