US Military Patch Depicts Drone and Skull Over China

What if the Chinese made one like that with the US?

US Airmen conducting drills with MQ-9 reaper drones in California this month have been sporting patches that depict a drone and a skeleton over a red silhouette of China.

The new patches suggest that the Air Force’s drone operators are preparing for war with China. According to Air Force magazine, the drills started on September 3rd at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California, and will end on September 29th.

The drills joined three MQ-9’s with the Navy’s Third Fleet, which deploys submarines, strike groups, and other vessels and aircraft in the eastern Pacific. US Air Force C-130s are also taking part in the drill, along with personnel from the US Marines Corps.

The reapers carried out airstrikes during a mock amphibious assault on San Clemente Island off of California’s coast.

“It’s a demonstration of our capability to rapidly move the MQ-9 anywhere in the world, to unfamiliar locations, and then get out and show the operational reach capabilities of the MQ-9,” US 29th Attack Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Brian Davis told Air Force.

The MQ-9 Reapers are a staple of US bombing campaigns in the Middle East and North Africa. Chinese state media suggested the Air Force could be preparing for an assault on Chinese-claimed islands in the South China Sea.

Source: Antiwar.com

15 Comments
  1. Raptar Driver says

    The beast needs game.

  2. nick1111 says

    Mad dogs

  3. Mr. Evans says

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  4. Mary E says

    It wouldn’t surprise anyone if the US secretly sent drones with missiles to attack and invade the South China Sea….the US is scared to death that with China putting military bases on its islands, it would be able to defend itself properly – and the US doesn’t want that – at all. I can foresee a war with China over those islands – what country wants its property (especially a military important one(s) taken over by the enemy…and the US is the enemy – of every country on earth except Israel.
    The result could be that Russia goes into the Aleutian Islands off Alaska and occupies them…then China takes a good look at Cuba, which would welcome them with open arms, and decide that that is where they will place themselves for a good long time….The US can play bully very well, but when push comes to shove, they are lackluster.

    1. Séamus Ó Néill says

      The attempted world dictatorship from the cowardly US and it’s equally craven and spineless “allies” is over. Bankrupt and totally amoral they have brought us Covid19 to cover their tracks, attempting to set up a new world order and remove our remaining freedoms to facilitate the long planned “Gates” cull. Unfortunately, for them, their brains have been addled by paedophilia, drugs and years of mass murder and genocide and their ability to use logic and reasoning has evaporated. They are flapping anf flailing like headless chickens whilst the rest of the sane world prepares to live in harmony and peace. Oh they’ll not go without a show of Satanic evilness and turpitude but their fate is sealed and demise is now inevitable.

      1. Saint Jimmy (Russian American) says

        US and EU oligarchs’ brains are certainly addled but drugs didn’t cause it. They have an ancient disease that has made them deaf, dumb, and blind. This disease has blinded them to all but gold and has muted their hearing and limited their speech to all but talk of gold. In its advanced stages, the disease causes insanity and death.

        In 1520, the Cortes expedition worked its way inland from the Gulf of Mexico toward the City of Mexico, negotiating and exchanging gifts with Aztec emperor Moctezuma and local tribes subject to him along the way. The Aztecs were puzzled by intense Spanish interest in gold. Through messengers, Moctezuma asked Cortes why the Spaniards were so interested in gold. Cortes replied “My people have a sickness that can only be cured by gold”.

    2. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      We don’t need to send drones when we have three carrier groups parked there.
      The South China Sea is recognized as an international passage. Only the islands are claimed by China. They are occupying their own islands.
      The Aleutian islands are part of Alaska and Russia has no interest in occupying what has no military value.
      Why would Cuba welcome China with open arms when they are sovereign?
      We wouldn’t have a base in Gitmo if the Cubans could defend themselves.
      When push comes to shove, it will eventually be the rest of the world shoving.

      1. itchyvet says

        Quote,”We don’t need to send drones when we have three carrier groups parked there.” Unquote. And how much value, do you think those carrier groups would be worth after the first missile is fired ??? L.O.L. The rest of the World has made quiet plain in the U.N. recently, what they think of the U.S.’s bullying and are no longer blindly supporting their aspirations. The U.S. needs to seriously pull it’s head in, because it’s ALLEGED friends are quickly disappearing like smoke, thereby no longer providing the legitimacy the U.S. has relied upon for so long. The World has changed, and it’s time the U.S. got with the program or they will be left behind.

        1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

          We are in complete agreement.

  5. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

    If China didn’t have one, and we needed them to have one, we’d make one for them.
    I’d like to see China sail one of their carrier groups into the Gulf of Mexico like we have sailed three of ours into the South China Sea.

    1. itchyvet says

      Like you said, and I quote, The Gulf Of Mexico is a International passage, just like the China Sea, so why wouldn’t China sail thru there ? It would be perfectly justified and reasonable.

      1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

        Because the US military would consider it a provocation for Chinese warships to enter the Gulf of Mexico, just as Russia’s military considered the USS Donald Cook’s presence in the Black Sea provocative, and sent a MiG to overfly it several times after its Aegis system was placed offline.

      2. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

        Sailing though the Gulf of Mexico is a lot like sailing through the Black Sea.

        1. itchyvet says

          Really ? So when was the last time ships were shot up and confiscated (when breaching borders) in the Gulf Of Mexico ??? And why is it even acceptable that it’s a PROVOCATION for the Chinese or Russians to sail thru the Gulf Of Mexico but not when the Americans or their sycophants Australians do like wise in the South China Sea ??? After all, as you say, they are International waters, thus free sailing for the whole World.

          1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

            “60 percent of maritime trade passes through Asia, with the South China Sea carrying an estimated one-third of global shipping.” chinapower.csis.org/much-trade-transits-south-china-sea/
            When has a third of global shipping passed through either the Gulf of Mexico or the Black Sea?

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