Over the past two days, Taiwan claims that dozens of Chinese military planes have flown into its air defense zone, marking the most significant invasion by Beijing to date.
In two waves, according to Taiwan’s defense ministry, 38 aircraft, including nuclear-capable bombers, reached the region on Friday morning.
According to the ministry, an additional 20 aircraft passed through on Saturday.
The democratic Taiwanese view themselves as a sovereign state as do most nations. China however doesn’t accept that Taiwan is its own nation.
Taiwan has been expressing dissatisfaction with China’s air force for more than a year, after a series of operations near the island.
China has engaged “wantonly” in military aggression against Taiwan, which has damaged “regional peace,” Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang said in a press conference on Saturday.
The leadership in Beijing, which is commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, has made no public statements thus far on the occasion.
On Friday, the Taiwanese defense ministry said that 25 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft had infiltrated the south-western section of the air defense identification zone (ADIZ) during daylight hours, flying near the atoll of the Pratas Islands.
Despite the fact that it is outside of a country’s territory and national airspace, an air defense identification zone is a zone where foreign aircraft are nevertheless recognized, monitored, and controlled in the interest of national security.
It is self-declared international airspace that, technically, continues to exist.
On Friday evening, the second wave of 13 Chinese aircraft flew over the same location, bringing the total number of Chinese aircraft in the area to 21. During their flight, they passed through the seas between Taiwan and the Philippines.
Taiwan retaliated by mobilizing fighter aircraft and deploying its missile defense systems.
A parody account of the disgraced General Milley, who we sometimes refer to as Benedict Milley, responded to this situation hilariously. Although this aggression from Communist China is no laughing matter, it was hard not to laugh at this one.
“I called my Chinese counterpart to once again inform him that I won’t let the United States do anything that might be misconstrued as a deterrent. I reassured the CCP that they can carry on with their efforts to dominate the Pacific and (hopefully someday) the world.”
It has been widely reported that according to Bob Woodward’s book “Peril,” General Milley called China to let them know that the United States was not planning to attack China. Milley also allegedly told China that he would warn them if the United States ever was planning to attack. This is a very odd thing for a Military general to do, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) slammed Milley for this just last week in an intense round of questioning.
This parody account has been on fire lately responding to news stories with fake yet hilarious responses from “General Milley.” Even though the actions of Milley are so appalling, at least you can get a laugh out of it. This response is from last week when RINO Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R?-WY) (hopefully soon to be ex- Congresswoman) ranted about January 6th before asking softball questions to General Milley in a Congressional committee meeting.
“Thank you, ma’am. The death and destruction the Cheney family unleashed on the world is an inspiration and part of the reason why I had the guts to drone strike an aid worker and his family in Afghanistan without fear of consequences.”
This is in response to the Biden administration admittedly carrying out a drone strike on an aid worker and his several children after they claimed this person was an ISIS-K planner. Rand Paul went scorched earth on Secretary of State Blinken on this issue, you can watch their fiery back and forth here.