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While House Democrats consider crucial decisions on such weighty issues as which statues of Southerners get removed from the Capitol, word emerged Thursday that the People’s Republic of China has undertaken a massive construction project to dig and fortify more than 100 new silos to house ICBMs.

Newly-released photos from the private commercial satellite company Planet appear to show upwards of 120 silos under construction spread over a vast swath of desert in northwestern China.

Experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies said the excavations appear capable of housing China’s DF-41 ICBM, which can contain multiple warheads and be delivered to targets in excess of 9,000 miles distant.

Not to draw too fine a point here but, hello, a 9,000-plus mile range would cover the United States. Flight distance from Yumen, a city near the new construction, to Washington, D.C. is only a little more than 6,000 miles.

Some of us recall the media’s near-panic and speculation about a nuclear Armageddon when North Korea fired some test missiles that crashed harmlessly into the Sea of Japan, which North Korea calls the East Sea because, well, Japan.

But, of course, those potentially cataclysmic events occurred during the Republican presidency of Donald Trump, which media said was filled with deep worries and dark threats, including mean tweets and outright lies.

These new active Chinese underground projects, first reported by The Washington Post, began right around Joe Biden’s January inauguration. But not to worry. They could not possibly be actual threats to the U.S. Homeland because Biden is a Democrat, who only misspeaks.

Also, Biden once chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and says he has a really good relationship with China’s Chairman Xi Jinping. For instance, they’ve even shared toasts.

Additionally, the Big Guy’s son, Hunter, has had lucrative long-term business relationships in China, which Joe Biden said are not an ethical or political problem because he’s never talked to his son about them. So, no worries there.

At the recent G 7 summit in Britain, Biden tried to convince allies of the growing strategic threat China represents. The response,

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