A U.S. vessel had its underwater drone stolen by a Chinese warship “literally right in front of the eyes of the American crew” on Thursday, a Department of Defense official told CNN Friday.
The USNS Bowditch was sailing near the South China Sea when it stopped in the water to pick up two underwater drones. Suddenly, a Chinese war ship that had been shadowing the Bowditch put a small boat into the water. The small boat then came up alongside the U.S. ship and took one of the drones.
The U.S. vessel tried to plead with the Chinese ships but received no response, the official said.
This is a provocative act of war that’s likely meant to throw the United States into a state of disarray. Make no mistake: The American people elected Donald Trump in part because they were sick of Barack Obama’s apologize first, give the farm away later approach to foreign policy. Trump spent the entire election warning Americans that we had to take a firm hand with China, and there’s no doubt that the liberal media will blame Trump’s conversation with China for this provocative act.
The truth is far more obvious. Barack Obama is a weak president who cares more about “landmark” documents full of empty promises than he does about American national security. There’s only a month left in his presidency, and America’s enemies are likely going to do everything they can to exploit his total lack of moral clarity when it comes to America’s role in the world.