This article from the Gateway Pundit includes an excellent monologue from Tucker Carlson. Carlson wonders how this could make sense, why with the Biden gov’t usually toadying up to Xi would he be aggravating a war with China?
I wonder if it could be a political favour, a set up to turn around the collapse in the polls, showing the American public that they have geriatric Rambos in charge. Sure China takes on a little humiliation, but China knows how to fight the long wars, lose a small battle to ensure the larger victory. Disguise yourself as a paper tiger to hide the real tiger lurking beyond.
Expect this teleprompter script: “Come on man, we stood up to those guys and they blinked.”