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Chinese general who threatened US with nuclear strike is Pentagon's guest of honor

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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 08:56 AM
I guess this should come as no surprise due to past guests the Pentagon has hosted, but still........really?

A Chinese general who once threatened to nuke the US is visiting Washington this week as part of a military exchange program with the Pentagon.

The Pentagon’s collaboration with Major Gen. Zhu Chenghu, head of China’s National Defense University, is surprising considering the threats the general made against the US in 2005.

Here are some of his quotes.

“If the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition on the target zone on China’s territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons,” Zhu told a Financial Times reporter in 2005, describing his country’s predicted reaction if the US were to conflict with China over Taiwan.

“We Chinese will prepare ourselves for the destruction of all of the cities east of Xian,” he said in 1995. “Of course, the Americans will have to be prepared that hundreds of cities will be destroyed by the Chinese.”

Zhu’s comments about China’s willingness to nuke the US may hold more truth than some would be inclined to believe: China specialists told the Beacon that no Chinese general would make such inflammatory statements unless they reflected official military policy, since inaccurate statements could get someone fired or reprimanded. Shortly after making the 2005 statement, Zhu was promoted.

You know what? Who cares!!! Lets have him over anyway!

What a crock. There's no telling what's going on behind the scenes of this one. I'm sure we'll never know.

Here is the link.
edit on 6-3-2013 by solongandgoodnight because: link

posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 09:08 AM
Oh hell, why not........ It's the new Amerika where white is black, up is down and nothing is what it's ever been before. Want a VIP, all access tour of the U.S. Political and Military Establishment? Just outright threaten to obliterate it through first strike with Nuclear Weapons.

In the old days, that made someone our enemy..and with good reason too. Now? It seems a weird term of endearment or something.

I never made Obama for the type to give the Chinese big hugs and sloppy kisses. Especially not as he and Biden have spent over 18 months now talking about rising American military strength in just ONE part of the world. The Western Pacific and Chinese Coast. You'd think he was a little miffed with them....until he pulls a welcome wagon stunt like this.

So...What DO they have to threaten us with to get anything but a verbal admonishment? Do they get an official complaint if they DO nuke something? Just wondering....since threatening us with it gets them a guided tour and all.
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 09:45 AM
reply to post by solongandgoodnight

The quotes you provide seem to be in response to American actions...

“If the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition on the target zone on China’s territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons,” Zhu told a Financial Times reporter in 2005, describing his country’s predicted reaction if the US were to conflict with China over Taiwan.

Why as a society do we lack the ability to view an issue within a small amount of context?

For example, people jump up and down over the Iranian hostage crisis ignoring the facts that led up to it, namely an overthrow of their democratically elected government by the US known as Operation Ajax.

Even now, the headlines will read "Iran threatens the US". After reading a little further, everything said was in response to American and izraeli threats...

edit on 6-3-2013 by gladtobehere because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 09:49 AM
reply to post by solongandgoodnight

So all Zhu did was actually state the official stance the China Military has on the matter, and they accuse him of personally threatening them?

How can telling the truth with penalty of death/expulsion if you lie, be considered a personal threat? It´s fact, and he was promoted because he had the balls to expose it to the world. It was an official threat from china, to tell U.S where they draw the line, if it is overstepped, nukes will be launched. It is info very good to know, i would say, since it tells us when WW3 will start.

The rest we need only observer through the happenings in the middle east, where the new military bases are built over the years, which countries now have a Rothschild central bank, which countries still don´t "know their place" according to the U.S.

posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 09:55 AM
What do we expect from a man who, for the first time in U.S. history, flew the PRC flag at the White House.

posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 11:24 AM
reply to post by gladtobehere

they are not appropiate statements no matter what the context is. i get what you are saying but still.

posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 11:35 PM
Yah because now they don't have to nuke us as long as Hills and BO keep offering them our lands as a treasonous exchange for further indebting us to China.

posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 12:08 AM
Yaaaayyyyy Obama! What else can I say?

posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 12:39 AM
It's not terribly difficult to figure out that statements like that are meant for their citizens. When half your population is trying to survive on two dollars a day while watching those in favor prosper, you have to give them a Bogeyman to control them. The same way our politicians give us a Bogeyman called China to distract us. This is as unnecessary as the Cold War was.

Propaganda is a powerful tool to control the masses. Most people never engage their brains and just swallow the hype. Propaganda works and it works well.

When we will have something to fear is when China's huge balloon of an economy bursts. All it will take is for them to outgrow their energy supply to pop that balloon. Their nation is being destroyed by pollution and having what amounts to a two class society, with an artificial middle class composed of lapdogs, it can't go on forever.

Their entire economy depends on the West being their customers. To harm us for real would destroy them.

Expect more statements like that in the future, but they will have no true meaning. It's good we build a better relationship even if we have to swallow a little of our own bile at times. Isolating ourselves from governments we don't agree with will only harm us.

Danger to us resides in another part of the World, not China. China's biggest worries come from the same sources. They support their potential enemies not because they like them, but because it's in their best interest; Same as we wisely do.

posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 01:04 AM
reply to post by Blaine91555

I've got a better idea. Let's have the chinese military supervise martial law in amerika, and let's have the amerikan military supervise martial law in china.

These amerikans just don't want to give up their guns, and the chinese military has not problem running over them with tanks. WIN - WIN.

Clinton gave the panama canal to china - they own ports in california.

posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 08:04 AM
Posted couple days ago


posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 03:12 PM
What crap is this? All of those comments boiled down to "If we're attacked, we'll attack back".

How is that inappropriate? Do you not believe in self defense? (Did I stumble into a Teaparty rally or something?)
edit on 7-3-2013 by Son of Will because: (no reason given)

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