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‘America Stands With Taiwan’: Pelosi Departs Taiwan After Promising U.S. Support Amid China Threats

‘America Stands With Taiwan’: Pelosi Departs Taiwan After Promising U.S. Support Amid China Threats

“What matters to us is that we salute the successes of Taiwan. We work together for the security of Taiwan.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi departed Taiwan for South Korea after a whirlwind trip despite angering China.

Pelosi’s itinerary included:

9 a.m.: Meeting with bipartisan lawmakers at Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan

10:30 a.m.: Meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen at the presidential office

10:53 a.m.: Mrs. Pelosi meets the press

3 p.m.: Meeting with human-rights activists, including 1989 Tiananmen Square student leader Wu’er Kaixi at the Jing-Mei White Terror Memorial Park

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen gave Pelosi the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon, the highest civilian honor:

“Thank you, Madam President,” Pelosi said. “It’s with great, immense admiration for your leadership and great personal humility that I accept this award.”

“I accept it not for me only, but for our members of Congress who were so instrumental in all that you said about our accomplishments together, Democrats and Republicans, House and Senate, both sides of the aisle united in our support for Taiwan,” she said. “This time, I am so excited to receive this award on behalf of the United States Congress, which is just [as] unwavering [in their support].”.

She added: “I look forward to displaying this award in the Speaker’s office.”

Pelosi held a meeting with Tsai Ing-wen, which she detailed to the press:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to a group of reporters following her meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei, where she said her visit to Taiwan was to ensure the country’s “security” and that it can defend itself from China.

“I do think that the it’s really important for the message to be clear that in the Congress, House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans are committed to the security of Taiwan in order to have Taiwan be able to most effectively defend themselves,” Pelosi said in response to a question from a Central News Agency reporter.

“What matters to us is that we salute the successes of Taiwan. We work together for the security of Taiwan,” she added.

Another purpose of Pelosi’s trip was “to show the world the success of the people of Taiwan, their courage to change their own country to become more democratic,” she said in response to a subsequent question.

Her comments echoed those from her speech, where she said her visit intended to send the message to China that the U.S. supports Taiwan.

“Our delegation came here to send an unequivocal message. America stands with Taiwan,” she said.

China has been holding military drills as a way to intimidate the island. China still thinks Taiwan belongs to it.

Tsai made it known Taiwan will do whatever it needs to do to defend itself:

“Facing deliberately heightened military threats, Taiwan will not back down,” Tsai said during a televised meeting with Pelosi.

“We will firmly uphold our nation’s sovereignty and continue to hold the line of defense for democracy. At the same time, we wish to cooperate and work in unity with all democracies around the world to jointly safeguard democratic values.”

Taiwan would do “whatever it takes” to strengthen its defensive capabilities, Tsai added, saying she was committed to “maintaining peace and stability” in the Taiwan Strait and vowing to make Taiwan a “key stabilizing force” for regional security and the development of global trade.



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Gotta give her credit, although I suspect this was prearranged with the ChiComs to make her (and the Dem Socialists) look good.

Now about that inflation, border etc……

    alaskabob in reply to Dimsdale. | August 3, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    This was her pre-presidential visit. Once Biden replaced by Harris, she will be VP. After Harris steps aside…Prez Nancy will have her limelight moment…with Newsom as VP and 2024 pres candidate.

      The_Mew_Cat in reply to alaskabob. | August 3, 2022 at 4:13 pm

      Not so fast. The Speaker is next in line but will not be VP. If Harris becomes Prez, she can nominate a new VP who must be confirmed by both House and Senate.

        alaskabob in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | August 3, 2022 at 4:32 pm

        And who has majority in both houses? Do you think she couldn’t be confirmed? I gave the lineage…the means are same as Nixon..Agnew…Ford.

          Milhouse in reply to alaskabob. | August 3, 2022 at 5:54 pm

          You’re missing the point. Why would Harris want to nominate her? And why would Schumer give it to her? If the idea is to promote Newsom as the candidate for 2024, it would make more sense for Harris to nominate him for VP. Though if she intends running herself in 2024 then she would want a VP who’s from a different state than her. Such as Schumer?

      I COMPLETELY AGREE. Get ready for President Pelosi.

        CommoChief in reply to | August 3, 2022 at 8:45 pm

        We’re gonna swap an out of touch, doddering 79 year old for a declining and in plain sight grifting 82 year old? Nope. The d/prog young Turks will lose their damn minds. There is plenty of generational tension in the d/prog already.

        Please realize that both Biden and Pelosi are in the generation prior to the baby boom; the silent generation.

          Barry in reply to CommoChief. | August 3, 2022 at 10:58 pm

          Yea, this is real ignorance. Pelousy will not ever be president.
          I don’t know why she decided to go to Taiwan, I have my guesses, but it has nothing to do with her becoming presdident.

          The CCP doesn’t make deals that end with them looking like the pussies they are.

          My main suspicion is this is a battle between the pelousy faction of commies and the biden regime faction. Knowing that biden is owned by the CCP, pelousy decides to go there and illicit a demand from china that the potato stop her. Biden couldn’t and looks even weaker than before. Thais is a 100% guess and as good or better than most.

          Barry in reply to CommoChief. | August 3, 2022 at 10:59 pm

          illicit, solicit, what the hell 🙂

    gibbie in reply to Dimsdale. | August 3, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Yes. I thought I was the only one who suspected this. Two months before the midterm elections.

Colonel Travis | August 3, 2022 at 1:16 pm

China is not going to do doodley squat to Taiwan. if they invaded, they would be obliterated militarily, the world would condemn them harder than Russia and China relies on too many vital imports for basic survival, unlike Russia. The country is on a demographic decline. The more I read about China, the less worried I’ve become.

    SeiteiSouther in reply to Colonel Travis. | August 3, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    Not to mention the only thing that’s really holding some areas in China is their military. If that falters, they may have bigger problems on their hands.

    Now that they know Brandon may be weak but he isn’t in charge. The WH is now in shambles and I think the Deep State has delivered its message. China’s bluff has been called, something they obviously didn’t expect. I suspect that the Chinese aren’t the only ones who have compromising evidence of corruption on our government. I wonder what it took to get Pelosi (the 3rd person in line for POTUS) to do this. Was this the Pentagon stepping in to re-direct events to compete wrong foot the Chinese? What are they going to do now? Waste their ammo and fuel putting on a fireworks display over Taiwan? Yeah, that’ll teach us.

    I really doubt China is feeling as confident today as they were a few days ago.

    rutvet83 in reply to Colonel Travis. | August 3, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    The question becomes who would obliterate the Chinese? Not the US Military, with all of the woke and dregs of society that call the military home now, although we would look faaaaabulous getting our butts kicked. The Chinese are laughing at us now, can you imagine the First Transgender Division with the 69th Woke/CRT Regiment coming at them?

      Still fighting WWII I see?

        rutvet83 in reply to Pasadena Phil. | August 3, 2022 at 7:51 pm

        As Studs Terkel wrote “The Good War”, the last one we actually won.

        CommoChief in reply to Pasadena Phil. | August 3, 2022 at 9:01 pm

        That’s not a bad analogy. Picture D-Day but with cheaper rubber craft. First wave socks up missiles. China locates and targets missile batteries and artillery. Yeah they can move but the terrain limits their likely placement. Then consider cyber attacks or kinetic attacks on GPS satellite which degrade capabilities. Infiltrators and sabotours aren’t to be ignored either.

        Second wave same, third wave same. Eventually no more missiles or artillery is left in opposition due to counter fire. Now the landing begins and like Omaha beach it will look a good deal like WWI. Dug in defenders, wire, obstacles. The assaulting troops relying upon mass to break through and create the ability to pour into the breach and roll up the defenders.

        If the Chinese are willing to spend the lives required they can defeat Taiwan. Its doable not easy and we probably wouldn’t be willing to throw away that many lives but China? I wouldn’t rule it out or be dismissive of the possibility.

          txvet2 in reply to CommoChief. | August 3, 2022 at 9:10 pm

          Someplace to use up those 40 million excess males, if they have enough transport.

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | August 3, 2022 at 9:23 pm

          They already developed, tested and deployed the craft. Basically a big ass rubber boat with aluminum enclose for the topside controls. Cheap, easy to make and functional.

          Barry in reply to CommoChief. | August 3, 2022 at 11:06 pm

          “if they have enough transport.”

          They don’t.

          “Cheap, easy to make and functional.”

          And entirely impossible to mount an invasion from. That requires tanks, etc.

          And not to mention how easy it is to sink these things.

          Y’all need to understand, the Taiwanese are not standing around like the germans with their thumbs up their asses. They intend to make the cost of any attack on their homeland very costly, whether or not we provide any active help.

      Colonel Travis in reply to rutvet83. | August 3, 2022 at 11:45 pm

      Taiwan has had nothing more important to do than to spend the past 50 years preparing for an invasion. Their military strength is pretty darn good, believe it or not. For a country that small, they are fighting way above their weight class. Trying to take an island that size (forget about holding it and then subsequently running it), with the kind of terrible geography for landings on the Western side, would be the stupidest thing China has ever attempted.

      We drew up a plan to invade the island in WW2, it was twice the size of the D-Day invasion. I don’t think people understand just how disastrous such a thing would be. China’s navy is big but not capable of patrolling at great distances. It would be wrecked after an invasion, and then what is China going to do? They won’t have the ability to rebuild it, they will have lost probably half their army.

      People like to think China will just go in and take it and that it will be a piece of cake like turning over Hong Kong. No. It would end China as we know it.

        “China’s navy is big but not capable of patrolling at great distances.”

        And to put a finer point on it, “big” is meaningless when you simply count numbers. Essentially the china navy is incapable of carrying a war beyond it’s own shores. It has no important naval pieces. Aircraft carriers, might as well be zero since the only ones they have that might be useful are staffed by incompetents and that total is two IIRC.

        The real navy that matters is the one you don’t see, the underwater Navy. Lets be blunt, china has zip in what matters. Zip. Even a pink haired transgendered US sub commander can take out the chinese, and there are none of those. Every submarine Captain is there because they are among the most competent men in the Navy.

    henrybowman in reply to Colonel Travis. | August 3, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Check out the Tucker segment I linked below.
    It’s going to be challenging to obliterate China with a demoralized, short-staffed military, many of whose toys have recently been given away to Ukraine.

    Also, there are too many really nice things in Taiwan that a smart government with a long time frame would not want to break. Taiwan may be a pain in the ass, but it’s China’s well-controlled pain, and it probably is very profitable to leave it as it is, mostly. The CCP will extract something for this, and Pelosi has probably already agreed to it.

I wonder what she got in return.

    henrybowman in reply to Valerie. | August 3, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    She got the “Order of Preposterous Clouds with Special Gray Poupon.”
    My new eyeglass frames won’t be shipping until NEXT WEDNESDAY, dammit.

Next time wear some Pooh merch

The main takeaway from this is to assuage China the Biden administration stated publicly it does not support Taiwan independence. The president is by far what matters most in foreign policy this was not a triumph for Taiwan and we have not seen what China will do as a reaction.

There are a lot of things short of invasion China could do as a response (unless of course the Biden administration did assuage them by publicly insulting Taiwan).

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to Danny. | August 3, 2022 at 4:19 pm

    If China really wants to retaliate they can go all-in on making sure Russia wins in Ukraine. They can send massive trainloads of artillery and ammo to the Front.

    Barry in reply to Danny. | August 4, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Uh huh. CCP Danny predicted WW3 from china and all we got was wimpers.

    Wimpers from wimps.

    25 million Taiwanese holding 1.5 billion chinese at bay.

America stands with Libya, when they were an intelligence asset. America stands with Russia, unless a Spring is a viable choice, and resources can be redistributed without inconvenient burdens. South Africa, too. Watch your back, Taiwan.

America stands with the women and girls of Afghanistan to mitigate the recurring risk of masculinism and feminism. Did we ever stand with Tibet?

Nancy Pelosi, who won’t be standing much longer, talks about standing with Taiwan.

Last night, Tucker proposed a very strange and (for him) highly tinfoil hat theory that the actual purpose behind Pelosi’s deliberate provocation was to give China an excuse to invade Taiwan, and thereby assimilate their dominance of the semiconductor market — a commodity that we customarily speak of as “made in China,” but is really “made in Taiwan” and “China proper” doesn’t control it.
But they could, easily.

    CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | August 3, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Or simply destroy the production capacity which would very effectively cripple the modern economy.

    Tucker’s a fucking idiot. He didn’t mention that perhaps the Taiwanese might understand the end of chip production in Taiwan would effectively destroy the chinese economy, and that just MAYBE the Taiwanese would destroy the chip factories before turning them over to the very hated chinese.

    China can no more function without Taiwan than we can.

We SHOULD stand with Taiwan, but Biden is owned by the CCP.

    CommoChief in reply to geronl. | August 3, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Why? Tell us what we gain by doing so. Not what China will gain if we don’t. Seriously, why should the average US Citizen support a war with China? I’m willing to be convinced but so far you haven’t sold it.

      Barry in reply to CommoChief. | August 3, 2022 at 11:18 pm

      Let’s be clear, the Taiwanese rank in the top 15 or 16 countries in GDP per capita. The chinese are way down the list, getting close to number 80 with less than 1/3 the GDP per capita of the Taiwanese.

      Taiwan is freedom and china is slavery. We should support freedom and fight slavery.

      If china can take Taiwan, why not the Phillipines?
      If china can take Taiwan, why not South Korea?
      If china can take Taiwan, why not Japan?
      If china can take Taiwan, why not Australia?
      If china can take Taiwan, why not New Zealand?

      There is your answer.

        henrybowman in reply to Barry. | August 3, 2022 at 11:27 pm

        “Taiwan is freedom and china is slavery. We should support freedom and fight slavery.”

        Freedom isn’t free, and neither is supporting someone else’s.
        American money is for American problems.
        Not Taiwan’s. Not Ukraine’s. Not Afghanistan’s.

          China becoming world dominant is OUR problem.

          And for the record, the only thing that costs more than maintaining freedom is losing it.

          By ignoring the world we came perilously close to that in the 1930’s. A lesson was learned.

We don’t have Taiwan’s back any more than we do Ukraine’s … and we never will.

I’m so old I remember how Biden left Afghanistan like our tails were on fire. California store robbers exit the building with less haste.

A lion can lead an army of donkeys, but a donkey cannot lead an army of lions.