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    Pelosi in Taiwan

    Looks like she will defy China’s frantic saber rattling and Biden’s fretting to be the first House Speaker since Gingrich to go there. I say good for her. Too many Americans have caved to Chinese pressure in recent decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Looks like she will defy China’s frantic saber rattling and Biden’s fretting to be the first House Speaker since Gingrich to go there. I say good for her. Too many Americans have caved to Chinese pressure in recent decades.
    I wish she wasn't going. The world is so unstable right now. Why add to it? Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmethesimplelife View Post
    I wish she wasn't going. The world is so unstable right now. Why add to it? Rob
    Does appeasing tyrants make the world more or less stable?

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    It's always a hard thing to know...bullies with nukes? I don't know what is the best thing to do. Kind of wish we could still do covert assassinations.....

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    I see Thomas Friedman, who I respect, is calling Pelosi's trip "reckless and irresponsible" and that nothing good could come of it.
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    I gotta say I'm with LDAHL on this one. What did appeasement of Putin do for the Crimea, and now Ukraine, and long-term stability of Europe? Bullies do not respect those they perceive as "weak". Either we are willing to be a trusted ally, or we are not. Enough dithering already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    I see Thomas Friedman, who I respect, is calling Pelosi's trip "reckless and irresponsible" and that nothing good could come of it.
    He’s always had a strange love/hate view of China. I think he’s the one who famously wished he could be “China for a day” so he could impose the policies he favored for the US; A sort of Davos globalism, where an elite technocratic class would steer us into the future.

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    Well apparently she landed and there's to this moment been any Chinese retaliation. Let's hope it stays that way! Rob

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    I get why China hates Taiwan. They are proof that it’s not necessary to have an authoritarian government to succeed. As such I tend to side with ldahl as well. Good for pelosi for standing up to the bully. What it will accomplish I dont know. I’ll leave that to other smarter people.

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