Kudos to CD for publishing this, albeit in the right-hand column, while the NYTimes first inclination was to say that Putin is bluffing.
Except for the formerly super-secret, hypersonic, non-ballistic ‘Kinzhal’ missile, Russia military analysts have been discussing the development of these weapons for a number of years.
To start to gain a rudimentary understanding of why China and Russia are now obviously eclipsing the U.S., it’s instructive to compare the accomplishments of Putin and, especially, Chinese President Xi Jinping, with our U.S. Presidents of the past several decades.
The following is a very telling article regarding the background of Xi Jinping and his father. The accomplishments of these men in protecting their country and providing for their citizens far surpasses our U.S. Presidents and their fathers endeavors. There is simply no comparison. This contrast clearly indicates why China will leave the U.S. in the dust of its own destructive, arrogant, selfish ways.
Chinese President Xi Jinping: What Is His Background? – Mar 3, 2018 – Godfree Roberts – GreanvillePost
In 1980 Deng Xiaoping set 2020 as the completion date for his Reform and Opening program–a 40-year overhaul of China’s economy.
On June 1, 2021 President Xi will announce that all Deng’s goals have been reached and a basic xiaokang society established: no one is poor and everyone receives an education, has paid employment, more than enough food and clothing, access to medical services, old-age support, a home and a comfortable life–a claim no other country can make.