Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Threatens Taiwan as USS Roosevelt Sidelined

Using the global distraction created by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), and the sidelining of the USS Roosevelt due to COVID-19, China’s People Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is deploying its new “carrier strike force” to threaten Taiwan.

Japanese defense sources cited by the South China Morning Post (SCMP) first reported that the fleet, led by China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was seen passing through the Miyako Strait near Okinawa, and then turning south toward Taiwan.

With the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier offline in Guam due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Chinese warship is the only carrier now active in the Western Pacific, filling that vacuum.

The Liaoning, China’s first aircraft carrier, is based on the hull of an old Soviet warship and uses a ski ramp rather than catapults to launch aircraft. The South China Morning Post reported that it was “escorted by two Type 052D guided-missile destroyers – the Xining and Guiyang – two Type 054A guided-missile frigates – the Zaozhuang and Rizhao – and a Type 901 combat support ship, the Hulunhu.”

Taiwan scrambled warships and aircraft on Saturday night to monitor the movements. On Sunday, “a US Navy EP-3E electronic reconnaissance aircraft flew past the south of the island en route to the South China Sea, according to the military aircraft tracking Twitter account, Aircraft Spots,” cited by the SCMP.

On Sunday the Chinese carrier passed by the eastern and southern coasts of Taiwan to carry out naval drills, and according to Taiwan’s Defense Ministry, Taiwan’s armed forces monitored the carrier group’s progress and conducted its own unspecified naval and military operations, reported Reuters.

Earlier, on Thursday, according to the SCMP, a Chinese “H-6 bomber, J-11 fighter and KJ-500 reconnaissance plane from the PLA Air Force flew over southwestern Taiwan and on to the western Pacific where they followed a US RC-135U electronic reconnaissance aircraft.”

This aggressive deployment of this Chinese carrier strike group near Taiwan’s waters precisely after the USS Theodore Roosevelt was very publicly sidelined demonstrates the bigger strategic picture missing during the recent controversy over the US carrier captain’s actions and dismissal.

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Paul Crespo
Paul Crespo
Paul Crespo is a defense and national security expert. He served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. He holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. Paul is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and a Contributor to American Defense News.

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Sirdirkfan
Sirdirkfan
3 months ago

Don’t think the USS ROOSEVELT was China’s obstacle – China must be already collapsed economically the way it is striking out like a snake that has no chance, just its fangs that aren’t dead yet, but the US fight means that we fight sick to win b/c Patriots never give up.
China is at its peril.

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
3 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

I TRULY hope the rest of the world begins it’s ANTI-CHINA campaigns!! We MUST move our pharma mfg and computer chip mfg back to America. We must also NEVER allow any Chinese company like Huawei to provide America or our allies 5G cell service.

IMAGINE the abilities China will have – being able to see and hear every call and text sent in a country if they’re using Huawei’s 5G Service . . . . . including those sent and received between a nation’s govt officials, CEOs, etc. China Govt is a danger to all!!!!!!

A. D Roberts
3 months ago
Reply to  DetroitDom

Every heard the term “MACHO”. That is what you get when a little guy has all kinds of ego and vanity and no chance of winning. This is what you get from third world countries and from little men who run ‘china.

texasladybren
3 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

AMERICANS WE HAVE TO TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA FROM THE EVIL CRIMINAL ACTS OF DEMOCRATS………………………..TO SOLVE AMERICAS PROBLEMS MAKE THIS CHOICE WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE POWER OF OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES, TO VOTE OUT THE ENTIRE LYING,CORRUPT, TREASONOUS DEMOCRAT PARTY COME NOV 2020, VOTE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND TO END ALL CORRUPTIONS IN WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

RDB
RDB
3 months ago
Reply to  texasladybren

👍

Bill
Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

Top US NAVY brass that mishandled the Roosevelt issue should be relieved of command. First the captain’s superior officer should have agreed to isolate those infected from the rest of the crew; all non-essential crew should have been removed from the ship and quarantined. Any personnel actions taken should have been confidential. None of this should have leaked to the media and those guilty should be stripped of rank and discharged.

Then the China issue. The Chinese people are not the problem; it is the Chinese Communist Party that controls the nation with the most extreme punishment and threats. They would have no problem with starvation of their people to ‘beef-up’ their military or use bio weapons against any nation that would oppose their military actions. We are too entangled with them economically and long range plans should be commenced to change that. That will never happen with the divided nation we now have and the one political party who would fight any attempt to “free-the-shackles”.

Tractor Man
Tractor Man
3 months ago

Gee, I wonder how they found out about our carrier and their “issue”?

John Muir
John Muir
3 months ago
Reply to  Tractor Man

Well done…..

Arie Scholten
Arie Scholten
3 months ago

Do we still remember that the US military said it would take at least 10 years for them to manage such a complex operation while they were practicing on that Ukrainian version. Not only did they build this thing but they are pretending it’s fully functional and I heard the Jets on it looking awful lot like ours.

Michael Martin Cates
3 months ago
Reply to  Arie Scholten

Makes sense to me! I remember it was I think XPRES. Obamas 1st Term maybe ’08 or ’09 and two sets of spies were partially caught here in Inglewood Calif. a whole Chinese Family working for a company were they stole ship plans! The mother and father were caught but not the Son! Then in Inglewood a set of Russian Spies also stole either Navy or Airforce information! LATimes!

Gary
Gary
3 months ago
Reply to  Arie Scholten

Not only do the Chinese Jets look EXACTLY like our fighter jets, so do the Russian jets. The theft by the Chinese is amazing. They produce nothing. Only copy.

AM
3 months ago

Well, I think the NY Times still has a staff and reporting from China – sounds reasonable to me.

Michael Martin Cates
3 months ago
Reply to  AM

Then there is Joe Biden! So what if the DNC has no intention of him being the Pres. of the USA for more than a VERY BRIEF time at which point the Vice. Pres. Takes over and screws things up big time!

Moe
3 months ago

The buddies of communist China, the Joe Biden family criminal organization will be consumed by the same vicious monster he helped to create, the leftest propaganda machine media. Sleepy Joe is senile, but he refuses to leave the race. The democrats are scraping the bottom of their toilets for women leftest followers that will swear he assaulted them sexually, they might not have no evidence just theater PTS. Now there is only one, if joe fights back twenty more democrats communist will show up with stories ten times worst. Joe trusted the devil himself, sneaky Obama who would see out this nation in a heart beat, never mind crooked Joe. After Biden resigns, Governor Cuomo will ride in on his horse and take the nomination, having no choice doing us a favor, to save us with government nationalization of businesses under socialism. After Cuomo wins the moron, idiots, and nitwits will dance in the streets as the house democrats plan the republic total destruction, and bankruptcy by giving away the candy store. They will play the race cared to end our sovereignty, and open the borders to an invasion from hell, as countless millions run across it hopeful to draw their welfare checks once settled in their government bought or rent homes. They will say due to white racism, only the loads of human crap that control the House have no choice, but to kill the republic and join the Global new world order. The once greatest nation on earth will then be as planned a shit hole. House Communist squad members will blame whites, since their all nazis, and black conservatives uncle Toms, for not accepting the total destruction of republic millions died to preserve.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
3 months ago

I’m sure there are enough Pilots able to fly and wipe out that entire Ship if needed.

Rattler
Rattler
3 months ago

Send the Roosevelt a load of HCQ and redeploy.

Jeannie
Jeannie
3 months ago

This virus was intentionally created to allow C H I N A to start to become number one in world standing. They are starting to show their strength. The bastards are not our friends. We need to start right now to do SOMETHING!!!!

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
3 months ago

Crozier is an agent of China! He is a traitor and should be executed immediately!

Kurien Abraham Kodiattu
Kurien Abraham Kodiattu
3 months ago

If I was Pres. Trump…..I WOULD DECLARE WAR, AGAINST CHINA………..
Give them, 24 hours…to meet conditions…or THREATEN THOSE BASTARDS….WITH ANNIHILATION……. PERIOD.

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
3 months ago

Great in theory – until a nuke wipes out one of our big cities. And even if we have the ability to knock one out of the sky that’s headed towards the USA, CHINA could threaten an ally nation.

We just need to STOP buying crap from China!! Pull all manufacturing out and relocate back to USA or to an ally nation!

Eugenie Liautaud
Eugenie Liautaud
3 months ago
Reply to  DetroitDom

Never buy anything from your competitor

Rog
Rog
3 months ago

This is precisely why the Commanding Officer was fired. Releasing classified information to the world. Our enemies appreciate it.

Thomas Sanders
3 months ago

This was inevitable and corporate greed is directly responsible for everything happening with China. How many American politicians profited from the “outsourcing and sale of intellectual property”? American blood is on their hands now. Everything Trump was calling China out for is playing out now. Only difference is we never expected them to kick it off with a genetically engineered virus such as SARS/COVID 19. We should have expected this, because China never signed The Geneva Convention ban on bio-weapons (chem. weapons and nukes too). Hopefully, our country’s leadership will learn from the past mistakes. God bless America.

Ronnie
3 months ago

Someone Call Madonna , She will KNOW What To Do ! TRUMP 20/20

MOP
3 months ago

“Lose Lips Sink Ships” telling the world the US Carrier Theodore Roosevelt was having medical issues was plain stupid. If we ever have to go to shooting war we better be smarter than that. This stupid move has gotten us closer to that day.

Jay
Jay
3 months ago

USA is like an open book. Everything we do is stolen or copied by other countries for pennies on the dollar

mikie
mikie
3 months ago

One B-52 from 500 miles off, with 4 F-22’s to act as high cover, as a just in case, and that carrier will be floating right into Davies Locker.

Geneww38
Geneww38
3 months ago

One or two ships do not make our navy or miliary force.
It is time for every American to stop buying and supporting China products and technology. It is time for capitalist to risk building paper mills, pharecuetical manufacturing and other products to make USA abslutely independant of supplies from China and other nations.

Arie Scholten
Arie Scholten
3 months ago

Silly thinking my friend!!! If you want to be paid $15 an hour plus while learning everything I need to teach you as a corporate bastard. Then it seems to me you deserve to be dominated by China because they work for peanuts for a while until they have two cars in the driveway and two chickens in the pot and then you’ll have to go exploit some other country to get your cheap stuff. We do this to ourselves every time we raise the minimum-wage we make other countries targets to be our slaves for the work we don’t feel like doing. So now we depend on them for aluminum, plane wings and interiors, rare earth and who knows what like ingredients for our drugs. They can throttle us anytime they feel like it and it’s our greed my friend not theirs they just wanted to rule the world that’s all. Their Ming dynasty just like the Ottoman empire motivate them. Ideology and tribalism on steroids. Their lives suck to the point where they will live and die for it. How would you like to be rated as to how good of a Chinese communist citizen you are before you get anything?

Arie Scholten
Arie Scholten
3 months ago

I know the above may not be politically correct but consider the ostrich

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