US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan on Tuesday (or Wednesday), defying Chinese authorities who have warned of consequences if the trip takes place, according to people familiar with her plans.
Chinese state media warned that if she comes with military escorts, they could shoot her down. They will consider it an invasion. President Xi warns that if we live by fire, we will perish.
In other words, Speaker Pelosi is unnecessarily sticking herself in the middle of an international incident for no reason. Once she said she might visit the island, it was hard for her to retract it and not makes us look like cowards.
The last Speaker to visit was Newt Gingrich.
Bloomberg is calling it a landmark move and other media call it historic. We call it dumb and unnecessary at this point in time.
China views Taiwan as its territory and the US has accepted the one China policy.
One person said a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen is on Pelosi’s schedule for Wednesday, not Tuesday, although another person said such a meeting is still in flux. Still other reports say Taiwan confirmed her visit.
Good hunting, China !
Let’s see on Wednesday what happens.
Are Democrats willing to risk Nuclear War if the Chinese shoot her plane down?
A more likely scenario is a Chinese Blockade of Taiwan and no computer chips coming to the US. If you think the economy sucks now, it can get a lot worse. With Traitor Joe selling off the Stategic Pretroliem Reserve, breaking a Chinese Blockade will sent gasoline to over $10 a gallon. That’s the real Pelosi plan!
M Dowling: “China views Taiwan as its territory and the US has always accepted the one China policy.”
I am puzzled. When the ChiComs took over on the mainland and the Nationalists went to Taiwan, did Truman have a one China policy? Did Ike have a one China policy? etc. Just when did this “always” policy get stated? How has each successive administration restated that policy?
It has to be an error to state the US “always” supported that. Taiwan was a founding member of the UN and the US supported that. We still provide Taiwan some defense components. We share embassies.
Nixon & Kissinger gave them the term “one China” in ’72 but the CCP agreed to leave Taiwan alone, as-is, indefinitely. We’re 50 years on from that and “indefinite” is becoming “finite”.