Anyone Who’d Support Going To War Over Taiwan Is A Crazy Idiot, by Caitlin Johnstone

Let those who say the US and its allies should defend Taiwan from China tell the rest of us how that can be done, short of nuclear weapons. From Caitlin Johnstone at

Taiwan has been in the news a lot lately, and it’s really bringing out the crazy in people.

The mass media have been falsely reporting that China has been encroaching on Taiwan’s “air defense zone”, which gets stretched into the even more ludicrous claim that China “sent warplanes flying over Taiwan”. In reality Chinese planes simply entered an arbitrarily designated area hundreds of miles from Taiwan’s coast it calls its “Air Defence Identification Zone”, which has no legally recognized existence and contains a significant portion of China’s mainland. This is likely a response to the way the US and its allies have been constantly sailing war ships into disputed waters to threaten Beijing.

As Moon of Alabama reports, US warmongers inflamed this non-controversy even further by feeding a story to the press about the already public information that there are American troops in Taiwan training the military there, citing “concern” about the danger posed by China.

Now headlines are blaring about President Tsai Ing-wen responding to this non-event with the announcement that Taiwan will “do whatever it takes to defend its freedom and democratic way of life.” Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott just visited Taipei to advocate that “democracies stand shoulder to shoulder” with Taiwan against China. The CIA has announced the creation of a new spy center that will focus solely on China, which CIA Director William Burns says will “further strengthen our collective work on the most important geopolitical threat we face in the 21st century: an increasingly adversarial Chinese government”.

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One response to “Anyone Who’d Support Going To War Over Taiwan Is A Crazy Idiot, by Caitlin Johnstone

  1. There is a reason why America got out of Afghanistan so quickly. The country needs a war for its goals and power play for its own country. Wars help people pray for hope, while experience great devastation. They inspire innovation, and apparently ( and temporarily ) they balance the spirit of the nation.

    The only problem now, is that the spirit of America is so divided, and there is so much hate (even for the only reason being social media) that this spirit might be harder to come by. It’s sort of the like the more American psychological practice principle that it is easier to throw hate and energy upon something or someone else to inspire betterment in oneself.


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