So apparently the ‘new’ mantra with Xiden is that he wants America to be liked…
He never said anything about America being respected!
To like is to find a person or thing agreeable, enjoyable, or satisfactory.
To respect is to hold feelings of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
The problem, if you will, is that being ‘liked’ means that you must be agreeable to all those around you… I don’t know if anyone listened to Xiden’s rambling address/press conference yesterday morning, but it was a horror story.
He couldn’t remember WHO he talked to, much less when/where. One thing he said, that scared the hell out of me, was that the Chinese ‘envoy’ wanted the US to lessen its ties to India, Australia, and Japan. This would impact SEATO, ANZUS, MCAS, all critical to the defense of Southeast Asia and our forward deployed assets and bases.
For those who are not familiar with it, WESTPAC is ‘known’ for the ‘tyranny of distance’… And there are a TOTAL of 26 ships and submarines based in either Guam or Japan… 26… to cover 47,876,667 square miles!
A little more ‘scale’ for you…
2 1/4 USAs by 3 USAs… 6300 miles by 8400 miles. One quick example, by being ‘forward deployed’, the ships are 17 steaming days closer to the action/requirements…
Sooooo, under the ‘last’ administration, there was no ‘lessening’ of support for our allies, nor was there any kowtowing to China. China’s stated ‘goals’ of owning out to the second island chain and bringing Taiwan back into their ‘sphere’ were stymied.
Now??? I’m afraid of what Xiden is going to agree to… and whether or not he will even remember it. If China controls to the second island chain, which by the way is all the way out to Guam, they will effectively control ALL shipping in the Pacific ocean. ALL OF IT! What would be the global impact?
Think about it…