- Ever since President Richard Nixon entered into détente
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 concern.
- 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.
- "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 missile defenses.
- "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 toward you."
- 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
- 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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