Remember the USS Abraham Lincoln and a President landing on the flight deck under this banner that was more PR than truth? Wikipedia Image


China’s egregious threats against a woman old as me, who happens to be third in succession under our Constitution should President and VP go down, has got me thinking. No surprise bullies act this way. It was ever thus. Putin went over the line in Ukraine, and then threated nuclear destruction when they embarrassed him and the West showed backbone.

Now the Chinese dictator is trying his hand at face-shoving in a culture where face and the loss thereof is a big deal. By threatening a woman representing the third branch of our Constitutional government who does not report to or answer to Sleepy Joe. I have never been a big fan of Pelosi, but by god she’s got brass balls. I cannot even imagine her backing down. Let alone kowtowing.

A Biden appointee to our defense agencies said of course they would protect her aircraft. Well and good, but slipping in like a thief in the night is the wrong take, in my modest opinion. We’ve got at least one carrier group in the neighborhood. My proposal: rub the bully’s face in our independence. Pick her up and chopper her to the carrier as it steams toward Taiwan.

Give her a seat in a Navy fighter behind one of the Navy’s “top guns” and zoom into Taiwan in a formation of an entire Carrier Air Wing. Maybe a guy who resembles a young Tom Cruise? Satellites and drones and missile frigates on over-watch.

Arrive with great fanfare. Conduct her visit and leave the same way. Remember the US Navy motto: the difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer…

Anchors aweigh. The ancient Chinese curse is may you live in interesting times. Let’s make the times interesting for a petty tyrant.



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Bill Burkett

Bill Burkett

Professional writer, Pacific Northwest. 20 Books: “Sleeping Planet” 1964 to “Venus Mons Iliad” 2018–19. Most on Amazon for sale. Il faut d’abord durer.