Thomas Friedman’s op-ed in the NY Times caught some by surprise. He’s quite critical of Pelosi’s Taiwan adventure, appropriately so. But he also reveals the growing panic among the Washington establishment about the deteriorating situation in Ukraine.
Or as Diamond Rio sang it, “Mirror, mirror on my wall. Tell me, who is the loneliest fool of them all” 🙂
Pito from Mescalito says
Armageddon. Arm Aged Don.
All spelled out perfectly, no mistakes. Coincidence?
But is it Ye Olde Don the Donald Dumpster?
Or older yet “Don” Joseph Bideeniewitz?
There are a lot of SO’s in the piece from what I keep seeing.
To say that Taiwan does not matter to the United States is ridiculous. But let’s not dwell upon that. Let me get this straight, the people of Scotland, Quebec, Donbas, Luhansk Crimea, Kherson, Catalonia and the list goes on, are all allowed to have a referendum, and opt for independence. But according to you, the people of Taiwan can not?
Larry Johnson says
No, I think you raise a fair point. Do you think China will stand by doing nothing and allow that to happen? The US is already stated its policy that Taiwan is part of China and the US does not support independence.
To say that Donbas and Luhansk referendums were an exercise for opting for independence is like saying the same for the states of the Confederacy. But it was regarded as an act of war with attendant consequences by the Union. This is not to say they did not have legitimate complaints.
But if China wanted to be consistent, they should have been urging, in the United Nations, for Panama to peacefully submit to re-joining Columbia as a province. Not a peep about that, or a dozen other similar cases.
They can do whatever they want, but they will then have to face the consequences alone. Same as everyone else.