Afghanistan Fallout: China Tells Taiwan There’s A Lesson In The Fiasco

Well, it didn’t take long for Joe Hiden’s Afghanistan disaster to bear rotten fruit

Chinese State Media Says Afghanistan a Lesson for Taiwan on How U.S. Abandons Allies

Biden Brain SlugThe Global Times, a tabloid controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, warned Taiwan on Monday it could face the same fate as Afghanistan if it continued relying on the United States as an ally.

The paper’s editorial began by describing how the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan caused the Taliban’s forces to quickly seize control in what it deemed “a heavy blow to the credibility and reliability of the U.S.”

The Times then cited what it called similar situations, such as the fall of Saigon during the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 when the U.S. evacuated its citizens from the city. The tabloid also wrote of how the U.S. “abandoned their allies, the Kurds,” when it withdrew troops from northern Syria in 2019.

Taiwan is similar to Afghanistan in that it has sought support from the U.S., the Global Times claimed, adding “Taiwan is the region that relies on the protection of the U.S. 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 spiraled quickly out of control “after the country was abandoned by the U.S.” The paper asked, “Is this some kind of omen of Taiwan’s future fate?”

Well, that’s not threatening at all. Especially days after Biden abandoned Afghanistan in the manner he did. And, yes, this is all on Biden, despite trying to blame everyone, including Trump, but himself. He can say this was “Trump’s plan”, but, first, Biden is president. If the plan was a bad one, why follow it? If it was a good one, he botched it. If it’s 4th and 5, down 6, 10 seconds left in the Super Bowl and the plan is to run the ball out to the corner and the o-line goes to pass-block at the snap and the receivers go into crossing routes, well, the execution of the plan failed. There is no second. He’s the president. He ran for the office. He had the ultimate responsibility for the plan.

The article concluded by giving some advice to Taiwan’s leaders: “They need to change their course of bonding themselves to the anti-Chinese mainland chariot of the U.S.”

China doesn’t make threats lightly. And it is a threat. Much stronger than usual.

China holds assault drills near Taiwan after ‘provocations’

China carried out assault drills near Taiwan on Tuesday, with warships and fighter jets exercising off the southwest and southeast of the island in what the country’s armed forces said was a response to “external interference” and “provocations”.

Taiwan, which Beijing claims as Chinese territory, has complained of repeated People’s Liberation Army (PLA) drills in its vicinity in the past two years or so, part of a pressure campaign to force the island to accept China’s sovereignty.

A senior official familiar with Taiwan’s security planning told Reuters that China’s air force had carried out a “capturing air supremacy” drill, using their advanced J-16 fighters.

Rather interesting timing, eh? Sure, China has been doing this stuff for a while, this takes it up a notch as a threat to abandon their sovereignty and become part of China. We see how well that’s working in Hong Kong.

Biden gave the green light for this operation, and you can bet other U.S. allies are looking at the way he abandoned Afghanistan with concern. And you can bet Iran and Russia are looking on with glee, along with Islamist terrorist groups.

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6 Responses to “Afghanistan Fallout: China Tells Taiwan There’s A Lesson In The Fiasco”

  1. Professor hale says:

    Figures communists would draw the wrong lessons from Afghanistan.
    1. Of course, bifurcated democracies are inherentky unstable and undefended from manipulation with “winners take all” mentality. Allies who are cozy with the inn crowd have nothing to fear. Taiwan already knows this and gets reminded everytime they need f-16 parts.
    2. Afghanistan wasn’t abandoned by the USA. They were an independent state and were fully included in preparing for this day, which they KNEW was comming. They did nothing and totally folded without even trying to fight back. At least South vietnam held out for 2 years before losing.
    3. Taiwan is not Afghanistan. They will fight bittey to preserve their own nation and have the means to do it, even if they have to do it alone.

    Afghanistan is not the graveyard of empires. Its the ass-end of empires and the easiest part to let go when the costs exceed the benefits. America reached that point in 2004. If not for our hundreds of feckless generals and diplomats, we would never have stayed there this long.

    • Zachriel says:

      Professor hale: Afghanistan wasn’t abandoned by the USA. They were an independent state and were fully included in preparing for this day, which they KNEW was comming.

      The Afghan government was excluded by the Trump administration from talks that led to the withdrawal agreement with the Taliban, but we are largely in agreement. The Afghans had twenty years to prepare for this moment. There was never any Afghan government that had the support of the people. Corrupt officials siphoned off the stream of American money. The Taliban prepared for this moment by making deals at all levels of Afghan society. When the time came, the Afghan army laid down their weapons.

      The U.S. should never have stayed. Having stayed, they should have left years ago. Not having left years ago, they should leave now.

  2. Zachriel says:

    William Teach: He’s the president. He ran for the office. He had the ultimate responsibility for the plan.

    It was always going to end thus. It was the right decision, even if poorly executed. Yes, Biden will take the political hit. But that’s better than passing it on to his successor to avoid taking the political hit.

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    It is a colossal blunder, the repercussions of which we will be suffering for years.

    But we’ve already grown accustomed to colossal blunders since Biden came into office. On every issue he has touched, Biden’s managed to quickly transform victory into failure.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

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