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Should Pelosi Visit Taiwan?

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01 August 2022, 11:40 AM
Axtremus
Should Pelosi Visit Taiwan?
https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/01...wan-visit/index.html

The CCP has been sable rattling a lot and warning dire military consequences if Speaker Pelosi were to visit Taiwan.

What say you? Do you think Speaker Pelosi should visit Taiwan?
01 August 2022, 11:59 AM
Daniel
Beats me.
01 August 2022, 12:34 PM
Piano*Dad
No, not at this point. Little to gain.

But it's largely up to Pelosi. The US government cannot give orders to her, at least not easily.
01 August 2022, 12:35 PM
CHAS
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Originally posted by Piano*Dad:
No, not at this point. Little to gain.

But it's largely up to Pelosi. The US government cannot give orders to her, at least not easily.


Also, I don't think she is the sort that takes orders well. Smiler


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02 August 2022, 09:46 AM
wtg
From the South China Morning Post. Pompeo?

quote:
In April, Democrat Bob Menendez and Republican Lindsey Graham led a bipartisan group of senators on a visit to Taiwan and met top Taiwanese officials, including President Tsai Ing-wen and Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng.

Mike Pompeo, secretary of state in former US president Donald Trump’s administration, tweeted last Monday that he would join Pelosi on her visit, following his personal visit in March, paid for by an undisclosed Taiwanese body.


https://www.scmp.com/news/chin..._link&pgtype=article

Also...Taiwan is readying its air raid shelters.

https://www.scmp.com/news/chin...raid-shelters-subway


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02 August 2022, 11:02 AM
Piano*Dad
She's there ...
02 August 2022, 11:48 AM
Piano*Dad
Why Pelosi's Visit to Taiwan is Utterly Reckless"
02 August 2022, 02:32 PM
Steve Miller
I haven’t been following the situation closely, but it seems to me that this visit was badly timed, if nothing else.


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02 August 2022, 02:48 PM
Daniel
Yes, I looked into it. She's violating the US one China policy and provoking nuclear war.

I guess you have to find something to do when you can't busy yourself with insider trading scams.
02 August 2022, 04:25 PM
Cindysphinx
No clue. Why would she do this unless the administration supported it?

I can't make sense of it.
02 August 2022, 04:28 PM
RealPlayer
They do produce some world-renowned tea. Maybe she's into it. Smiler


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02 August 2022, 04:56 PM
Piano*Dad
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Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
No clue. Why would she do this unless the administration supported it?

I can't make sense of it.


Well, "the administration" clearly does NOT support it, though they weren't willing (for some reason) to go to the mat to get her not to.

I may be wrong, but I make sense of it by invoking the dysfunction of American foreign policy ... i.e. a Congress-critter with a very local or state motive can do something totally reckless from a national perspective because it's a winner when appealing to the relevant 30K people in her district who matter.
02 August 2022, 08:08 PM
Daniel
https://youtube.com/shorts/4DD5ZJn6kV8?feature=share
03 August 2022, 08:43 AM
wtg
Pelosi op-ed in WaPo regarding the visit to Taiwan.

https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/8222-3


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03 August 2022, 12:19 PM
Daniel
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/0...ent-visit/index.html

Why is the government speaking out of both sides of its mouth?

Why is all this money being being spent on, "the empire" while Americans at home (including a massive number of veterans) suffer grievously?