Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; who rules the Heartland
commands the World-Island; who rules the World-Island controls the world.
– Halford Mackinder
The world is splitting into 2 factions. It’s Eurasia vs The Dying West. The U.S.
is in political free-fall.Journalism has become a joke.The country is caught in
the last death-throes of political correctness.The transvaluation of all values
as Nietzsche would say.
Trump may have came to late to save The United States of Ponzi.Now a
De-industralized, War-mad,drug addicted country living off printed money and
The vacuum of power left on the world stage ever beckons the new world order
led by a hybrid Eurasian power anchored by China and Russia. Most of the
developing world are now satellites of an economically resurgent China.
When Serbia, Romania, Argentina, or South Africa need development funds or
technology they look to Beijing now.They no longer look to London, D.C. or
Berlin. The One-Belt one road project is now bringing all of Central Asia
into its sphere and will drive power projection from China through Asia and
into East Europe.
China has just conducted its 90th anniversary celebration of the founding of the
People’s Liberation Army. Military parades in China are nothing new but this one
has several changes that smack of China moving quickly towards battle readiness.
The first of these signs were the fact that the 12,000 troops on display were in
battle fatigues not military dress.Even Premiere Xi was in a Camouflage uniform.
He told the troops to “be ready to assemble at the first call and be capable of
fighting and winning any battle”.President Xi Jinping went on to say that China
needs a strong army more than ever, urging the building of the People’s
Liberation Army (PLA) into a world-class military force. He went on to say that
“The world is not all at peace, and peace must be safeguarded. Today, we are
closer to the goal of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation than any other
time in history, and we need to build a strong people’s military more than any
other time in history”.
In addition to 12,000 troops more than 600 pieces of military hardware were
displayed with nearly half of the weapons being new or modified versions that
had hardly been shown in public before.
China’s latest J-20 stealth fighters made their parade debut. The J-20 is China’s
indigenous fourth-generation medium and long-range fighter jet. It made its maiden
flight in 2011 and was first displayed in public at the 11th Airshow China in
Zhuhai,Guangdong Province, in November 2016. Besides the J-20, J-16 fighters
and Y-20 heavy transport aircraft were also among the new aircraft making parade
Other cutting-edge weapons like 8×8 all-terrain vehicles, radar-and-communication
jamming drones and solid-fuel intercontinental missiles were among about 600 pieces
of military hardware on display.
But the highlight of the parade was the host of conventional and nuclear missiles
from the PLA’s newly established Rocket Force.
They include the Dongfeng-26 ballistic missile, which can be fired at short notice
and fitted with a nuclear warhead, the Dongfeng-21D land-based anti-ship ballistic
missile described by some as the “carrier killer,” and the Dongfeng-16G conventional
missile designed for precision strikes against key enemy targets.