As Gerald Celente has long noted, “When all else fails, they take you to war.”

And since the Federal Reserve started raising interest rates and as America’s inflation rate hit 40 year highs while the nation’s Gross Domestic Product went negative, to get the public’s mind off their terrible real life financial problems and war-mongering Washington, politicians—who slaughtered tens of millions since the end of WWII with their Korean, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghan, Syrian, Libya, Yemen wars etc.—launched WWIII when it joined the Ukraine War this past February.

Since then, the headline news coverage of the mainstream media has been the Ukraine War and the re-heating up of the “Hate Russia” Cold War campaign that began some 76 years ago.

And, of course, totally absent in the mainstream “coverage” is the “why” and “how” the Ukraine War began… and how it could have been avoided.

Now, with the Ukraine War not the top of the “news,” a new narrative expressed by America’s politicians and Presstitutes has re-upped Washington’s “Freedom and Democracy” Orwellian war campaign. 

Formosa? Qing Dynasty? 

If you asked American’s what a Formosa is, they would probably tell you it was like a Mimosa with pineapple juice instead of orange juice.

Taiwan, formerly called Formosa by the Portuguese, which means the “Beautiful Isle,” has a history of foreign conquers that included the Spanish, the Dutch East India Company, Japan… and of course the Chinese Qing Dynasty is all ancient history when it comes to ramping up the “hate China” campaign spread by Washington and the mainstream media. 

And, according to encyclopedia Britannica,  Since 1949 the regimes on both the mainland and Taiwan have agreed that Taiwan is a province of China—the principal difference being that each has asserted it is as the legitimate government of the country. 

War Heat

Making the news last week was that despite not being sanctioned by the White House, Nancy Pelosi was the first U.S. House speaker in 25 years that would visit Taiwan. Her announcement prompted a dramatic escalation in the region that included a four-day Chinese military exercise around the island.  

China never conducted a military drill so large. Beijing deployed more than a 100 fighter jets and dozens of warships. Part of the exercises included the firing of ballistic missiles around the island. The Global Times, the state-run Chinese newspaper, said the drill on Sunday featured “island saturation attack drills and bomber deterrence flights in the Straits.”

“Fully loaded with live ammunition, several bombers and fighter bombers of the Air Force took off one by one, entered combat formations, and launched standoff, saturation strike exercises with various types of precision munitions, jointly with the Army’s long-range rocket artillery and the (PLA) Rocket Force’s conventional missiles,” the paper said. 

China warned Pelosi against taking the trip to Taipei and a columnist for the Global Times wrote that a visit would be tantamount to an invasion, and that her military plane should be shot out of the sky if she entered the airspace. After she landed, there was a feeling of dissatisfaction among many nationalists in China who believed Beijing did not go far enough to stop the visit. 

Pelosi, who recently visited Ukraine to praise Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s war effort against Russia and vow more U.S. support, sent a similar message to Taiwan. She said the U.S. will “not abandon” the island.

“They may try to keep Taiwan from visiting or participating in other places, but they will not isolate Taiwan by preventing us to travel there,” Pelosi said of China. 

Pelosi joined Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei and told reporters that the U.S. is proud of the enduring friendship.

“Now more than ever, America’s solidarity with Taiwan is crucial and that is the message we are bringing here today,” she said.

TRENDPOST: As we have noted, being that Nancy Pelosi is a top member of the Washington, D.C. government gang, there was no way she would have taken it upon herself to ramp up U.S./China tensions without the blessings of the White House.

Following China’s military drills in reaction to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken denounced the Chinese saying: “There is no justification for this extreme, disproportionate and escalatory military response… now, they’ve taken dangerous acts to a new level.”

Pouring more fire on the Taiwan flames, Blinken ramped up threats against China saying the U.S. would stage large military exercises in the narrow straits between Taiwan and China. 

Indeed, WSWS.org noted that “Despite initial expressions of concern about the inflammatory character of Pelosi’s trip, the Biden administration backed it and authorized the mobilization of U.S. military aircraft and warships as part of the visit. Now the White House, its allies such as Japan and Australia, and the U.S. and international media repeat the lie that the visit in no way changed the status quo surrounding Taiwan.”

TREND FORECAST: Despite these grandstanding visits and vows of support, we forecast that just as Beijing has clamped down on Hong Kong protests and taken full control, so, too, will they take control of Taiwan when they are ready.

Despite condemnations when they do so, there will be no military forces from other nations that will challenge Communist China’s military might. Indeed, America, with the largest military in the world, has not won a war since World War II and cannot even win against third-world nations, such as Afghanistan, after invading that nation some 20 years ago.

The Ukraine invasion showed that the U.S. is willing to offer support by exporting military equipment and level sanctions, but it does not want to fight China in a war that it would lose. 

We have noted several times where U.S. President Joe Biden said American troops would spring to the defense of the island, but that will not happen. Washington would do all it can to form a Pacific NATO, like it is doing now, and provide Taiwan with more weapons than they have soldiers to fire them. 

In April, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin slipped and said the U.S.’s goal in Ukraine is to see a weakened Russia. The same would be true if China invaded Taiwan. 

Should war break out between China and Taiwan, we forecast the Taiwanese military will not aggressively fight back, since doing so would result in millions of deaths and mass destruction.

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