Skip to comments.U.S. Directly Challenges China's Air Defense Zone (Pair of American B-52 Bombers Fly Over)
Posted on 11/26/2013 9:11:41 AM PST by NachumEdited on 11/26/2013 9:30:48 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON—A pair of American B-52 bombers flew over a disputed island chain in the East China Sea without informing Beijing, U.S. officials said Tuesday, in a direct challenge to China and its establishment of an expanded air-defense zone.
The planes flew out of Guam and entered the new Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone at about 7 p.m. Washington time Monday, according to a U.S. official.
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Certainly the RCS was big enough that they noticed.
Not gonna subscribe to the WSJ, but from what I can read maybe we’ll have to give a cookie to the Obama Administration on this one.
Oslama wanted them shot down...the Chinese refused to comply.
Good, But we should go ahead and raise the import tariffs and get a lot less dependent on China.
The more aggressive china acts, the more important that we disentangle ourselves from them.
Just because you call it an air defense zone doesn’t mean you are prepared to defend it. The US would know if China had radar and defense assets up. They probably didn’t, hence the fly over.
Safe play and good PR from Barack Hussein Chamberlain.
He has to buck up his image for the masses.
Oh wait. Another excuse argument for Obama to go and surrender in the end.
He really taught Boehner well too.
Bingo. Another America mea culpa opportunity missed for the Chinese. Obama is begging for a pimp. His own head in his a$sl$ is toonhard by himself.
“But we should go ahead and raise the import tariffs”
You are in favor of raising taxes? No thanks.
No one if forcing anybody to buy Chinese products.
This situation is more dangerous than anything in the Mid-East.
WHY? Because the community-organizer in Chief has zero experience dealing with China and Japan. China is simply off his naive, inexperienced American-leftist radar. There are no applicable progressive slogans or soundbites to use, nor is there a Chicago Politics play-book for him to refer to.
We got a taste of it with his interactions with Putin over Syria.
Sounds like it, should have been at least one Japanese aircraft in the flight though
It was Air Defense Identification Zone and did these aircraft ID themselves or not? I’m guessing not.
And don’t forget the US “humanitarian relief” effort in the Philippines which includes 1 aircraft carrier, 2 cruisers, 2 destroyers and 2 supply ships........
“This situation is more dangerous than anything in the Mid-East.”
Dangerous for China. They are playing with fire messing with the Japanese.
If they keep this up, Japan will go back to Nanking to rape it again.
yea right, anything to take away his awful dropping numbers, go to have something for the news to report on and make him look strong
Since we have a treaty with Japan...this is a token reponse...
Which is better than the normal reponse....which would be to throw Japanunder the big Obama bus...
Yeah sure those BUFF’s went there al by their lonesome. No flight of 4 F-22’s and an awacs providing top cover. OK.
It appears that Hagel’s statement that the US-Japan mutual defense treaty covers the Senkakus has some teeth to it.
“Not gonna subscribe to the WSJ, but from what I can read maybe well have to give a cookie to the Obama Administration on this one...”
Gotta sort of agree. This was a quick, public response to the ChiComs indicating “yeah, not so much there buddy.” Kind of a surprise from the Clown College Administration.
“Oslama wanted them shot down...the Chinese refused to comply.”
That’s what I was thinking too. He want’s Israel to attack
Iran and China to attack the US or Japan. The jug-eared
punk wants a war.
I don’t trust this regime in anything. This could be just another diversion. This rank amateur squatting in the WH will get us into a shooting war before he’s done.
Not a chance in hell. China is a very different country compared to 1937.
The Iran roll-over agreement and now this: Zero is attempting both to divert from Obamacare and establish himself as President - in both the diplomacy and defense angles. It's all about him.
The French artillery commander at Dien Bien Phu promised the French commander of the ground forces there that the communists could never, never put artillery on the hills surrounding them. The French artillery commander killed himself the night the first communist shell was fired from the surrounding hills. Aircraft carriers are tremendous weapons, but it would be wise to not put all of our eggs into one basket.
Bingo! We have a winner!
This is what he wants. What better justification for a 3rd (or longer) term in the white hut than international and civil unrest (martial law)...?
Israel is on its own, and so are we (until Jesus returns)...
Not to mention Japan’s population base has finally hit the wall of an island nation with no expansion room. Wether China’s one-child policy will bite them harder and sooner is something I can’t honestly say.
A good thing. But how did they get this past Obama?
He will have to bow 4 extra times now to some Chinese official.
Or calls were made to permit this charade of japan support. Obama will be more “flexible” with china when it matters. More deflection.
A comforting chart to see actually! Makes one “slightly” less upset at paying taxes!
Peace through strength.
Oh great, another enabler of Chinese treachery heard from.
Nobody is forcing...
That’s a real hoot idiot. Go out and try to find certain things not made in China.
You and you fellow FreeTraitors financed China’s rise. Now you can very well take the trashing you so richly deserve.
Our founding fathers viewed tariffs as taxes on foreigners wanting to do business in our market. And they viewed it as maximizing freedom because the tariffs allowed them to avoid direct taxation of citizens.
So we could lower individual and corporate income taxes by the amount of money that the tariffs raised.
"No one if forcing anybody to buy Chinese products."
Exactly, therefore no one will be forced to pay the tariffs. The tariff, if not absorbed by the foreign producer to maintain market share, will a voluntary tax on people unwilling to buy American.
Diversionary Tactics. Nothing more. Anything to get in the news and get OFF of the Obamacare fiasco.
War is a major distraction— just like FDR. And everyone would have to enroll in national health for the “defense effort”. This is like russia’s use of xenophobia to distract from the CPSU and stalin’s murderous policies and starvation.
FDR did it to distract from failures to cure the Depression.
An ELINT mission. The EB-52 carries tons (literally) of electronic intelligence and ECM gear. I’m sure this sortie gave us an update on China’s electronic tactical capabilities.
Of the Nimitz carriers, only seven are currently available. Three are in maintenance with the Lincoln in the middle of its 4-year RCOH rebuild.
I think protectionists should offer to pay higher taxes for those who cannot afford them. It’s working for Obamacare.
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