by Ulsterman on November 30, 2013
The Mainstream Media gave much coverage to the fact the U.S. Military recently sent two B-52 bombers across a stretch of disputed air space that China has recently lay claim to – an aggressive move aimed directly at both Japan and America. What these media reports failed to include, was the backdoor capitulation the Obama administration did at nearly the same time it was pretending to stand up to the Chinese. It was an act of dangerous capitulation that not will not only embolden China, but throws longtime ally Japan under the wheels of the Obama bus.
Barack Obama bowing to China’s president – one of many odd examples of the current American president bowing before other world leaders.
If you do a bit of hunting and pecking reader, you can find a few reports outlining what the Obama administration did regarding the China conflict.
Japan instructed its commercial airlines to ignore China’s claim on the disputed airspace, telling them NOT to ask for permission from the Chinese government before flying through it. This was done to prevent any legitimization of the Chinese claims they control the airspace.
The Obama government though, did the exact opposite, instructing American commercial flights to get approval from the Chinese government first. The administration will likely claim this is to ensure the safety of those flights. What it has done though is exactly what the Japanese government did not want – it legitimizes the Chinese claim on the disputed airspace.