China and Russia weren’t happy to hear what President Donald Trump had to say about America’s secret nuclear arsenal. When he sat down with Bob Woodward, Trump bragged about building an atomic weapons system like “nobody’s ever had in this country before.” President Trump told the world, “we have stuff that you haven’t even seen or heard about. We have stuff that Putin and Xi have never heard about before.” What we have “is incredible.” The prophesy of a long-dead Greek says our biggest enemy leaders better start building weapons better than ours. That’s expensive and they don’t have the money after the covid crisis.
Secret nuclear weapons let Americans “rest assured”
While the president was talking about our newest and greatest secret weapons, he wasn’t giving any sensitive information away. The details are still secure. “The president didn’t talk about any specific weapons system,” National security adviser Robert O’Brien continued. “But you can rest assured that we can protect the United States of America against any foe, any threat that’s out there, because of the excellent manufacturing that we do here, the research and development that we do here, and the fine men and women, the servicemen and women who man those platforms.”
President Donald Trump gave Vladimir Putin And Xi Jinping something to pull their hair out about and he wasn’t even trying. It doesn’t matter whether he’s bluffing or not. Whether he’s bragging or lying, the outcome is the same, China and Russia have to come up with some secret “stuff nobody ever heard about” of their own. That’s how Ronald Reagan started the Star Wars program which wiped out the Soviet Union. Woodward did his part to keep everyone guessing, assuring his readers that he confirmed the president wasn’t bluffing “with sources.”
As the Washington Post notes, “anonymous people later confirmed that the U.S. military had a secret new weapons system, but they would not provide details.” Not only that, they were “surprised Trump had disclosed it.” O’Brien knew better than to give details of military technology on TV too. “Well, look, I’m not going to get into what he’s talking about but you can rest assured that the men and women who manufacture our weapons and who have always had us on the cutting edge, whether it was back in the old days of the F-117 Nighthawk, to the B-2 bomber, to the F-22, F-35. We’re always on the cutting edge. And we have always got something out there that our adversaries don’t know about.”
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— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) September 10, 2020
A trap thousands of years old
China’s posturing in the South China Sea lately has had political experts talking about a long-dead Greek general named Thucydides. He had done his homework and noticed that because the big political cheese at the time, Sparta, was so threatened by the growth of power in Athens that “war became inevitable.” China and Russia are about to fall into the same trap as Athens these days in their secret weapon competitions with America.
The only way to keep war from happening sooner or later is for everyone to be able to wipe the others off the map at any time, even if it means they go down with them. Secret weapons are the key. The best way to avoid falling into the “Thucydides Trap” is through “mutually assured destruction.” This “MAD” philosophy has guided international peace for most of the past century.
If one country builds a secret weapon that can do real damage and provide an advantage, the others are forced to build one of their own. Reagan’s genius move was to invest like crazy in a program that did practically nothing other than force Russia to spend money like crazy. China may be running a lot faster on that same hamster wheel after Trump’s interview than they were before. That does not bode well for their big Silk Road project.