Communist China Warns Taiwan Biden's 'Weak' U.S. Will Not Protect Them
'From what happened in Afghanistan, ...Taiwan should perceive that US military won't help
Further emboldened by "weak" Joe Biden's catastrophic actions in Afghanistan, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has warned Taiwan that the "US military won’t come to help" when China invades the country.
China is using the disastrous situation in Afghanistan - after Biden's bungling effectively rolled out the red carpet for the Taliban to seize control of the country - to threaten the people of Taiwan into surrendering to them.
On Monday, the Global Times, a CCP-controlled daily tabloid newspaper that acts as a mouthpiece for the Communist Party, warned Taiwan that in the event of a confrontation with mainland China, the U.S. would abandon its long-time ally.
#环球时报Editorial: From what happened in Afghanistan, those in Taiwan should perceive that once a war breaks out in the Straits, the island’s defense will collapse in hours and US military won’t come to help. As a result, the DPP will quickly surrender. https://t.co/ZUrZmcsSWf pic.twitter.com/wFG4vrHbTo— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) August 16, 2021
The propaganda outlet began its polemic by asserting, “The US troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan has led to the rapid demise of the Kabul government.
"The world has witnessed how the US evacuated its diplomats by helicopter while Taliban soldiers crowded into the presidential palace in Kabul."
"This has dealt a heavy blow to the credibility and reliability of the US,” the Global Times noted.
The paper then segued to the U.S. pullout from Vietnam:
"Many people cannot help but recall how the Vietnam War ended in 1975: The US abandoned its allies in South Vietnam; Saigon was taken over; then the US evacuated almost all its citizens in Saigon.”
Then the paper turned to Taiwan: “How Washington abandoned the Kabul regime particularly shocked some in Asia, including the island of Taiwan.
"Taiwan is the region that relies on the protection of the US the most in Asia, and the island’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities have made Taiwan go further and further down this abnormal path.
"The situation in Afghanistan suddenly saw a radical change after the country was abandoned by the US.
"And Washington just left despite the worsening situation in Kabul.
"Is this some kind of omen of Taiwan’s future fate?"
The "news" outlet then took aim at the Taiwanese leadership: “They must have been nervous and feel an ominous presentiment.
"They must have known better in secret that the US is not reliable.”
The paper warned, “Once a cross-Straits war breaks out while the mainland seizes the island with forces, the U.S. would have to have a much greater determination than it had for Afghanistan, Syria, and Vietnam if it wants to interfere.
"A military intervention of the US will be a move to change the status quo in the Taiwan Straits, and this will make Washington pay a huge price rather than earn profit.”
In reference to the people of Taiwan, who view themselves as independent from Communist China, the paper continued:
"The DPP authorities need to keep a sober head, and the secessionist forces should reserve the ability to wake up from their dreams.
"From what happened in Afghanistan, they should perceive that once a war breaks out in the Straits, the island’s defense will collapse in hours and the U.S. military won’t come to help.
"As a result, the DPP authorities will quickly surrender, while some high-level officials may flee by plane.”
Finally, China made a chilling threat-laced suggestion that Taiwan should abandon ties to the U.S.:
The best choice for the DPP authorities is to avoid pushing the situation to that position.
They need to change their course of bonding themselves to the anti-Chinese mainland chariot of the US.
They should keep cross-Straits peace with political means, rather than acting as strategic pawns of the US and bear the bitter fruits of a war.