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    China's Plan to Beat U.S.: Missiles, Missiles and More Mis

    China's Plan to Beat U.S.: Missiles, Missiles and More Missiles

    By David Axe
    July 27, 2011 7:00 am




    China is militarily weaker than many people think, especially compared to the United States. This, despite lots of showy jet prototypes and plenty of other factory-fresh equipment.

    But Beijing has a brutally simple — if risky — plan to compensate for this relative weakness: buy missiles. And then, buy more of them. All kinds of missiles: short-range and long-range; land-based, air-launched and sea-launched; ballistic and cruise; guided and “dumb.”

    Those are the two striking themes that emerge from Chinese Aerospace Power, a new collection of essays edited by Andrew Erickson, an influential China analyst with the U.S. Naval War College.

    Today, the PLA possesses as many as 2,000 non-nuclear ballistic and cruise missiles, according to Chinese Aerospace Power. This “growing arsenal of increasingly accurate and lethal conventional ballistic and land-attack cruise missiles has rapidly emerged as a cornerstone of PLA warfighting capability,” Mark Stokes and Ian Easton wrote. For every category of weaponry where the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) lags behind the Pentagon, there’s a Chinese missile to help make up the difference.

    The need is clear. Despite introducing a wide range of new hardware in recent years, including jet fighters, helicopters, destroyers, submarines and a refurbished Russian aircraft carrier, China still lacks many of the basic systems, organizations and procedures necessary to defeat a determined, well-equipped foe.

    Take, for example, aerial refueling. To deploy large numbers of effective aerial tankers requires the ability to build and support large jet engines — something China cannot yet do. In-air refueling also demands planning and coordination beyond anything the PLA has ever pulled off. As a result, “tanker aircraft are in short supply” in the PLA, Wayne Ulman explained.

    That’s putting it lightly. According to Chinese Aerospace Power, the entire PLA operates just 14 H-6U tankers, each carrying 17,000 kilograms of off-loadable fuel. (The U.S. Air Force alone possesses more than 500 tankers, each off-loading around 100,000 kilograms of fuel.) So while the PLA in theory boasts more than 1,500 jet fighters, in reality it can refuel only 50 or 60 at a time, assuming all the H-6 tankers are working perfectly.

    In an air war over Taiwan, hundreds of miles from most Chinese bases, only those 50 fighters would be able to spend more than a few minutes’ flight time over the battlefield. Factoring in tankers, China’s 4–1 advantage in jet fighters compared to Taiwan actually shrinks to a roughly 7&ndash1 disadvantage. The gap only grows when you add U.S. fighters to the mix.

    The PLA’s solution? Missiles, of course. Up to a thousand ballistic and cruise missiles, most of them fired by land-based launchers, “would likely comprise the initial strike” against Taiwan or U.S. Pacific bases, Ulman wrote. The goal would be to take out as many of an opponent’s aircraft as possible before the dogfighting even begins.

    The PLA could take a similar approach to leveling its current disadvantage at sea. Submarines have always been the most potent ship-killers in any nation’s inventory, but China’s subs are too few, too noisy and their crews too inexperienced to take on the U.S. Navy. Once the shooting started, the “Chinese submarine force would be highly vulnerable,” Jeff Hagen predicted.

    And forget using jet fighters armed with short-range weapons to attack the American navy. One Chinese analyst referenced in Chinese Aerospace Power estimated it would take between 150 and 200 Su-27-class fighters to destroy one U.S. Ticonderoga-class cruiser. The entire PLA operates only around 300 Su-27s and derivatives. The U.S. Navy has 22 Ticonderoga cruisers.

    Again, missiles would compensate. A “supersaturation” attack by scores or hundreds of ballistic missiles has the potential of “instantly rendering the Ticonderoga‘s air defenses useless,” Toshi Yoshihara wrote. Close to shore, China could use the older, less-precise, shorter-range missiles it already possesses in abundance. For longer-range strikes, the PLA is developing the DF-21D “carrier-killer” missile that uses satellites and aerial drones for precision targeting.

    The downside to China’s missile-centric strategy is that it could represent a “single point of failure.” Over-relying on one weapon could render the PLA highly vulnerable to one kind of countermeasure. In this case, that’s the Pentagon’s anti-ballistic-missile systems, including warships carrying SM-3 missiles and land-based U.S. Army Patriot and Terminal High-Altitude Air-Defense batteries.

    Plus, missiles are one-shot weapons. You don’t get to reuse them the way you would a jet fighter or a destroyer. That means, in wartime, China has to win fast — or lose.

    “China’s entire inventory of conventional ballistic missiles, for example, could deliver about a thousand tons of high explosives on their targets,” Roger Cliff explained. “The U.S. Air Force’s aircraft, by comparison, could deliver several times that amount of high explosives every day for an indefinite period.”

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    U.S. Can't Stop Chinese Missile; No Tests Til 2014

    By Noah Shachtman
    April 4, 2008 9:39 am



    The U.S. Navy can’t stop China’s most sophisticated anti-ship missile — and won’t even start testing a defense until 2014.

    "Most anti-ship cruise missiles fly below the speed of sound and on a straight path, making them easier to track and target," notes Bloomberg News‘ Tony Capaccio. Not China’s so-called "Sizzler" missile, already aboard eight Kilo-class submarines.

    The Sizzler starts at subsonic speeds. Within 10 nautical miles of its target, a rocket-propelled warhead separates and accelerates to three times the speed of sound, flying no more than 10 meters (33 feet) above sea level. On final approach, the missile ‘has the potential to perform very high defensive maneuvers,’ including sharp-angled dodges, the Office of Naval Intelligence said in a manual on worldwide maritime threats.
    The Navy doesn’t have a test target that can mimic how the Sizzler flies. They haven’t even "picked a contractor to develop the test target," Capaccio notes. Industry proposals for building the target missile were received in February and a contract valued at about $107 million will be awarded by Oct. 1 for a 54-month development phase and first fielding by 2014."

    Admiral Timothy Keating, who heads the U.S. Pacific Command, told the House Armed Services Committee last month that “we are currently not as capable of defending against that missile as I would like.”
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    Digging into China's nuclear tunnels

    By William Wan
    The Washington Post 13 hrs ago


    Georgetown University's Professor Phillip A. Karber spent the Cold War as a top strategist reporting directly to the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (The Washington Post)

    The Chinese have called it their “Underground Great Wall” — a vast network of tunnels designed to hide their country’s increasingly sophisticated missile and nuclear arsenal.
    For the past three years, a small band of obsessively dedicated students at Georgetown University has called it something else: homework.

    Led by their hard-charging professor, a former top Pentagon official, they have translated hundreds of documents, combed through satellite imagery, obtained restricted Chinese military documents and waded through hundreds of gigabytes of online data.

    The result of their effort? The largest body of public knowledge about thousands of miles of tunnels dug by the Second Artillery Corps, a secretive branch of the Chinese military in charge of protecting and deploying its ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads.

    The study is yet to be released, but already it has sparked a congressional hearing and been circulated among top officials in the Pentagon, including the Air Force vice chief of staff.

    Most of the attention has focused on the 363-page study’s provocative conclusion — that China’s nuclear arsenal could be many times larger than the well-established estimates of arms-control experts.

    (Graphic: Evidence of China’s nuclear storage system)

    “It’s not quite a bombshell, but those thoughts and estimates are being checked against what people think they know based on classified information,” said a Defense Department strategist who would discuss the study only on the condition of anonymity.

    The study’s critics, however, have questioned the unorthodox Internet-based research of the students, who drew from sources as disparate as Google Earth, blogs, military journals and, perhaps most startlingly, a fictionalized TV docudrama about Chinese artillery soldiers — the rough equivalent of watching Fox’s TV show “24” for insights into U.S. counterterrorism efforts.

    But the strongest condemnation has come from nonproliferation experts who worry that the study could fuel arguments for maintaining nuclear weapons in an era when efforts are being made to reduce the world’s post-Cold War stockpiles.

    Beyond its impact in the policy world, the project has made a profound mark on the students — including some who have since graduated and taken research jobs with the Defense Department and Congress.

    “I don’t even want to know how many hours I spent on it,” said Nick Yarosh, 22, an international politics senior at Georgetown. “But you ask people what they did in college, most just say I took this class, I was in this club. I can say I spent it reading Chinese nuclear strategy and Second Artillery manuals. For a nerd like me, that really means something.”

    For students, an obsession

    The students’ professor, Phillip A. Karber, 65, had spent the Cold War as a top strategist reporting directly to the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. But it was his early work in defense that cemented his reputation, when he led an elite research team created by Henry Kissinger, who was then the national security adviser, to probe the weaknesses of Soviet forces.

    Karber prided himself on recruiting the best intelligence analysts in the government. “You didn’t just want the highest-ranking or brightest guys, you wanted the ones who were hungry,” he said.

    In 2008, Karber was volunteering on a committee for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, a Pentagon agency charged with countering weapons of mass destruction.

    After a devastating earthquake struck Sichuan province, the chairman of Karber’s committee noticed Chinese news accounts reporting that thousands of radiation technicians were rushing to the region. Then came pictures of strangely collapsed hills and speculation that the caved-in tunnels in the area had held nuclear weapons.

    Find out what’s going on, the chairman asked Karber, who began looking for analysts again — this time among his students at Georgetown.

    The first inductees came from his arms-control classes. Each semester, he set aside a day to show them tantalizing videos and documents he had begun gathering on the tunnels. Then he concluded with a simple question: What do you think it means?

    “The fact that there were no answers to that really got to me,” said former student Dustin Walker, 22. “It started out like any other class, tests on this day or that, but people kept coming back, even after graduation. . . . We spent hours on our own outside of class on this stuff.”

    The students worked in their dorms translating military texts. They skipped movie nights for marathon sessions reviewing TV clips of missiles being moved from one tunnel structure to another. While their friends read Shakespeare, they gathered in the library to war-game worst-case scenarios of a Chinese nuclear strike on the United States.

    Over time, the team grew from a handful of contributors to roughly two dozen. Most spent their time studying the subterranean activities of the Second Artillery Corps.
    While the tunnels’ existence was something of an open secret among the handful of experts studying China’s nuclear arms, almost no papers or public reports on the structures existed.

    So the students turned to publicly available Chinese sources — military journals, local news reports and online photos posted by Chinese citizens. It helped that China’s famously secretive military was beginning to release more information, driven by its leaders’ eagerness to show off China’s growing power to its citizens.

    The Internet also generated a raft of leads: new military forums, blogs and once-obscure local TV reports now posted on the Chinese equivalents of YouTube. Strategic string searches even allowed the students to get behind some military Web sites and download documents such as syllabuses taught at China’s military academies.

    Drudgery and discoveries

    The main problem was the sheer amount of translation required.

    Each semester, Karber managed to recruit only one or two Chinese-speaking students. So the team assembled a makeshift system to scan images of the books and documents they found. Using text-capture software, they converted those pictures into Chinese characters, which were fed into translation software to produce crude English versions. From those, they highlighted key passages for finer translation by the Chinese speakers.

    The downside was the drudgery — hours feeding pages into the scanner. The upside was that after three years, the students had compiled a searchable database of more than 1.4 million words on the Second Artillery and its tunnels.

    By combining everything they found in the journals, video clips, satellite imagery and photos, they were able to triangulate the location of several tunnel structures, with a rough idea of what types of missiles were stored in each.

    Their work also yielded smaller revelations: how the missiles were kept mobile and transported from structure to structure, as well as tantalizing images and accounts of a “missile train” and disguised passenger rail cars to move China’s long-range missiles.

    To facilitate the work, Karber set up research rooms for the students at his home in Great Falls. He bought Apple computers and large flat-screen monitors for their video work and obtained small research grants for those who wanted to work through the summer. When work ran late, many crashed in his basement’s spare room.

    “I got fat working on this thing because I didn’t go to the gym anymore. It was that intense,” said Yarosh, who has continued on the project this year not for credit but purely as a hobby. “It’s not the typical college course. Dr. Karber just tells you the objective and gives you total freedom to figure out how to get there. That level of trust can be liberating.”

    Some of the biggest breakthroughs came after members of Karber’s team used personal connections in China to obtain a 400-page manual produced by the Second Artillery and usually available only to China’s military personnel.

    Another source of insight was a pair of semi-fictionalized TV series chronicling the lives of Second Artillery soldiers.

    The plots were often overwrought with melodrama — one series centers on a brigade commander who struggles to whip his slipshod unit into shape while juggling relationship problems with his glamorous Olympic-swim-coach girlfriend. But they also included surprisingly accurate depictions of artillery units’ procedures that lined up perfectly with the military manual and other documents.

    “Until someone showed us on screen how exactly these missile deployments were done from the tunnels, we only had disparate pieces. The TV shows gave us the big picture of how it all worked together,” Karber said.

    A bigger Chinese arsenal?

    In December 2009, just as the students began making progress, the Chinese military admitted for the first time that the Second Artillery had indeed been building a network of tunnels. According to a report by state-run CCTV, China had more than 3,000 miles of tunnels — roughly the distance between Boston and San Francisco — including deep underground bases that could withstand multiple nuclear attacks.

    The news shocked Karber and his team. It confirmed the direction of their research, but it also highlighted how little attention the tunnels were garnering outside East Asia.
    The lack of interest, particularly in the U.S. media, demonstrated China’s unique position in the world of nuclear arms.

    For decades, the focus has been on the two powers with the largest nuclear stockpiles by far — the United States, with 5,000 warheads available for deployment, and Russia, which has 8,000.

    But of the five nuclear weapons states recognized by the Non-Proliferation Treaty, China has been the most secretive. While the United States and Russia are bound by bilateral treaties that require on-site inspections, disclosure of forces and bans on certain missiles, China is not.

    The assumption for years has been that the Chinese arsenal is relatively small — anywhere from 80 to 400 warheads.

    China has encouraged that perception. As the only one of the five original nuclear states with a no-first-use policy, it insists that it keeps a small stockpile only for “minimum deterrence.”

    Given China’s lack of transparency, Karber argues, all the experts have to work with are assumptions, which can often be dead wrong. As an example, Karber often recounts to his students his experience of going to Russia with former defense secretary Frank C. Carlucci to discuss U.S. help in securing the Russian nuclear arsenal.

    The United States had offered Russia about 20,000 canisters designed to safeguard warheads — a number based on U.S. estimates at the time.

    The generals told Karber they needed 40,000.

    Skepticism among analysts

    At the end of the tunnel study, Karber cautions that the same could happen with China. Based on the number of tunnels the Second Artillery is digging and its increasing deployment of missiles, he argues, China’s nuclear warheads could number as many as 3,000.

    It is an assertion that has provoked heated responses from the arms-control community.

    Gregory Kulacki, a China nuclear analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, publicly condemned Karber’s report at a recent lecture in Washington. In an interview afterward, he called the 3,000 figure “ridiculous” and said the study’s methodology — especially its inclusion of posts from Chinese bloggers — was “incompetent and lazy.”

    “The fact that they’re building tunnels could actually reinforce the exact opposite point,” he argued. “With more tunnels and a better chance of survivability, they may think they don’t need as many warheads to strike back.”

    Reaction from others has been more moderate.

    “Their research has value, but it also shows the danger of the Internet,” said Hans M. Kristensen of the Federation of American Scientists. Kristensen faulted some of the students’ interpretation of the satellite images.

    “One thing his report accomplishes, I think, is it highlights the uncertainty about what China has,” said Mark Stokes, executive director of the Project 2049 Institute, a think tank. “There’s no question China’s been investing in tunnels, and to look at those efforts and pose this question is worthwhile.”

    This year, the Defense Department’s annual report on China’s military highlighted for the first time the Second Artillery’s work on new tunnels, partly a result of Karber’s report, according to some Pentagon officials. And in the spring, shortly before a visit to China, some in the office of then-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates were briefed on the study.

    “I think it’s fair to say senior officials here have keyed upon the importance of this work,” said one Pentagon officer who was not authorized to speak on the record.
    For Karber, provoking such debate means that he and his small army of undergrads have succeeded.

    “I don’t have the slightest idea how many nuclear weapons China really has, but neither does anyone else in the arms-control community,” he said. “That’s the problem with China — no one really knows except them.”

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    China May Turn Missiles into Carrier-Killers (Corrected)



    Michael Peck is a contributing writer for the Military Times magazines. This is his first post for Danger Room.

    Ballistic missiles as ship-busters? For years, China has reportedly been working on modifying land-based DF-21 ballistic missiles into long-range carrier killers. The idea is to have People’s Liberation Missiles — guided by satellite, over-the-horizon radar, or drones — zooming up sub-orbitally, and then slamming down into the USS Nimitz at Mach 10.

    The estimated 2,000-kilometer range of the modified DF-21 would enable China to strike U.S. carriers in the western and central Pacific.

    The U.S. Navy is taking the threat seriously, according to the U.S.

    Naval Institute
    . Naval blog Information Dissemination has just posted an excellent analysis of China’s ballistic missile ship-killers, including a translation of a recent Chinese blog on this capability.

    The technical challenges still seem daunting, including the fact that ballistic aren’t designed for tactical precision strikes of relatively small (in oceanic terms) targets speeding at 30
    knots. But the really troubling issue is this: ballistic missiles are strategic weapons (the DF-21 has roughly the same range as a Pershing 2). They’re designed to carry nuclear weapons. Everyone knows they’re designed to carry nukes, and to hurl them long distances. So if the U.S. detects missiles hurtling over the Pacific, and NORAD has 15 minutes to decide whether it’s a tactical strike on the Nimitz, or if some city is going to be vaporized… Of course, in the rational world of deterrence theory and defense planning, U.S. decision-makers would know these were tactical weapons and wouldn’t overreact.

    Or maybe not.

    China has always been the quiet nuclear power. A billion people and a powerhouse manufacturing base confers quite enough clout, thank you very much.

    Beijing has far more to gain from brandishing its financial fist than its nuclear fist — or its carrier-killing missiles. Using what seems like a tactical weapon to them could be misperceived as a strategic attack. Just imagine the potential consequences if Nixon had had Pershing 2s and launched them – even with conventional warheads – at Hanoi in 1972.

    Not that the U.S. gets it, either. Converting sub-launched Trident ballistic missiles into conventionally-armed weapons for quick global strike isn’t the smartest move. China may not appreciate ballistic missiles hurtling over the Pacific in their direction, either — conventional warheads or not.

    [Photo: via SinoDefence]

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    China Testing Ballistic Missile ‘Carrier-Killer’







    Dr. Andrew Erickson is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College’s China Maritime Studies Institute and a Truman Security Fellow. This is his first post for Danger Room; these are solely his personal views.

    Last week, Adm. Robert Willard, the head of U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), made an alarming but little-noticed disclosure. China, he told legislators, was “developing and testing a conventional anti-ship ballistic missile based on the DF-21/CSS-5 [medium-range ballistic missile] designed specifically to target aircraft carriers.”

    What, exactly, does this mean? Evidence suggests that China has been developing an anti-ship ballistic missile, or ASBM, since the 1990s. But this is the first official confirmation that it has advanced (.pdf) to the stage of actual testing.

    If they can be deployed successfully, Chinese anti-ship ballistic missiles would be the first capable of targeting a moving aircraft-carrier (.pdf) strike group from long-range, land-based mobile launchers. And if not countered properly, this and other “asymmetric” systems — ballistic and cruise missiles, submarines, torpedoes and sea mines — could potentially threaten U.S. operations in the western Pacific, as well as in the Persian Gulf.

    Willard’s disclosure should come as little surprise: China’s interest in developing ASBM and related systems has been documented in Department of Defense (.pdf) and National Air and Space Intelligence Center (.pdf) reports, as well as by the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and the Congressional Research Service. Senior officials — including Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair (.pdf) and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead — have pointed to the emerging threat as well.

    In November 2009, Scott Bray, ONI’s Senior Intelligence Officer-China, said that Chinese anti-ship ballistic missile development “has progressed at a remarkable rate.” In the span of just over a decade, he said, “China has taken the ASBM program from the conceptual phase to nearing an operational capability.… China has elements of an [over-the-horizon] network already in place and is working to expand its horizon, timeliness and accuracy.”

    When someone of Bray’s stature makes that kind of statement, attention is long overdue.


    Equally intriguing has been the depiction of this capability in the Chinese media. A lengthy November 2009 program about anti-ship ballistic missiles (video) broadcast on China Central Television Channel 7 (China’s official military channel) featured an unexplained — and rather badly animated — cartoon sequence. This curious 'toon features a sailor who falsely assumes that his carrier’s Aegis defense systems can destroy an incoming ASBM as effectively as a cruise missile, with disastrous results.

    The full program is available in three segments (parts 1, 2, and 3) on YouTube. Skip to 7:18 on the second clip to view this strange, and somewhat disturbing, segment.

    Likewise, Chinese media seem to be tracking PACOM’s statements about this more closely than the U.S. press. The graphic above is drawn from an article on Dongfang Ribao (Oriental Daily), the website of a Shanghai newspaper.

    Beijing has been developing an ASBM capability at least since the 1995-96 Taiwan Strait Crisis. That strategic debacle for China likely convinced its leaders to never again allow U.S. carrier strike groups to intervene in what they consider to be a matter of absolute sovereignty. And China’s military, in an apparent attempt to deter the United States from intervening in Taiwan and other claimed areas on China’s disputed maritime periphery, seems intent on dropping significant hints of its own progress.

    U.S. ships, however, will not offer a fixed target for China’s DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles. Military planning documents like the February 2010 Joint Operating Environment (.pdf) and Quadrennial Defense Review (.pdf) clearly recognize America’s growing “anti-access” challenge, and the QDR — the Pentagon’s guiding strategy document — charges the U.S. military with multiple initiatives to address it.

    In a world where U.S. naval assets will often be safest underwater, President Obama’s defense budget supports building two submarines a year and investing in a new ballistic-missile submarine. And developing effective countermeasures against anti-ship ballistic missiles is a topic of vigorous discussion in Navy circles. The United States is clearly taking steps to prevent this kind of weapon from changing the rules of the game in the Western Pacific, but continued effort will be essential for U.S. maritime forces to preserve their role in safeguarding the global commons.

    Image: Dongfang Ribao



    Tags: Eye on China, Info War, Missiles, Navy, Strategery

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    Russia Would Use Nukes to Stave Off Threats - General Staff

    Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Nikolai Makarov

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    16:12 15/02/2012
    MOSCOW, February 15 (RIA Novosti)

    Russia would use nuclear weapons in response to any imminent threat to its national security, Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Nikolai Makarov said on Wednesday.

    “We are certainly not planning to fight against the whole of NATO,” Makarov said in an interview with the Ekho Moskvy radio, “but if there is a threat to the integrity of the Russian Federation, we have the right to use nuclear weapons, and we will.”

    The general said Russia’s nuclear deterrent is the cornerstone of strategic stability and serious efforts are being taken by the Russian government to modernize the country’s nuclear triad.

    The Russian Defense ministry is planning to acquire at least 10 Borey class strategic nuclear submarines, thoroughly modernize its fleet of Tu-160 Blackjack and Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers, and equip its Strategic Missile Forces with formidable Yars mobile ballistic missile systems.

    Makarov also stressed the importance of maintaining highly-efficient, mobile conventional forces.

    “Unfortunately, we are facing threats from a number of unstable states, where no nuclear weapons but well-trained, strong and mobile Armed Forces are required to resolve any conflict situation," Makarov said.




    © Сollage by RIA Novosti / Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bomber


    The Russian government has allocated 22 trillion rubles ($730 billion) on the state arms procurement program until 2020.


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    and now some motivational music for the Unions / Pelosi / Obama / Reid / Communists / Marxists / Progressives / Democrats

    The Russian Revolution (Instrumental)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fa4cu1t ... re=related

    Russian Red Army Choir - Farewell of Slavianka http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqFISER9 ... re=related

    Nastassia by The Red Army Choir http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RygfigAe ... re=related

    America was taken down while you watched dancing with the stars / borders were over ran while you were at the beach


    you pissed around in Iraq and Afghanistan so that the Oligarks could put in a pipeline and steal other nations riches while using your blood, sweat and tears to pay for it while your treasury is depleted ... mean while on the other side of the world

    Go back to sleep America... the Invasion already happened and you are the Newest 3rd World Country on the Planet

    Russian military power - Hell march 2010 [HD]
    Russian military power - Hell march 2010 [HD] - YouTube

    Russian special forces - Spetsnaz / Спецназ [HD] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWFZ2w8s ... re=related

    Russian Spetsnaz Training http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZoqXr8d ... re=related

    Russian spetsnaz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9h1sK4p ... re=related

    Russian Military http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIGMYydp ... re=related

    Russian Military Parade 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APHhNX9R ... re=related

    Russian Army New Powerful Military Russian Tanks Jets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWn3T5XI ... re=related


    Hrisantema tanks killer - missle system http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9StN1oN ... re=related

    china stealth missle boat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQBqTqDP ... re=related

    Tunguska anti aircraft vehicle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ICcHxoN ... re=related

    FUERZA AEREA PERUANA EL CARRO DEL DIABLO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1a8CmWq ... re_related

    Lou Dobbs: Chinese missile poses threat to US carriers
    Lou Dobbs: Chinese missile poses threat to US carriers - YouTube


    China new anti-ship missile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wewI606 ... re=related

    China shoots down ICBM mid-course, Anti-ballistic missile intercept a success http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHE10sDG ... re=related

    Agni 5 Missile scares China - Agni 5 to be ready by 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI0_9QyK ... re=related

    China Ready For WW3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhpruspB ... re=related

    The Superpowers: China http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QOvgyQx ... re=related

    Forbes on China Surpassing U.S. Naval Fleet Size http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdecwEJV ... re=related

    Super Tanker To Aircraft Carrier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUuQg9oh ... re=related

    Chinese developing "kill weapon" to sink US carriers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko_Jm7Tb ... re=related

    The Chinese DF-21D anti carrier weapon kill chain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXLKZDVc ... re=related

    China's Show of FORCE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN9CzHf9 ... re=related

    Inside Story - Modernising China's military http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv55GZem ... re=related

    chinese army 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvXwsbwl ... re=related

    ZFB05 ZFB05A light wheeled armoured vehicle China Chinese Army Recognition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVvYmYRG ... re=related

    chinese army (land forces) 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwpsZCGj ... re=related

    NEW-2009 - Chinese People's Liberation Army - HD - High QUality http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHdWndMn ... re=related


    Not to worry: Obama has New Gay and Transgenders ready to enlist to strengthen our Armed Forces that are depleted from Record Suicides and PTSD related Injuries.. so pay no attention to the size of the Russian and Chinese Armys

    Besides... you were already taken down from the Inside the U.S. and the third world Nations from south of the border in estimates as high as 38 million Illegal Aliens...

    So go collect your Chinese sponsered Welfare Check; this party is over

    Chinese MBT Type 99-the Peacekeeper
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZozmDC5d ... re=related

    Chinese Tank Type 99 MBT - Main Battle Tank http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB2Y0FZJ ... re=related


    FULL VIDEO of Military Parade in Moscow on Victory Day 2010 - Part 1 FULL VIDEO of Military Parade in Moscow on Victory Day 2010 - Part 1 - YouTube

    FULL VERSION of Military Parade on Red Square on Victory Day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiS-S5hb ... re=related

    HD Vehicle in Victory Parade 2010 Russia Moscow part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkI1W2xg ... ure=fvwrel

    Flypast of Victory Day in Moscow in 2010.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMK74rDt ... re=related

    Stunning T-90 'Flying Tanks' performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjl-CDpD ... re=related

    T-90 Supertank http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcFVGhqe ... re=related

    russian air force http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYt3rQ_c ... re=related

    Tu-160 "Blackjack" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI9HHynq ... re=related

    maybe it's just better if Obama lets the drugs in with the open border policy .. if every one is stoned they just will not know what happened

    Vacuum Bomb (The daddy of all bombs)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXFHzy3t ... re=related

    Tsar Bomba - King of the Bombs - 57,000,000 Tonnes of TNT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxD44HO8 ... re=related

    I think we went a bunch of bridges too far
    Last edited by AirborneSapper7; 05-06-2012 at 06:58 AM.
    Amnesty for 11 million will increase debt by $6.3 trillion And that doesn't count costs of 22 million additional legal immigrants in just 10 years!
    A Nation of of 3rd World Broke A@@es "AmeriKa" cannot afford an Invasion of Broke A@@es from the 3rd World

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    Last edited by AirborneSapper7; 02-18-2012 at 04:48 PM.
    Amnesty for 11 million will increase debt by $6.3 trillion And that doesn't count costs of 22 million additional legal immigrants in just 10 years!
    A Nation of of 3rd World Broke A@@es "AmeriKa" cannot afford an Invasion of Broke A@@es from the 3rd World

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