China Shook After Trump Sends Warships Right Through Their Backyard
Opinion| You know how this works on social media these days … anyone to the right of Mao is not allowed to express their viewpoints without fear of deplatforming. That is going to make it very hard for me to frame this story in the way I would like to.
I think I can get away with saying this: There is a lot of pain in the world right now, a lot of people out of work, a lot of people who are food insecure who have never been in the past. A lot of people mad at the USG, a lot of people under what amounts to house arrest.
There is a legitimate, in my view at least, case to be made that China is the culprit for this misery.
It is important to note that it is not the fault of the average citizen of China, and in no way the fault of Chinese Americans, but rather the few members of the Chinese Communist Party that our beef is with. Just like with radical Islam, the people who suffer the most under their tyrannical regimes are their fellow countrymen.
While Joe Biden and his son cozy up to China and cash their checks (Hunter does at least) President Trump is still standing up to China:
Via Newsmax by way of the Associated Press:
‘BEIJING (AP) — China accused the U.S. of staging a show of force by sailing two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday morning.
The Navy said the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS John S. McCain and USS Curtis Wilbur “conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit” in accordance with international law.
Their movement “demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” the Navy said in a statement on its website.
China’s Defense Ministry called the move a “show of force” and a provocation that “sent the wrong signal to the ‘Taiwan independence forces’ and seriously endangered peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait area.”
“We firmly oppose this,” the ministry said in a statement on its official microblog, adding that it monitored the ships’ passage from the air and sea. “The Chinese People’s Liberation Army at all times maintains a high level of alert and can respond at any time to any threat or provocation and resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.”‘
China has long tired to claim Taiwan as part of the mainland and Taiwan has long clung to the support the US gives is to avoid being swallowed up by the colonial Chinese empire. Perhaps the people who are most scared by Sleepy Joe’s looming inauguration are the Taiwanese.
Either way, it is hard to argue that we are not headed into a time of much uncertainty and global change, and I fear it will not be for the best.
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