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China’s top military planners calculate for many millions of dead Chinese

the Chinese are planning to pile up a bulwark of irradiated corpses. “We […] will prepare ourselves for the destruction of all of the cities east of Xi’an,” said the general. “Of course the Americans will have to be prepared that hundreds … of cities will be destroyed by the Chinese.”

This is how countries convince themselves to prepare for war.

Why we’re all up in arms over China, Sydney Morning Herald, John Birmingham , February 8, 2011……Politics as it is practised at the rareified levels where states manoeuvre for advantage against each other simply doesn’t factor into the thoughts of normal people.Until they pay the price for not having paid attention over all those years..

…(In July 2005, Major General Zhu Chenghu, a dean of China’s National Defense University, made explicit the threat of Beijing’s growing nuclear arsenal. Discussing Chinese doctrine in any conflict over Taiwan, the general told foreign reporters “if the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition on to the target zone on China’s territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons.”

The massive population imbalance between the Middle Kingdom and the US provided a form of strategic depth. While the Soviets had distance and the lethal cold of winter to defend them against Hitler’s divisions, the Chinese are planning to pile up a bulwark of irradiated corpses. “We […] will prepare ourselves for the destruction of all of the cities east of Xi’an,” said the general. “Of course the Americans will have to be prepared that hundreds … of cities will be destroyed by the Chinese.”

This is how countries convince themselves to prepare for war.

Why we’re all up in arms over China

February 8, 2011 - Posted by | China, weapons and war

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