And, while the world is somewhat distracted - China

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From China's State News outlet: Global Times:

PLA holds joint live-fire assault drills near Taiwan island
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Tuesday launched joint live-fire assault drills in multiple locations near the island of Taiwan in response to recent collusion and provocations by the US and Taiwan secessionists.

The PLA Eastern Theater Command on Tuesday dispatched warships, anti-submarine warfare aircraft and fighter jets in surrounding maritime and aerial areas near the southwest and southeast of the island of Taiwan for military exercises including joint live-fire assaults, and also for testing the command troops' integrated joint operation capabilities, Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson of the command, announced on the same day.

Recently, the US and Taiwan authorities have been frequently colluding and making provocations, sending wrong signals that severely violates China's sovereignty and seriously damage peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits. They have become the biggest source of security risk in the region, Shi said.

The exercises are a necessary action taken based on the current security situation in the Taiwan Straits and the need to safeguard national sovereignty, and are a solemn response to the foreign interferences and the provocations by "Taiwan independence" forces, the spokesperson said.

Excuuuse me but: secessionists - anything but. Taiwan is an independent Nation formed by the mainland Chinese nationals fleeing the Communist takeover. The island was known as Formosa. China wants to take over Taiwan as their technology is much better than the home-grown mainland. Chip foundries, heavy machining, across the board, their manufacturing is higher quality.

While the rest of the world is distracted with America's fumbling about, they are gearing up to invade.  Russia into the Ukraine next and I bet that North Korea has some plans as well. This would never be happening on President Trump's watch.

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