Don't be surprised if, after this dance kicks off, the Chinese start kicking up dust in the South China Sea
Insanity Wrap #179: Who Had Russia and Ukraine Start WWIII on Their 2021 Bingo Card?
Think back to how WWII started. No, not with Pearl Harbor; it started incrementally with each of the axis powers acting slowly and incrementally until total war.
This problem, if it escalates, will likely follow a similar path. First, one party will act, then another party will use the cover of the firsts act to propagate a new belligerent act, followed by others taking their desired bites in other places and against other adversaries. Before we know it, the world will again be at war.
How cool is that? Oh, and we need Biden because one cannot have this kind of slowly escalating problem with a Trump or a Churchill. No, this kind of failure requires someone like British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain!