Thursday, July 05, 2007

Americans caught totaly by surprise?

A satellite image of China's new nuclear ballistic missile submarine is available on the Google Earth Internet site. Hey, does anyone think that this is an accident?

Hans M. Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), spotted the images, photographed by the commercial Quickbird satellite in late 2006. One photo is of what is apparently the new Type 094 China-Jin-class SSBN at the Xiaopingdao base near Dalian, FAS reported.

Hmm...what's that theory on roaches...For every one you DO see, there are a thousand you don't see....

The Jin-class is about 35 feet longer than the Xia-class SSBN, "primarily due to an extended mid-section of approximately 115 feet (35 meters) that houses the missile launch tubes and part of the reactor compartment," according to the report. The extended section is to make room for the larger Julang-2 ballistic missile and may also be due to the size of the reactor.

In late 2006, the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence projected China could build five Jin-class SSBNs.

Now, wait for it comes......the punchline is....

The estimate was NOT cited by the US Pentagon's May 2007 annual report on China military power. As the Americans did not want to upset their future CHINESE OVERLORDS!

How does that song go? "Me Chinese, me make joke, me shove a BALLISTIC MISSILE down your throat yankee dog...

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