Thanks for the link Jonathan!!
via Washington Times
What apparently incensed the Chinese was what Gen. Wissler said next: “You wouldn’t maybe even necessarily have to put somebody on that island until you had eliminated the threat, so to speak.”The Chinese military is supremely confident of its invincibility in the Pacific and is taking Gen. Wissler’s remark as a great insult.Uh wow. Read the entire article but wow.
The first return salvos were fired by the Communist Party-owned and operated newspaper Global Times.
“These U.S. warships roaming around here [in the East China Sea] are slowly being considered by us Chinese as our moving targets right in front of our eyes, and the [U.S.] bases in Okinawa as a whole are also no longer a big deal [to us],” said the newspaper in an April 15 editorial.
“When facing China, these U.S. soldiers are really not worth anything,” the Global Times said. “If China and the U.S. were to start an all-out fight, these American Marines would be more like a marching band, charging with others, but with their musical instruments in hands.”
This isn't typical Chinese behavior. Usually they're much more reserved but this is basically tossing down the gauntlet and letting the entire region know that they don't fear US Marines.
That'll make it sweeter when we jump down their throats and feast on their hearts.
But did you notice something in General Wissler's statement? He is fully advocating the approach of Air Sea Battle....not EF21....in describing how we'll take back those islands.
Just a heads up for all you sycophants that worship at the feet of the Commandant and the much weakened Ellis group.