Are the Communist Chinese spoiling for a fight? The week before a US RC-135 unarmed reconnaissance aircraft is harassed by a Chinese fighter jet passing dangerously close and forcing the American crew to fly through the jet wash turbulence. The following week a few days ago a US Naval Destroyer is threatened by a Chinese warship coming within 150 yards of the Americas, cutting in front of the destroyer and forcing the crew to navigate through the resulting wave disturbance of the rough sea churned up by the Chinese propellers. These acts of deliberate provocation point to mounting tensions.
Loss of confidence
In previous days the US Navy has been forced to fire and discipline 2 Destroyer captains after investigations by Naval Intelligence. One Captain of an “Arleigh Burke” class guided missile destroyer, the USS Stout, serving in the South China Sea patrol court martialed Commander Applebaugh on June 2nd. On May 19th earlier came the firing of the Commander Angela Gonzales and Executive Officer Johnathon Zhang of the USS Finn as they arrived at US Naval port in Japan. To further round out the current shake up of US Navy leadership in the Pacific theater Brig. Gen. Paul Birch, head of the 36th Wing at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, was relieved Tuesday by 11th Air Force commander Lt. Gen. David Nahom, according to a 36th Wing statement that day. Loss of confidence was the reason for relieving the two Destroyer Commanders while General Birch was relieved from his Guam command for personal misconduct, but nothing of a criminal nature.
More commanders relieved
In addition to these disturbing events there have also been two additional firings of US Naval missile guided destroyers on the east coast, one such Commander Alexa Jenkins Naval Home Port, Mayport Naval Station, Florida. So what is going on? The US Navy says that it expects higher standards of conduct among its officers, but what is equally disturbing is the “Loss of Confidence” cause for court martial. This implies that the crew of the ship dies not have faith in their command, in some cases in the past such a charge would precede mutiny!
For a number of years, especially after the collisions while near port of two incidents a few years back where Naval crews improperly navigated and wrecked, some alarming causes began to be uncovered. Drug and alcohol fueled gay orgies aboard ship had been reported. A general lack of discipline seems to have occurred and considering all this: at the worst possible time!
An ominous prediction
A memo has been leaked by General Minihan’s command that his gut feeling is that China is ramping up for an invasion of Taiwan by 2025. Xi Ji Ping under the old bloody and time tested aegis of “Reunification” that China owns Taiwan and despite the vehement opposition of the Taiwan Chinese against a Communist China occupation of their soil, tensions are mounting just as more war plane incursions are occurring in the ADIZ along with naval blockades by the China in the South China Sea region hear Taiwan. The Chinese Navy has increased in vessels, and Xi Ji Ping has instructed his armed services to prepare for war. Is this due to the insensitivity of the nations over engaging in warfare? Have people forgotten the horrors of war so soon? Has the aggressive ambition of the Communist Chinese been emboldened by a US President who they have in their pocket and who can be influenced over foreign policy as a result (Biden)? It seems that the Chinese believe that they can either provoke a war and win or that if an invasion upon Taiwan occurs that the US might back out like it did in Afghanistan?
Here’s one more rat for your skull. Estimates of massive weapons left behind in Afghanistan range as high as 85 billion in armored vehicles, assault rifles, munitions, artillery, missiles, electronics, and even biometric data on US troops? This is unforgivable! Now throw in what the US has been donating to Ukraine for the Russia conflict. There is a shortage of arsenal and ammunition as we speak and sources have warned against this depletion of resources.
An unwinnable scenario?
Getting back to General Minihan of AMC (Air Mobility Command) he has already prepared a battle containment plan in the event that hostilities break out. This is a very bad omen when conditions appear so dire that war seems to be inescapable and that it’s only a matter of time! As I’ve said earlier in a grim parallel with the pre-World War II atmosphere where we knew war with Japan was imminent only a matter of time, it appears history may repeat itself again. Only this time, America won’t be in the enviable position of a superiority by geo positioning or having the manufacturing capability to overcome our enemies as a modern day war comprising the digital battlefield and hyper sonic missiles and supersonic aircraft, the blood shed could be unthinkable within hours and days. With the exception of Desert Storm, it seems that ever since World War II, America has gone into every conflict with one hand tied behind its back?