Below is a short clip concerning altercations between and American ship and various Chinese vessels.
Chinese ships surrounded and harassed a Navy mapping ship in international waters off China, at one point coming within 25 feet of the American boat and strewing debris in its path, the Defense Department said Monday. The Obama administration said it would continue naval operations in the South China Sea, most of which China considers its territory, and protested to China about what it called reckless behavior that endangered lives.
At one point during the incident Sunday the unarmed USNS Impeccable turned fire hoses on an approaching Chinese ship in self defense, the Pentagon said. At another point a Chinese ship played chicken with the Americans, stopping dead in front of the Impeccable as it tried to sail away, forcing the civilian mariners to slam on the brakes.
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I predicted this as soon as Barack HUSSEIN Obama (aka Little Barry Soetoro, The Boy Wonder, Oprah's Love Child, and BO) was elected POTUS.
Our enemies KNOW he is a pushover. They KNOW he has no military experience. They KNOW he and his advisors have no experience dealing with military matters. They KNOW he does no that the smarts or the guts to stand up to anyone who get in his way. They KNOW his solution is to negotiate and try to find a compromise. They KNOW he will fall like a cardboard house in the rain.
His response to this incident was to (and I quote for the article)..."A protest was lodged with the Chinese government by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing over the weekend and was repeated to a Chinese defense attache at a Pentagon meeting Monday."
Are they kidding? If this had happened on the watch of Ronald Reagan, either of the President Bushs or any POTUS with a backbone, China would not have pulled this crap. If they had, retribution would be swift, decisive, and so severe that they would not be foolhardy enough to try it again.
China and a great many of our enemies have The Current Temporary Resident of the White House's number and that number has no cajones. The Chinese know it, we know it and a great number of our enemies know it.
"Let the punishment match the offense." - Marcus Tullius Cicero