Allen West “What China just did to the U.S. is just ONE step below a declaration of war”

I’m tired of everyone kicking sand in our face.

A Chinese Su-27 Flanker fighter makes a fly by while the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, visits with members of the Chinese Air Force at Anshan Airfield, China Mar. 24, 2007. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen (released)

As Written By Allen B. West:

For those who’ve grown up on tough streets, it’s a long understood rule that bullies pick on easy targets. If you’re one who, to paraphrase Teddy Roosevelt, “speaks softly and carries a big stick,” you’ll find less challenge. Or if you’ve been challenged once, you make an example of your assailant — word travels. But, once you’ve been marked as a “cupcake,” prepare to never have lunch money. And that can also be the case on the grander global stage.

As reported by Fox News, “Two Chinese fighter jets ‘buzzed’ a US military reconnaissance plane in the South China Sea Tuesday in an “unsafe” manner, according to the Pentagon.

The incident comes a week after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed within 12 miles of China’s Fiery Cross reef, an artificial island made after months of dredging operations, more proof that tensions in the region are escalating between two global powers.

It was the third time the U.S. Navy sailed a warship close to a contested Chinese island in what the Pentagon calls “freedom of navigation” operations.

In response to China’s “unsafe” actions Tuesday, the Pentagon is “addressing the issue through the appropriate diplomatic and military channels,” according to Major Jamie Davis, a Pentagon spokesman who said the incident occurred in international airspace during a “routine” patrol by the U.S. aircraft.

In January, China landed civilian jets on a 10,000-foot runway on Fiery Cross reef, more proof that China is militarizing the South China Sea and threatening U.S. allies in the region.”

One thing you never do in the world of global military chicken is blink. If you’re going to do something, you better be all in and your adversary must believe you’ll hit back and are willing to escalate. If they sense you’re not, and then confirm it, everything you do is seen as for show, a bluff.

This recent incident with the Chinese follows up with the incessant “buzzing” of our naval warships in the international waters of the Baltic Sea. Now of course, the lightweight progressive socialists will say I’m trying to start a war — folks, such aggression from our adversaries is just a minor step below it. And if you want an example of how a nation should respond, consider Turkey’s action towards Russian fighter jets that violated its airspace. The Turks shot them down, and you didn’t hear anything from Vladimir Putin but mild talk — but the lesson was learned.

The lesson that the world is learning from the Obama administration is that you

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