U.S. appears to be trying to provoke an incident

Recently, two U.S. B-52 bombers buzzed a chain of islands in the East China Sea just off the coast of mainland China. Then, China sent fighter jets on patrols of its air defense zone over these same islands.

Would the United States tolerate China’s air force buzzing the Santa Barbara Channel Islands just off the west coast of California? Is the United States trying to provoke another Gulf of Tonkin incident? Seems like it to this observer.

David L. Florence