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Old 07-30-2022, 06:33 AM   #461 (permalink)
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Old 08-02-2022, 01:08 PM   #462 (permalink)
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As Americans, what are your opinions on Pelosi's visit to Taiwan? In the wake of the Russian invasion, is this not just poking the bear? They feared China might intervene if they took sides (hah) in the conflict, yet here they are basically mooning them and saying go on, do your worst. Seems ****ing crazy to me. I mean, there was no need for her to go to Taiwan, and she knew it was going to rile up China, so, you know, are they trying to get us all killed?
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Old 08-02-2022, 01:14 PM   #463 (permalink)
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Political posturing. I have no idea what her game is but I doubt China will suddenly invade Taiwan over it. They still don't want a war with the US.
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Old 08-02-2022, 01:18 PM   #464 (permalink)
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They're talking about "targeted military action": cyber attacks on Taiwan? On US interests there? It all sounds a bit like, as the Chinese said themselves, playing with fire. Sounds like she's being provocative. And Biden was against it? Has he no power over his ****ing people at all? Can you imagine that happening under Der Trump? Think they'd be able to get away with that? Oh man! I just complimented Mister Orange! GAAAAHHHH!!
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Old 08-02-2022, 01:25 PM   #465 (permalink)
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It looks like Scott Adams has his take on the war in his latest Dilbert comic.
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Old 08-02-2022, 01:30 PM   #466 (permalink)
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Biden is the President, not the King, and anyway, what can he do to stop her, take away her toys? She's probably nearing retirement anyway and she's in a very safe liberal district so she won't get voted out.

Anyway, this isn't the first time we've pissed off China and it won't be the last. I'd be more concerned with China helping Putin than Taiwan getting overthrown to be honest.
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Does Pelosi have any power to do anything while she's there?
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Old 08-02-2022, 01:40 PM   #468 (permalink)
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Not really. All she can really be is an independent diplomat, especially since she's doing this without Biden's blessing.
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Old 08-02-2022, 08:23 PM   #469 (permalink)
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I just never understand America. No member of the govt here or in the UK or I imagine in Europe could go do something that is against the wishes, orders or without the sanction of the top guy and not get into trouble, yet Pelosi can go against her boss and do what she likes, even if it rattles the sabre? Or is Biden allowing her to do it as a sort of plausible senility, sorry deniability?
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I'm sure Biden absolutely hates how this event is uncritically promoting the government's view of the annexation of Taiwan and general Chinese aggression as a pressing issue.
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