The Phantom Menace

Chinese fighter aircraft SU27

Chinese fighter aircraft SU27

BBC Reported on 22nd August 2014 that “A Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international waters east of China’s Hainan Island, the Pentagon has said. Spokesman John Kirby said that the US had protested to the Chinese military over the mid-air intercept, calling the fighter pilot’s actions ‘unsafe and unprofessional’ “.” Freebeacon added: “On three different occasions, the Chinese J-11 crossed directly under the U.S. aircraft with one pass having only 50 to 100 feet separation between the two aircraft,” the spokesman said. “The Chinese jet also passed the nose of the P-8 at 90 degrees with its belly toward the P-8 to show its weapons loadout,” he added. “In doing so, the pilot was unable to see the P-8, further increasing the potential for a collision,” Pool said. “The Chinese pilot then flew directly under and alongside the P-8 bringing their wingtips within 20 feet and then before he stabilized his fighter he conducted a roll over the P-8 passing within 45 feet.””

After many years of Communist rule, China is now prosperous and is exerting her military prowess. An incident like this can be miscalculated resulting in major military conflict. Is is a show of force or is China telling the USA to piss off from her neighbourhood?  USA, after all,  is literally on the other side of the earth from China. USA maintains that her Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft that was on a routine mission an in international waters and therefore has every right to do so. That may be so from a legalistic perspective. But which nation would like to see foreign military activities in her proximity? That would be an implicit threat. Regarding the incident, Sina News reported that “Their various reconnaissance aircraft have been wandering around foreign airspace for decades and watching the military secrets of other countries like a disgusting thief spying over his neighbor’s fence. However, when the neighbor comes back with a big stick, the thief will turn tail and run away, blaming the neighbor .” Instaed of being intimidated, China hosted the largest ever military drill with Russia and other SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) nations (RT News).

Before chastising China, it may be prudent to see the military activities of the USA. USA has military troops deployed in almost all countries in the whole world. Why is the USA deploying troops everywhere unless she is the ordained police force of the world.

American bases in the world

American bases in the world

In the following map, the extent of USA military and CIA interventions in world affairs is overwhelming. Virtually nowhere on earth has been left untouched by USA’s military or her secret apparatus.

These two map depictions are sufficient to identify who is the de facto international provocateur. While USA goes all over the world messing with other countries affairs, she accuses China of patrolling the airspace in her neighbourhood as “dangerous and provocative”. There is simply no justification to accuse other countries of military provocation when USA is the major culprit. China is not alone. Recent events in the Middle East and Ukraine (see Ukrainian’ Heel) are blatant examples of USA military hegemony. It is so ironical that whatever other countries does is considered provocation while USA perpetuates such actions all the time. Can anyone blame Iran for wanting nuclear capabilities? The hard truth is that power comes from the barrel of the gun.


And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?


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