Well, it sure looks like the Chinese have taken the United States’ warnings in the South China Sea region to heart.
As recently reported in the media, after the Chinese deliberately collided with a Philippines supply tank on the sea, the Chinese apparently decided to challenge American jets in the air.
Shortly after, Biden claimed, “any attack on Filipino aircraft, vessels or armed forces will invoke our mutual defense treaty with the Philippines.”
Clearly, the Chinese aren’t too concerned.
Indeed, a Chinese fighter jet nearly collided with an American B-52 bomber, a move that appeared a little too … coordinated to be a mistake.
“We are concerned this pilot was unaware of how close he came to causing a collision,” an anonymous official remarked.
Or, on the contrary, well aware of how close he came.
In other words, the Chinese fighter’s near-collision with the American bomber is a little too frighteningly similar to scenarios in which a so-called “weather balloon” happened to hover over nuclear silos in the United States.
And who knows how many other sensitive sites.
And people wonder why China has become so aggressive as of late.
Recently, the Chinese have shocked the world in a number of highly aggressive moves that seem out of place with the nation’s self-proclaimed peaceful disposition.
For instance, the Chinese have deployed six warships to the Middle East in the wake of Hamas’s terrorist attack on Israel, predictably claiming that the ships are just for “friendly visits.”
On top of that, the Chinese also deliberately rammed a Philippines supply ship, which provoked outcry from Manila and a threat from the United States.
The United States claimed it would defend the Philippines in the event of an attack on China, though one has to wonder precisely where all the weaponry for defense would come from, given the rather freewheeling approach Biden has taken to dumping weapons in other nations.
After all, he left an estimated $90B in weapons behind in Afghanistan, even Black Hawk helicopters, for the Taliban to screw around with, and he’s dumped hundreds of billions of weapons into Ukraine, largely unaccounted for.
Now, Biden is spouting off on the United States’ apparent willingness to defend multiple other nations, without a clear plan in place.
Then again, perhaps all this incompetence is by design … After all, the Chinese didn’t invest in “the Big Guy” for his business savvy, especially as Biden’s track record is much like Bernie Sanders – totally dependent on government employment.
And, as usual, the richest politicians tend to be the most easily corruptible.
With Emperor Obama being one of the most explicit examples, an example that has directly led to the geopolitical firestorm enveloping the world today.
Author: Ofelia Thornton