posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 11:59 AM
reply to post by Senduko
Oh right I forgot, its okay for the US to impose a no flight zone over... say Libya or any country for that matter, but heck if China does it.
If I may... and this is just an opinion based on what I think I know of the world around me...
The US sent a pair of old B-52 bombers to violate what amounted to an expansionist effort by the PRC. We did this for two reasons; to discourage China
from seeking to create a sphere of domination and to support our strongest and most reliable ally in the immediate area; Japan.
Now, my military experience was in US Army signal and field artillery so I have no hands-on like our resident mod, Zaphod and would in no way seek to
pretend that I was worthy of that degree of respect. But the obvious here is just too obvious... had the US NOT responded, the PRC would have assumed
that we, the US, approved of their claim.
We had to act.