It was reported today that China sent four of their advanced warships to patrol off the coast of Alaska at the end of August, entering the US exclusive economic zone just outside US territorial waters:
CNS NEWS – SOME OF CHINA’S MOST ADVANCED WARSHIPS APPEAR TO BE AMONG FOUR PEOPLE’S LIBERATION ARMY NAVY VESSELS THAT SAILED WITHIN THE EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE OF THE UNITED STATES, OFF ALASKA, AT THE END OF AUGUST.
A PHOTO TAKEN BY THE U.S. COAST GUARD AT THE TIME BUT POSTED ON THE PENTAGON’S DEFENSE VISUAL INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION SERVICE WEBSITE ONLY THIS WEEK, SHOWS THREE CHINESE VESSELS PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE U.S. COAST GUARD CUTTER BERTHOLF.
A SECOND PHOTO SHOWS THE CUTTER’S CAPTAIN COMMUNICATING WITH ONE OF THE CHINESE VESSELS.
A STATEMENT FROM THE U.S. COAST GUARD SAID BERTHOLF AND A SECOND COAST GUARD CUTTER, KIMBALL, “OBSERVED FOUR SHIPS FROM THE PEOPLE’S LIBERATION ARMY NAVY (PLAN) OPERATING AS CLOSE AS 46 MILES OFF THE ALEUTIAN ISLAND COAST.”
“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,” IT SAID.
THE COAST GUARD SAID THE FOUR SHIPS WERE “A GUIDED MISSILE CRUISER, A GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER, A GENERAL INTELLIGENCE VESSEL, AND AN AUXILIARY VESSEL.”
THE U.S. COAST GUARD REPORTED THAT THE PLAN SHIPS CAME WITHIN 46 MILES OF THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, WHICH WOULD BE IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS, BUT WELL WITHIN THE 200 NAUTICAL MILE-WIDE U.S. EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE (EEZ), AS DEFINED UNDER THE U.N. CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA.
Our enemies in the world see very clearly now that Biden is a damn pushover who won’t defend this country and will even abandon American citizens to jihadist terrorists in order to avert confrontation. It’s no wonder China feels emboldened to begin testing US resolve, because they know that with Biden in office this is their time to do whatever they want.
The world could get quite a bit uglier in the next few years with our Coward-in-Chief at the helm. In fact I fully expect it will.