Fanning the flames of war, a group of Congressional Clowns made a surprise visit to Taiwan on Sunday ramping up tensions between Washington and China following the recent visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., was joined by four House arrogant idiots that the media label as “lawmakers.” The politicians included Democratic Reps. John Garamendi, Alan Lowenthal, and Don Beyer. Republican Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen also joined the band wagon.
The group met with President Tsai Ing-wen later Monday.
Banging the war drum, Markey, who has been sucking off the public tit since 1973, said in a statement that the trip was important given the increased tensions in the Taiwan Strait and the delegation “once again demonstrates the United States Congress’ firm support for Taiwan.”
Markey, like Pelosi, did not go into specific details about what U.S. support means.
China said it will take resolute countermeasures in response to the trip.
Beijing hit back against the visit, saying it would take “resolute countermeasures in response to the US’s provocations” in a statement Sunday from the Chinese Embassy in Washington.
“Members of the US Congress should act in consistence with the US government’s one-China policy,” Liu Pengyu, a spokeswoman for the Chinese embassy in Washington, tweeted.
TRENDPOST: The U.S. policy vis-à-vis Taiwan and China is presented as opaque but can be distilled to mean Washington supports Taipei but does not guarantee that it will directly engage China if it invades. The philosophy is called strategic ambiguity.
The Trends Journal has said the U.S. will not go to war with China over Taiwan and Beijing will easily overtake the island when it is ready.
(See “PELOSI PUSHES WAR, U.S. MEDIA PROMOTES IT,” “CHINA WON’T STOP AT TAIWAN, SO WHERE SHOULD AMERICA DRAW THE LINE?” “WILL CHINA SOON INVADE TAIWAN?” “TAIWAN MILITARY RAMP-UP WILL NOT STOP CHINA” and “BIDEN SAYS U.S. WILL FIGHT CHINA IF IT INVADES TAIWAN, BUT WHITE HOUSE FLACKS QUICKLY BACKTRACK.”)
Liu said Beijing is opposed to any kind of “official ties” between the U.S. and Taiwan. She stated that the most recent trip by the delegation proves “the U.S. does not want to see stability across the Taiwan Straits and has spared no effort to stir up confrontation between the two sides and interfere in China’s internal affairs.”
TRENDPOST: The only common ground found in Washington that gets true bipartisan support is international intervention that inches the U.S. closer to war. There are endless examples, but the one that stands out recently was the vote in May to provide Kyiv with $40 billion in aid, which sailed through the Senate in an 86 to 11 vote.
When Pelosi faced some criticism earlier this month for her unprovoked visit, Republicans tripped over themselves to come to her defense. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the minority leader, released a joint statement in support of Pelosi’s visit that was signed by 25 other Republican senators.
That simply doesn’t happen in Washington.