Friday, October 22, 2021

Pentagon Corrects US Defense Secretary of Defense Austin's Comments On China And Taiwan

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (left) and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin gather for a NATO photo at the NATO defense ministerial in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 21, 2021. (DoD photo by Chad J. McNeeley)  

Newsweek: Pentagon Corrects Defense Secretary on China, Taiwan After White House Fixes Biden Remarks  

The Pentagon has edited an incorrect reference by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to the number of understandings the United States has reached with China and Taiwan just hours after the White House scrambled to clarify comments made by President Joe Biden, who appeared to commit to the defense of Taipei if Beijing were to attack. 

The first apparent gaffe came as Biden answered questions Thursday evening during a town hall hosted by CNN. Discussing China, one university student asked the president, "What will you do to keep up with them militarily, and can you vow to protect Taiwan?," to which Biden replied, "Yes and yes." 

An open pledge to defend Taiwan would mark a reversal of decades of strategic ambiguity through which the U.S. has neither confirmed nor denied its willingness to come to the aid of Taiwan in the event of an attack by China.  

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anon said...

This could be a good strategy. If they all just keep making conflicting comments it will confuse the heck out of China.

Jac said...

Imagine if Trump did a gaffe like that......

Jac said...

3:37 has a good and funny point.That said, that's not very reassuring for Taiwan.

Unknown said...

We should play nice with Russia. It will take a bear and a eagle to defeat a dragon

Anonymous said...

Dragons are cool but not real
So is much of China's claim to be a super power

But as their rise benefitted your corrupt for decades, your enslavement must coincide with the new system that looks exactly like China's. Why does the us leadership (which is so so corrupt) want to enslave you?

To escape your righteous anger.
To escape their righteous punishment.
To solidify their power

People on this blog who believe they are informed believed CNN that ivermectin is a horse dewormer.

Let that sink in. Takes 10 seconds to look up but they still believed it.

Think about it for a while. The implications of this programming by CNN

How many more people have to die, how many more rights taken?

You're under attack.
And when you realise who owns CNN and that they declared years ago their growth market is China and when you have the slightest idea how transnational corporations with growth targets in China work, you don't need to be much smarter than Fred to figure out the rest.

If you can breathe and have a soul left, you get it.

Then wake others up and fucking fight back you sleepwalking morons :))

Unknown said...

Yup. What he said