Will GOP-Dominated Congress Shift US Focus Towards Taiwan?

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The Republican takeover of the House, officially set to start next month, might end the aforementioned “blank check” support for the Kiev regime and its armed forces.

Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst

Although the United States is well-known (or rather infamous) for its foreign policy consistency, which, in other words, means an almost unbroken string of invasions, meddling and general aggression against the world, certain power shifts might cause changes that aren’t entirely unheard of. The architecture of the modern-day political establishment in the US has been set up in such a way that it nearly always ensures that the belligerent thalassocracy maintains at least one superpower rival at all times. As a result, the Republicans usually see China as the primary threat to the US, while the Democrats have a tendency of maintaining a stable Russophobic course.

This (geo)political tic-tac-toe certainly doesn’t mean that the Republicans are pro-Russian or that the Democrats are pro-Chinese (although both parties have a very high tendency to accuse each other of being exactly like that), the truth is that it only means they see the other global power as the lesser priority, for the time being, at least. The GOP sees China as the primary threat due to the Asian giant’s unrivaled economic (and other forms of) growth, while also accusing Beijing of alleged “subversive actions” in the US. On the other hand, the DNC is adamant that Russia is an immediate threat, as it provides ideological alternatives, in addition to (still) being the primary military rival to the US.

In light of the recent loss of the House of Representatives, the DNC is now forced to contend with split control of the US Congress. As the GOP leadership is increasingly frustrated over what they call Biden’s “blank check to Ukraine” at the expense of American taxpayers, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was questioned on Tuesday about “why the US isn’t doing enough to help Taiwan instead.” GOP senator from Missouri Josh Hawley questioned Blinken in a signed letter about the issue of the Pentagon diverting weapons from China’s breakaway island province of Taiwan to the Kiev regime. Quite expectedly, the Republican senator argued that “protecting Taiwan should be the highest priority.”

“Seizing Taiwan is Beijing’s next step toward dominating the Indo-Pacific region,” Senator Hawley stated in the letter. “If Beijing succeeds, it would have dire ramifications for Americans’ national security, as well as our economic security and freedom of action,” he added. Hawley also said that “he expects Blinken to say that approved mechanisms differ for delivery of arms to Taiwan vs. Ukraine.” The GOP senator from Missouri stressed: “But this explanation does little to allay concerns. Regardless of the weapons’ source, if both Taiwan and Ukraine need them, they should go to Taiwan first.”

Hawley also reminded the incumbent State Secretary of his own October assessment that “Beijing is looking to achieve reunification [with] Taiwan on a faster timeline.” According to the letter summarized in a report by The Hill: “Hawley said the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, an independent government agency that submits annual reports to Congress on the US-Chinese relationship, found that the direction of existing stocks of munitions and arms to Ukraine and supply issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic have caused a backlog in delivering weapons that were approved for sale to Taiwan.”

The Republican senator also mentioned the Wall Street Journal report published on November 27. According to WSJ, the government in Taipei purchased US weapons worth approximately $20 billion, $18.7 billion of which have never been delivered due to the current arms backlog, primarily resulting from prioritizing deliveries to the Kiev regime. The government in Taipei and its Western sponsors have been accusing China that it’s supposedly planning to blockade the island and then try to retake it by force. In Hawley’s view, the US strategy should focus on preventing the supposed future blockade, which means that the approved weapons deliveries to China’s breakaway island province should remain a priority, according to the letter.

All this comes at a time when many in the political West see that the so-called “Ukraine fatigue” is kicking in, regardless if it’s among certain political parties, the public or even Western governments’ top officials whose public support for the Kiev regime is allegedly “unquestioned”. This is quite worrying for many of the radicals in the US establishment, particularly the warhawks with deep ties to the massive US Military Industrial Complex (MIC). The Republican takeover of the House, officially set to start next month, might end the aforementioned “blank check” support for the Kiev regime and its armed forces, both of which are now entirely dependent on the political West (particularly the US) in terms of financial liquidity and weapons supplies, respectively.

Additionally, there’s growing frustration due to the lack of oversight for the massive weapons shipments to the Neo-Nazi junta, which the new GOP-dominated Congress promised to investigate. It’s not clear how much this could change the US foreign policy course on the Ukrainian crisis, but what is certainly clear is that the GOP sees China as the primary threat and a more dangerous long-term rival. This (geo)political duality in the US is extremely dangerous. Although it might result in defusing tensions with Russia over Ukraine, it would certainly escalate them in the increasingly important Asia-Pacific region, where decades of peace and economic development might soon come to an end as the massive area starts fracturing along geopolitical fault lines.

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Haman is AB

o israel where is thy queen esther to stop the plan against thee..

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Karl Pomeroy

A neat little formula you have there, Mr. Bosnik. But you miss the boat. Taiwan is to China as the DPR/LPR are to Ukraine. Taiwan is people who want freedom from Chinese Communist oppression. The DPR/LPR are people who want freedom from Ukrainian Nazi oppression. How can anyone who loves Donbass be against Taiwan? If you’re one of those, you have a HUGE plank in your eye.

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Peter Jennings

The people of the LPR and DPR were happy enough before the US and nato usurped Ukraine and started pushing people around, with the help of ultra right wing gangs, who were just that before they got elevated to special US/nato patsy status.
I’m sure majority of the Ukrainian people are sick and tired of the whole business but as their young people are finding out, there is little choice but to die for the US and nato. It’s either that or get shot anyway, by your own side.
Short of an general uprising, which was tried before and hijacked by the US, just as demonstrations in Syria were hijacked, little will change there. Between the US/nato and Russia, Ukraine and its people will be ground into the ground.
The responsibility for this lies in the west. Pun intended.

Peter Jennings

All the major parties have their own bogeymen which they use to frighten the unsuspecting, the lazy, and the gullible. Western politics is dead, killed by western politicians themselves who couldn’t or wouldn’t adhere to their own standards.
Before we get all bleary eyed about a return to power for the republican party we should remember that the republican politicians are not picking a bone over the morality of arming right wing organisations in Ukraine. For them it’s money going into someone else’s pocket and not theirs.
The democrat politician is more intent on bribing countries to drink their NWO koolade. We have all seen what happens when that bribing doesn’t work.

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Peter Jennings

Vietnam for instance recently told the NWO types to piss right off when they came calling offering 2 billion of western taxpayers money to play their NWO climate scam. They had to take on board all the other UN/WEF scams too. The fraud will ruin their emerging economy, which is what western parasites at the WEF/UN wants.
Since the Vietnamese said ‘no’ the parasites of the NWO have increased that bribe offer to 9 billion of hard earned western taxpayers money.

Peter Jennings

Lucky for Vietnam, the US has its mouth full, so they can and should hold out a little longer until the US chokes on its gluttony.
The US will never be right. The political games politicians play on their electorate will ensure that corruption always has a home in Congress, and every other western gov’t now controlled by the UN/WEF/ad nauseam.