China War Update 1
by David Archibald
1 January 2021
Xi’s Brain Aneurysm
According to several sources, President Xi will undergo surgery on an intracranial aneurysm in the next few days. Apparently his condition is worsening and he could become unconscious at any moment. Xi has established his own National Special Crisis Office in case he cannot rule the country due to his health condition. Members of the politburo have been sent a poster warning them against using Xi’s illness to plot against him.
About 2% of the population develop an aneurysm over their life, but most do not rupture. In the United States about 30,000 people have ruptures each year with 40% of these dying within 24 hours. Another 25% die of complications within the following six months. Symptoms of a ruptured aneurysm usually begin with a sudden agonising headache.
A brain aneurysm is a weak spot in the wall of a blood vessel inside the brain. Initially, the vessel may bulge into a bubble.
Opportunity for Military Pilots to Gain Flying Practice
China Southern West Australian Flying College, based in the Perth suburb of Jandakot, has gone into liquidation. The pilot training company has 37 small aircraft and also owns the airfield in the wheatbelt town of Merredin. This is timely. The whole facility should be taken over by the RAAF to help train its next generation of pilots to replace the ones who will be shot down in F-35s and Super Hornets in the coming war with China. Flying proficiency requires hundreds of hours of flight training and the sooner we start, the better.