Skip to comments.Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner-Gertz
Posted on 03/05/2013 10:15:43 AM PST by Syncro
Guess Whos Coming to Dinner
By Bill Gertz, The Washington Free Beacon
A Chinese general who once threatened to use nuclear weapons against hundreds of U.S. cities will visit the Pentagon this week as part of a U.S.-China military exchange program.
Maj. Gen. Zhu Chenghu, who is head of China’s National Defense University, will take part in a “familiarization exchange,” Maj. Catherine Wilkinson, a Pentagon spokeswoman, told the Free Beacon.
“The delegation will visit Hawaii and D.C.,” she said. “A military delegation from the U.S. Pacific Command will visit China later this year for a reciprocal exchange.”
Zhu will lead a group of 10 senior colonels from all branches of the Chinese military, Wilkinson said. She declined to provide the names of the officers.
Zhu is best known for inflammatory comments made..in 2005 when he said China would use nuclear weapons against the United States in any conflict over Taiwan.
A State Department spokesman at the time called the comments “highly irresponsible.”
“If the Americans draw their missiles and position [sic]-guided ammunition onto the target zone on China’s territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons,” Zhu told reporters for the Financial Times and the Asian edition of the Wall Street Journal, according to their July 14, 2005, editions.
Zhu’s comments also were the most explicit statement of Chinese strategic intent since 1995 when another general, Xiong Guangkai, implicitly threatened to use nuclear arms against Los Angeles if the United States defended Taiwan in a conflict.
“If the Americans are determined to interfere … we will be determined to respond,” Zhu said.
“We Chinese will prepare ourselves for the destruction of all of the cities east of Xian [in central China]. Of course the Americans will have to be prepared that hundreds … of cities will be destroyed by the Chinese,” he said.
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Like they did with Ahmadinejad (when he came to the United Nations meetings here) who was involved with the hostage taking in Iran '79-'81
Oops, guess that isn't possible.
They are now Obam's BFF's, along with the Muslim Brotherhood and many other terrorists/terroristOrgs.
Keep your friends close...your enemies closer.
Prolly backfire on the diffuses in leadership, if that is indeed their thinking.