China rejects U.S. criticism over jet encounter

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robhar wrote:

Next time, F-22 escort for the plane. Those are not supposed to show on radar and would provide a nice counterpoint.

Aug 23, 2014 1:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
whamrick wrote:

Just another example of how weak we have become under this administration. We have bought all of our products from these people, and now they have enough money to buy fighter jets that can be used to intimidate us. So, what does our half-honky in the WH do? Nothing.

Aug 23, 2014 1:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
usafmsgt wrote:

Might be time to fit the P-8′s with some short-range AA missiles.

Aug 23, 2014 1:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Garys_opinion wrote:

The next time send it up with fighter escort.

Aug 23, 2014 1:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
freeokinawa wrote:

What US did was basically behaving as a Digital Thief of State Secrets in a wireless manner. US needs to get nearer to be able to sniff out electronic emissions from the air around Hainan where the subs are. So naturally China want to prevent this thievery and send up her plane to force US plane away.

What we have here is an equivalent of the CyberThief attack on US and vice versa US on China.

In both cases they are done in ‘international air space’, ‘international water’ via internet submarine cables.

I expect China to send her Gaoxin surveillance plane to Okinawa once Henoko Oura Bay is build up where US subs and ships could hang out. Now will US be just as aggressive to shoo Chinese plane away if she get as close as 12 NM off Okinawa?

Aug 23, 2014 2:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cb2000a wrote:

Late last night we could not even play an MMO online game because of a massive Hack attack on the St. Louis hub by China. I watched it on the Norse site.

Aug 23, 2014 2:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

When asked about the incident, Barack Obama said, “”"I talked with Harry Reid about it and he said the Chinese are NOT smarter than anyone else so don’t worry about it.”"” Then he said “”"Why Barack? What’s wong?”"”

Aug 23, 2014 2:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

“USAF Msgt”… we have African American missiles now?

(j/k)

Aug 23, 2014 2:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rockcut wrote:

Everything that happens is not an excuse to blame Obama. Most reasdonable people would understand that point. However, some who post here do not

Aug 23, 2014 2:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
StevePVB wrote:

I guess as soon as he gets off the golf course he’ll shave his finger at China. That’ll show them.

Aug 23, 2014 2:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RUSSOFF wrote:

Will the USA please STOP agitating countries all over the freaking globe and mind its own business?

This is why people that think Obama leaving office is the solution do not understand the problem. Neocon republicans, unlike real republicans in the past, never met a war they didn’t love. Republicans would be worse. If lunatic John McCain had been elected the earth would be an incinerated rock orbiting the sun.

Aug 23, 2014 2:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WildBillWB wrote:

performed acrobatic maneuvers around it.
Yeah, but I’ll betcha he can’t parallel park it.

Aug 23, 2014 2:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AZDave wrote:

Oops! Must be time for another Obama vacation or fundraiser.

Aug 23, 2014 2:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Whatsgoingon wrote:

Did we expect China to accept the protest and apologize? Nothing has changed since the P3 incident, why would anyone expect a different outcome?

Aug 23, 2014 2:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Barton4499 wrote:

The J 11 has defensive anti-aircraft rockets on board.
Next time use them.

Aug 23, 2014 2:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
evilhead wrote:

Haha, China, making demands. Totes adorbs!

Aug 23, 2014 2:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Leo12345 wrote:

We’re just lucky the Chinese pilot didn’t hit the plane like they did when their Mig21 collided with our EC3. Their pilots sometimes lack the skill required for close in flying.

Aug 23, 2014 2:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Leo12345 wrote:

Steve PVB, where you from? “I guess as soon as he gets off the golf course he’ll shave his finger at China” Does he have too much hair growing on his finger. Maybe he should just “shake” his finger at china.

Aug 23, 2014 2:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:

Conducting routine checks? lol Yeah, OK.

Aug 23, 2014 3:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xsnake wrote:

Guess Obama can use that Peace Prize, to wipe His … with.

Aug 23, 2014 3:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xsnake wrote:

Guess Obama can use that Peace Prize, to wipe His … with.

Aug 23, 2014 3:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
elpaso wrote:

Obviously some on here want an open military conflict with China.
Now that is some thinking and only proves that bravo talk is stupid.

Aug 23, 2014 3:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fric wrote:

Do we allow Chinese military planes in our airspace?

Aug 23, 2014 3:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MrMick wrote:

the chinese comments really tee’d off barry

Aug 23, 2014 3:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BobHarper wrote:

‘robhar’ suggests fighter escorts. This seems to me the most sensible action in response to this provocation. The Chinese will take any sign of acquiesence as a signal to push ahead. No acceptable.

Aug 23, 2014 3:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Richard195007 wrote:

shake his finger finger. sure. that’s what w did when a P-3 was forced down by China early in his first term. did you criticize w, as well? you must be fair and balanced just like a certain media outlet.

Aug 23, 2014 3:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
brd893 wrote:

This provocation is to take attention from the impending financial apocalypse internally. This is bascially the same playbook Russia is playing from.
We have to be vigilant.

Aug 23, 2014 3:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Dear DARPA – Consider building drones that resemble the P8 but are designed to self-destruct when a Chinese fighter plane approaches within 30 yards of it, taking the Chinese aircraft down with it. Then listen to Beijing try to claim it was no where near it.

Aug 23, 2014 3:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
wavesss wrote:

just a game of tag u.s gona wait a year or 2 then start again otherwise they might decide to actualy shoot it down (and nothing will happen as per soviet union frequently shooting down us spy plane in the past) and u.s will send angry sounding letter and send a few ship to pump up their chest a bit.

Aug 23, 2014 3:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
yarply wrote:

In layman’s terms, China needs to learn a little diplomacy to gain leverage on the worlds stage. A non-groveling apology is first needed, THEN the voicing of their grievances, thus gaining leverage where it had been lost. you know like; yeah we did it and I guess we shouldn’t have, sorry, but look you guys are going to have to quit invading our space and spying on us like an enemy if you are wanting to be friends.

Aug 23, 2014 3:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DaddyBruce wrote:

Has John Kerry thought about giving the Chinese one of those cool reset buttons? It worked wonders with the Russians.

Aug 23, 2014 3:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

“It urged the US to reduce short-range reconnaissance against China and to respect international law and conventions.”

That’s a good one. In other words, do as we say, not as we do.

Aug 23, 2014 3:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
irishjohnny wrote:

Obama is doing wonderful things both at home and abroad.

Aug 23, 2014 3:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

We need to think this through very carefully. Many people believe that the FINAL war will involve the U.S. and Russia against China.

Aug 23, 2014 3:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FlynBryan wrote:

What are we going to do now since they own a majority of our debt and a lot more REAL gold then we do.

Aug 23, 2014 3:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Whatsgoingon wrote:

Economy is improving and the Pentagon wastes no time to catch on. ISIS, Russia, China…the shopping list is growing long, fast.

Nothing has changed, nothing will.

Aug 23, 2014 3:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mikifenn wrote:

In the unlikely event that the Administration is reading this I would like to point out it is not a good idea to draw a red line in the sand to a country with a huge population and strong military like China. In case the Administration neglectd to take physics, I would like to point out that for every action there is a reaction. Pause a few minutes and think about what China’s reaction to playing cat and mouse might be.

Aug 23, 2014 3:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Too bad we can’t package some of the Icelandic volcanic ash aboard and sprinkle it as proof the Chinese got very close. Shredding his engines should be proof enough next time. I still don’t know why we picked them to be our largest trading partner. Why would you advance their development in any way?

Aug 23, 2014 4:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JustShootMe wrote:

China better watch out or Kerry will trash talk them on twitter like he did ISIS!

Aug 23, 2014 4:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Simplerman wrote:

Word on the street is China’s economy is headed for a crash.
The Chi-Coms are causing catastrophic problems for US e-commerce & its economy as a whole. The US establishment knows China’s more trouble than their worth, hence the ratcheting up of surveilance as they know China will become increasingly desperate militarily and economically as US transitions to India and other Asian power houses for imports.

It’s only natural for the US to be keeping very close tabs on this Chinese powder keg. I hope calmer heads in the ruling class will prevail.

Aug 23, 2014 4:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dave148109 wrote:

Doesn’t matter whether they reject it or not, the pictures show the Chinese jet 50 feet away in international air space.

Aug 23, 2014 4:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FRG73 wrote:

The Red Chinese want a brawl. It will come because they feel superior to all because of the ancientness of their country and the usual Chinese disdain for other countries. If they are not careful they’re going to have the entire region reacting forcibly. Can they fight the whole world? Stay tuned.

Aug 23, 2014 4:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Kiss off, commies.

Aug 23, 2014 4:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
salb444 wrote:

Not Good. last time they did this. it was a technological Bonanza for China. Been about 13 years, they need some more new technology.

Aug 23, 2014 4:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
anancient wrote:

If that’s standard behavior, maybe the stereotype Asian driver thing…you know what I’m saying.

Aug 23, 2014 4:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

A lot of people here wishing the US was able to attack the Chinese fighter, and having no idea what the consequences of that action would have been. Let me tell you, it’s exactly what the Chinese were trying to achieve.

Aug 23, 2014 4:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
murrrdog wrote:

this is psyop…cover story… what’s the real story. This has all been planned.

Aug 23, 2014 4:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeObserver wrote:

China’s act was an act of Bullying. What the Chinese jet was doing was to obstruct the path of the US Plane, or perhaps scare the US pilot so that he fly away from the path. Lets not forget China has a problem with all its neighbours – Japan, Vietnam, Philipines, Taiwan etc etc

Aug 23, 2014 4:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
triumph900 wrote:

In a vacuum of leadership others will rise to fill the void. The impact is the same regardless of people or countries. A weak America makes room for our rivals and enemies to lead or at least control the dialog and message to the world.

Aug 23, 2014 4:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mr-creosoteus wrote:

I suppose it would be complately professional to blow the chinese figher out of the sky…

Aug 23, 2014 4:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Isn’t all this global tranquility Obama’s mouthpiece (Josh Earnest) was boasting about wonderful?

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize before he had done a blessed thing. Probably because he was making his global apology tour.

He was going to smooth over all the world’s ruffled feathers, stop the oceans from rising, and improve “race relations” in the United States.

The world was going to have a renewed respect for America.

His “promises” were about as accurate as those who said that our soldiers would be greeted with flowers and cheers when we “liberated” Iraq.

As far as the improved race relations, what a joke. Obama and Holder have done nothing but inflame, and encourage resentment between the races.

Aug 23, 2014 5:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Isn’t all this global tranquility Obama’s mouthpiece (Josh Earnest) was boasting about wonderful?

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize before he had done a blessed thing. Probably because he was making his global apology tour.

He was going to smooth over all the world’s ruffled feathers, stop the oceans from rising, and improve “race relations” in the United States.

The world was going to have a renewed respect for America.

His “promises” were about as accurate as those who said that our soldiers would be greeted with flowers and cheers when we “liberated” Iraq.

As far as the improved race relations, what a joke. Obama and Holder have done nothing but inflame, and encourage resentment between the races.

Aug 23, 2014 5:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nedarc wrote:

A A disengaged American President. … Always late to decide what to do and then responds with weakness…What do you Bloody Expect from the Chinese…Tea ? … They know under Obama that the world is their oyster !

Aug 23, 2014 5:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
OregonSnowman wrote:

While it’s true Obama seems to be wimping out here, don’t forget that GW Bush went to bat for China to get them into the WTO only a short time after they knocked our U.S. Navy EP-3E out of the air over the South China Sea (April 1, 2001), and held its 24 member crew hostage for 11 days… Continuing to trade with China is a MAJOR mistake!

Aug 23, 2014 5:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JustProduce wrote:

Obama is waaaay over his skis. Then again, this is no news.

Aug 23, 2014 5:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mystick wrote:

Bear in mind, this is just weeks after the US news agencies were all up in arms about the revelations that Russian reconnaissance aircraft approached the US coast – flights which may have ebbed, but never stopped after the Cold War.

Lest we not forget also the US electronic reconnaissance aircraft that made an emergency landing in China years ago while conducting a mission near the Chinese ADIZ.

Aug 23, 2014 5:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
HarlotSlayer wrote:

Pilots often show bravado… I’m not so sure that this is much more than just that. Does China fly reconasaince around our airspace too? I mean we were kinda up in their stuff right?

Aug 23, 2014 5:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
radiomankc wrote:

Well, we need to stop this cold war we’re having… avoid dangerous military acts, quit spying on each other, and stop hacking each others computer systems. Those are not signs of good intent between two good business customers.

I wanted to say that on China’s television website but I couldn’t get past the login on their english site…since some of it was only in Chinese. Sigh.

Aug 23, 2014 5:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MelAnosis wrote:

The Obama administration has been cutting the military spending and now we are faced with crises in Ukraine, the Middle East and now Asia. Why am I concerned we can’t handle these? Hope and Change

Aug 23, 2014 5:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Redford wrote:

I guess China”s never heard of photography. The Pentagon spokesman says they have a video record of the encounter.

Aug 23, 2014 6:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Randy549 wrote:

Fric wrote:

Do we allow Chinese military planes in our airspace?

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No, we don’t. However, the US plane was in international airspace during this encounter so what was the point of the question?

Aug 23, 2014 6:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dencal26 wrote:

This calls for another 9 holes of golf

Aug 23, 2014 6:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
screenname222 wrote:

i do not trust anything this admin and all of their placed mil brass says. we are messing with the world and it’s not going to end well for america. this admin has crossed the lines so many times. o and jarrett and soros, they have sealed our fate.

Aug 23, 2014 7:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cooperbry wrote:

I missed the date for when World War III was starting. Is this the beginning or will they wait until economic activity slows down a bit more?

Central Planning = FAIL !

Aug 23, 2014 7:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Macedonian wrote:

At least the J-21 performed good, just imagine if one of their planes is intercepted by F35 and that thing breaks down in mid air and downs the Chinese plane by colliding into it.

Aug 23, 2014 7:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Thomas229 wrote:

what nonsense – we have been doing this recon for about 69 years -first the Soviets and now the next wannabe superpower China. In 2001 Chinese hog dog pilot Wang Fe killed himself and nearly 24 Americans in a P-3 when he flew inside the wing of the P-3, chopping his F-8 aircraft in half on one of its props and destroying the left side engines and tearing off the P-3′s nose cone. The crew saved their plane. Wang Fe was a well documented risk taker, who paid for his stupidity. This must have been his brother. You never, ever do a barrel role over the top of another aircraft in international airspace on routine patrol. Stop whining China – if you want to be a superpower, threaten your neighbors and continue to point nucs at us…well this is how it goes.

Aug 23, 2014 7:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mark_kaskin wrote:

“reconnaissance ” – one too many Ns.

Aug 23, 2014 7:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Answerman1949 wrote:

This was routine during the Cold War. Both the US and Russia came dangerously close to midair and mid-ship collisions many times. Not to mention, I have seen US Navy fighters flying at near sea level on both sides and within 50 feet of the cruiser I rode. During the pre-911 George W. Bush administration a US spy plane was forced down by Chinese interceptors.

Aug 23, 2014 7:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CoGreen wrote:

Ummm…it’s aerobatic maneuvers, not acrobatic. Don’t journalists go to college anymore?

Aug 23, 2014 8:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RMSHEF wrote:

Americas weakness is known around the world ! Who will be next !

Aug 23, 2014 8:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jhawke wrote:

“I guess China’s never heard of photography. The Pentagon spokesman says they have a video record of the encounter.”

The Chi-Comms will just say it was digitally made in Hollywood for American propaganda. Keep in mind these are the same goons who still have in their possession the US Navy’s flight data recorder taken from the EP-3 that had a mid-air with another Chinese hotshot Maverick wannabe back in 2001…and that pilot didn’t survive that collision. Fortunately the Navy crew did survive and made an emergency landing in China. Our military has plenty of footage of these fools acting reckless near our surveillance aircraft, but they would never admit it was real.

“Ya know, I really don’t care what you say on the Tea Party sites which only haters read….but you need to limit your hate from the international stage. The chinese read Reuters on stories about how their stuff plays in the US.”

Oh put a sock in it “radiomankc”. We’re not going to stop bashing the FAILED president we have who was elected by low information, high emotion idiots. Besides, we had eight years of “hate” on Bush by liberal Democrats (which continues to this day) giving aid and comfort to our non-friends. And the Chinese can get all the information they want about us without going to news blogs and reading idiotic comments.

Aug 23, 2014 8:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Benibiker63 wrote:

I don’t buy anything made in China anymore. Every purchase of a Chinese product brings an increases their arrogance.

Aug 23, 2014 8:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SR37212 wrote:

My bet is that if China or Russia start sending spy planes that just skirt the international waters of the US there would be holy stink in all the press.

Aug 23, 2014 8:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Maverick silently nods in approval.

Aug 23, 2014 8:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
angrywithUS wrote:

I’m angry enough at the US and this sort of provocation toward the Chinese and others and this just adds to it. Stay on your one side of the seas US and stop trying to cause trouble for every country in the world.
Why not try doing business and trade to build your economy like decent human beings instead of invading countries to steal and claim as your own. It’s getting sickening and disrespectful if you know what that means.

Aug 23, 2014 8:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
PierceEye wrote:

I Swear he wants to start a war with China so as to allow the Muslims to take a further foothold there.

Watch and Learn unless you have figured it out.

Aug 23, 2014 9:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WagTheDaw wrote:

Simple, $100 solution: require each recon pilot to carry a digital camera on a neck lanyard so he can VIDEO any such encounter with the push of the little red button.

Aug 23, 2014 9:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WJL wrote:

This dubious guy was loitering in the neighbourhood and along comes the polive who give him a friendly barrel roll and says ‘Move along son!. How is that aggressive compared to the vililantes along the border with Mexico who shoot children.

USA is controlled by messed up neocons.

Aug 23, 2014 9:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JohnSn wrote:

The P-8 can carry AIM-9 Sidewinders. Given the stupid stunts pulled by the Chinese pilot, and the bullying of Japan, Vietnam, The Philippines, India, and others by China, it’s time to arm up and show the Chinese the error of their ways.

And since China seems to have missed the memo — any area outside of the 12 mile limit can be traversed by any other country, by air or by sea. China has no control over this, and the US will enforce safe passage by it and other countries. When China grows up and acts like an adult, safety for both militaries will increase.

Aug 23, 2014 9:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cirrus9977 wrote:

Obama,
It is time you get tough with the Chinese. You need to start negotiating now. Please if you need to. Beg the Chinese to quit bullying the USA. Use all of your negotiating skills learned on the golf course to bring the Chinese to your way of thinking. Use all of your community organizing skills against the ruthless Chinese.

Aug 23, 2014 9:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WagTheDaw wrote:

Gotta say that I’m really enjoying the repetitious comments here … five to ten repetitions in some cases. WAY TO GO, REUTERS! Reuters? Reuters? Anyone?

Aug 23, 2014 9:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeSchmoe123 wrote:

I’ve articulated this before, but have you noticed China has NONE of the problems with Islamic extremism that we do?

I wondered why Fox News hated China so bad, even when Murdoch married a Chinese woman (some say spy). Could it be, that the US Military Industrial Complex uses Fox to feed and fuel wars so they can sell more killing machines?

In theory, let’s take this a step further, could our own Military Industrial Complex be leaking our classified information every time they want lots of contracts? Sure looks that way.

Aug 23, 2014 11:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

China and Russia own Obama.

But he phoned in his “Present” vote from the 4th tee box, so there’s that.

Aug 23, 2014 11:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ajhnson43 wrote:

The source of all evil in this world is the devil. The father of all lies is the devil. There are two types of people in this world. Those who belong to Jesus Christ and those who belong to satan. Evil cannot be divided against itself. If you are not saved in Jesus Christ you are a branch of the same tree as all the evil in the world no matter how small or how extreme. Evil is evil.

Aug 23, 2014 11:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
outfoxed wrote:

Every child in the US carries a cell phone camera which often doubles as a video camera also. What no video of this jets antics?

Aug 23, 2014 12:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
usironworker wrote:

Its kind of scary thinking about people that you could blindfold with dental floss are up there flying around doing acrobatics 50 feet above your head and 30,000 feet in the air.

Aug 23, 2014 12:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
davidasher wrote:

Is China’s hubris coupled with Mr. Xi’s current aggressiveness as a country that is “always right” reached a tipping point that close encounters of a treacherous kind will result in aircraft colliding (2001?) and be similar to incidents we have all too frequently witnessed in the South China Sea?

Joy-stick happy Chinese pilots forget they are not using a simulator. Nor are they the “new” Tom Cruise

Aug 24, 2014 1:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cleveland2012 wrote:

This game has been going on for a long time. Remember the US EP-3 plane that got hit by the Chinese fighter in 2001? Let’s hope the Chinese can fly their fighters a little better so as to not hit anyone again. And Obama has enough wars on his hands now (let’s hope he can fly the country a little better than he has been), including the one he started in Libya (the ineptitude of which is going to continue to cause problems), and so this is China’s prime opportunity to expand. Taking on Russia, the Caliphate, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, Yemen, etc. is already enough to cause Obama to miss a few putts. Let’s hope things do not get worse.

Aug 24, 2014 1:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
squawbum wrote:

Here we go. China is asserting itself against a weak Obama. Now China sees that Obama will not do anything to keep China in place and they now see their opportunity to grab power.

Obama isn’t just disengaged. I truly believe he doesn’t care about foreign policy and wishes it would just go away so that he could continue his social justice roots. He is like a petulant child that is getting so whiny and upset because irritants like foreign policy and congress keep getting in the way of him imposing his social justice agenda.

Aug 24, 2014 2:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
squawbum wrote:

Here we go. China is asserting itself against a weak Obama. Now China sees that Obama will not do anything to keep China in place and they now see their opportunity to grab power.

Obama isn’t just disengaged. I truly believe he doesn’t care about foreign policy and wishes it would just go away so that he could continue his social justice roots. He is like a petulant child that is getting so whiny and upset because irritants like foreign policy and congress keep getting in the way of him imposing his social justice agenda.

Aug 24, 2014 2:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RD44 wrote:

Next time they fly a fighter jet over one our aircraft carriers, we should send them a strongly worded statement: asking them are their pilot’s good swimmers?

Aug 24, 2014 3:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cadishatch wrote:

I certainly would expect that we will begin sending fighter escorts as we continue surveillance.

I would think that the CinC could take 15 minutes out of her busy day to sign that order. Valerie might even call Barack back from the golf course to make a speech…

Aug 24, 2014 8:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DennisTorii wrote:

China, not to be pompous, but you know who I am. You will be dealing with an entirely different U.S. Government before you know it. You better knock it off!

Aug 24, 2014 8:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DennisTorii wrote:

It is an obvious taunt by the Chinese Government to the Obama Administration. Obama will likely give them a curtsy bow and go play golf with his lapdogs that are always lapping at his crotch.

Aug 24, 2014 8:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
philstacy wrote:

China follows Obama’s lead in uncontrolled behavior.

Aug 24, 2014 8:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
2Confused wrote:

And why would they worry about a statement from our toothless, panty waste of a president?

Aug 24, 2014 8:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BeanerECMO wrote:

Escort by US fighters or being ‘armed’ would constitute armed reconnaissance, which then raises the stakes even higher. I’m not saying don’t do it, but also be aware of the consequences.

Aug 24, 2014 8:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
riposte wrote:

Since, the Obama team, does almost nothing, when it comes to foreign policy. The Chinese figure, why not push a little themselves. After all, the most Obama will do, is call another millionth TV conference and say and do nothing. Or run away, to play golf, or shoot some pool.

Aug 24, 2014 8:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

Republicans always side with Americas enemies, as you can see from the comments above. What does that tell you about US Republicans?

Aug 24, 2014 9:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
nose2066 wrote:

I am puzzled. Are we talking about those nice Chinese people that make just about every manufactured product that you can find in American stores?

Talking about that nice country of China that economists expect to be an “engine of growth” for the rest of the world’s economies?

There must be some mistake here.

Aug 24, 2014 9:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
riposte wrote:

Chinese to Obama, what are you going to do about it? Obama to Chinese…Why play golf , of course

Aug 24, 2014 10:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TAMERLANE wrote:

In my somewhat long life, I can’t recall the chicoms ever telling the truth… they give ‘burrhead’ a run for his money

Aug 24, 2014 10:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

US Republicans always side with America’s enemies, as you can see from the comments above. What does that tell you about US Republicans?

Aug 24, 2014 10:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

US Republicans always side with America’s enemies, as you can see from the comments above. What does that tell you about US Republicans?

Aug 24, 2014 10:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
wanderinfo wrote:

***Kenny Loggins Alert***

Aug 24, 2014 11:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
murrietamike wrote:

China can do what they want because they own us. Obama will head back to the golf course because he doesn’t have any manly parts on him that can do what needs to be done.

Aug 24, 2014 12:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
morganmmontz wrote:

Respect international law they say, while they back Russia and make a land grab in the South China Sea. Could our government be more weak and spineless?

Aug 24, 2014 12:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fireturtler wrote:

Tamerlane, what is/does ‘burrhead’ mean? If I didn’t know better, I would think you are referring to a black person’s hair. That can’t be right, can’t it? Of course with the reference to ‘chicoms’ we know you are a long time listener to Lush Rimbaugh, so maybe that is what you meant.

Aug 24, 2014 12:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
neilc23 wrote:

The Chinese should remind the United States of the Monroe Doctrine. What’s “good for the goose should be good for the gander”.

How the leaders of many countries come to believe that God and righteousness is always on their side is a sign of a serious mental disorder. If our national political leaders periodically need a testosterone boost, then should receive medical help from their doctors. This is a major oversight in the Affordable Care Act.

Aug 24, 2014 1:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fcabanski wrote:

What we need is a hashtag – #stopbullyingourplanes

Aug 24, 2014 1:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

I’m sure the US would love for China and Russia to send their reconnaissance planes to fly in international waters all around the US, they wouldn’t utter a word, would they?

Aug 24, 2014 1:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Leo12345 wrote:
We’re just lucky the Chinese pilot didn’t hit the plane like they did when their Mig21 collided with our EC3. Their pilots sometimes lack the skill required for close in flying.

They haven’t had the practice the US has had, how many wars have you started up until now?

Aug 24, 2014 1:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Macedonian wrote:

Next time send an F-35 no one even dares to fly close to it because it might malfunction at any time.

Aug 24, 2014 4:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fw360 wrote:

“It urged the US to reduce short-range reconnaissance against China…”

It does not sound aggressive to me. It is like Mr. Xi is begging Mr. Obama: Please do not to spy on me in my backyard… that often!

I think Obama has a total win on this one (maybe due to his BBQ outing in California retreat with Xi and direct phone calls) and has nothing to worry about with that request.

Aug 24, 2014 6:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MaskOfZero wrote:

Actually, the P8 could fry the avionics of any Chinese warplane if they wanted to–but that would reveal capabilities best left secret, for now.

Also, if they did that, the Chinese copy of a Russian warplane would plummet to the sea below.

China is becoming more and more bellicose and nationalistic as it prospers economically. This does not auger well for world peace.

Aug 24, 2014 6:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
70867 wrote:

America needs to stand down. This serves up nothing good other than a possible confrontation between two nuclear superpowers.

Aug 24, 2014 7:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
misterjag wrote:

P-8s should be equipped to shoot video from various angles so we can embarrass the Chinese.

Aug 24, 2014 7:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fw360 wrote:

You people are missing the signals from PRC.

* Their mild response on this incident: It urged the US to reduce short-range reconnaissance against China. (Translated: Do not spy on us too often.)
* Their muted comment on Ferguson race riot, compared to the strong Russian propaganda. This prompted Wall Street Journal to do an article on this curious mild reaction from the PRC government and its media.
* Their open support on US bombing on ISIS via their Foreign Ministry spokesman.
* Some of their quasi-government think tanks are sounding off possible military support of US efforts in Iraq (to protect their oil interests) if US is more neutral in their East China Sea and South China disputes.

Aug 24, 2014 8:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jim_seattle wrote:

Good to see that the anti Obama morons don’t really know history. Pretty much the same thing happened during Bush’s presidency, and he apologized for the incident. So what would you morons want Obama to do, start a war with China over this?

Aug 24, 2014 9:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FortyforSixty wrote:

Every bully on the planet is taking a swing at us now that Barry is in charge. From Russia to China to ISIS, they know Barry hasn’t the stomach for conflict, so they are off on their merry way with human kind to suffer.

Aug 24, 2014 10:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mark793 wrote:

“Might be time to fit the P-8′s with some short-range AA missiles.”

Brilliant. Encourage a big, fat, slow-moving patrol plane which is in someone else’s ADIZ to pop off a missile at a fighter which has absolutely every right to be there. We sure need more strategic thinkers like that.

Aug 24, 2014 10:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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