If there were any halfway decent human being who cares about this country in Biden’s cabinet, the 25th Amendment would already be in play.
Biden’s stupid Taiwan comments have been an issue for a while, but he just made them much worse. These are some of the remarks he’s made in the past.
President Biden on Monday said the U.S. would be willing to defend Taiwan militarily if China were to try and take it by force.
“Are you willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if it comes to that?” Biden was asked at a press conference in Tokyo alongside the Japanese prime minister.
“Yes,” Biden responded. “That’s the commitment we made. That’s the commitment we made.
“Look, here’s the situation. We agree with the one-China policy… but the idea that to be taken by force, just taken by force, is just not appropriate,” Biden continued. “It will dislocate the entire region and be another action similar to what happened in Ukraine.”
This came after Biden initially announced, without any treaty, mind you, that Taiwan has equal status with NATO countries.
A senior Biden administration official said on Thursday (Aug 19) that US policy on Taiwan had not changed after President Joe Biden appeared to suggest that the United States would defend the island if it were attacked, a deviation from a long-held US position of “strategic ambiguity”…
“They are…entities we’ve made agreements with based on not a civil war they’re having on that island or in South Korea, but on an agreement where they have a unity government that, in fact, is trying to keep bad guys from doing bad things to them,” Mr Biden said.
“We have made (and) kept every commitment. We made a sacred commitment to Article 5 that if, in fact, anyone were to invade or take action against our Nato allies, we would respond. Same with Japan, same with South Korea, same with Taiwan. It’s not even comparable to talk about that.”
If an administration wants to state clearly that we will defend Taiwan, I can see the argument for it. That would also mean jettisoning One China and clearly deploying troops and being potentially ready for a conflict. Biden isn’t doing any of those things.
And yet he just managed to make the situation worse on 60 Minutes.
“[W]ould US forces defend the island?” Pelley asked in the interview taped on Thursday.
“Yes, if in fact there was an unprecedented attack,” the president said.
“So unlike Ukraine, to be clear, sir — US forces, US men and women, would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion?” Pelley clarified.
“Yes,” Biden said.
This echoes Biden’s idiotic remarks about a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“I think what you’re going to see is that Russia will be held accountable if it invades. And it depends on what it does. It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and then we end up having a fight about what to do and not do.”
This was a stunningly idiotic thing to say. Now Biden is saying the same thing to China.
He’s making commitments that everyone knows he won’t keep while then offering China a loophole for an invasion that is less than “unprecedented”.
This destroys Asian confidence in America’s credibility and makes us appear weak, erratic and prone to making meaningless threats and promises.
His own people have kept telling Biden to stop doing it. But this is who he is.
There are precedents for very imaginable type of attack. Does Biden think Chiana has a whole new one up its sleeve? Does Biden think?
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Jeff Bargholz says
Any Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be unprecedented because it’s never been done before. Slow Joe probably meant “unprovoked” but Alzheimer’s combined with stupidity makes it hard for him to think.
Blowhard Biden’s periodic bluster does make the world see that America is weak now, doesn’t it? Xi probably smirks when he hears his servant say stuff like that.
Algorithmic Analyst says
Good point, “unprecedented” struck me as a strange word to use.
Well, it was said by a “stunningly idiotic” person, after all.
Alexander Scipio says
When your country is controlled by a junta with a vegetable placeholder, a Military-Industrial-Congressional complex that can’t wait for their very own war, and a superpower enemy who needs a distraction from the catastrophes his policies are causing his own country.