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US State Department Drop Stunning New Statement on Taiwan

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For many of us, the world’s chaos appears to be humming even louder than normal these days, with a multitude of military conflicts all finding confluence just a fifth of way into the 21st century.

The most prominent example of this is certainly Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has been now labeled a “genocide” that the Kremlin continues to execute by threatening any would-be interlopers with nuclear annihilation.

But there could be some unintended consequences from the impunity we’ve shown Vlad Putin, particularly as China seeks to repatriate Taiwan – a self-governed territory very much under dispute.

China has made a decision to seize Taiwan on a “much faster timeline” than previously thought, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday, shortly after China’s leader reiterated his intent to take the island by force if necessary.

“There has been a change in the approach from Beijing toward Taiwan in recent years,” Blinken said in an event at Stanford University in California.

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The remarks from America’s top diplomat on Monday come as China holds its twice-a-decade Communist party congress, and shortly after Chinese President Xi Jinping used a widely-watched speech on Sunday to say the “wheels of history are rolling on towards China’s reunification” with Taiwan. While peaceful means were preferable, Xi added, “we reserve the option of taking all measures necessary.”

And then:

“If peaceful means didn’t work, then it would employ coercive means,” he said. “And possibly, if coercive means don’t work, then maybe forceful means to achieve its objectives. And that is what is profoundly disrupting the status quo and creating tremendous tensions.”

The sudden urgency certainly give the impression that imperialism and authoritarianism are on the rise globally – a situation that many political observers fear could trigger World War III.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.