And it begins - China

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Looks like they are feeling frisky.  Nobody around to tell them no. From the Philippine Manila Sun-Star:

220 Chinese vessels with maritime militia sighted in WPS
OVER 200 fishing vessels believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia were sighted in line formation at the Julian Felipe Reef (Whitsun Reef) on March 7, 2021, the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) said.

In a statement late Saturday night, March 20, the NTF-WPS said the Philippine Coast Guard confirmed the presence of “around 220 Chinese fishing vessels, believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia personnel.”

The Chinese vessels massed at the reef showed no actual fishing activities and had their full white lights turned on at night despite the clear weather.

“The NTF-WPS notes this circumstance as a concern due to the possible overfishing and destruction of the marine environment, as well as risks to safety of navigation,” NTF-WPS said.

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., said he will wait for the recommendation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) before filing a diplomatic protest.

Looks like the Generals need to get their butts in gear.  China is testing the waters with this feint.

Meanwhile, in D.C., *Resident Joe is deciding what to have for breakfast and is fussing because his Depends© is full.

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