The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it had defied Beijing by flying two warplanes over the East China Sea on a training exercise, ignoring a recent edict from China that it be informed in advance of any such flights in the region.
U.S. military officials said they deployed two unarmed B-52 bombers late Monday over a small island chain that China and Japan both claim as their territory. Lt. Col. Tom Cresson, a military spokesman, described the flights as “uneventful” and said they were part of a previously scheduled training mission. He said there was “no contact, no reaction from China.”
*Washington Post, By Craig whit lock, Published: November 26
And the bigger one said to the big one, “I dare you to knock this chip off of my shoulder.”
And the big one said, “I’ll show you!” And he stepped forward with his hand held high and made a broad swipe, coming very close to the head of the bigger one, and pulling up at the last moment, flicked gently at the chip and smiled, letting the bigger one know that there was really no harm intended.
And the chip teetered there as the big one, smiling, looked at the bigger one looking at the chip on his shoulder as it continued to teeter.
And the smaller nations of the world seeing and considering all that was taking place, cowered as they looked at the big one looking at the bigger one looking at the teetering chip.
And all wondered when would the frat boys grow up and how would it all end.
1 King 20:1-11(KJV)“…And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.