Notes From the Field
Date: August 23, 2014
Reporting From: En route to Shanghai
Only hours ago the US government announced that a Chinese fighter jet had intercepted an American military patrol plane over international waters east of China's Hainan Island.
A Pentagon spokesman called China's actions "unsafe and unprofessional", and blasted such unprovoked aggression.
There was no mention as to why a US surveillance plane was just off the Chinese coast to begin with. They're just playing the victim... and rather loudly at that.
Needless to say, the Chinese government has a slightly different story. I asked one of our Sovereign Man team members in mainland China to translate the following article from Sina News.
The first part of the article praises the pilot's skill and boldness, as well as the efficiency and superiority of Chinese aviation technology.
The Jian-11B fighter, in fact, is 100% Chinese.
There is no foreign engine or major component.
As for the rest of the article-- I present it below with only one comment-- it should be obvious to anyone paying attention that the US is no longer the world's dominant superpower.
It's certainly obvious to the Chinese.
Stop thief: China rejects the U.S. government calling our aircraft "dangerously close"
Source: Sina News,
Sure enough, it is the American government who stamps its foot first after a similar event.
First the famous anti-China military scholar Bill Gertz played his "danger close" speech for the Washington Free Beacon.
And then the Pentagon also followed and said that it was a "dangerous intercept". The White House called it "deeply worrying provocation".
Adm. John Kirby, the Defense Department spokesman, said Washington protested to the Chinese military through diplomatic channels, and called the maneuvers "unsafe and unprofessional."
Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said it was "obviously a deeply concerning provocation and we have communicated directly to the Chinese government our objection to this type of action."
Such remarks are laughable. As we all know, the United States is the world's largest hegemonic force and biggest rogue country.
Their various reconnaissance aircraft have been wandering around foreign airspace for decades and watching the military secrets of other countries like a disgusting thief spying over his neighbor's fence.
However, when the neighbor comes back with a big stick, the thief will turn tail and run away, blaming the neighbor.
When you show people weakness, they will bully you. When you show people strength, they will respect you.
We [the newspaper] believe the Chinese Air Force and Naval aviation should maintain a high level of vigilance and morale in southeast coastal region to prevent the further US action.
America has lost face and does not want to show the world they are sick. They have been lording over other countries for so long, and they will never let it go after they eat this loss.
Senior Editor, SovereignMan.com