You would have to be out of your mind to fight wars with China and Russia simultaneously. Unfortunately, the guy in the White House actually fits that description. Joe Biden has been a hothead throughout his career in politics, but now he is a hothead in an advanced state of mental decline. And as I have warned for more than a year, he is surrounded by the worst foreign policy team in U.S. history, and that is really saying something. Biden and his team just keep making one colossal mistake after another, and now we are on a path that could soon have us fighting major wars with both China and Russia at the same time.
If there were ever a time to invoke the 25th Amendment, it is now. If we start shooting at the Chinese and the Russians, the unthinkable will become reality. There will be no do-overs, and there will be no going back to the way life was before.
During a press conference in Japan, Biden was asked if he would use the U.S. military to defend Taiwan if China invades. This is how he responded:
"Very quickly, 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?" a reporter asked the president during a news conference in Japan.
"Yes," Biden replied.
"You are?" the reporter pressed.
"That's the commitment we made," the president said.
As he made those remarks, Biden seemed dazed and confused, as if he were in some sort of a mental fog.
Immediately after Biden's press conference, administration officials attempted to walk back his remarks.
They said he "misspoke" and that there had been no change in policy.
But the damage had already been done, and the Chinese were furious. In fact, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry responded by stating that "there is no room for compromise" when it comes to Taiwan:
"On issues concerning China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and other core interests, there is no room for compromise," said Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
"We urged the US side to earnestly follow the One China principle ... be cautious in words and deeds on the Taiwan issue, and not send any wrong signal to pro-Taiwan independence and separatist forces—so it won't cause serious damage to the situation across the Taiwan Strait and China-US relations."
China has always considered Taiwan to be Chinese territory, and in recent weeks there have been all sorts of rumblings that the Chinese are getting ready to invade.
Let me share just one example with you:
Officials from the Chinese finance ministry and central bank on April 22 met with representatives of dozens of banks, including HSBC, to discuss what Beijing could do in the event of the imposition of severe sanctions on China. The finance ministry noted, in the words of the Financial Times, that "all large foreign and domestic banks operating in China" were present.
Participants concluded Beijing could not protect foreign assets, but the holding of the "emergency meeting" is nonetheless ominous. Chinese officials have seen the effect of sanctions imposed on Russia after it launched its "special military operation" in Ukraine in February, and they are planning to weather any such measures applied to their own country.
Why would the Chinese hold such an emergency meeting? The answer is obvious.
The only reason the U.S. would impose the same sort of sanctions on China as it has on Russia would be if China decided to invade Taiwan.
As I have detailed in previous articles, the Chinese have been sending military aircraft into Taiwan's air defense identification zone on a constant basis for months. And there have been all sorts of reports and rumors that the Chinese military is actively making preparations for an invasion.
So that is why Biden is being asked about a potential invasion. Everyone realizes that such a scenario is a distinct possibility.
And once China invades, the U.S. and China will immediately be in a state of war.
In fact, an article that was recently posted on Fox News is suggesting that the Chinese may actually launch a "first strike" against U.S. military assets if it decides to launch an invasion of Taiwan:
For China to seize Taiwan, it must first gain air superiority and then knock out Taiwan's navy. And unlike Russia's invasion of non-NATO ally Ukraine, China must assume from the start that America and Japan will swiftly come to Taiwan's aid, meaning that China will launch a first strike on American and Japanese naval and air assets. Thus, unless successfully deterred, a Chinese invasion of Taiwan is likely to be a high-intensity affair from the first hour, with American ships, submarines and air bases targeted by hundreds of Chinese missiles—regardless of whether America formally returns to strategic ambiguity or even abandons Taiwan as some suggest.
I don't think the Chinese would risk such an attack.
Instead, I think that they would hit Taiwan with overwhelming force and hope that Biden would just respond with sanctions. But I could be wrong.
Switching gears, both sides continue to escalate the war in Ukraine.
On Sunday, we learned that the U.S. is actually considering sending troops into Ukraine to guard the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv:
Plans to send U.S. forces back into Ukraine to guard the recently reopened American embassy in Kyiv are "underway at a relatively low level," Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Monday.
The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that officials are mulling plans to send special forces to Kyiv to guard the U.S. embassy. The effort is a delicate one, as it requires balancing the safety of American diplomats while avoiding what Russia could see as an escalation.
That is not a good idea, but rational people are not running our foreign policy at this point.
If rational people were making these decisions in Washington, D.C., we would not have already committed $54 billion to this conflict. That is an amount that is nine times larger than what Ukraine normally spends on their entire military for an entire year.
The U.S. has committed more than $54 billion in aid to Ukraine during the Russian invasion. Here are four ways to put that figure in context.https://t.co/k8K8m3Aw1m— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 21, 2022
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