Monday, August 04, 2014

As Obama Golfs and Fundraises, China Unveils First-Strike Nuclear Missile Targeting U.S. Cities

By Investor's Business Daily

Nuclear Threat: Beijing's strategic military buildup continues with the unveiling of a road-mobile missile capable of delivering up to 10 atomic warheads anywhere in America. Time to show some flexibility, Mr. President?

While President Obama was playing the back nine, and as it was confirmed that the Russians had developed a cruise missile, the R500, which violates 1987's Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty, the Chinese were busy as well. They now have a mobile intercontinental nuclear missile with no other purpose than to make war against the U.S.

The announcement of the DF-41's existence was not exactly approved by the Chinese government. As the Telegraph reports, the inadvertent original government Web post appeared to have been deleted on Friday, but the Chinese newspaper Global Times, which seems to have a penchant for revealing Chinese military developments, posted a screen capture.

The Telegraph account notes that the DF-41 is designed to have a range of 7,500 miles, according to a report by Jane's Strategic Weapon Systems, putting it among the world's longest-range missiles.

The Pentagon said in a June report the new missile is "capable of carrying multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles," as many as 10.

One of the Pentagon's annual reports to Congress on China's military several years ago said Beijing had halted development of the DF-41. But after flight tests in 2012 and last December, the Pentagon revised its assessment.

"China also is developing a new road-mobile ICBM known as the Dong Feng-41 (DF-41), possibly capable of carrying multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRV)," according to the latest report.

U.S. intelligence authorities, Bill Gertz reports in the Washington Free Beacon, regard the DF-41 as a first-strike weapon designed as a counter to existing U.S. missile defenses intended to deal only with missile threats from rogue North Korea and Iran.

"The emergence of the most recent image indicates that the DF-41 may now be in production," says Rick Fisher, a Chinese military expert with the International Assessment and Strategy Center.

"If this is the case, then it is also likely that the first DF-41 unit is now building up."

Each Chinese ICBM unit, Fisher told the Beacon, operates with six or 12 launchers, and it is likely that all units include one reload missile for each launcher.

"The math is not comforting: Three DF-41 units could account for up to between 360 to720 new warheads," Fisher said, adding that China is quickly gathering the potential to achieve nuclear parity with the U.S.

Last fall, as we have noted, the Global Times published a report on how China's strategic missile submarines would attack the Western U.S.

What was chilling about the report is that it included photos and graphics detailing damage projections for Seattle and Los Angeles after they had been hit by Chinese nuclear warheads and the deadly radiation that would spread all the way to Chicago.

"The 12 JL-2 nuclear warheads carried by one single Type 094 SBYN can kill and wound 5 million to 12 million Americans," the Global Times reported. "If we launch our DF 31A ICBMs over the North Pole, we can easily destroy a whole list of metropolises on the East Coast and the New England region of the U.S., including Annapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Portland, Baltimore and Norfolk, whose population accounts for about one-eighth of America's total residents."

While we deactivate entire ICBM squadrons to ensure compliance with the New Start Treaty with Russia, Moscow violates such agreements with impunity as its neighbor prepares to fight and win a nuclear war with the U.S.

We would suggest something bigger than a nine iron, Mr. President.

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Reliapundit said...


Obama might APPEAR to be absenting himself from domestic affairs while he golfs and fundraises but that is not the case.

Obama has decided to ignore congress and the constitution and "transform" America by extra-constitutional fiat.

meanwhile, he has ceded the world to iran, isis, putin and china.

Reliapundit said...

Pundits claim that Obama is bored . . . he spends his time playing golf, while the world erupts in flames . . . . he attends pricey fundraisers with lefty fat cats while his domestic legislative agenda withers on the vine . . . they think he has given up . . .

They're missing the point.

There's no need for Obama to spend any time at all on foreign policy. Remember when he told Dmitri Medvedev to tell Vladimir how flexible he would be in his second term? Now we see the results. Obama is happy letting Vladimir Putin and the Muslim Brotherhood take care of the rest of the world for him. He's been content to turn Libya, Egypt, and Iraq over to the Muslim Brotherhood . . . well, the Egyptian army took Egypt away from his buddies, but they may get Syria after all . . . and what he described as the most beautiful sound in the world, the morning call of the adhan from the minaret, now sounds sweetly in Mosul, without any more competition from Christian church bells . . . . how happy that must make a man who was raised from childhood to hate Americans . . . . whom his mother denounced as not her people . . . .

As for his legislative agenda, there is none anymore. All he wants from Congress is continuing resolutions and spending bills. There's no need for Obama to waste any more time talking to Congress . . . . he never liked doing it anyway, and there's nothing for him to gain there any more.

The midterms don't bother him a bit.

He's going to singlemindedly pursue his cherished lifelong goals: fundamentally transforming the United States of America into a socialist paradise. And he's going to do it by executive actions alone.

While you were thinking he was inept, incompetent, stupid, and ineffectual, he has successfully damaged this country more severely than any foreign enemy has ever managed.

There is no border anymore. He took it down all by himself. The immigration laws of this country no longer exist, and any terrorist or criminal who wants to come across from Mexico is welcome.

He will ignore District Court and Supreme Court decisions that go against him, and continue by executive orders to dismantle the domestic energy industry, cripple America's health care providers, and turn the educational system into a machine for socialist indoctrination. He will continue to print money and debase the currency, taxing savers and investors by making their capital vanish into inflationary air.

And as long as our corrupt Representatives and Senators continue to supply him with the spending bills to do it, there will be no brakes on an engine that is now hurtling over a cliff from which there can be no easy turning back.

Impeachment will accomplish nothing to repair the damage that he has already done . . . and will have done by the time an impeachment process went through.

I have long thought that the perfumed princes of the Pentagon were just as liberal, just as politically correct, just as socialist-lite as the rest of the sycophants and trough-guzzlers in Washington. But some of the comments that are leaking out from the mouths of several high-ranking officers make me think that there may be a few patriotic generals and admirals left in this country.

Will it take a military coup and a caretaker government to restore the Constitution? . . . . That would come with a lot of pain, too.

But the America of the Constitution, of the Declaration, is dying . . . . slowing being choked to death by traitors in high places. It may be too late to save her at all . . . . and the process of saving her will be very unpleasant to live through . . . . living through her demise however will be hell.