(PatriotWise.com)- Republicans have been warning for decades now that China poses a threat to the Western world and that if the communist nation ever becomes the world superpower, we’re all pretty much doomed.
And while Democrats have long laughed it off, the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent news that China is building more than 100 new silos for intercontinental ballistic missiles should be a warning for us all.
According to the Washington Post, a study of satellite images of China that were provided by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, which is based in California, showed that China was preparing to story as many as 100 additional missiles that can reach the United States.
A silo is an underground chamber where guided missiles are stored and kept ready to be fired at any time.
The Washington Post described how the building of 100 new missile silos, if it is eventually completed, but would be a “historic shift” for the communist country. China is understood to have a somewhat modest stockpile of nuclear weapons, between 250 and 350.
That sounds like 350 more nuclear weapons than a dangerous communist nation like China should have in the first place…
The actual number of new missiles that would be stored in the silos, however, is unknown. It could be much lower than 100, but given that the country is going to the effort to build so many – and given its recent military and economic advances – it’s not hard to believe that China is preparing to take on the West in a militaristic way.
According to the James Martin Center, some 119 construction sites were spotted in a grid format over hundreds of square miles near the city of Yuman. A further two dozen sites are also being built elsewhere in China and are almost identical.
The news is terrifying already, but given that China recently reaffirmed its friendship and 20-year treaty in a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, it’s particularly scary.
Could the West be heading towards a military conflict with China?