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Old 08-02-2022, 02:10 PM
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Sooo glad to see Speaker Pelosi arrive in Taipei….in a 737
Ya think her crew was nervous?
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Old 08-02-2022, 02:52 PM
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I'm glad she manned up and stuck to her guns on that.

I'm glad the WH didn't roll over either.

I suspect that PRC activity in the area was monitored closely. Entirely possible the 737 wasn't all by it's lonesome out there.
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Old 08-02-2022, 03:02 PM
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Also glad she didnít have to arrive ďunder sniper fireĒ, tee hee.
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Old 08-02-2022, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
I'm glad she manned up and stuck to her guns on that.

I'm glad the WH didn't roll over either.

I suspect that PRC activity in the area was monitored closely. Entirely possible the 737 wasn't all by it's lonesome out there.
Reminds me of a scene at a bar where two groups of guys who really don't get along, mutually keep separated and drink peacefully knowing chit would start immediately if either side starts a move.

All is peaceful until someone's idiot girfriend starts mouthing off to the other side without a clue as to what she is doing or who she is fck-ing with.

I have know problem with a fight with a good reason, not for BS politics which is exactly what she is doing.
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Old 08-02-2022, 11:08 PM
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I know that President Biden told her publicly not to go.

What did he tell her privately? I don't know, and neither do you. Maybe he wanted her to go to tweak China's nose. That could be interesting.

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Old 08-02-2022, 11:41 PM
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I have know problem with a fight with a good reason, not for BS politics which is exactly what she is doing.
I don't care why she went. ANY US citizen can go to ANY other country (aside from PRC) for ANY reason and the CCP doesn't get a vote. Eff them.

If she tries to go to PRC uninvited, then they can shoot her down I guess.
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Old 08-03-2022, 02:22 AM
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I don't care why she went. ANY US citizen can go to ANY other country (aside from PRC) for ANY reason and the CCP doesn't get a vote. Eff them.

If she tries to go to PRC uninvited, then they can shoot her down I guess.
Absolutely. The visit needed to be made to show China that intimidation is not going to work.
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Old 08-03-2022, 06:44 AM
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As much as i abhor her political leanings, Iím impressed she had the stones to take the trip. Even more impressed the dems let her go. Glad to see them backing a US ally for a change. If only we could get them on board to back Israel better.
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Old 08-03-2022, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Dolphinflyer View Post
All is peaceful until someone's idiot girfriend starts mouthing off to the other side without a clue as to what she is doing or who she is fck-ing with.
Which makes it good that she's barely understandable a lot of the time.

I'm sure someone knows, I didn't really follow much. But why the Speaker of the House and NOT the Sec State?
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:48 PM
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Anything that antagonizes the CCP is good with me. I'm generally not a fan of our middle east/Levant "allies", nor our general foreign policy for the last 40 years, but when it comes to the CCP, I'm unusually hawkish. That organization and their socio-cultural ethos of control/governance is nothing I want expanding into our sphere of living. I rather live with the warts of our [American] empire misgivings, than a CCP Chinese one. Thankfully their demographics are crushing their ability to project power in the next 5-10 years.
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