During the second world war and right through the cold war it was common practice to build dummy bases to fool aerial and then satellite
reconnaissance, everything from fake army's to fake air forces were constructed.
Usually a large base like this IF it was a dummy base would still have personnel and some real air craft but many of them would simply be moved
around and re-positioned from time to time to create an illusion of a more capable air power.
That is not to say that this is a dummy base and I agree with Rickymouse they probably have the bulk of there facility's under ground.
Still those Ghost city's are also a good point, was or is China planning for a serious cataclysm, are they building ready facility's to cope with a
projected rise in sea level and are they now expecting a new population boom since they have relaxed there one child rules.
Certainly China has a love hate relationship with Russia, several time's Russia tried to invade them and several time's they repulsed the Russian's,
twice in the twentieth century alone and the second time when Stalin fell out with Mao and tried to muscle the more populous China, this second
attempted invasion was an utter disaster for the Soviets and it actually created the unlikely situation that China despite being a communist nation in
some way's under Mao actually far worse than the Soviet's becoming an ally (very loose but they pointed there nukes at Russia instead of at the west)
of the US during the cold war though if the war had become hot it is still not clear whose side if any the Chinese would have had, probably they would
have waited for the dust to settle before annexing much of the former Soviet territory's.
Today China is often ignoring international law's including treatise that they themselves signed up to, they have illegally annexed huge swath's of
international waters and effectively illegally invaded the territorial waters of the Philippines, despite the west's cooling relations with an
increasingly militant new Russia (a nation that has it's own internal problem's) China is perhaps the primary threat to future US and western
dominance in the world while India is somewhat of a 'very' sleeping tiger that is falling further and further behind it's neighbor in term's of
military capability hampered and crippled by it's own cast system which prevent's talent from rising from below and keeps a backward social tradition
and class system in positions of power so they are not anyone's threat - yet.
China is a threat to regional stability and peace though they are portraying themselves as a benefactor in such areas as Africa were they are also
building city's, in fact the truth is that they are the new colonial super power of the twenty first century and in time will eclipse the west and
dominate there neighbors perhaps very aggressively.
It may therefore be time for the likes of the US and Western Europe to subsidize the return of manufacturing to there own region's, to bring out some
of the suppressed technology's that they have been sitting on for fear that they would overturn the economy's built around oil that they had so
ridiculously protected when in fact all that did was funnel there wealth into the middle east and to stop sitting on there hand's and become the
scientific and inventive economic super powers that they once were, but like the old saying goes "and Pig's might fly".
How do you stop an avalanche when it has begun?.
And on a side note what chance to we have when the Idiot's are in charge, I mean this was probably the Tory's idea of an effective navy over here in
Britain (they even sold off admiralty arch bunch of stuck up public school bum boy's).
Oh sorry I could not resist that joke at the expense of the Tory's but seriously for the world to be peaceful the wealth and prosperity, the dream's
and future of the human race has to be for everyone, remember those illiterate idiot's that claimed for the US to be rich someone else had to be poor,
they were lying through there (outer planet of the solar system), it's not about money it's about quality of life, safety and a future for your kid's
that is something you want them to have.
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