China Preparing For War And Few Notice
By Chuck Baldwin
Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon
since President Richard Nixon entered into detente with
the communist regime in China, America has doggedly
assisted in the commercial and military buildup of the
Marxist nation. Both Republican and Democratic
administrations have mollycoddled the Red Chinese to the
point that now they have grown big enough to cause serious
September 23, 2005
Both Bill Clinton and G.W. Bush have facilitated the
transfers of billions of dollars of commercial assistance
to Red China, not to mention vast amounts of technology
which China has used to further its military machine. Each
president refuses to identify China as an adversary,
choosing rather to call it a "trading partner." However,
China has not been hesitant to use this assistance to
construct a formidable military apparatus. At the same
time, the U.S. seems determined to reduce our military,
especially our navy, to dangerously low levels.
For example, since Ronald Reagan left office, the
United States has reduced its navy from a fleet of 600
ships and submarines to 288 and shrinking. To give the
reader an idea of just how small our navy has become, our
current navy fleet is equal in size to that when William
Howard Taft was in office!
Beyond that, our carrier fleet is on its way to the
elephant graveyard. Three of the five in service were
built before 1975. Consider, too, that the number of
fighter aircraft has dropped to fewer than 3,500 and is
expected to fall to under 2,000. However, while the United
States continues to mothball its military, Communist China
is (with America's help) building its military like there
is no tomorrow.
The Washington Times recently reported that "China soon
will receive a new Kilo submarine from Russia, part of a
naval buildup of modern warships and submarines that has
triggered new fears for U.S. military planners.
"It is the first of eight advanced Kilos that China is
acquiring, and intelligence officials say the submarine
will be outfitted with advanced SS-N-27 cruise missiles,
which are capable of attacking U.S. warships. Since 2002,
China has built 14 submarines."
The Times report quoted one intelligence official as
saying, "China's surface-to-air missile forces also are
increasing, including new short- and long-range missiles,
along with a new warhead that can maneuver to avoid
"If you take a step back and look at the entire array
of Chinese weapons, the Kilos, the Songs, the Yuans, the
ballistic missiles, this [maneuverable warhead]
capability, more surface ships with anti-ship cruise
missiles, these are all things that are going to give you
capability to deal with any kind of naval force that comes
The China Reform Monitor recently ran a report saying,
"Experts are warning that China is outpacing the United
States in the development of attack submarines and could
have as much as a three-to-one advantage over the United
States by 2025."
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld recently warned
that "China's investment in missiles and up-to-date
military technology posed a risk not only to Taiwan and to
American interests, but also to nations across Asia that
view themselves as China's trading partners, not rivals."
Most all China experts agree that the Marxist
government in Beijing is planning to attack Taiwan and is
preparing to take on the United States if we interfere. It
has more than doubled its fleet of amphibious landing and
troop-carrying ships. It has entered into an agreement
with Russia which guarantees Russia will not help the
United States should conflict erupt between the U.S. and
China. And just weeks ago, China even participated in
joint military maneuvers with Russia. But the Chinese
threat is actually even more ominous.
Syndicated columnist, Cal Thomas, recently quoted from
a new book written by former special assistant for
national security affairs to Ronald Reagan and CIA
national intelligence officer, Constantine Menges,
entitled, China: The Gathering Threat. Thomas quotes
Menges as noting that "China has defined America as its
'main enemy' and can launch nuclear weapons at the U.S.
capable of killing 100 million of us.
Thomas continues quoting Menges as saying, "China has
threatened to destroy entire American cities if the U.S.
helps Taiwan defend itself against a military assault or
invasion. China also buys Russian weapons designed to sink
U.S. aircraft carriers. It controls more than $200 billion
in U.S. debt and sells more than 40 percent of its exports
to America, using the profits to strengthen its economy
and advanced weapons systems aimed at the U.S."
Furthermore, a World Net Daily report dated Tuesday,
September 13, 2005, quotes a Chinese dissident as stating
unequivocally that Beijing is planning nuclear war. The
WND report states, "Wei Jingsheng, who spent 18 years in
detention for his pro-democracy activism, told a forum at
the National Press Club in Washington that China needs the
distraction of a war with Taiwan to turn attention away
from the people's frustration with rampant corruption and
failed policies at home."
The WND report also quoted Jingsheng as saying, "The
Chinese Communist Party is considering nuclear war,
because it is not afraid to sacrifice China's people."
Jingsheng cited Chinese general Zhu Chenghu's recent
public declaration that "we [China] will prepare ourselves
for the destruction of all the cities east of Xian" which
would include Shanghai and Beijing. When one considers
that China could lose the equivalent of the entire U.S.
population and still have over 700 million people left,
General Chengu's threat cannot be taken lightly.
So, while the United States continues to spend its
manpower and monies on a mouse-size threat in Iraq, it is
virtually ignoring-no, worse than that, it is commercially
aiding and abetting-our most serious threat: Communist
China. Just about everything we buy these days is stamped
"Made in China," major American corporations have moved
and are moving their plants and operations to China, and
all of this is being encouraged by our own government in
Washington, D.C. Lenin was right: we are purchasing the
rope which will be used to hang us!
© Chuck Baldwin
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