GODFREE ROBERTS—The greatest threat, however, was born when the Navy invited a Chinese admiral on a courtesy visit to the USS Nimitz. Upon his return the officer told colleagues, “I’ve just seen the world’s biggest target. If we can’t hit an aircraft carrier we can’t hit anything.” Thrifty engineers attached a new guidance system to an existing land based missile and created a new class of weapon, the million-dollar DF-21D anti-ship ballistic carrier killer. It carries a half-ton warhead one thousand miles then drops it vertically, at 7,500 mph, onto $12 billion aircraft carriers. The USNI says it can destroy a carrier in one strike and that there is currently no defense against it. (Its sibling, the DF-26D, has a range of two thousand miles.) In 2019 Robert Haddick warned, “China’s anti-ship missile capability exceeds that of the United States in terms of range, speed and sensor performance.” Captain James Fanell, a senior naval intelligence officer added, “We know that China has the most advanced ballistic missile force in the world. They have the capacity to overwhelm the defensive systems we are pursuing.”
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PEPE ESCOBAR—The Bishkek Declaration, adopted by SCO members, may not have been a headline-grabbing document, but it emphasized the security guarantees of the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone Treaty, the “unacceptability of attempts to ensure one country’s security at the expense of other countries’ security, and condemning “the unilateral and unlimited buildup of missile defense systems by certain countries or groups of states”. Yet the document is a faithful product of the drive towards a multilateral, multipolar world.
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Reassessing the Great Leap Forward: The Truth About Mao is Still Buried Under Tons of Vile Propaganda
LEO HE ZHAO—“Mao killed 80 million of his own people” is often repeated, used as “proof” of the evils of communism. Regarding this claim, here is a very brief historical account towards potential objective reassessment. By 20th Century, monarchic rot, foreign domination, and many wars had reduced a millennia-old center of world economy and culture to a land of poverty, misery, and death. In 1921 Sun Yat-sen famously remarked that the fate of the Chinese people will likely be the same as that of the native Americans. In 1950, when the Communist Party took the helm after the liberation of China from its many slavers, average life span was 35 years; 20% of population was addicted to opium; and literacy rates was something like 14%.
PEPE ESCOBAR—Unipolarism – via its demonization matrix – had first accelerated Russia’s pivot to Asia. Now, the U.S.-driven trade war has facilitated the consolidation of Russia as China’s top strategic partner. Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs better get ready to dismiss virtually everyday statements coming, for instance, from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, when he alleges that Moscow aims to use non-strategic nuclear weapons in the European theater. It’s part of a non-stop process – now in high gear – of manufacturing hysteria by frightening NATO allies with the Russian “threat.”