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China Flies Into Taiwan Air Defense Zone in ‘Largest Incursion Ever’

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On Monday Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson broke the news of China’s aggression over Taiwanese airspace. “Chinese air force sends 52 aircraft, including three dozen fighter jets and a dozen bombers, into Taiwan’s air defense zone – the largest incursion ever: Taipei.”

Fox News reports the Chinese Military sent 52 of its planes into Taiwan’s air defense zone. The act is “the most ever in a single day – one day after the U.S. issued a warning to Beijing over similar flights it conducted in recent days.”

Additionally, roughly 145 flights were sent by China into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone in the recent four days. The flights began when modern China celebrated the 72nd anniversary of its founding by flying 38 of its People’s Liberation Army aircraft close to southwest Taiwan.

China’s President Xi Jinping has been very public saying independence is not an option for Taiwan. The United States State Department released a statement saying, “The United States is very concerned by the People’s Republic of China’s provocative military activity near Taiwan, which is destabilizing, risks miscalculations, and undermines regional peace and stability.” “We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure and coercion against Taiwan.”

Taipei city spokesman Tom Chou said Taiwan “is an advocate for peace in East Asia” and that the “record number of intrusions” into Taiwan’s airspace “is a serious threat to Taiwan and will destabilize the status quo of peace in East Asia.”

“Taiwan plays an important role in global hi-tech supply chains, in particular semiconductor industry,” Chou added. “If the crisis is not handled properly, the world’s hi-tech supply chains will be adversely affected [and] that will further slow down the pace of the global economic recovery. This explains why the United States has come forward to tell China to stop its intrusions into Taiwan’s airspace.”
“The people of Taiwan are very grateful to the United States for extending a helping hand during this crisis,” he added.

“Taiwan plays an important role in global hi-tech supply chains, in particular semiconductor industry…If the crisis is not handled properly, the world’s hi-tech supply chains will be adversely affected [and] that will further slow down the pace of the global economic recovery. This explains why the United States has come forward to tell China to stop its intrusions into Taiwan’s airspace.”

Chou added, “The people of Taiwan are very grateful to the United States for extending a helping hand during this crisis.”

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  1. Bruce H

    October 5, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    With that dessicated , corrupt, mind-befuddled old fool in the White House, China feels perfectly safe doing whatever it wants!!!

  2. John Poelstra

    October 7, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    We need to shoot one of the incursion crafts out of the sky and tell the Chinese it was just a mistake like the 2001 surveillance plane that was forced out of the sky.

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Defense Department to Pay ‘Condolence Payments’ of Botched Drone Strike Killing Afghan Family

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Late Friday the Defense Department announced it will be offering “condolence payments” to relatives of the victims killed in a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan. The horrific error killed 10 people in August, a response which was intended for terrorists responsible for the suicide attack at the Kabul airport killing 13 U.S. Servicemen and women, 169 Afghans, and injured dozens more.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement the Defense Department was working with the State Department to help relocate surviving family members to the United States. Kirby did not say how much money would be offered, but that under secretary of defense for policy, Dr. Colin Kahl, “reiterated Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s commitment to the families, including offering ex gratia condolence payments.”

On August 29, the U.S. Hellfire missile struck a car driven by Zemerai Ahmadi who had just driven up to the family compound. 10 family members total, including seven children, were killed in the strike.

The aftermath of the terror attack in Kabul while the U.S. military was attempting to make final evacuations further details how ill-equipped the Biden administration has been to handle the troop withdrawal.

“The U.S. military initially defended the strike” on the Ahmadi compound, “saying it had targeted an Islamic State group’s ‘facilitator’ and disrupted the militants’ ability to carry out attacks during the chaotic final stage of the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan” reports the Associated Press.

Additionally, “discrepancies between the military’s portrayal of the strike and findings on the ground quickly emerged. The Associated Press and other news organizations reported that the driver of the targeted vehicle was a longtime employee at a U.S. humanitarian organization. There were no signs of a large secondary blast, despite the Pentagon’s assertion that the vehicle contained explosives” adds the AP.

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Deadly Norway Attack Appears to be ‘Act or Terror’ by Man Converted to Islam

The suspect, armed with a bow and arrow, killed five people

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On Wednesday night, 37-year-old Danish citizen Espen Andersen Brathen went on a killing spree with a bow and arrow, murdering four women and one man in the southern town of Kongsberg. Brathen “had converted to Islam and there were fears he had been radicalized” reports the BBC.

Norwegian police sent out a press release on Thursday saying the suspect is due to appear in court on Friday at 09:00 local time. Residents have been deeply traumatized by the attack, and are flying at half-mast while flowers and other memorials are being placed in the town’s square.

Victims were all between the ages of 50 and 70, police told reporters of the attack which was first reported at 18:12 on Wednesday. “Police confronted the man six minutes later, but he shot several arrows at them and escaped. He was eventually caught about 30 minutes later” reports the BBC.

The police chief said the man killed his victims after escaping police and before his arrest roughly 30 minutes later. Police told Norwegian news agency NTB that the attacker also used other weapons, without giving more details.

Residents were ordered to stay indoors so authorities could process and examine what is being determined as a large area of ground that the attacker covered. Police searched surrounding gardens and garages with the help of sniffer dogs.

A police lawyer told the public broadcaster NRK that the suspect will be assessed by psychiatrists. Police officers “nationwide were ordered to carry firearms as an extra precaution, but there is ‘no indication so far that there is a change in the national threat level’ said the directorate’s statement.

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