On December 31st, 2020, US outlet Newsmax reported that China’s “push to dominate space” is a “huge threat” to the United States.
It should be reminded that China recently actually landed on the Moon and stuck its flag up there.
Congratulations to China on the successful landing of Chang’e 5. This is no easy task. When the samples collected on the Moon are returned to Earth, we hope everyone will benefit from being able to study this precious cargo that could advance the international science community. pic.twitter.com/2xoKouf3dq
— Thomas Zurbuchen (@Dr_ThomasZ) December 1, 2020
Multiple foreign policy thinkers and China watchers say “The dramatic new space race includes China’s plans to establish a military base on the moon within 10 years,” according to the report.
The report concludes further that “NASA does have a plan to return to the moon via its Artemis program, but it is open to other nations. Experts also worry it won’t be a priority under a Joe Biden administration.”
The reported is largely based on an interview with Brandon Weichert, author of the book “Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower,”
According to him, “China wants to have a lunar colony by 2028 and a military base on the moon by 2030.”
Weichert and others are concerned with the following:
“The biggest issue we are going to need to contend with is averting a space Pearl Harbor,” Weichert said, pointing out that the U.S. relies on satellites more than any other country in the world and has done little to defend them from a possible attack. “China and Russia have been developing counterspace strategies that are meant to deny America access to satellites.”
The report cites China commentator Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, who also stokes the fire of fear:
“In the near term, he said China or Russia could use space as a “first strike area” by knocking out satellites as a prelude to attacking the U.S. or its allies on the ground. If the U.S. is deprived of its technology and loses communication with its allies, he said the Russians could easily carry out an invasion of the Baltics or the Chinese an attack on Taiwan in a “nightmare scenario.”
“We have an economy and military dependent on satellites,” Chang said. “We could lose the next war within the first 10 minutes of a conflict if they take down our space assets.”
This report is in line with the claim by US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and his opinion piece in which he claims that China is developing super soldiers.
“The intelligence is clear: Beijing intends to dominate the U.S. and the rest of the planet economically, militarily and technologically. Many of China’s major public initiatives and prominent companies offer only a layer of camouflage to the activities of the Chinese Communist Party.”
Among other claims, some of which hold water, there are some rather interesting ones.
According to Ratcliffe, China is conducting biological tests in its attempt to create “super soldiers.”
Ratcliffe said China had gone to extraordinary lengths to achieve its goal.
“US intelligence shows that China has even conducted human testing on members of the People’s Liberation Army in hope of developing soldiers with biologically enhanced capabilities,” Ratcliffe wrote. “There are no ethical boundaries to Beijing’s pursuit of power.”
According to him, China was such a massive threat that Russia and even terrorists needed to be disregarded in order to stop Beijing from creating the Chinese version of Universal Soldier (again, hopefully looking like Dolph Lundgren, for posterity).
Regardless, the moon base is coming, and it could be that the US and Israel are primarily concerned that Beijing may come in contact the “Galactic Federation”.
Since, Israel’s former space security program chief, retired General professor Haim Eshed, said that the aliens were only in contact with the US and Israel, it could be that they are worried that the Chinese Communist Party may recruit the aliens to their ranks and then create the Interplanetary People’s Republic of China, potentially.
Ready to get excited again? pic.twitter.com/5IKRZxo9yJ
— Israel To The Moon (@TeamSpaceIL) December 7, 2020
Who knows, really, the potential is infinite, there’s so much to fear.
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