U.S. Navy sends a warship through the Taiwan Strait for the second time in two weeks - days after an American destroyer sailed near disputed South China Sea islands amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

U.S. Navy sends a warship through the Taiwan Strait for the second time in two weeks - days after an American destroyer sailed near disputed South China Sea islands amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing

A U.S. Navy warship has transited the narrow and sensitive Taiwan Strait for the second time in two weeks.

Taiwan's Defence Ministry confirmed the operation on Monday amid rising tensions between China and the United States.

The ministry said a U.S. destroyer, which it did not name, had sailed in a southerly direction through the strait and was continuing to sail south.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please; you need to talk to "an adult in the room" regarding China, and the US's current "picador stance" against it.

There is a point past which China's President Xi cannot allow these incursions to stand, without "losing face" to his Asian Pacific neighbors, and it appears that the US is attempting to provoke him to respond.

I would strongly suggest, Mr. President, that this is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly wrong move the US could possibly make at this time.

We don't have the money; the troop strength; the weaponry; or the manufacturing to pursue a positive outcome in a war against China at this point.

Besides which, after World War Two, courtesy of the Cairo Pact, the South China Seas were ceded to China by this agreement.

China says United States should 'brush up on' South China Sea history the article goes on to state:

"The United States needs to brush up on its history about the South China Sea, as World War Two-related agreements mandated that all Chinese territories taken by Japan had to be returned to China, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Australia."

If, in fact, the US "gave its word" that this would remain true, why is the US attempting to break that word by these repeated "Freedom of Navigation" exercises?!?

There is only one explanation; it is to make President Xi act first, so that his actions against American military hardware and personnel, cast him as "the baddie" in the eyes of the world, so that the US response to this "outrage" will appear "justified."

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