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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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."
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
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."
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."
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."
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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!
© 2005 Chuck Baldwin