Stop with your ridiculous tribal bluster, GOP, aka “Group of Prevaricators.” You’re claiming the U.S. response to BalloonGate reflected weakness and indecision? You’re saying that China “won”? You’re saying the Chinese advanced their strategic goals? You’re claiming that China gained any information that its low-Earth satellites had not already gathered?
Please tell me you’re kidding. The United States wound up calling every note of that tune. This was a complete embarrassment for the Chinese. We acted cooly and responsibly in a time and place of our choosing. Our president and our military worked in concert to advance our national security and our standing in the world.
The United States—and not China—scored a major intelligence and global image victory.
The United States looked weak? Go sell that garbage somewhere else. The U.S. looked strong, coordinated, composed and commanding.
We awake Monday to news of horrendous human suffering in Turkey and Syria. Fifteen-hundred are confirmed dead following two massive earthquakes, and that toll is expected to climb much higher. This requires an immediate international relief effort. It’s time for the world to unite to support humanity and humankind.