(ORDO NEWS) — The US has made a fuss about the new B-21 bomber, saying it is their “response to the Chinese threat.” In fact, this is a propaganda tool that inflates Sinophobia, writes “Huanqiu shibao”. It is better for Washington to leave empty hopes, because the plane will not withstand the Celestial Empire.
On December 2, the US military unveiled its latest stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider. It is the first latest generation bomber to be produced by the United States in more than 30 years, and has received a very high-profile publicity campaign from senior officials and the media.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that “even the most advanced air defense systems will find it difficult to detect the B-21 in the air.” The CEO of manufacturing company Northrop Grumman boasted that the world had “never seen technology like the B-21.”
With Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall making it clear many times that he wants to use the B-21 to “contain China,” many American media have focused on the so-called “US response to the Chinese threat” in their articles and even wrote.
Under normal circumstances, the weapons that are the “trump card” of the major powers are kept in the strictest confidence, but the marketing and promotion that accompanies the B-21 can be compared to the level of Internet celebrities. However, even in the face of such a high-profile campaign, the true characteristics of the bomber remain a mystery.
It is reported that the B-21 was shown only for a short period of time, and the outside world saw the plane only from the front. At the same time, its specific technical characteristics were not disclosed, which contrasts sharply with the situation at the debut of the B-2 more than 30 years ago.
Widespread advertising in words and increased caution in real display suggest certain reflections. In other words, regardless of the actual technical level of the B-21, it is more of a “advertising sample” needed by the US military-industrial complex to fight for a share in the budget,
On the one hand, the B-21 is not only a profitable product of the “China threat theory” concocted by the US military-industrial complex, but also an important link in the continuation of this chain of interests. In fact, in the seven years that have passed since the inception of the project until the first public presentation of the B-21, the secretary of the US Air Force and other interested parties exaggerated various versions of the “Chinese threat” in an endless stream.
Projects like strategic bombers cost a lot of money from approval to implementation. Only by constantly exaggerating the “danger” of China’s military power and even inventing lies about China’s “nuclear expansion” could the military get more money from Congress. And the strategic bomber is only part of the “triple” nuclear deterrence reform that the US wants to implement now.
On the other hand, the promotion of the B-21 gives the US military an opportunity to stir up tensions in the Taiwan Strait, thereby accelerating the transfer of military resources to the Asia-Pacific region and drawing allies to their side. As we all know, although the United States has long dreamed of focusing on suppressing its most important strategic competitor, its plan to move military power to the Asia-Pacific has been blocked for various reasons.
This time, the US military used the B-21 to bring up the Taiwan Strait again, saying the bomber would play an important role in the region. This is nothing more than an attempt to put pressure on old friends, show their “advanced capabilities” and attract new partners. There are already reports that, after entering service, the B-21 is expected to be deployed to Guam and Australia.
This is how the Americans created the myth that the existence of the B-21 could contain Beijing. Austin said it was “not just another plane” but “proof of the containment strategy” of the United States. The US media threatened to “drop mines into the Taiwan Strait right under the noses of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to prevent it from crossing the sea.”
Perhaps the time has come to remind them that even if you are not a professional military man or scientist, you should understand a simple truth: the so-called “deterrence” has always been a combination of military power and political determination. Think back to the civil war between the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communist Party—haven’t the United States provided the former with enough modern weapons? What about the Korean War and the Vietnam War? How much American hardware was scrapped or captured on the battlefield?
Many still remember the first introduction of the B-2 strategic bomber 34 years ago, which the Pentagon claimed had “global annihilation” capability. Then the United States became the first country in the world to have a stealth bomber, and many propagandists called the B-2 “the enemy’s nightmare.”
However, 30 years have passed, and this advanced military technology does not allow Washington to “rest on its laurels.” On the contrary, in pursuit of hegemony, it becomes increasingly difficult for him, and B-2 is also regarded as a “financial disaster” due to its high cost.
That’s how the B-21 came about. The first requirement that the designers presented to him was that the cost should not be too high. Therefore, no matter how much hype the Pentagon is trying to cause, in a sense, the B-21 is more like ”
Of course, what weapons the US develops is their own business. But if the Americans plan to use it to threaten and intimidate China, then this is doomed to remain only rosy dreams. Whatever the Pentagon’s hopes for the B-21, if this bomber tries to wreak havoc in the Taiwan Strait, it will turn out to be nothing more than a paper airplane that collapses easily in the face of the PLA’s iron wall and the strong will of 1.4 billion Chinese. The B-21 will not only fail to become “proof of American deterrence”, but, on the contrary, will turn into the last exhibit in the showcase of “proof that the Americans are wreaking havoc in the world.”
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