Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Chinese rover diorama shows Europe being nuked
io9 ^ | December 17, 2013 9:34 am | Robert T. Gonzales

Posted on 12/18/2013 12:05:48 AM PST by Olog-hai

China deserves all the congratulations in the world for landing its first spacecraft on the Moon. It’s a big deal – both for China and humanity at large. But can somebody please explain why the background image at this exhibit for China’s recently deployed Yutu Rover depicts a massive mushroom cloud over Europe? […]

The most likely explanation—the one we’re hoping for, anyway—is that this was just an unfortunate diplomatic oversight. As a redditor by the name of wigg1es points out, the backdrop is actually a stock image […] Still, there are undoubtedly those who will interpret the choice of image as a deliberate gesture. …

(Excerpt) Read more at io9.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicoms; china; europeanunion; eussr; moon; nuclearwarfare; redchina; russia
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-68 next last

1 posted on 12/18/2013 12:05:48 AM PST by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Comment #2 Removed by Moderator

To: Olog-hai

3 posted on 12/18/2013 12:15:15 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

we should have nuked the s#it out of them in 1950 when we had the chance


4 posted on 12/18/2013 12:23:51 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle
They know the USA will go bankrupt so Europe will be their only true competitor, sooooo.........

Europe will go down before we will.

5 posted on 12/18/2013 12:25:25 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
"I will not weaponize space"

"I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems"

-- Barack Obama, 2007 campaign trail
_____________________________________________________

2008 Pentagon Report (March 2008):
China's Growing Military Space Power

By Leonard David
Special Correspondent, SPACE.com
March 6, 2008

GOLDEN, Colorado — A just-released Pentagon report spotlights a growing U.S. military concern that China is developing a multi- dimensional program to limit or prevent the use of space-based assets by its potential adversaries during times of crisis or conflict.

Furthermore, last year's successful test by China of a direct-ascent, anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon to destroy its own defunct weather satellite, the report adds, underscores that country's expansion from the land, air, and sea dimensions of the traditional battlefield into the space and cyber-space domains.

Although China's commercial space program has utility for non- military research, that capability demonstrates space launch and control know-how that have direct military application. Even the Chang'e 1 — the Chinese lunar probe now circling the Moon — is flagged in the report as showcasing China's ability "to conduct complicated space maneuvers — a capability which has broad implications for military counterspace operations."

To read the entire publication [29.67MB/pdf], see U.S. Dept of Defense:
http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/pdfs/China_Military_Report_08.pdf
_____________________________________________________

"I will not weaponize space"

"I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems"

-- Barack Obama, 2007 campaign trail
_____________________________________________________

From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/HI29Ag01.html

6 posted on 12/18/2013 12:26:25 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #7 Removed by Moderator

To: Olog-hai
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
8 posted on 12/18/2013 12:36:22 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Most of the commenters in the article put the mushroom cloud over Moscow although to my eye, it looks north of Moscow, closer to St. Petersburg.


9 posted on 12/18/2013 12:44:42 AM PST by staytrue
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Back when Harry Truman dealt with McArthur (like a democrat) was before it was known democrats always make screwy decisions..

Democrats have always been Moonbats..
McArthur would have solved many problems during Korea with the Chinese.. and
Patton would have solved many problems in Europe by kicking the bejesus out of the Russians.. after WWII..

AND McCarthy would have solved many more problems by flushing out the commies out of the federal givernment...

It’s LACK OF exposing and prosecuting democrats is the source of most of AMericas problems.. for a hundred years..


10 posted on 12/18/2013 12:50:20 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Not to give the Chinese credit, but that mushroom cloud juts far out through the atmosphere, and I can see huge seismic waves tens of thousands of feet high radiating away from the cloud. My guess is someone decided to troll by using a picture of a life-ending impact on the planet.


11 posted on 12/18/2013 12:58:46 AM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

KNowing China, they just stole that image from some comic book or something and didn’t notice the nuke.


12 posted on 12/18/2013 1:02:04 AM PST by MrShoop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: MrShoop
"On December 3, The Beijing Times reported that Chinese experts are discussing whether the People’s Liberation Army could establish a missile base on the Moon. Per the Taiwan-based, English-language site Want China Times:

An expert from the China National Space Administration's Lunar Exploration Programme Center told the [Beijing Times]that China plans to send its first astronaut to the moon by 2030. By 2050, the moon could become a base from which to send the country's manned spacecraft to explore deep space, the source said. [Want China Times]

Innocent enough, right? But the source added that the Moon could be transformed into a deadly weapon. Like the Death Star in Star Wars, the Moon could be used as a military battle station, bristling with ballistic missiles that could be launched against any military target on Earth.

Lest you think this is all science fiction, there has been a worrying trend toward a militarization of space. Officially, the Outer Space Treaty bars states from placing nuclear weapons or any other weapons of mass destruction in orbit around Earth, installing them on the Moon or any other celestial body, or otherwise stationing them in outer space. It exclusively limits the use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes. China, the United States, and Russia are all party to this treaty. ..."

Yet in 2011, Wikileaks leaked documents showing that the United States and China had both shot down their own satellites using sophisticated missiles, with each country attempting to show the strength of its respective military capabilities in space.

http://theweek.com/article/index/254228/why-does-chinas-moon-rover-exhibit-show-a-nuclear-mushroom-cloud-over-europe
_____________________________________________________

"I will not weaponize space"

"I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems"

-- Barack Obama, 2007 campaign trail

13 posted on 12/18/2013 1:17:58 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

US worried about China’s nuke bombers hitting military bases

Nov 20, 2013

The United States is gravely concerned about China’s new long-range nuclear bombers that can target previously unreachable US military bases in the Pacific, according to a new report.

The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission warns in its annual report that China is "rapidly expanding and diversifying" its ability to strike US bases, ships and aircraft throughout the Pacific, even places like Guam that were previously out of reach, The Foreign Policy magazine reported on Wednesday.

The House Armed Services Committee is set to discuss China’s Hongzha-6K bomber at a hearing on Wednesday when members of the commission will testify about their report.

The US military has made Guam a key strategic military hub in the western Pacific as part of Washington’s new “pivot” strategy of realigning American forces toward Asia.

The report warned that China has become increasingly aggressive in the way it handles issues with US allies such as the Philippines and Japan.

"Although sovereignty disputes in the East and South China Seas are not new, China's growing diplomatic, economic, and military clout is improving China's ability to assert its interests," according to the report.

"It is increasingly clear that China does not intend to resolve the disputes through multilateral negotiations or the application of international laws and adjudicative processes but instead will use its growing power in support of coercive tactics that pressure its neighbors to concede to China's claims," it added.

China’s new drone, which resembles the MQ-9 Reaper, can be armed with Hellfire missiles, bombs and other weapons.

The commission also warned about the growth of the Chinese navy.

"By 2020, barring a US naval renaissance, it is possible that China will become the world's leading military shipbuilder in terms of the numbers of submarines, surface combatants and other naval surface vessels produced per year," said the report, citing Chinese military experts Andrew Erickson and Gabe Collins.

This is while the United States has planned to conduct more joint military exercises in western Pacific and encircle China with a chain of small air bases and military ports.

China is considering the Pentagon’s focus on the “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific as a strategy to counter China’s increasing global influence.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/20/335709/us-worried-about-chinas-nuke-bombers/

14 posted on 12/18/2013 1:46:46 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

From Fox News, Nov 2013...

Pentagon, State Department silent on reports outlining Chinese nuclear attack plans on U.S. cities


15 posted on 12/18/2013 1:56:42 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Europe nuked? Finally, we get rid of the communist epi-center.


16 posted on 12/18/2013 1:58:16 AM PST by lafarge (Vote American Conservative Party.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
Why would the Chinese attack the US? They would just destroy their equity; better to just foreclose on us...
17 posted on 12/18/2013 2:25:22 AM PST by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai; All

I guess your average Free Trade Communist who supports Free Trade with Communist China...would get a thrill about this...


18 posted on 12/18/2013 2:28:42 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Einstein was right)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Truth29
Well, if you read The Art Of War, you’ll find this passage in there:
In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company entire than to destroy them.

Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.
Think that has been their strategy so far?
19 posted on 12/18/2013 2:35:34 AM PST by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
Maybe they scrambled to get this display together and found an old nuclear poster lying around and used it without thinking about this photo going global....or it's a fair warning and I'm glad the US is up wind of Europe! Underground bunkers anyone?

20 posted on 12/18/2013 2:45:07 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-68 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson