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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “surprise” trip to Taiwan last week should be “Exhibit A” as to why interventionism is dangerous, deadly, and dumb. Though she claimed her visit won some sort of victory for democracy over autocracy, the stopover achieved nothing of the sort. It was a pointless gesture that brought us closer to military conflict with zero benefits.

As Col. Doug Macgregor said of Pelosi’s trip on a recent episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, “statesmanship involves advancing American interests at the least cost to the American people. None of that is in play here. … Posturing is not statesmanship.”

Pelosi’s trip was no outlier. Such counterproductive posturing is much celebrated by both parties in Washington. Neoconservative Senators Bob Menendez and Lindsey Graham were thrilled with Pelosi’s stop in Taipei and used it as a springboard to push for new legislation that would essentially declare war on China by declaring Taiwan a “major non-NATO ally.”

The “one China” policy that, while perhaps not perfect, has kept the peace for more than 40 years is to be scrapped and replaced with one sure to provoke a war. Who benefits?

Foolishly taking the US to the brink of war with Russia over Ukraine is evidently not enough for Washington’s bipartisan warmongering class. Risking a nuclear war on two fronts, with both Russia and China, is apparently the only way for Washington to show the rest of the world it’s serious.

The Washington Post’s neoconservative columnist Josh Rogin accurately captures the mindset in Washington DC with a recent article titled, “The skeptics are wrong: The US can confront both China and Russia.”

For Washington’s foreign policy “experts,” those of us who don’t believe a war with both Russia and China is a great idea are written off as “skeptics.” Count me as one of the skeptics!

During the Cold War there were times of heightened tension, but even in the darkest days the idea that nuclear war with China and the Soviet Union could be a solution was held only by only a few madmen. Now, with the ideological struggles of the Cold War a decades-old memory, such an argument makes even less sense. Yet this is what Washington is selling.

The US fighting a proxy war with Russia through Ukraine and Nancy Pelosi provoking China nearly to the point of war over Taiwan is meant to show the world how tough we are. In reality, it demonstrates the opposite. The drunken man in a bar challenging everyone to a fight is not tough. He’s foolish. He has nothing to gain and everything to lose from his display of bravado.

That is interventionism at its core: a foolish policy that provokes nothing but anger overseas, benefits no one in the US except the special interests, and leaves the rest of us much poorer and worse off.

There may be plenty to criticize about China’s government and policies. They are far from perfect, particularly in protection of civil liberties. But have we already forgotten that our own government shut down the country for two years over a virus, and then forced a huge number of Americans to take an experimental shot that is proving to be as worthless as it is dangerous? Let’s look at the log in our own eye before we start lobbing missiles overseas.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: American Military, China, Nancy Pelosi, Taiwan 
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  1. Notsofast says:

    statesmanship has been replaced by brinkmanship, and we suck at that, even worse than diplomacy.

    • Agree: showmethereal
  2. Phibbs says:

    And which race of people are really behind all this madness? Jews!

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
  3. Durruti says:

    This is a copy of a letter I sent, in response to Senator Rand Paul’s latest newsletter. The response, sent to the “REPLY” section of the Newsletter was returned (apparently Rand accepts no Responses-despite having a REPLY listed at the bottom of his Newsletter). I called his office, & (you guessed it) no one picks up the phone, (leave name & address, etc.,). Yes, Rand Paul is a politician. He can dish out opinions, but it is difficult for a citizen to respond. Yes, I guess a letter might work??? Smoke signal?

    I include my response here, in the hope that someone in Dad’s office might forward it.

    Senator, Dr. Rand Paul,

    You are the best we have in the Senate. I insist; you are our ONLY Senator. I ask this question about a portion of your statement, in all sincerity.

    “And while we may never know whether the pandemic arose from a lab in Wuhan or occurred naturally, the emergence of COVID serves as a reminder that dangerous research conducted in a secretive and totalitarian country is simply too risky to fund.”

    Is the “secretive and totalitarian country” you are referring to – The United States, or China?

    From former statements by you, and your illustrious Statesman father, Dr. Ron Paul, indicate that we are witnesses to 2 “totalitarian” countries, the United States, and China. We Americans still do not know who assassinated John and Robert Kennedy, Martin L. King, Malcolm X, John Lennon, (and many others). I have an idea that it was the same terrorist organizations who cooperated in all the assassinations, including the horrific War Against Vietnam, Phoenix Program butcheries in Vietnam and Indonesia (that murdered 3 million), the outrage against a Nation, Iraq, – (that, contrary to the lies of Imperialist Leaders, including those in the US, had NO weapons of mass destruction), the occupation of a third of Eastern Syria, the destruction of and assaults on Libya, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Guatemala, and the financing of the Zionist terrorists, who continue to Ethnically Cleanse the indigenous inhabitants, Palestinians, from their lands.

    The assault on the LIBERTY, and the World Trade Center on 9/11, (as well as the current World Planneddemic -of which you have exposed some of the lies and liars, involved), and the triggering of the increasingly dangerous conflict against Russia, (and expansion of NATO), in Eastern Europe, is also orchestrated by the Oligarch descendants of the Coup D’état of November 22, 1963. The assassins are well known to all who care, MOSSAD/CIA/MI6 (listed in order of power).

    Your father might inform you about the undemocratic nature of our American electoral system. (as he experienced it). We possess a Twin Political Gang system. And who do these Gangs serve? They serve the same masters. You must know that. How often have you voted alone, (or almost alone)?

    This communication is in no way a criticism of you. You are valiant, and as with your father, are doing your best.

    Dr. Peter J. Antonsen – nom de guerre, Durruti

    • Replies: @Jokem
  4. Jokem says:
    @Durruti

    outrage against a Nation, Iraq, – (that, contrary to the lies of Imperialist Leaders, including those in the US, had NO weapons of mass destruction)

    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/16/world/cia-is-said-to-have-bought-and-destroyed-iraqi-chemical-weapons.html?referer&_r=1

    • Replies: @Durruti
  5. WHO are these “special interests”?

  6. Furthering “interests at the least cost” is the logic of all powerful nations. Ultimately interventionism – even when it’s arguably in the state’s interest or in response to perceived existential threat – leads to destruction: every empire eventually meets the war it is trying to avoid. They have been blind to this truth throughout history: they still are today.
    https://patternofhistory.wordpress.com/

  7. Durruti says:
    @Jokem

    I would have to pay – in order to read that link. The NYTimes would have to pay me – to read their Zionist lies.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  8. Jokem says:
    @Durruti

    I would have to pay – in order to read that link.

    No, you don’t. Once it downloads, you quickly hit the X where the refresh button is, and you can read it. Or you can choose to remain willfully ignorant.

    • Replies: @Durruti
  9. Durruti says:
    @Jokem

    Once it downloads, you quickly hit the X where the refresh button is, and you can read it. Or you can choose to remain willfully ignorant.

    Me:

    Don’t see the X or the refresh button. I guess I will “remain willfully ignorant.”

    You:

    Link demands money\$ – before downloading.

    1. Poor instructions.

    2. Rely on Zionist NY Times for honest/truthful information.

    3. You remain, willfully, a Joke-m.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  10. Jokem says:
    @Durruti

    Me:

    I am not a subscriber to the NY Times, and I can view the article.

    You:

    1. Ignorant of how web browsers work.

    2. I can explain it to you, but I cannot understand it for you.

    3. You have described yourself as a doctor, of what I do not know. To obtain such a degree implies a certain competence. So, I presume you are deliberately choosing not to understand. That would fall under the classification of willful ignorance.

  11. Pelosi’s and the Biden family have done so much business and have regular communications with the CCP that they knew that China wouldn’t shoot down one of their best assets in the US government, Pelosi. Pelosi probably wants China to take over the island of Taiwan, but wants it to happen slowly. China rattles their sabers and the US rattles their sabers. Perhaps the whole reason for this is to scare Taiwan to death so that they start to just accept the inevitable and just peacefully join China.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  12. Jokem says:
    @Joe Paluka

    So, you are saying this is just an exercise in brinkmanship?

  13. Nancy just wants the world to witness the power and majesty of the great Nancy. She is a psycopath.

  14. @WorkingClass

    Yes of course.

    NAnZI Pelosi, as representative of the United Snakes of America, has to put on a good show – for the sake of her own aggrandisement and on the behalf of ZOG whose interests she represents.

  15. Jokem says:
    @Durruti

    Big government opens the door to abuse. The bigger the government the bigger the abuse.

  16. @Durruti

    The video you posted is titled ‘Ron Paul told the truth about the FBI 40 years ago’.

    But let’s face it, Ron Paul has been telling the truth about everything from Day 1.
    I’ve been following Dr Paul for many, many years and seen and read everything about him going back into the archives as far back as the 1970’s, and he hasn’t been wrong on a SINGLE issue of substance.

    (Come to think of it, I don’t recall him being wrong on a single inconsequential item either).

    • Replies: @Durruti
  17. Durruti says:
    @Truth Vigilante

    But let’s face it, Ron Paul has been telling the truth about everything from Day 1.
    I’ve been following Dr Paul for many, many years and seen and read everything about him going back into the archives as far back as the 1970’s, and he hasn’t been wrong on a SINGLE issue of substance.

    (Come to think of it, I don’t recall him being wrong on a single inconsequential item either).

    Ron Paul has been and continues to be the best we have. I recall him partnering (non sectarianly crossing ‘Party’ lines, with Ralph Nader, on late nite TV, raising issue after issue, and opposing war after war. His work with Democrat Congressman Dennis Kucinich, also lasted decades. They both (carefully) voiced support for the Palestinians.

    On the approach to economics, I had/have some differences with Statesman Ron Paul. During Ron Paul’s campaign for the Presidency, he was asked about a rumor, that as President he would disband the Social Security Program. Thinking quickly, Paul denied the rumor, stating that senior Citizens who needed Social Security to survive, would continue to receive their checks.

    https://tommullen.net/featured/morning-joe-wrong…

    Morning Joe Wrong on Ron Paul and Social Security
    “Ron Paul’s plan to phase out Social Security does not ask people who have paid into the program to forego the benefits. Those he wants to give the opportunity to opt out would also not be taxed to support Social Security. Perhaps somewhat surprised by the line of inquiry, Paul did not give the best answer he’s ever given to this question. However, he explained it in detail in my own interview with him last year. Under Paul’s plan, those who have paid into the program would continue to …”

    I continue to defend the Social Security Program in 2022. Imperfect, and capable of improvement (as with the Police and Fire Departments and some other departments), they serve a necessary purpose, and cannot be abolished – without a working replacement.

    I do not agree with everything John F. Kennedy advocated, but he remains our Finest, and our Last Constitutional President. Demanding 100% agreement, or servility from someone in order that they receive your support is best, an exercise of Sectarianism, and worst, an application of Totalitarianism.

    I also disagree that the Pauls do not identify the elephant in the room – as our Money Changer Oligarch Controller. I disagree that Dr. Ron Paul refuses to identify the Assassins of the Kennedys, ML King, Malcolm X, John Lennon, or Patrice Lumumba, and so many others.

    Nevertheless, as I review the life long struggles of the Pauls, I support them in any way I can. They are the best we have. Cynthia McKinney, Kucinich, and Ventura, among others are tied for the best, but have not been in the struggle as long. Tulsi Gabbard has impressed, increasingly, and there are others.

    They are not perfect, but they are in the firing line, and deserve our support. We must join and protect them.

    Sectarianism is the weapon of those who would misdirect our focus. The Republic is designed to facilitate that Separation of Powers that enable citizens to cooperate in gaining and maintaining our LIBERTY.

    Dr. Peter J. Antonsen – nom de guerre, Durruti

    • Thanks: Truth Vigilante
  18. Ron Paul has been and continues to be the best we have. I recall him partnering (non sectarianly crossing ‘Party’ lines, with Ralph Nader, on late nite TV, raising issue after issue, and opposing war after war. His work with Democrat Congressman Dennis Kucinich, also lasted decades. They both (carefully) voiced support for the Palestinians.

    This white, deplorable Union man supported all three.

    Dr. Paul taught me the case against the FED, without which knowledge NOTHING in domestic politics makes sense.

    The great thing about Ventura (and Orange Man) – they ran and won against both corrupt parties.

  19. @WorkingClass

    Psychopathy is in the DNA of the ((cryptocreep))!

  20. Durruti says:

    Jimmy Dore has much good material – on how American minds are controlled, & mass murderers (for American Business interests), are invited/rewarded in the USA, given easy high paying jobs – to continue their terrorism (and these agents are a Physical threat to our American Citizens – they kill on command).

    Dore has much useful information/research for our citizens. I recommend regular perusal of his videos. He is the closest approximation we have to French Humorist, Dieudonné, & reminds of our own Mark Twain. Dore often mentions the unmentionable – Palestine.

    Dore has often praised the efforts of Senator Rand Paul & his father, Dr. Ron Paul.

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