Editor’s Note: Well…what the heck? While we can be immured in political surmising like…is this why Russia left NATO? Why did it take almost six days for a Biden response? Etc, etc.,
I would rather BE in a spiritually oriented response…how beautiful for the stage to begin being set for the final war outcome on Gaia!
No one, including me, knows any specific detail for “what will happen when”…(I thought the Earth may already be in global Martial Law by now!) So…I surmise (we say “I reckon” here in the South) that we should keep on living as best we can while we watch the show from the sidelines’
In this light (beautiful positive pun there!), I will Breathe, Relax, Do what it is I do, while BEing in…
The U.S. Defense Department has issuedsomewhat of a warning to China in response to their successful weekend launch of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile. The missile test follows a successful launch in August.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a statement indicating that the U.S. is keeping a close eye on military developments in China.
“We watch closely China’s development of armament and advanced capabilities and systems that will only increase tensions in the region,” Lloyd told reporters during a visit to the country of Georgia.
Beijing states that the test was routine, but coming on the heels of heated debate regarding the sovereignty of Taiwan and a mishap with a U.S. Nuclear sub in the South China Sea, it seems that China’s “routine test” was designed to make a statement.
The hypersonic missile travels at high altitudes at speeds of up to 3,800 miles per hour, making the weapon almost unstoppable. Though the missile missed its target by about 24 miles, experts note hypersonic missiles can overcome U.S. anti-ballistic missile defense systems.
The Chinese leap in technology surprised U.S. officials and led some to see the recent test as pushing America to a new level in the global arms race.
NATO has reserved comment for now but said it is studying the issue and considering how to address the increased threat from China in conjunction with its longstanding focus on Russia.
Armed Services Committee member Mike Gallagher sharply criticized the Biden administration for “complacency,” saying America needs to “aggressively” reconsider its relationship with China.
Beijing attempted to minimize U.S. concerns, stating that the launch was a “routine test” of a new civilian spacecraft.
In what many see as a dubious cover story, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian stated the launch was of “great significance for reducing the use-cost of spacecraft and could provide a convenient and affordable way to make a round trip for mankind’s peaceful use of space.”
He added, “China will work together with other countries in the world for the peaceful use of space and the benefit of mankind.”
British Commons Foreign Affairs Committee member Bob Seely warned the launch is “another wake-up call” for the West.
He added, “‘We need to be weaning ourselves off China’s economic power and influence. We are ridiculously over-dependent. [We] are still taking a relatively benign approach to this country… I think we have to get real to what is happening.”