Skip to comments.Exclusive: State Department risks China's ire with request for US Marines in Taiwan
Posted on 07/01/2018 9:01:37 PM PDT by Leaning Right
The State Department has requested that US Marines be sent to Taiwan to help safeguard America's de facto embassy there, two US officials tell CNN, prompting China to urge the US to "exercise caution."
If the request is granted, it will be the first time in nearly 40 years that US Marines will be guarding a diplomatic post in Taiwan.
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Man, I hate giving Fake Ass CNN a click point. Next time, make the summary longer for us who hate going there..
> make the summary longer for us who hate going there <
I hear you. I hate going there (CNN) myself. But then again I don’t want to get Free Republic in trouble for excerpting too much of an article.
I think there is some kind of law about how much you can fairly excerpt. In the past I’ve searched for that law, but so far no luck. Perhaps someone who knows more about this than I do can clue me in.
> risks RED China’s ire... <
Ha! That’s very politically incorrect, and also very true. I’m just a dumb Hunky. But I sure don’t see what lasting political value we gained when Nixon went with his “one-China” policy.
All we seemed to have gained was cheap imports, imports that helped destroy our industrial base.
Taiwan is, of course, an island and not part of the Asian land mass. So perhaps Vizzini’s quote doesn’t quite apply. But it sure does apply to Afghanistan and Iraq (I’m looking at you, George W. Bush).
I dont know how they determine who guards the embassies, but I was at the US Embassy in Manila a few years ago. The only American I saw, was one female consular officer. Every every single solitary other worker there, were all Filipino civilians, including the guards, and it was the Philippine Army guarding the outer perimeter.
Taiwan and also the South China Sea will be strictly NavAir battles.
And due to China, it is likely inevitable. Best to prepare.
It was Jimmy Carter that broke relations with Taiwan. It is past time to have a 2 China policy. Rename the American Institute of Taiwan to US Embassy.
Then send the Army, too.
> It was Jimmy Carter that broke relations with Taiwan. <
True. But it was Nixon who first said that there was but one China. And by that he was essentially acknowledging Red China’s claim on Taiwan.
By the way, I agree with you that it’s time for a two-China policy. Enough of the one-China charade.
The US once had an embassy in Taipei. I know because I helped lead a delegation of American students studying there on a protest against the US recognizing Red China in July 1971.
Weird thing was that for a US embassy in a country of one of America’s greatest friends, the front door window was about 6 inches high and 16 inches wide, like a gin-joint of the roaring 20’s.
Well, we did the protest, made national TV on the island, and were local heroes at Chengchi University. My wonderful teacher Lillian Chao cried in class.
Hey Spike Lee. WE DID THE RIGHT THING! STOOD UP FOR FREEDOM.
(One of our members was US Army - combat Bronze Star for taking out a communist bunker with a grenade launcher. No slackers in our group).
This would be pure madness. Way too provocative. Hope it is fake news
Vietnam was flanked by China enabling us to leave and prevent the Russian intrusion
Nixon was in China to end the war in Vietnam.
Safeguard from who?
Where were these State Department Deep State people when our people were getting slaughtered in Benghazi?
Frankly. I’d have some U.S. military ON Taiwan, as a trip-wire warning to China against ever using force to settle the political issue between Taiwan and China.
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