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As U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to depart for a tour of Asia on Friday, her stop in Taiwan could be complicated with China threatening to shoot down her plane, according to state media.

The “Global Times” propaganda commentator Hu Xijin wrote, “If US fighter jets escort Pelosi’s plane into Taiwan, it is invasion. The PLA has the right to forcibly dispel Pelosi’s plane and the US fighter jets, including firing warning shots and making tactical movement of obstruction. If ineffective, then shoot them down.”

Conservative Brief quoted CNN:

Pelosi is bringing a delegation of fellow lawmakers on the visit. She has refused to answer reporters’ inquiries about her plans, saying on Wednesday in response to a question about a potential Taiwan visit, “I never talk about my travel. It’s a danger to me.”

Taiwan has emerged as a serious point of conflict between the US and China, as US officials fear a more imminent Chinese move on the self-governing island. National security officials have quietly worked to convince Pelosi of the risks her potential trip to Taiwan could pose during a highly sensitive moment.

In a lengthy and candid phone call on Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a stern warning to President Joe Biden over the issue.

The Western Journal notes:

Taiwan, an island off the coast of China, became the refuge for China’s Nationalist government in 1949 after it lost the Chinese civil war to Mao Zedong and the Communists.

The United States does not officially recognize Taiwan’s government but has a policy that no changes in the status quo should take place.  Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, China has taken an increasingly aggressive tone toward Taiwan, claiming that the island is rightfully a part of China and should be governed as such. That has sparked increased military maneuvers around Taiwan.

 

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MikefromTexas
MikefromTexas
3 months ago

Am not a fan of that woman but if she doesn’t go now then the threat from China works and they will continue threating us. So now she has to go.

Peter K Baker
Peter K Baker
3 months ago

Since Pelosi might be on China’s payroll I doubt it. I wish that wasn’t true but Swalwell is my Rep so you know.

Oldclimber
Oldclimber
3 months ago

How does is feel Nancy, with China doing the same thing to you that you did to the J6’ers.

Jawad
Jawad
3 months ago

I would not like to be in Pelosi’s shoes right now. They wouldn’t fit my feet anyway. However, if she WERE shot down, we’d be rid of another malicious old hag. Next time we could send Hillary. Then AOC? My point is: with all this blather about ‘toxic masculinity,’ let’s give equal time to TOXIC FEMININITY.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago
Reply to  Jawad

Fortunately, conservatives don’t travel with her. Every cloud has a silver lining.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago

Looks like we’re gonna’ need to make our own chips for awhile. I heard TI (Texas Instruments) still makes state of the art chips and is gearing up for increased production.