It was recently revealed that in August, China tested a hypersonic missile that is capable of carrying a nuclear payload.
Hypersonic missile: “We have no idea how they did this”
Citing five people familiar with the test, Financial Times reported on Saturday that in August, the Chinese military launched a Long March rocket that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle that flew through low-orbit space before cruising down towards its target.
According to three people briefed on the intelligence, the test reportedly missed its target by about two-dozen miles but was considered a success nonetheless by the two other sources who stated that the test showed that China had made astounding progress on hypersonic weapons and was far more advanced than US officials realized.
“We have no idea how they did this,” one of the sources said.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said he would not comment on the specifics of the report but added: “We have made clear our concerns about the military capabilities China continues to pursue, capabilities that only increase tensions in the region and beyond. That is one reason why we hold China as our number one pacing challenge.”
Hypersonic weapons travel long distances through the atmosphere at speeds of Mach 5-10 making them invulnerable to any air or missile defense system. Conventional ballistic missiles fly at similar speeds but reach their target via a high hyperbolic arc. Hypersonic missiles fly in a much flatter arc, reaching their targets much more quickly while making them harder to track and intercept.
Along with China, the United States, Russia, and at least five other countries are working on hypersonic technology.
Tensions are high
The test comes at a sensitive time when tensions are high as China has made aggressive moves towards Taiwan.
In addition, China and Russia are currently holding joint naval exercises in n Russia’s Peter the Great Gulf called Joint Sea 2021. Experts claim the exercise is a product of China and Russia being united in opposing the dominant US influence in global affairs. Both countries have taken positions that are critical of the recent US pullout from Afghanistan.
The Sons of Keturah
Rabbi Pinchas Winston, a prolific end-of-days author, noted that the destructive tendency has always been an aspect of mankind.
“This desire to create the ‘ultimate weapon’ is the built-in inclination for men to take over the power to destroy from God,” Rabbi Winston said. “This was seen in the Tower of Babel and Nimrod. It is stupid and always explodes in their face but it never goes away.”
“China is off the grid, more than Russia, more than any other country,” Rabbi Winston said. “They are paranoid and xenophobic and they act on it to a degree that no other modern country does, even building concentration camps.”
“I think that the US is distracted by silly stuff while China has only one mandate. Rabbi Winston warned. “To control the world. While the US is watching Netflix, China is playing 3-D Chess with its economy, military, and technology.”
The rabbi noted that this acumen came from their Biblical roots.
“We have the tradition that China comes from the sons of Keturah that Abraham gave gifts before sending them East.” Keturah was a concubine of Abraham. According to the Book of Genesis, Abraham married Keturah after the death of his first wife, Sarah. Abraham and Keturah had six sons.
“Just as Ishmael was sent away so as not to be a threat to Isaac, so too were the sons of Keturah sent away. They were both powers of impurity.”
“The sons of Keturah are the anti-matter to Ishmael’s matter. Ishmael is a threat in an overt way, loud and brash, overpowering others through his brawn, through overt strength. The sons of Keturah were a threat through their brains. And still are.”
“China needs to control the world and what we may be seeing is the beginning of the military aspect of their plans.”
Rabbi Winston cited a midrash brought in the book Pirke Eliyahu. In the midrash, the Bnei Keturah (sons of Keturah) come to the Temple Mount in the end of days.
The Bible may also contain an anachronistic reference to China.
I will pour out my anger upon Sin, the stronghold of Egypt, and I will destroy the wealth of No. I will set fire to Egypt; Sin shall writhe in anguish and No shall be torn apart; and Noph [shall face] adversaries in broad daylight Ezekiel 30:15-16
In modern Hebrew, ‘Sin’ (סין) is the name for China.
It is interesting to note that according to Mongolian tradition, their nation was descended from Magog.
The Mongolian Empire once included sections of Russia, China, and North Korea. The Chinese and all the minority groups living in China are of the Mongoloid race, which stems from Noah’s son Japheth. Etymologists have conjectured that the name Mongol is derived from the name Magog.