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Fox letting it out of the bag on Taiwan?
« on: August 03, 2022, 03:21:47 AM »
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  • A case of revelation of the method?!  (Where your adversary purposely drops hints at what it's actually doing for some nefarious reason and or to simply cause you to be demoralized and or disoriented.) Tucker Carlson's latest commentary like any commentary he does for Fox was presumably cleared at the "highest levels" at Fox.  So what might the "Fox' very possibly be letting out of the bag for the uninitiated with this present commentary below?

    That the American witch's arrival in Taiwan was no rash/rogue like act of stupidity and or arrogance carried out in the name of "girl power" or whatever or as a brazen in your face act of contempt for China, but rather a well planned act designed to give China a pretext for initiating a more full throttle take-over of Taiwan.  In other words, at some level Peℓσѕι's trip to the island was from her handlers' perspective no stupid mistake.  Rather, it was actually intended to speed up China's take over of Taiwan so as to further the power of China while reducing the power of the U.S.  Not exactly patriotic of the 80 year old, but hey she's just riding out her years on the end of a broom stick.  One more useful idiot.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-chinese-leaders-treated-Peℓσѕι-arrival-invasion

    Tucker Carlson: Chinese leaders treated Peℓσѕι's arrival like an invasion
    Tucker Carlson voices concerns over Peℓσѕι's Taiwan trip


    The thing about the Chinese government is, and this is kind of weird, the Chinese government almost never celebrates diversity. Think about that. American liberals, liberals throughout the West, love China. It's Justin Trudeau's model, but China does not celebrate diversity. In fact, and the American media never says this, but it's absolutely true, China is a militarized ethno-state. It's run along traditional fascist lines for the benefit of a specific ethnic group: the Han Chinese.

    It's not supposed to be allowed, but they're doing it. So, to Chinese leaders, the concept of diversity, equity and inclusion, those concepts make no sense at all. At best, they're bizarre. It's one of those incomprehensible jokes that Western liberals tell. The Chinese don't get it at all. So, when Nancy Peℓσѕι took off for Taiwan today aboard a U.S. military jet, the Chinese government did not issue a statement applauding her remarkable display of spunky girl power. No one in Beijing congratulated Nancy Peℓσѕι for breaking glass ceilings as the very first speaker in history to identify as a woman. No one in China even mentioned that.

    Instead, Chinese leaders treated Peℓσѕι's arrival like an invasion. Air raid sirens sounded in coastal towns in China as her plane approached. When she finally landed, the Chinese military announced live fire exercises in the airspace around Taiwan for the next four days. China's Foreign Ministry declared that Nancy Peℓσѕι's mere presence "gravely undermines peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait." Proving that in Asia, as at home, things rarely improve when Nancy Peℓσѕι shows up. So, the question really is, why did she go in the first place? That's the real question — and the official line in Washington, as always, is totally implausible, is that Peℓσѕι's trip was designed to "reaffirm Taiwan's status as a U.S. ally."  

    OK, except the problem is, Taiwan is not a U.S. ally. In fact, Taiwan may be the only country in the world the Biden administration believes does not have the right of self-determination. "We do not support Taiwan's independence," said the Pentagon spokesman just the other day. Wait a second. They're against democracy? You know that they were for democracy, right? They are always throwing democracy at you. Turns out, they don't mean it, not that you ever thought they did. 

    So, the one thing you can be certain of is that Nancy Peℓσѕι did not fly all the way to Taiwan to signal that the United States is going to defend that island from a Chinese invasion. We're not going to do that. We're not in a position to do that, even if we wanted to do that. We've already sent too many of our surface-to-air missiles, for example, to Ukraine, where our oligarch friends are busy selling them to various dark actors on the international arms market. So, if there's a major war in Asia any time soon, we will not be winning it. Every sober person knows that. Sad but true.

    So, what's really going on here? Well, on the internet, you may have noticed quite a bit of speculation, some of it generated by Chinese state media, that Peℓσѕι went to Taiwan to check on investments that her husband Paul made using insider information. Now, he did make those investments and yes, used insider information. That's why he's such a fantastic stock picker worth more than $100 million. In this case, Paul Peℓσѕι bought semiconductor stock. Taiwan makes semiconductors. Rising tensions in the region would create more demand for semiconductors. That's the theory.

    Is it true? Well, Nancy Peℓσѕι is from Baltimore, so we wouldn't put anything past her, but it doesn't quite satisfy as an explanation. That is a long and highly public trip to take for a relatively small investment. There's got to be something else going on. What is it? Well, it is entirely possible that the most obvious explanation for this debacle is the right one. It's possible that the Biden administration is so completely incompetent, the people who run the White House are so utterly blinded by their own arrogance and their ineptitude, that they just don't appreciate or even understand the implications of what they are doing. So, Nancy Peℓσѕι got bored of spending the summer in Napa and she wanted to take a free trip to Asia where she can pretend to be a statesman for a week. Girl power. Let her go.  
     
    It's possible that's all the thinking they did before signing off on Peℓσѕι's trip. Here, for example, is the Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, who you're supposed to take seriously, proving the point effectively this morning on Fox.  

    JOHN KIRBY: The aggressiveness, the coercion, the increase in tensions in the last weeks and months have all come from the Chinese side. What we have said is that there's no reason that this visit should escalate tensions in any way whatsoever. 

    Oh, so there's no reason that this visit should escalate tensions in any way whatsoever. Thanks, John Kirby, for describing the world as you fervently wish it was. We'd love to know your views on perpetual motion machines. Now back to reality as we actually find it. Nancy Peℓσѕι's trip to Taiwan has, in fact, dramatically escalated tensions in the region throughout Asia. In fact, escalated the more than any single act in recent memory. So, you have to ask yourself, for what? How exactly is the United States, which she serves, benefiting from what she's doing? Is there an upside here for us?

    That's one question that people like John Kirby never think to ask. They just assume that China must be bluffing. Just another backward, third-world government making huffing noises. You don't you take them seriously, just like Russia. "Well, they say they're going to invade Ukraine if we push Ukraine to join NATO. Who cares what they think. They're a gas station with a government. They're bluffing."

    John Kirby 'takes issue' with Afghan pullout question Video
    That's what arrogance does. It blinds you to reality. So, the question is: Is China bluffing? What if they're not? What if, in response to Peℓσѕι's totally pointless trip to Taiwan, the Chinese decide to seize the Cayman Islands, which are now governed by Taiwan, in whose defense we've implicitly and effectively guaranteed for 75 years? Well, that could actually happen. The Chinese government is already making the kind of noises you would expect it to make before doing something like that. Here's a selection.

    REPORTER: Ahead of the stop, the Chinese government continued to ramp up their warnings, saying it undermines China's sovereignty and security spending. 

    FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN: We hope U.S. officials will clearly understand the importance and sensitivity of the issue and how dangerous it would be if the visit actually happens.  

    REPORTER: The Chinese claim Taiwan as their own, and there are concerns Beijing could use the visit as a pretext to ramp up military action in the area. 

    Huh. Maybe that's bluffing. Maybe it's not, but the deeper question is, when's the last time American liberals built something? When is the last time Nancy Peℓσѕι or Joe Biden or any of these people, Susan Rice, created something worth having? Hmm. We'll give you a few minutes. Never. They break things. They show up. They make things worse. They move on to the next thing. They never apologize. They did it in Afghanistan. They did it in Iraq. They did it in Ukraine. They did it in Syria. They did it in Libya. Are they going to do it now with China? Breaking things. 

    In fact, if you were trying to give Beijing a pretext to seize Taiwan, this is exactly the kind of trip you would take. And what would happen if Beijing seized Taiwan? Well, it would be a humanitarian disaster for the Taiwanese. They would lose any semblance of self-determination. Democracy would die, so that's bad, but more to the point, it would be a disaster for us. For us, because it would make, and this would be the effect of virtually every policy to come out of the Biden administration, it would make China more powerful. How powerful is China? We understate their power actually. 

    China already makes 90% of the world's antibiotics. It makes 80% of the world's lithium batteries, 96% of the shipping containers used to transport goods across the world, mostly from China, are made in China, but one thing China does not yet control is the semiconductor industry. At the end of 2021, China held just 4% of the global semiconductor market. North America and the Asia-Pacific region are the dominant players. 


    Now, semiconductors are not a small thing. In fact, they're essential to modern life. They're in everything from brake sensors in your car to your phone, to your computer. They're in everything and as it happens, virtually all advanced semiconductors are made — where are they made? — oh, they're made in Taiwan. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company makes 90% of the world's advanced semiconductors. It is by far the world's largest semiconductor foundry. Without the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, that would mean companies like Apple, Qualcomm and many others could not function. That's a lot of the American economy.  

    Last year, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company accounted for more than half of the total foundry revenue in the world. So, maybe showing up in Taiwan would give Beijing a pretext to invade Taiwan and take over the world's largest semiconductor foundry, and that puts us in the beta position to an even greater extent, to put it mildly. Is that the goal of this trip? Could it be that Tony Blinken and Barack Obama and the rest of the people who are actually running the Biden administration without the knowledge of Joe Biden, who can't remember anything at this point, could it be that all these people know perfectly well how reckless this is, know perfectly well what the effects could be, and they're doing it, not just in spite of those effects, but because of those effects because actually, at least on some gut level, they want to hasten the end of American hegemony, which is to say the end of the U.S. as we know it? 

    That would explain why they sent Kamala hαɾɾιs, of all people, to avert a war on Ukraine, knowing full well that Kamala hαɾɾιs would read the notes they wrote for her and insist that Ukraine join NATO and then guarantee that Russia invades Ukraine, constricts the world's energy and food markets, and makes us weaker. Huh? Maybe they knew that would happen. Maybe they're not that stupid. Maybe that would also explain why they sent in Nancy Peℓσѕι over to Taiwan effectively as the administration's representative, even though Nancy Peℓσѕι rivals Kamala hαɾɾιs in her inability to form a coherent thought. Now again, we alluded to this last night, but it's just true because we watch this stuff. We hope you don't. Hope you have a real life, but if you see Nancy Peℓσѕι recently, since she turned 80, for example, two years ago, you know this is someone who is having a lot of trouble speaking. Here was Peℓσѕι at a briefing back in November, for example. 
     
    Nancy Peℓσѕι speaking to reporters
    Nancy Peℓσѕι speaking to reporters (Getty Images)

    NANCY Peℓσѕι: The other thing that we're getting are, we're sending stuff over to the Senate. Well, most of the product that we've done is set now. We may have had it in the last hour or so and some of what we added is Senate to the bill, like a hearing. Bernie doesn't like hearing. Excuse me. Bernie loves hearing. Manchin doesn't want hearing in the bill and all that stuff. So, some of the Senate-oriented, and then we had the family/medical leave. We figured if they're putting things in, then we can put something in even if Manchin doesn't like it. So, we are getting some Byrd and privilege. I think mostly we're getting privilege scrub because privilege scrub is deadly to a bill. Byrd? Well, it's important. You have to take it out, but privilege violation can take you out. 

    So, at this point, August of 2022, Taiwan is the world's great flashpoint. It's the largest power with an aim. It has articulated repeatedly over almost 80 years to invade a neighboring country, Taiwan. There's no more delicate place diplomatically on the globe. So, if you're sending that person to calm tensions or reassure allies, you're probably not doing what you say you're doing. You may be doing the opposite. If you're trying to provoke your enemies and terrify your so-called allies, you'd probably pick Nancy Peℓσѕι as your representative in Taiwan.

    What is going on here? Well, if you're wanting to understand the motive of the people in charge, consider this: At the same moment that we are clearly goading other countries into conflict with each other and with us, we are, meaning the Biden administration is, degrading our ability to participate or prevail in those wars. Our defensive capabilities have never been weaker and that's not an accident. They did it. For example, the Central Intelligence Agency, whatever you think of it, we don't think much, kind of important to our country, certainly well-funded, here's a recent recruiting ad from the CIA. 

    WOMAN: I'm a woman of color. I am a mom. I am a cisgender millennial who's been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. I am intersectional, but my existence is not a box-checking exercise. I am a walking declaration, a woman whose inflection does not rise at the end of her sentences, suggesting that a question has been asked. I used to struggle with imposter syndrome, but at 36, I refuse to internalize misguided, patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be. 

    Oh, you're intersectional with a generalized anxiety disorder? Come work in a critical federal agency. So, if you're running an ad like that, not only are you not serious, you are trying to degrade and hurt the ability of the United States to defend itself, to perpetuate itself, to remain the United States for our grandchildren. Let's stop lying about this, that's exactly what they're doing, and it's not just happening at CIA.

    Nothing Joe Biden has done in the last year-and-a-half has made our armed forces better prepared to fight wars. Instead, it has been one calculated humiliation after another for the U.S. Armed Forces: vax mandates, anti-White ideology, sex changes, drag shows — whatever is necessary to telegraph to the United States military, "You are worthless. You are defending a country that does not deserve to be defended. Your traditions are disgusting. You're terrible."

    That's the message. Here's the latest: The VA has decided to desecrate military cemeteries. That would be America's last remaining national shrine. Our military cemeteries desecrated with industrial wind turbines. One just went up at a Massachusetts National Cemetery. So, take three steps back. They are starting more wars while simultaneously making it harder for the United States to fight and prevail in those wars.

    MIKA BRZEZINSKI: A spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said this morning that their army will "never sit by idly."  
    JOE SCARBOROUGH: Well, you know what, we have an army, too. It won't sit by idly either. Don't tell our leaders where they can go and where they can't go… I salute Nancy Peℓσѕι for going there, for sending a message that Taiwan is an ally and just as we won't support Taiwan's independence and breaking away from this One China policy, we will not stand idly by if mainland China decides to invade Taiwan. 

    More childish posturing from people who have no idea what they're talking about and no skin in the game whatsoever. The truth is, we're not in a position to prosecute a successful war against China. We should be. We should have been making defensive, strategic moves for the past 20 years, on-shoring critical manufacturing, building up a strong military and, yes, a strong CIA, not degrading them with identity politics and other pointless lunacy that detracts from the mission, which is to protect the United States, but that's exactly what we've done. Republicans in Congress have allowed it to happen. Oh, more funding for you.

    So, whatever the motive here is, the effect is absolutely predictable. As with Afghanistan and Ukraine and COVID and pick nine other disasters when what we're watching right now finally ends, the U.S. is likely to be weaker and China is likely to be stronger. So, what does this mean? It means the beginning of the end of American influence in Asia, influence that we paid for with blood, and that's not an overstatement.

    More than half a million American servicemen were killed or wounded in the Pacific theater in the Second World War and in Korea a few years after that and as a result of their sacrifice and wise diplomacy, countries like Japan and South Korea and Singapore and the Philippines have all been in our orbit, the Western orbit, America's orbit for most of the last century, and that's been a good thing for all involved. Not perfect, but better than the alternative. But we're about to see the alternative, thanks to whatever the motive — the lunacy of people like Peℓσѕι and Biden. 

    Tucker Carlson currently serves as the host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Tucker Carlson Tonight (weekdays 8PM/ET). He joined the network in 2009 as a contributor.









    Offline Jaycie

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    Re: Fox letting it out of the bag on Taiwan?
    « Reply #1 on: August 03, 2022, 07:07:38 AM »
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  • Good article, except for (in my opinion) the last paragraph. I'm not sure he understands that the same dark forces that brought about WW2 are now working on WW3, after  Russia/ Ukraine, Taiwan is their next move to bring China into it. The useful idiot Peℓσѕι, is just one of their many pawns in their war game.


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    Re: Fox letting it out of the bag on Taiwan?
    « Reply #2 on: August 03, 2022, 07:18:21 AM »
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  • :incense:

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    Re: Fox letting it out of the bag on Taiwan?
    « Reply #3 on: August 03, 2022, 08:06:07 AM »
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  • Good article, sounds pretty accurate to me.  

    "Militarized ethno-state... run along traditional fascist lines for the benefit of a specific ethnic group..."  now who would ever have thought up something like that? :confused:

    As my father would always say, "buy 'em for what they're worth, sell 'em for what they think they're worth".

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    Re: Fox letting it out of the bag on Taiwan?
    « Reply #4 on: August 03, 2022, 09:10:21 AM »
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  • Yes- the old drunk hag is no hero- they just threw her on a plane as a pretext/ excuse for the coming invasion of Taiwan. The world is a stage and this is all theatre, albeit lousy theatre. Produced by ((Blackrock)) and Co and directed by the ((State Department))


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    Re: Fox letting it out of the bag on Taiwan?
    « Reply #5 on: August 03, 2022, 10:22:01 AM »
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  • There are reports out of Europe that the Chinese are going to begin dumping the US Dollar and US Bonds.

    Either this was deliberate, so they can blame an impending economic collapse on China, or Peℓσѕι just couldn't help herself to go set up some more crooked business dealings.  Chinese are saying that they hold Biden responsible, since he should have prevented her from making the trip.

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    Re: Fox letting it out of the bag on Taiwan?
    « Reply #6 on: August 03, 2022, 10:23:56 AM »
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  • The world is a stage and this is all theatre, albeit lousy theatre. Produced by ((Blackrock)) and Co and directed by the ((State Department))

    THIS ^^^ ... but you can be sure that the buck goes higher than Blackrock, State Department, etc. ... inevitably to some Jєω at the top of the chain of command.