90 Miles From Tyranny : Backflip: White House Contradicts Joe Biden’s Promise to Defend Taiwan

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Backflip: White House Contradicts Joe Biden’s Promise to Defend Taiwan

Joe Biden on Thursday night promised the U.S. stands behind Taiwan’s defense and had a commitment to militarily support the island China claims for itself. The White House was forced to hastily issue a different, contradictory statement before the evening was out.

“Yes, we have a commitment to do that,” Biden told a hand-picked CNN town hall audience when asked if the U.S. would come to the defense of Taiwan, which has complained of mounting military and political pressure from Beijing to accept Chinese sovereignty.

The president made a similar pledge in August during an ABC interview, insisting the U.S. would always defend key allies, including Taiwan, despite the hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Biden said then the U.S. made a “sacred commitment” to defend NATO allies in Canada and Europe and it was the “same with Japan, same with South Korea, same with Taiwan.”

The Guardian reports the White House subsequently told reporters later Thursday evening U.S. policy on Taiwan was nothing like that described by the president.

A White House spokesperson said Biden was not announcing any change in U.S. foreign or military policy.

“The U.S. defence relationship with Taiwan is guided by the Taiwan Relations Act. We will uphold our commitment under the act, we will continue to support Taiwan’s self-defence, and we will continue to oppose any...

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Wayne Wilson said...

Ignorant fuckk forgot that china owns him. China joe,don't you know.

Doom said...

It isn't Taiwan they will be defending. It may well be Japan and Australia. If not at first, though I think they will try to go to bat for Taiwan, it will be as China goes after them, after, if they do nothing. Though I am no certain the false government seemingly running things would try to save either of those nations either. Remember, Brandon said he wouldn't let Afghanistan fall, and certainly just let it be butchered. He... don't list to anything he says, watch what he does.