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.