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Biden Endangers Taiwan – Projects Confusion

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This is a legal, diplomatic, and security outrage – false by law. It is just Biden’s latest blunder. In WWII, Americans knew “loose lips sink ships.”  Today, loose language from this president may sink an ally.  If war erupts, or worse, Taiwan is intimidated into submission, that is on Biden.

Sometimes less is more, especially in diplomacy. For decades, the US and China embraced what, in physics, you might call the “Uncertainty Principle.”  A deliberately ambiguous policy toward Taiwan – allowing for two interpretations – was the norm. Then Biden arrived.

Unpacking the problem is not hard. The Taiwan Relations Act, passed in 1979, makes a commitment to Taiwan. Many sections are soft, but 2 (b) makes clear “the policy of the United States” includes “friendly” relations, prioritizing “peace and stability,” because “the political, security and economic interests” of the region are “matters of international concern.” 

It notes diplomatic relations with Communist China “rest upon the expectation that the future of Taiwan will be determined by peaceful means.” Anything else – including economic pressure – is “a threat to the peace and security of the Pacific area … grave concern to the United States.”

It affirms US policy is “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.” That is clear.

Section 3 makes two other things clear. We will provide Taiwan “such defense articles and defense services in such quantity” as we choose.” The next paragraph is ominous.

“The President is directed to inform the Congress promptly of any threat to the security … of the people on Taiwan and any danger to the interests of the United States arising therefrom,” which will trigger by “constitutional processes, appropriate action by the United States in response to any such danger.”

Congress, of course, has the power to “declare war.” The Act goes on to make clear Taiwan will be treated like other countries, against the backdrop of a deliberate ambiguity called the “One China policy,” by which Communist China assumes its view, we assume ours.

Now comes Biden, who, rather than deferring to the Taiwan Relations Act to validate Taiwan’s legal legitimacy – and our right to sell them weapons – creates sudden uncertainty.

Biden has decided to make US-Taiwan policy on the fly, oscillating wildly. From remarks last week saying Taiwan is “independent” to saying he is “not encouraging independence,” to defending the Taiwan Relations Act and “One China Policy” to saying Taiwan is not “independent,” he has thrown a spanner in the works.   

Similar contradictory, misleading, misinformed statements occurred in October. The predictable result is Communist Chinese opportunism. If Biden offers an opening, they will take it.

In physics, the “Uncertainty Principle” says some phenomena are hard to pin down precisely, and everyone knows it. There exists “a fundamental limit to the accuracy” around these values, such as the position and momentum of particle pairs. The point is, despite awareness of this uncertainty, the principle is solid. The same was true of policy around Taiwan – until now.

The problem with Biden’s fresh remake of policy on Taiwan, a mishmash of hard-to-reconcile half-commitments, is that China – Communist China – sees this as bumbling, internal confusion, and lack of resolve to defend the Taiwan Relations Act.

With tight, tailored, legally tested words, the Act made clear the US commitment to Taiwan’s existence, that we treat them as a nation key to the region’s stability and our defense, posture.

What Biden has done is turn this on its head. He has created confusion around the US commitment. He has placed our commitment to Taiwan, defined by the Act, in jeopardy. He has damaged American credibility as a defender of Taiwan’s liberty.

Rather than accepting longstanding law– on which our diplomatic relationship with Communist China pivots, based on how they treat Taiwan – Biden went off-script, off-balance, and rogue.

Biden freelanced in another area, about which he seems to remember little. Rather than minimizing doubt, he seems to be relitigating, reopening Taiwan’s status or non-status, depending on the day. He has allowed misinterpretation, suggesting we might let Taiwan go.

This is a legal, diplomatic, and security outrage – false by law. It is just Biden’s latest blunder. In WWII, Americans knew “loose lips sink ships.”  Today, loose language from this president may sink an ally.  If war erupts, or worse, Taiwan is intimidated into submission, that is on Biden.

Sometimes, less is more, and … more is less. US allies are worried. They see failures in Afghanistan, broken words (for example, to France), failed leadership in the Middle East, globally on energy, security guarantees, trade, finance, upholding basic treaties. They worry.

The kicker? When US allies worry about our commitments, when our word goes bad, the slope back to trust gets steep. If China takes Taiwan, the world will change forever – global power balance shift profoundly. Someone needs to get that one a cue card – and make Biden read it, no ad-libs.  What else can we do?

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HocasPocas
8 days ago

I honestly think that the biden family aren’t the only ones bought by china

BAE
10 days ago

I don’t know how to say this, but is there anything in the US of American
that President Biden does not endanger?

Karen
10 days ago

Are we surprised? Just another big blunder on commie Joey’s list. He is a DISGRACE. Commie Joey, do everyone a great favor and GET LOST! Take your commie Dems with you.

Andrew
12 days ago

Biden has been in bed with China for a long time as evidenced by his son’s dealings with China and the high probability that Joe was a part of those dealings. I have no doubt that he is in debt to the Chinese and as a result has no ability or desire to cross them or put pressure on them to come clean about the inception of COVID-19 or to back off intimidating Taiwan.

HocasPocas
8 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

He’s not the only one. Why would our military, hospitals, doctors, msm and so and so be so entrenched with destroying our nation if they too haven’t been dipping into unclean communist monies

BAE
12 days ago

It is scary. President Biden is living proof that a human being can live minus a brain.

DrScottD
12 days ago

Biden’s just about as stupid a political Left-wing nut as there’s been. Everyone should know THAT YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID

Ron Howard
12 days ago
Reply to  DrScottD

Biden has made NOTHING BUT huge glaring mistakes and misjudgments since taking office, or were they mistakes?

Mandy
12 days ago
Reply to  DrScottD

He’s stupid but he got $17 million from China with Obama pulling his strings. We are being led by two Communists (at least) Biden and Obama. These are very dangerous times and we must keep pressure on Biden and the Dems not to sell out America. Hillary gave Russia our uranium, the Bidens sold them our cobalt mines, weirdo Bill Gates, who loves the 20 to 1 return he makes on vaccines, has bought up a huge amount of US farmland for what reason, I wish I knew.

Yes, Biden is stupid and lazy. He was in Congress for 36 years and never once offer any piece of legislation but just road the gravy train while he was riding Amtrak. Sickening how greed people can become when they don’t have religion in the hearts.

Max
12 days ago

Most people are might be familiar with China’s Sun Tzu book “The Art of War” but most may not know the 36 Stratagems from the Chinese. I can’t list them all but here is number 5: “LOOT A BURNING HOUSE” – When your opponent’s country is in political or social turmoil, or its populace is being ravaged by disease or famine, that is the time for you to attack.

D.P.
12 days ago

Projecting confusion…..now there’s a novel idea. Truth be known, that is the crux of this administration’s every act….confusion…from the vaccine issues, border policies, international and internal decisions (or lack there-of) and whatever else they touch. The only clear message we get is that they are unclear. The tragedy is that our enemies will take advantage of this and our “allies” will not be by our side when the stuff hits the fan.

Don
12 days ago

It is quite obvious the term ‘fair’ does not apply to US tax paying citizens. How stupid Harris must think we are. The only way to begin the fair part is to shut the border down completely, finish the wall, then start over on a plan without democrats input.. Trump was getting it done slowly. So many ways the democrats show either how out of touch they are or their motives are far more sinister than even the people who vote them in realize.

Tim Toroian
13 days ago

TAIWAN? How about the whole freaking world!!

Pete from St Pete
13 days ago

I read that Russia has moved over 100,000 troops into position for a possible attack on the Ukraine. Can it be that Putin has seen Biden’s vacillation and indecision about Taiwan and wants a piece of the action for himself in his dream of reconstituting the Soviet Union?

Barb
13 days ago

So, what’s new? Biden projects confusion here in the states, in France, in Scotland, Italy, so why not for Taiwan? He doesn’t know what day it is, doesn’t know who his sister or wife is, I wonder if he would know how to get home much less his mailing address when asked. He had his yearly physical, but the American public has heard nothing on the results of his cognitive/mental test, but yet his party was going after Trump on a daily basis making Trump’s life miserable. Biden is a joke!

Carma
13 days ago

Biden has gone from worse to worst and I wis there were a much stronger word. We must get rid of him before he completely destroys all the good in and of our country. But,of course, Harris is even more dreadful. What can we do to rid ourselves of the worst admin in American history. One is more incompetent than another. Cabinet full of inept idiots w/ zero expertise, just checking the Leftist boxes in all but demographic eligibility. This is 10 months into a nightmare.

Morbious
13 days ago

Ill admit to being puzzled as to what this puppets handlers are driving at. Could they desire a war where we lose a couple battle groups and thus be further diminished? Or are they setting up a situation where we retreat and let china take taiwon thereby weakening the usa on the world stage? I lean towards the latter. The puppet announces its not our affair. Then, what about s korea? Will the norks armored divisions roll over our troops and take seoul? I suppose only time will tell.

edward
13 days ago
Reply to  Morbious

What ever it is you can bet it has a plan to gain more power and wealth for themselves personally at the expense of regular people. Think Hanns Stavro Blowfeld.

Eddie Van Halen
13 days ago

Taiwan ? Let’s concern ourselves with THIS nation. Stop ALL foreign aid and not get involved with foreign ENTANGLEMENTS. This is why we are broke. Hell w/ the military / industrial complex and their need to be making money off of us ALL THE TIME. Who will be their for us when the ILLEGALS invade us ? Oh wait, they are ALREADY doing THAT.

Eduardo
13 days ago

Even more than Taiwan, this cretin is endangering America and with it, the whole world.

Hal
13 days ago

Joe Hidin’ Biden is joined with the Communist Chinese Government by a self-serving treasoned umbilical political cord. I have zero trust that any decsion Biden makes is first and foremost how he and the Democrap Party can gain from it. IMO Joe HIdin’ Biden is guilty of treason.

Eddie Van Halen
13 days ago
Reply to  Hal

That POS should be in assisted living.

HocasPocas
8 days ago

No, he should be sitting behind bars awaiting his fate

jimbo
13 days ago

when joe bidens doc gave him his exam … the doc said holy cow joe it’s true… you don’t have a spine !

Eduardo
13 days ago
Reply to  jimbo

But they found remains of a brain!

jimbo
13 days ago

joe biden to jill… honey if i ever get dementia i would rather kill myself then put you through that. … jill yes dear i know , thats the forth time you told me that today!

Geraldine McGann
13 days ago

Trump knew how to stand up to the bullies of the world. Leftists said he was going to start WWIII.
No, he drew a line in the sand (or sea) and meant it, unlike Obama/Biden.

Eddie Van Halen
13 days ago

Oboingo was / is gutless and Jo(K)e is brainless.

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