THE Pentagon has reported that China is currently undertaking a significant nuclear buildup, which will see the size of the nation’s arsenal double by 2030 – as the threat posed by the anti-British, anti-American alliance of Iran, Russia and China, grows in strength and aggression.
Since its first nuclear test in 1964, Beijing has possessed an arsenal numbering first in the dozens and now in the low 200s of warheads.
Yet China is now rapidly expanding that deterrent, and indeed that catastrophic weapon, and is building more and better intercontinental ballistic missiles to improve its ability to hit targets in the United States and the countries of its allies, with long-range bombers, ballistic missile submarines and land-based missiles. The Defence Department has stated that the number of warheads that can strike the U.S. will grow to roughly 200 by 2025, with the Chinese buildup predicted to make life harder for the U.S. America’s nuclear shield system.
Meanwhile, this week, Russia issued a warning to America in the military newspaper Red Star that any ballistic missile launched against Russian territory or its allies will be met with a full nuclear counter strike. This warning evidently intentionally pertains to any ballistic missile, even those with high explosive warheads, as they will be considered nuclear, and experts and analysts now claim that this elevates the prospect of nuclear war to hair-raising levels.
The United States withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty in 2002 to build a shield against Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM’s). Yet Russia soon became concerned that their ICBM’s would no longer be an effective deterrent to nuclear attack, so began development of a new class of hypersonic missiles. In recent year, President Donald Trump withdrew America from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty and has since threatened to withdraw from the New Start ICBM Treaty, the last one protecting America from nuclear attack and protecting its enemies.
The first hypersonic weapon deployed by Russia in significant quantities is the Avangard boost-glide missile. This missile has intercontinental range, is manoeuvrable, and will reach a terminal velocity of Mach 20 (15,000 mph). It carries a 2 megaton nuclear warhead which is 125 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb that killed 140,000 people. If used against Washington, millions would be killed by the fireball and blast pressure. Millions more would be killed by the radioactive fallout from megatons of dirt and debris sucked into the atmosphere. Prevailing winds would cause deadly fall-out all the way to Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Russia is moving their ICBM launchers to Arctic Siberia to further reduce the defensive reaction time ability of America, and potentially its allies, such as the United Kingdom.
In a bizarrely underreported ongoing fight for both security and dominance, sparring nations have been carrying out successful complex programmes including using space-based military technology to attack rival satellites to sabotage mass communications and to launch weapon’s of mass destruction down to targets on Earth. While Russia already has fully operational anti-satellite space-based missile launchers in situ, it plans to soon have Multiple Avangard missiles carried into space aboard heavy lift ICBM’s. When released, each missile’s booster rocket would accelerate the vehicle to Mach 20 in a dive towards earth’s atmosphere. At an altitude of 100,000-200,000 feet the missile would level out, drop its expended booster and soar to its target. When it reaches the target, the nuke would dive, glowing like a meteor, through earth’s atmosphere, until it detonates. No current U.S. military defence system will be effective against Avanguard.
The growing threat of attacks originating from technology controlled by enemy forces in space is claimed to be the influence behind Donald Trump’s recent unveiling of the multi-billion-dollar ‘United States Space Force’, a military organisation focused solely on protecting America from threats posed in space, and exploring the galaxy in search of interests to American national security.
The Russia Navy has meanwhile completed sea trials of its Zircon 3K32 hypersonic anti-ship missile. Its range is 600 miles at a velocity of Mach 8 (approximately 1.7 miles per second) and can be used against both sea and ground targets. It will be deployed on all Russian missile ships and on submarines. Missile equipped submarines present a significant threat to the U.S. coastal areas. Submarines have long posed a significant cause of concern for American security officials as they have the terrifying ability of being submerged in waiting up to 186 miles off the east coast of U.S. and strike Washington with a nuclear warhead in a mere 109 seconds.
Russia is also continuing to develop the Poseidon doomsday, intercontinental, nuclear powered torpedo, which carries a colossal nuclear warhead, and is thirty times the size of conventional torpedoes. It begins testing in the Arctic Ocean this fall. Sixteen Poseidon torpedoes will be produced and deployed on two specially built submarines, the Belgorod and Khabarovsk – acting as another significant flexing of muscles from the Kremlin, at a time when the United Kingdom is controversially downscaling its military power.
In recent months, as well as Russia being found – via the ‘Russia Report – to have committed serious criminal acts on British soil and attempted to undermine and corrupt U.K democracy; the country has also exploited the ongoing pandemic to test British defences and response times by sending war planes and navy ships into British waters and airspace.
Perhaps most disturbing of all is the further growing threat to world peace in the rapid strengthening of the military alliance between China, Russia, and Iran – all nuclear powers vehemently hostile to America and the United Kingdom.
Not only has the radical Islamic nation of Iran recently threatened America with nuclear war, but tensions between Boris Johnson and Supreme Leader Ayotallah Khamenei reached boiling point in 2019 after numerous attacks and state-ordered hijackings of British oil tankers in the region. The rescue of one of these tankers and its crew was only secured through a dangerous recovery mission carried out by the SAS.
Russia, Iran and China have shockingly gone as far as to recently conduct extensive joint naval drills in evident preparation for the three dangerous countries to come together and fight in unity against their shared enemies.
Iran now has more than 10 times the amount of enriched uranium permitted under an international agreement, and continues to ‘discretely’ stockpile, the UN’s nuclear watchdog says. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile had reached 2,105kg (4,640lb). Yet, true to form, Russia has denied all allegations made against it and has dismissed all evidence. Iran also insists its nuclear programme is exclusively for peaceful purposes – yet this claim has been contradicted by Iran itself on numerous occasions.
The pandemic has provided the perfect fertile conditions for Russia and its similarly powerful allies to strengthen its dominance on the world stage and make significant plans that could alter mankind’s future. As one source said: “Only time can tell what they’ve got in store”.