An Improbable Show Of force

The US Air Force has dispatched B-1B bombers to Guam in response to a Chinese military build-up in the South China Sea. But is this a serious move, or an administration shadow show designed to convince an unbelieving China that Obama is serious about defending the Philippines, Japan and Taiwan.

The B-1B is quite a show
It flies real high it flies real low
It carries bombs and missiles too
At least I think it used to do
It isn’t stealthy, not a bit
So you would think it could be hit
I fail to see its purpose here
I guess it’s meant to calm the fear
Of Filipinos who feel threats
But wise men surely will place bets
That King Barack and all his men
March up the hill and down again

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