Nancy Pelosi Visits Taiwan, Accuses China of ‘Perpetrating Genocide’

Information Liberation – by Chris Menahan

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan late Tuesday night, dressed in pink, to pledge America’s military will defend their island nation to advance feminism, “human rights” and “democracy.” 

“By traveling to Taiwan, we honor our commitment to democracy: reaffirming that the freedoms of Taiwan — and all democracies — must be respected,” Pelosi said (in the case of Hungary, of course, exceptions apply).

Pelosi writes in the Washington Post:

Some 43 years ago, the United States Congress overwhelmingly passed — and President Jimmy Carter signed into law — the Taiwan Relations Act, one of the most important pillars of U.S. foreign policy in the Asia Pacific.

The Taiwan Relations Act set out America’s commitment to a democratic Taiwan, providing the framework for an economic and diplomatic relationship that would quickly flourish into a key partnership. It fostered a deep friendship rooted in shared interests and values: self-determination and self-government, democracy and freedom, human dignity and human rights.

And it made a solemn vow by the United States to support the defense of Taiwan: “to consider any effort to determine the future of Taiwan by other than peaceful means … a threat to the peace and security of the Western Pacific area and of grave concern to the United States.”

That means our military is supposed to fight against China on Taiwan’s behalf.

Today, America must remember that vow. We must stand by Taiwan, which is an island of resilience. Taiwan is a leader in governance: currently, in addressing the covid-19 pandemic and championing environmental conservation and climate action. It is a leader in peace, security and economic dynamism: with an entrepreneurial spirit, culture of innovation and technological prowess that are envies of the world.

Yet, disturbingly, this vibrant, robust democracy — named one of the freest in the world by Freedom House and proudly led by a woman, President Tsai Ing-wen — is under threat.

In recent years, Beijing has dramatically intensified tensions with Taiwan. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has ramped up patrols of bombers, fighter jets and surveillance aircraft near and even over Taiwan’s air defense zone, leading the U.S. Defense Department to conclude that China’s army is “likely preparing for a contingency to unify Taiwan with the PRC by force.”

The US has been ramping up threats against China in recent years and engaging in belligerent actions like this very trip. China sees what happened in Ukraine with the US funneling them endless weapons over the years and Russia getting played by thinking the Minsk agreements would be upheld and doesn’t want to make the same mistake. They’re seeing the danger in waiting to act and realize their own strategic and military interests will not be respected. Pelosi’s actions make war more likely, not less.

[…] In the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) accelerating aggression, our congressional delegation’s visit should be seen as an unequivocal statement that America stands with Taiwan, our democratic partner, as it defends itself and its freedom.

There’s only one type of “freedom” the DC regime fights for.

[…] Thirty years ago, I traveled in a bipartisan congressional delegation to China, where, in Tiananmen Square, we unfurled a black-and-white banner that read, “To those who died for democracy in China.” Uniformed police pursued us as we left the square. Since then, Beijing’s abysmal human rights record and disregard for the rule of law continue, as President Xi Jinping tightens his grip on power.

The CCP’s brutal crackdown against Hong Kong’s political freedoms and human rights — even arresting Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen — cast the promises of “one-country, two-systems” into the dustbin. In Tibet, the CCP has long led a campaign to erase the Tibetan people’s language, culture, religion and identity. In Xinjiang, Beijing is perpetrating genocide against Muslim Uyghurs and other minorities. And throughout the mainland, the CCP continues to target and arrest activists, religious-freedom leaders and others who dare to defy the regime.

We cannot stand by as the CCP proceeds to threaten Taiwan — and democracy itself.

Indeed, we take this trip at a time when the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy. As Russia wages its premeditated, illegal war against Ukraine, killing thousands of innocents — even children — it is essential that America and our allies make clear that we never give in to autocrats.

When I led a congressional delegation to Kyiv in April — the highest-level U.S. visit to the besieged nation — I conveyed to President Volodymyr Zelensky that we admired his people’s defense of democracy for Ukraine and for democracy worldwide.

By traveling to Taiwan, we honor our commitment to democracy: reaffirming that the freedoms of Taiwan — and all democracies — must be respected.

The Zelensky regime, which banned all opposition parties, nationalized the media and jails and tortures its opposition and just recently placed Senator Rand Paul on a blacklist, is the DC regime’s model “democracy.”

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2 thoughts on “Nancy Pelosi Visits Taiwan, Accuses China of ‘Perpetrating Genocide’

  1. Do you recall when Pelosi went to Syria (seemingly on behalf of Israel) to meet with Assad in spite of protestations from the Bush administration?
    The US does not recognize Taiwan as a sovereign country.
    Pelosi doesn’t give a rat’s arse about genocide
    Obvious she is over there making deals

    1. Yeah, making deals for the corporation. I’ll add that it’s the necessary “Pomp and Circumstance” they must display to feign leadership and competency, especially with upcoming elections. They move here and there, fly all over the place, all to give the false impression that they know how to run the world. Add the letter “i” to the word run: RUIN. Ruin the world is more like it.

      I wonder if Nancy will get home in time for her next hair appointment? Her schedule is so trying in between trips to the hairdresser.

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