As we have reported for a few years, the Chinese military has been illegally building bases in the South China Sea. Not only is this territory well beyond their national waters, other nations have also long claimed this area. And for years, the Obama White House has been ignoring this problem.
It’s pure weakness on his part and I am damn glad sure to maybe…just maybe…see it come to an end. The 12 mile nautical limit on territorial waters is a LONG standing policy of the international community. And the US Navy has been performing these missions for many, many years.
When Colonel Muammar Gaddafi tried that bull-crap in the Gulf of Sidra, two US F-14’s smoked a couple of Libyan Migs over the same type of claim. The MIGs wanted to play. They lost. 2-0.
If I was a US 4-star Flag, here is what I would do. A US Frigate would be stripped of all it’s non-mission sensitive contents, loaded with some extra Marines and rifles. This warship would then sail towards one of these bull-$hit island for a port call. A couple of well armed Marines and Sailors would walk down a plank and ask, “Excuse me, do you happen to have any Grey Poupon?”
When the Chinese tried to be cute with their response, a US Sailor would toss a jar of Grey Poupon at the SRO on scene and say, “No worries, Jack. Here you go. Courtesy of The President of The United States. We’ll be back in a week”.
Then turn around and walk back on their ship and sail away with zero fucks given.
Now…for the reality check. If the Chinese in any way molested or otherwise interfered with this mission: passively or aggressively, the rest of the US Naval and Air Forces seen and unseen would commence to launch combat operations to relive our distressed, sovereign ship. If all of these bull-shit islands get scratched off the map in the process, fuck ’em.
“Mother Fucker’s didn’t have any Grey Poupon anyway.” –Ronald W. Reagan
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