The latest gaffe by President Joe “Empty Shelves” Biden is a truly huge one. It involves 330 million Americans, 1.4 billion Chinese, and several billion other humans.
In a highly provocative act towards Communist China, Biden declared the United States was going to go to war with the Beijing communists in order to defend Taiwan.
Biden Strikes Down Successful Foreign Policy
Biden made that gaffe in the past. In fact, this is his third time. Although, this time, he blundered while on a visit to Japan, China’s old-time arch-enemy, further sparking Beijing’s ire.
In the early 1970s, under President Richard Nixon, American diplomacy has been maintaining the policy of strategic ambiguity. This means not declaring whether its military would intervene to defend Taiwan if the mainland Chinese decide to capture it by force.
The policy has been leaving Beijing guessing as to what the United States might do, thus debilitating any potential plans to try to attack and conquer the island.
China’s current dictator, Xi Jinping has been employing increasingly aggressive rhetoric, declaring a preparedness to “reunify” China, i.e. conquer Taiwan, by force if needed.
To be clear, the problem isn't that Joe Biden says that the US will intervene militarily if Taiwan is invaded. The problem is that it's totally unclear if that's true or if we even have the capacity to do so, and it's even more unclear when his own White House keeps shushing him.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 23, 2022
Analysts say Biden's assertions on Taiwan may highlight his personal views, but warned they could risk eroding confidence in Washington and triggering a conflict with China. https://t.co/YlyTTYdb0N
— The Japan Times (@japantimes) May 24, 2022
BIDEN'S TAIWAN COMMENT CONTROVERSY: White House officials have spent the day on defense after President Biden said the U.S. would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan. @marykbruce reports. https://t.co/t29peSGDpv pic.twitter.com/MGlZjWLuj6
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) May 24, 2022
Joe Biden is a special kind of stupid.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) May 23, 2022
OPINION: Joe Biden's China-Taiwan gaffe just latest mistake that could start a warhttps://t.co/Tq6GiFoRVu
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 24, 2022
Will US Fight China or Provide Taiwan With Defense?
Speaking before reporters, alongside Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday, Biden declared defending Taiwan from communist China is an explicit “commitment we made,” even though that is technically not the case.
He blasted the “idea” that Taiwan can be taken by China “by force.” Biden insisted that would “dislocate the entire region,” not unlike the situation with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The White House later quickly tried to rectify Sleepy Joe’s fresh diplomatic gaffe of him erasing some 50 years of a foreign policy of strategic ambiguity.
A White House official insisted, as cited by The Daily Mail, that Biden just continued the existing policy of being committed to “One China peace” in the Taiwan Strait, along with the commitment to give the Taiwanese the “military means” to defend themselves from Communist China.
Except what Biden said was the US military is certain to get involved in fighting with China if the latter decides to go for attacking Taiwan. Communist China was quick to react.
The spokesperson of its Foreign Ministry, Wang Wenbin, declared his country “has no room” for accommodations or compromises on its “sovereignty and territorial integrity”, i.e. the inclusion of Taiwan in Beijing’s direct domain.
In March, Biden stirred a similar though, still somewhat smaller, diplomatic mess by declaring in Poland that Putin has got to go as leader of Russia.
US President Joe Biden tells a summit in Japan that he believes Russia's offensive in Ukraine is destroying the country's culture and that it is a global issue.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 24, 2022
"The Quad isn't just a passing fad, we mean business." Biden reaffirms commitment to partnership with India, Australia and Japan. pic.twitter.com/iPCjkAxxX7
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) May 24, 2022
NEW: China & Russia held their first joint military exercise since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. They sent bombers over the seas in northeast Asia as a show of force while Biden met w/ leaders of the “Quad” nations in Japan, say US & South Korean officials. https://t.co/5nm9rgGDB2
— Edward Wong (@ewong) May 24, 2022