Keep Your Eyes on the East - Update

Top Chinese general warns US over attack

China is prepared to use nuclear weapons against the US if it is attacked by Washington during a confrontation over Taiwan, a Chinese general said on Thursday.

“If the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition on to the target zone on China's territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons,” said General Zhu Chenghu.

Gen Zhu was speaking at a function for foreign journalists organised, in part, by the Chinese government. He added that China's definition of its territory included warships and aircraft.

“If the Americans are determined to interfere [then] we will be determined to respond,” said Gen Zhu, who is also a professor at China's National Defence University.

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

As I posted here,here there IS a growing threat in the Russian/China alliance and how the "trigger" will be Taiwan, as the US has promised to defend Taiwan against Chinese agression.

China has been building their military at an alarming rate as noted here, and with the New World Order agreement signed with Russia, the "stage" is now set.

The agreement, which didn't get any US press shows Russia and China's growing concern and resentment at what they feel is US predominance in World Affairs - the role of the US being the ONLY superpower has really got them in an uproar, and they are planning ways to lessen it.

The problem we face of course is the fact that with our military involved in the "new war" model of "Global Terror", a Russian and China alliance brings back the traditional "Cold War" model into play. With our current committments we would be hard pressed to go toe-to-toe with China at this point, or even leverage our position.

This delcaration by General Zu, is a "line in the sand", basically telling us, we're not afraid of you and will destroy you if we have to. Some have dismissed this as the ramblings of a 'mad-man', or "his opinion", as well as citing that it isn't very likely that China will attack Taiwan anytime soon. Let me call that "Whistling in the Dark", we need to wake up. The build up is continuing and we MUST keep our eyes on the Dragon, as well as the Bear.

UPDATE: Lou Dobbs has been on this China Watch for a while read his take CNN: Red Storm