This is what happens when our president flaunts his dementia to the world. I fear disasters are going to be a theme for this presidency. China is no longer playing around with just Taiwan, they are now testing the waters and seeing what we will do if they start messing with our territories. The Coast Guard stumbled upon 4 Chinese Warships not far from our Alaskan coastline.
“Crews interacted with local, national, and international vessels throughout the Arctic. During the deployment, Bertholf and Kimball observed four ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) operating as close as 46 miles off the Aleutian Island coast,” USCG said in a statement. “While the ships were within the U.S. exclusive economic zone, they followed international laws and norms and at no point entered U.S. territorial waters.”
“The PLAN task force included a guided-missile cruiser, a guided-missile destroyer, a general intelligence vessel, and an auxiliary vessel. The Chinese vessels conducted military and surveillance operations during their deployment to the Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean,” the statement added. “All interactions between the U.S. Coast Guard and PLAN were in accordance with international standards set forth in the Western Pacific Naval Symposium’s Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea and Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.”
The statement comes as China has shown increased aggression toward the United States under the Biden administration, including mocking and disrespecting the U.S. on U.S. soil earlier this year. Biden faced harsh criticism after the meeting.”
Interactions between US Coast Guard Cutters USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750) and USCGC Kimball (WMSL-756), and PLAN vessels were safe and professional with verbal communications.
“Chinese state-run Global Times media outlet described the Type 055 destroyer as “one of China’s most powerful warships,” and cited a Chinese military expert who said China is expected to increase its training is more distant waters in the future.
The Global Times insisted that the U.S. sent the Coast Guard ships “because it is wary of the presence of Chinese warships close to the country, particularly advance destroyers like the Type 055.”
They are playing with fire here. Just because our president is inept doesn’t mean our military is. We have always been great at kicking butt and taking names, and Biden would not be as involved if China decided to become an actual threat. This is definitely China checking our defenses as we continually tell them we will not let them takeover Taiwan.