I don’t doubt that the people of Taiwan are very reassured that the Biden admin is not just concerned, but “very concerned” about China’s terror blitz of their skies.
The last time the Biden administration was very concerned about someplace, it was Afghanistan, and that worked out beautifully.
“The United States is very concerned by the People’s Republic of China’s provocative military activity near Taiwan, which is destabilizing, risks miscalculations, and undermines regional peace and stability. We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure and coercion against Taiwan,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.
Or else? Hans Blix had some thoughts. “Or else we will be very angry with you… and we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are.”
Except, you know, Biden won’t even do that.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has deleted a tweet that seemingly criticized the Chinese government and showed support from the United States for the people of Hong Kong, instead opting to issue a less-forceful tweet in its place.
The original message, shared from Blinken’s Twitter account, read: “Beijing should let the voices of all Hong Kongers be heard. The PRC’s disqualification of district councillors only weakens Hong Kong’s long-term political and social stability. We stand with the people of Hong Kong & continue to support their human rights & fundamental freedoms.”
Following the deletion of the tweet, the same account later issued another tweet that read: “The PRC’s disqualification of seven pro-democracy district councillors undermines the ability of people in Hong Kong to participate in their governance. Governments should serve the people they represent. Decreasing representation goes against the spirit of Hong Kong’s Basic Law.”
I’m sure China got the message. That’s why it’s pushing Taiwan’s air force and defenses to the breaking point to demonstrate that the nation has a choice between surrendering or being invaded.
“The U.S. commitment to Taiwan is rock solid and contributes to the maintenance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and within the region,” Price added. “We will continue to stand with friends and allies to advance our shared prosperity, security, and values and deepen our ties with democratic Taiwan.”
A rock-solid commitment from Biden means they’re doomed.
But if Communist China does invade, then you can bet that Biden’s people will be “very concerned” and put out a statement about how concerned they are before going on vacation.