BEIJING – China is planning to fire missiles at the United States.
A retired Chinese general revealed that his country is planning a surprise missile attack on the United States. The public comment of Xu Guangyu came in response to WikiLeaks revelations that last year Washington had warned its allies beforehand of China’s test of a missile interceptor.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a classified cable sent last January 9th, instructed American embassies in Australia, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand to notify those countries of upcoming Chinese launches. She also warned of missile attacks on American cities.
The cable included details of the launch sites, the targets, the models of the missiles, the purpose of the launches and the launch dates.
Xu says the primary targets for the Chinese missiles: Los Angeles, San Francisco and Newark, New Jersey. He said that Chinese missiles are “hot,” pointed at the U.S. and ready to launch at a moment’s notice.
The release of the secret Chinese cables has caused an outcry within Chinese spy circles. “Heads will roll,” said an anonymous Beijing official.
Xu, who is now in hiding, said that “China can no longer keep secret its plans to attack America. China can, and will, launch a surprise attack on the US, sometime in the next 12 months.”
Xu said that Chinese military officials feel that America is vulnerable right now and will embark on “neutralizing” America with a preemptive barrage of nuclear-tipped missiles.
Americans should not be surprised. There has been a series of belligerent comments from China’s generals, admirals, and colonels, some talking about war with the US in the near future.
Vice President Joe Biden was in China in the last few weeks and actually visited the missile sites and could see for himself that they were pointed at the United States. But Biden brushed off the concerns of American military officers. “So they shoot a few missiles at us, big deal. They still make great soup.”
The Obama Administration isn’t concerned either. “The targets are on the west coast, so Washington D.C. is safe,” said White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney.