Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Why else would so many nations be stocking up on their armoury? Just look at the monster carrier and tell me you really and truly believe that the Chinese will use it only for training purposes as they state.
....The aircraft carrier has generated intense international interest because of what it might portend about China’s intentions as a military power.
The former Soviet Union started building the carrier, which it called the Varyag, but never finished it. When the Soviet Union collapsed, it ended up in the hands of Ukraine, a former Soviet republic.
China bought the ship from Ukraine in 1998 and spent years refurbishing it. It had no engines, weaponry or navigation systems when China acquired it......