Biden BLUNDER Enrages China as Zelensky PANDERS to WEF in Davos!!!
Bumblin’ Biden’s slip up on Taiwan enrages China all as Ukrainian president Zelenski schmoozes with the World Economic Forum in Davos! We’re going to look at the latest Biden blunder, we’re going to see how it relates to what Zelensky is doing with the Davos crowd, and stick with me to the very end of this video when I’ll reveal what’s REALLY going on here with our permanent political class, Ukraine, and China; you are NOT going to want to miss this!
BY ROBERT SPENCER
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Does Old Joe Biden, having destroyed the American economy and severely threatened national security by essentially erasing the Southern border, want to get us into World War III, or is he just an elderly man in the throes of dementia who shouldn’t be running around loose with the international media hanging on his every word, saying things that could provoke a global crisis? Maybe it’s both. First, he told U.S. troops in Poland what they’d see when they got to Ukraine (the White House had to walk that one back), and now he has pledged that if China invades Taiwan, the U.S. will intervene militarily. Apparently, if Joe gets his way, America will soon be at war with both Russia and China. Hey, the adults are back in charge!
The Associated Press reported Monday morning that Biden said “that the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, saying the burden to protect Taiwan is ‘even stronger’ after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It was one of the most forceful presidential statements in support of self-governing [Taiwan] in decades.” Well, yes, you could call it “forceful.” You could also, in light of our woke and distracted military, call it “foolish, ill-considered, wrongheaded and dangerous.”
This is not to say that Taiwan should simply be handed over to China. The problem here is that Old Joe has now, amid the fog of his semi-comprehension, made a commitment to Taiwan that the U.S. has not made in the past, and major policy shifts of this kind shouldn’t be done off-the-cuff by addled figureheads pretending to be president at press conferences.
As if referring to the actions of a recalcitrant third-grader, Biden said a Chinese invasion of Taiwan would “just not be appropriate,” and asserted that such an invasion would “dislocate the entire region and be another action similar to what happened in Ukraine.” He said that it was his “expectation” that China would not invade, but added that whether or not it did “depends upon just how strong the world makes clear that that kind of action is going to result in long-term disapprobation by the rest of the community.”
This is a president whose catastrophic bungling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan projected weakness before the world that has clearly led Russia and now possibly China as well to take advantage. And he’s talking about projecting strength? The man doesn’t know the meaning of the word.
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AP noted that Biden “said ‘yes’ when asked if he was willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if China invaded. ‘That’s the commitment we made,’ he added.” Actually, no, as AP explained: “The U.S. traditionally has avoided making such an explicit security guarantee to Taiwan, with which it no longer has a mutual defense treaty, instead of maintaining a policy of ‘strategic ambiguity’ about how far it would be willing to go if China invaded. The 1979 Taiwan Relations Act, which has governed U.S. relations with the island, does not require the U.S. to step in militarily to defend Taiwan if China invades, but makes it American policy to ensure Taiwan has the resources to defend itself and to prevent any unilateral change of status in Taiwan by Beijing.” And so while “a White House official said Biden’s comments did not reflect a policy shift,” this was clearly not the case, and more “clarification” is certainly in the offing.
Flirting with danger, Biden said of Communist China: “They’re already flirting with danger right now by flying so close and all the maneuvers that are undertaken.” And sure enough, in saying all this, affable Old Joe provoked another international incident. Communist Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin declared his country’s “strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition” to Biden’s remarks and added: “China has no room for compromise or concessions on issues involving China’s core interests such as sovereignty and territorial integrity. China will take firm action to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests, and we will do what we say.”
Biden also said that it was important to ensure that Putin would “pay a dear price for his barbarism in Ukraine.” No one at the Tokyo press conference where all this took place dared to ask Old Joe why Putin thought now would be an opportune time to unleash that barbarism in Ukraine, or why China would be emboldened now to invade Taiwan. It’s all on Old Joe, and now he is upping the ante at a time when America has very little with which to gamble. Should this old man really be playing this dangerous game?
Biden Inserts Foot in Mouth on Taiwan; White House Walks Back President's Remarks
BY JAMES MURPHY
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On Monday, President Biden committed the United States to protect Taiwan militarily should China attempt to take the island nation by force. Just a few hours later, the White House backtracked on the president’s remarks and insisted that nothing has changed regarding America’s commitment to the so-called One China policy.
At a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, the president was asked by a reporter, “You didn’t want to get involved in the Ukraine conflict militarily for obvious reasons. Are you willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if it comes to that?”
“Yes,” Biden declared. “That’s the commitment we made.”
“We agree with the One China policy. We signed on to it, and all the attendant agreements made from there, but the idea that it can be taken by force, just taken by force, is just not appropriate,” the president said.
China’s Foreign Ministry quickly answered the president’s rhetoric, expressing its “strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition” to Biden’s remarks.
“No one should underestimate the strong determination, firm will, and strong ability of the Chinese people to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and do not stand against the 1.4 billion Chinese people,” China’s Foreign Ministry said.
Just a few hours later, a White House spokesperson said that Biden’s remarks signaled no change in policy from the administration.
“As the president said, our policy has not changed,” the spokesperson told Fox News. “He reiterated our One China Policy and our commitment to peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. He also reiterated our commitment under the Taiwan Relations Act to provide Taiwan with the military means to defend itself.”
“One China” is a policy position of the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC) stating that only one sovereign state bears the name China and that Taiwan, the Republic of China (ROC), which operates as a separate democratic entity, is actually just a part of the People’s Republic.
1979’s Taiwan Relations Act states that it is American policy “to provide Taiwan with arms of a defensive character; and to maintain the capacity of the United States to resist any resort to force or other forms of coercion that would jeopardize the security, or the social or economic system, of the people on Taiwan.”
So the United States is obliged to provide Taiwan with defensive arms and reserves the right to act in other ways should it feel it is necessary to defend Taiwan.
It’s not the first time the president has misspoken on the subject of Taiwan. During a CNN town hall event in October of last year, Biden spoke with Anderson Cooper on the subject.
“China, Russia, and the rest of the world know we have the most powerful military in the history of the world,” Biden said. “Don’t worry about whether we’re going to — they’re going to be more powerful. What you do have to worry about is whether or not they’re going to engage in activities that will put them in a position where they may make a serious mistake.”
After affirming that he didn’t want a “Cold War with China,” Biden added, “I just want to make China understand that we are not going to step back, we are not going to change any of our views.”
When asked directly by Cooper if that meant “the United States would come to Taiwan’s defense if China attacked?” Biden answered, “Yes, we have a commitment to do that.”
Biden seems to have a disconnect with the White House staff when it comes to the official policy positions of the United States and his own understanding of those positions. When answering questions off-the-cuff in a foreign land, he can’t be counted on to give correct answers.
These foreign trips must make for some sleepless nights for the White House staff who control the messaging of this administration.