The recent failed missile test in North Korea seems to have boosted the likelihood of Trump striking North Korea preemptively.
China and Russia appear to be concealing how they might actually respond.
The allegations that China would side with Trump over North Korea to the point of attacking North Korea does not seem plausible. The talking point itself seems incredibly suspect.
From Zero Hedge:
Following Sunday’s failed medium-range missile test by Kim Jong-Un, President Donald Trump has been evaluating his response options and according to Bloomberg, which cited a “person familiar with his thinking”, is willing to consider ordering “kinetic” military action, including a sudden strike, to “counteract North Korea’s destabilizing actions in the region”
However, before launching another offensive campaign – or war as some would call it – Trump’s preference is for China to take the lead on dealing with North Korea, according to the source.
While still afforded the luxury of time, Trump may be forced to decide soon how to respond: on its take on the ongoing North Korea crisis, the New York Times said in a front-page article that “what is playing out, said Robert Litwak of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, … is ‘the Cuban missile crisis in slow motion,’ but the slow-motion part appears to be speeding up.”
— Bloomberg (@business) April 16, 2017
Trump Considering “Kinetic Military Action” On North Korea Including “Sudden Strike” https://t.co/YQ9LaTYoPK
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 17, 2017
— Bloomberg (@business) April 17, 2017