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   US Intelligence: "Uh, you know how we speculated China had around 300 nukes? We may have missed a zero"

07 Jan 2013 06:23 PM   |   17836 clicks   |   Defense News
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Grand_Moff_Joseph    [TotalFark]  
Who's counting anyway?  Even 300 is 295 more than you need to turn all critical cities in the US (or most any other industrialized nation) into glass parking lots.  Anything else is just overkill.

Besides, what motive would they have to use them?  Attack any UN/NATO ally, and the world rains death upon you.  Attack us, and even if you survive the counterattack, you'll lose your biggest global customer, and still haven't received the previously mentioned death from above, sponsored by NATO.

07 Jan 2013 05:25 PM
Some 'Splainin' To Do     
Yeah... I'm not staying up late worrying that China is going to nuke us. They've got way too much invested in being part of the world to bother incinerating it.

07 Jan 2013 05:27 PM
RobertBruce    [TotalFark]  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Who's counting anyway?  Even 300 is 295 more than you need to turn all critical cities in the US (or most any other industrialized nation) into glass parking lots.  Anything else is just overkill.

Besides, what motive would they have to use them?  Attack any UN/NATO ally, and the world rains death upon you.  Attack us, and even if you survive the counterattack, you'll lose your biggest global customer, and still haven't received the previously mentioned death from above, sponsored by NATO.


It would be much easier for them to say to us "xxxx trade concessions or we nuke japan and south korea, both who you're bound by treaty to defend,"

07 Jan 2013 05:45 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
But if they nuke you into the stone age, an hour later you're civilized again

07 Jan 2013 06:07 PM
jehovahs witness protection     
Me bomb you long time.

07 Jan 2013 06:12 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
His team estimated that as many as 3,000 nuclear weapons could be hidden

They possibly maybe could conceivably have 3,000.
EVERYBODY PANIC!

07 Jan 2013 06:22 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
Dammit. Fark keeps eating my line breaks.

07 Jan 2013 06:24 PM
Brian Ryanberger     

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Yeah... I'm not staying up late worrying that China is going to nuke us. They've got way too much invested in being part of the world to bother incinerating it.


You obviously do not understand the Chicom hive mind which is bent on racial domination of the globe by nature's most perfect specimen: the Han Chinese. So perfect they come with a 3 inch dick.

07 Jan 2013 06:25 PM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Come on now. No one thinks the Chinese are going to bomb the U.S. with nukes.

07 Jan 2013 06:25 PM
Smeggy Smurf     

MaudlinMutantMollusk: But if they nuke you into the stone age, an hour later you're civilized again


Werr prayed

07 Jan 2013 06:28 PM
base935     
Maybe the US government should spend more time spying on the Chinese than it's own citizens?

07 Jan 2013 06:28 PM
Hack Patooey    [TotalFark]  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: But if they nuke you into the stone age, an hour later you're civilized again


Har!

07 Jan 2013 06:28 PM
Pointy Tail of Satan     
Obviously the only answer to this is to double or triple the US  defence budget. In fact, I propose the Defence Department take ALL incoming revenue, and give back what they don't need. Oh ya, and invoke conscription again. But only the homeless and people making less than $250000 a year.

/Tea Party for the win!

07 Jan 2013 06:30 PM
AmazinTim     
They're far more likely to nuke themselves in the foot than they are to nuke the US.

07 Jan 2013 06:30 PM
neongoats    [TotalFark]  
Defense department guy, "oh shiat, they really almost actually might cut some of our grossly inflated budget"

MI Complex 1%er, "quick, lets try to whip us up a new Cold War"

Defense department guy, "phew, my great great great grand kids 150 years from now need to live in the lap of sybaritic luxury, and I was worried"

07 Jan 2013 06:30 PM
deamonbutterfly     
If China bombed the US, wouldn't China's economy cease to exist? They may "own" us, but we own all their "made in china" crap.. in fact, i think when i crap, its pre stamped "made in china". i'll have to check.

07 Jan 2013 06:31 PM
Solid State Vittles     
They'll never use them. Wanna know why? General Tso's chicken.

07 Jan 2013 06:32 PM
shintochick     

Brian Ryanberger:
You obviously do not understand the Chicom hive mind which is bent on racial domination of the globe by nature's most perfect specimen: the Han Chinese. So perfect they come with a 3 inch dick.


I hope you mean soft otherwise I'm going to be really disappointed with the assimilation.

07 Jan 2013 06:32 PM
drjekel_mrhyde     
How many does Israel have?
/Somebody had to go there

07 Jan 2013 06:32 PM
amindofiron     

fusillade762: His team estimated that as many as 3,000 nuclear weapons could be hidden

They possibly maybe could conceivably have 3,000.
EVERYBODY PANIC!


Someone else noticed that little chunk of high grade weasel language as well huh? So basically they're saying that they have *storage space* for ~3,000 warheads. That's like saying just because someone has a three car garage they for sure have 3 cars. There are quite a few other methods and metrics for working out a nations likely nuclear stockpile size. Also, do they have reasonable long range delivery systems for 3,000 warheads? What *kind* of warheads are we talking about? Big ass cold war 1 megaton city breakers? 250 kiloton counterforce Mirvs for ICBMs? Little dinky 5 kiloton tactical jobs? The PANIC! and durp in that article where far above normal US intel levels for wargarble.

07 Jan 2013 06:33 PM
xaratherus     

neongoats: Defense department guy, "oh shiat, they really almost actually might cut some of our grossly inflated budget"

MI Complex 1%er, "quick, lets try to whip us up a new Cold War"

Defense department guy, "phew, my great great great grand kids 150 years from now need to live in the lap of sybaritic luxury, and I was worried"


I would laugh, if it weren't so true.

/Eh, hell, I'll laugh anyway
//Not like enough sheeple have woken up to do anything about it yet

07 Jan 2013 06:35 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  
1) Nuke USA until it glows.
2) Wait for it to cool off.
3) Drop a million anchor babbys that were seeded in china and born in the USA.
4) Profit?

07 Jan 2013 06:35 PM
CygnusDarius     

Solid State Vittles: They'll never use them. Wanna know why? General Tso's chicken.


Oh China. You terrify us with your army and your brutal government, but your chicken is delectable.

/Also
//MAD is a terrible, terrible idea

07 Jan 2013 06:35 PM
neongoats    [TotalFark]  

Brian Ryanberger: Some 'Splainin' To Do: Yeah... I'm not staying up late worrying that China is going to nuke us. They've got way too much invested in being part of the world to bother incinerating it.

You obviously do not understand the Chicom hive mind which is bent on racial domination of the globe by nature's most perfect specimen: the Han Chinese. So perfect they come with a 3 inch dick.


Don't even pretend your teaderping micropenis is any bigger. Poor thing, constantly crushed between your fat rolls and your power chair.

07 Jan 2013 06:36 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Yeah... I'm not staying up late worrying that China is going to nuke us. They've got way too much invested in being part of the world to bother incinerating it.


Also, it's cleaner and more beneficial to them to just owe our ass.

07 Jan 2013 06:36 PM
A Shambling Mound     

deamonbutterfly: If China bombed the US, wouldn't China's economy cease to exist? They may "own" us, but we own all their "made in china" crap.. in fact, i think when i crap, its pre stamped "made in china". i'll have to check.


China's economy doesn't really exist in the first place.

At least, not like they want to pretend it does.

07 Jan 2013 06:37 PM
mayIFark     
There is no practical difference between 300 and 3,000.

So, yeah, non-issue.

07 Jan 2013 06:37 PM
Larry Mahnken     

RobertBruce: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Who's counting anyway?  Even 300 is 295 more than you need to turn all critical cities in the US (or most any other industrialized nation) into glass parking lots.  Anything else is just overkill.

Besides, what motive would they have to use them?  Attack any UN/NATO ally, and the world rains death upon you.  Attack us, and even if you survive the counterattack, you'll lose your biggest global customer, and still haven't received the previously mentioned death from above, sponsored by NATO.

It would be much easier for them to say to us "xxxx trade concessions or we nuke japan and south korea, both who you're bound by treaty to defend,"


It's not like they'd be able to complain about us not honoring the treaty afterwards.

07 Jan 2013 06:37 PM
hasty ambush     

AverageAmericanGuy: Come on now. No one thinks the Chinese are going to bomb the U.S. with nukes.


I would think their intent may be more regional-India for example.

07 Jan 2013 06:39 PM
jetzzfan    [TotalFark]  
I believe that 30 nukes is a reasonable number for China.

07 Jan 2013 06:40 PM
freewill    [TotalFark]  

shintochick: Brian Ryanberger:
You obviously do not understand the Chicom hive mind which is bent on racial domination of the globe by nature's most perfect specimen: the Han Chinese. So perfect they come with a 3 inch dick.

I hope you mean soft otherwise I'm going to be really disappointed with the assimilation.


Based on your username, I think it's safe to infer that you'll be disappointed either way.

/ I'm just assuming they're not totally stoked about Japanese religious practices any more than they are anything else Japanese.

07 Jan 2013 06:40 PM
PanicMan     
Oh no. Stop them. Oh no.

07 Jan 2013 06:40 PM
toomuchwhargarbl     
So someone finally found the 0 weapons from Saddam's nuclear program?

07 Jan 2013 06:41 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  

OtherLittleGuy: Some 'Splainin' To Do: Yeah... I'm not staying up late worrying that China is going to nuke us. They've got way too much invested in being part of the world to bother incinerating it.

Also, it's cleaner and more beneficial to them to just owe our ass.


OWN our ass...

/Browncoat Chinese cussing

07 Jan 2013 06:41 PM
thisiszombocom     
we need a new mission "to disarm Iraq China of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein Hu-ever's support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people Chinese women."

07 Jan 2013 06:41 PM
The_Original_Roxtar     
and we have 5000+ (that we're admitting to)
and we have more and better ways of getting them to where we want them to go

how hard would it be to get a submarine off the coast of Shanghai?
how many military installations do we have in striking distance of china? (taiwan, japan, okinawa)

07 Jan 2013 06:41 PM
Sticky Hands    [TotalFark]  
They have 30-40 million surplus males, they don't need nukes.

07 Jan 2013 06:42 PM
oakleym82     

CygnusDarius: Solid State Vittles: They'll never use them. Wanna know why? General Tso's chicken.

Oh China. You terrify us with your army and your brutal government, but your chicken is delectable.

/Also
//MAD is a terrible, terrible idea


MAD is the only thing making nuclear war a zero-sum game. It's basic game theory, and it's the only reason we haven't had a global thermonuclear war.

That being said, I wouldn't be surprised if, upon learning of thousands of incoming ICBMs, Obama et. al. decided not to retaliate. I mean, they got first strike, they won. This mentality, which is antithetical to MAD, is why first strike became so important during the cold war.

Want to sleep well tonight? Read about Dead Hand. By all accounts it's still in place and turned on. Even still, it's not fully automatic, someone has to push a button at the Kremlin.

Cite my sources you say?

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07 Jan 2013 06:44 PM
lenfromak    [TotalFark]  
I'm more worried about the nukes that Israel has.

07 Jan 2013 06:45 PM
kvinesknows     

drjekel_mrhyde: How many does Israel have?
/Somebody had to go there


oh please... like the Jewish people believe they are gods chosen ones and can do no wrong.

07 Jan 2013 06:46 PM
buzzcut73     
If their nukes are like any other Chinese produced item, they'll break before they can even get any use out of them, because to save costs on parts they replaced the expensive Pu-239 fusion plug with a thin piece of plastic,and wired the whole thing with the thinnest wire they could find.

07 Jan 2013 06:46 PM
kd1s     
Here's something to remember. Everyone remembers former President Jimmy Carter as weak on defense. Well, he wasn't. He's the guy who moved almost our entire nuclear arsenal to a submarine based force.

In essence we can lay waste to China in the matter of about 10 to 20 minutes. And they know it.

07 Jan 2013 06:46 PM
cchris_39     

mayIFark: There is no practical difference between 300 and 3,000.

So, yeah, non-issue.


If your missile defense systems shoot down 95% of the incoming, there is quite a big difference.

07 Jan 2013 06:46 PM
whither_apophis     
Hu's gonna bomb us??

07 Jan 2013 06:48 PM
mcmnky    [TotalFark]  

cchris_39: mayIFark: There is no practical difference between 300 and 3,000.

So, yeah, non-issue.

If your missile defense systems shoot down 95% of the incoming, there is quite a big difference.


And if my aunt has a penis she'd be my uncle. What's your point?

07 Jan 2013 06:49 PM
RandomRandom     

RobertBruce: It would be much easier for them to say to us "xxxx trade concessions or we nuke japan and south korea, both who you're bound by treaty to defend,"


You're forgetting the relevant parable.

If you owe the bank a million dollars, the bank owns you. If you owe the bank a billion dollars, you own the bank.

We don't owe China a billion, we owe them well over a TRILLION dollars. We own them. If they were insane enough to attack one of our allies, we would cancel that debt, then shut down their economy. How? Most of the Chinese economy is based on exports. Exports sent out on very large, very slow cargo container ships. China doesn't have a deep sea navy to protect those ships. We could take every single cargo ship leaving China with hardly a shot fired. We could stop all cargo ships attempting to enter their waters. We wouldn't even have blow their ports or mine them.

We could completely destroy their economy without firing a singe shot into their country, and they're going to start a shooting war with Japan or Korea? Not farking likely.

07 Jan 2013 06:52 PM
Bendimus_Prime     
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07 Jan 2013 06:54 PM
fisker    [TotalFark]  
"Bottom line," Karber's report said, "200 million lost, and surviving Americans will be living in the dark, on a subsistence diet, with a life style and life expectancy equivalent to the Dark Ages."

I'm okay with this.

07 Jan 2013 06:54 PM
Hugemeister     

What was plan to take over America again? I forget.......

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07 Jan 2013 06:54 PM
Mr. Coffee Nerves    [TotalFark]  
China declaring war on us would be like the local Walmart declaring war on a nearby trailer park.

07 Jan 2013 06:54 PM
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