Nothing brings out aggressive behavior like a perception of weakness. Threat from Russian and Chinese warplanes mounts
I thought all the world’s countries were supposed to love Obama and we would be sitting around singing Kumbaya by now. Instead it looks like a war is heating up.
Chinese and Russian warplanes have been increasingly aggressive intercepting U.S. military aircraft and patrolling near America’s West Coast, prompting the Air Force’s top combat officer to label their provocations one of his top worries.
Of course Russian annexed a big piece of Ukraine, and we did nothing. The Chinese grabbed a big piece of the South China Sea, and really, we are doing nothing about it either.
Both countries are intent on expanding their spheres of influence — Russia in eastern Europe and the Pacific with China focusing much of its effort over the disputed South China Sea.
I wonder where the next shoe will drop. (If you look around you will find stories about how China and Taiwan are making faces at one another again. Then the Russians are pissed that NATO is deploying troops to NATO countries.)
Smart foreign policy? Not hardly. More like “Innocents Abroad.”