WASHINGTON, DC- While the Biden administration is worried about going to war with Georgia over their false narrative of “Jim Crow” voting laws, and while they also use the military as some kind of a grand social experiment, the biggest threat to the United States may be getting ready to make a move on one of our allies, the American military is warning.
The Military Times citing an Associated Press report says that U.S. military officials are becoming very concerned about China possibly getting ready to go after Taiwan, a country which has been a source of consternation between the United States and Beijing for years.
Any move on Taiwan by China would be a test of the intestinal fortitude of Biden and his lackeys, although Biden has never shied away from being a warmonger.
Newly emboldened by what is viewed as a weak, frail and cognitively challenged Joe Biden, many believe China is poised to do something dramatic where it concerns the island democracy.
Even as rumors abound that Biden and Harris are getting ready to gut the military budget, China has been building up their military for years. Recently, China has been getting much more aggressive with Taiwan and has been much more aggressive in its South China Sea presence.
Last month, China embarrassed the United States and over-matched Secretary of State Antony Blinken on our own soil, when they publicly humiliated Blinken and the United States over the Democrat’s very public complaints that the US is “systemically racist” as Blinken criticized China for their human rights issues.
“We believe that it is important for the United States to change its own image and to stop advancing its own democracy in the rest of the world,” said Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi.
“Many people within the United States actually have little confidence in the democracy of the United States,” Yang continued, a not-so-veiled shot at the violence that has occurred in the U.S. since last May.
The United States has long been a supporter of Taiwan, and any type of military move against the island nation by China would present two choices to Biden, neither one of which is good.
One, the United States could abandon Taiwan which has been a friendly, democratic ally for a long time or risk getting involved in a war with China, which some military experts have said the U.S. is ill-prepared to win.
The United States has always pledged to help Taiwan defend itself, however it remains to be seen how far the U.S. would go in fulfilling that promise.
The Biden administration apparently realizes that China is going to be a problem, and that action needs to be taken soon to lower the temperature—militarily, diplomatically, and by other means in order to convince China to back down where it concerns Taiwan.
According to the AP, China has long tried to end the United States’ long-standing status as the predominant power in the region.
Taiwan is believed by some leaders in our military to be the most immediate, pressing concern.
“We have indications that the risks are actually going up,’ said Adm. Phillip Davidson, senior U.S. military commander in the Asia-Pacific region in speaking before a Senate panel last month. Davidson was referring to Taiwan and a possible move on that country by the Chinese military in his remarks.
“The threat is manifest during this decade—in fact, in the next six years,” Davidson said.
Only days later, Davidson’s expected successor walked back the six-year time frame a bit. Adm. John Aquilino told senators at his confirmation hearing:
“My opinion is, this problem is much closer to us than most think.”
According to Business Insider, the administration has stressed the desire to strengthen ties with Taiwan, while China has warned they would consider any overtures outside interference in what it considers to be a domestic matter.
On Wednesday, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned the military threat against his nation is increasing, and added that it had not yet reached the point of being “particularly alarming.”
He did note however the continual Chinese military exercises being conducted close to the island nation, exercises which he referred to as “combat-type” exercises.
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“We are willing to defend ourselves, that’s without any question,” Wu said. “We will fight a war if we need to fight a war, and if we need to defend ourselves to the very last day, then we will defend ourselves to the very last day.”
Biden’s Defense Secretary (“the guy that works in that building over there”) Lloyd Austin noted that China was the “pacing threat” for the U.S. and claimed that military services are adjusting accordingly.
For example, the United States Marine Corps is reworking itself with China and Russia in mind after over twenty years of ground-focused combat against Middle Eastern extremists in Afghanistan and Iraq.
China’s military buildup has gotten the attention of military leaders.
Adm. Charles Richard, head of the U.S. Strategic Command and who is responsible for our country’s nuclear forces wrote a recent essay in which he said China is on track to be a “strategic peer” of the United States.
He wrote that China’s nuclear weapons stockpile is expected to double or “triple or quadruple” in the next ten years. That goes further than the Pentagon’s official estimate of China being able to “at least double” their stockpile in that period of time.
However Taiwan is the issue that has raised the most pressing concern.
American officials believe that actions taken by the People’s Liberation Army are designed to rattle Taiwan. They cite near-daily incidents where Chinese aerial incursions take place on Taiwan, as if to flaunt the potential threat, and learn more about exactly what the capabilities of Taiwan’s military are.
China has publicly dismissed Richardson’s claims. Col. Ren Guoqiang, Ministry of Defense spokesman said Washington should “abandon zero-peace thinking” and work to build mutual trust and stability.
He also warned that “attempts by outside forces to use Taiwan to seek to restrain China, or the use by Taiwan independence forces to use military means to achieve independence are all dead ends.”
The Taiwan situation has long been a tense and fragile situation between China and the U.S. which both nations have managed to navigate.
Any move by Beijing on Taiwan would have grave and profound consequences, and it would seem that neither country is willing to provoke such an encounter—as of now.
Taiwan currently enjoys political autonomy from Beijing, however that stops short of being a fully independent nation.
There is no common ground among those in the know as to when or if China might try a move on Taiwan. Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute said he doubts Chinese leaders are ready to force the issue.
“I don’t think it’s coming soon,” he said.
During the Trump administration, Washington engaged in a number of initiatives to show a stronger commitment to Taiwan, which included sending a Cabinet member to the nation last year.
That was the highest-level US official to visit the island since formal diplomatic relations were severed in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter in deference to China.
Biden meanwhile has indicated it wants to cooperate with China wherever possible, however has voice objections to a number of Chinese actions.
Congress, in particular Republicans have long criticized China. They last year passed the Pacific Deterrence Initiative, which will direct $2.2 billion toward establishing a better air defense system to protect Guam from Chinese missiles, and preserve US military dominance in the region.
Some in Washington, as you might expect Democrats dismiss the military’s “fixation” on dominance.
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is one of them.
“Given the way the world works now, having one country be dominant is just hopelessly unrealistic,” he said in a recent online forum sponsored by Meridian, a nonpartisan diplomacy center.
He noted that the American military, in partnership with allies can sustain sufficient strength to send a message to Beijing: “China, don’t invade Taiwan because the price you’re going to pay for that isn’t worth it.”
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Author: Pat Droney