Handling America’s enemies in a manner that serves Her best interests and actually defends Her national sovereignty won’t happen, until a strong freedom-minded individual takes the helm of the country and guides us to live and let live and not be put upon to our harm and detriment, by nation’s leaders who envy us and seek to conquer or destroy America. Biden is sorely at a loss in this regard and we should all pray that America survives unscathed during these last three years of his continued incompetence and his continued betrayal of America to Her enemies.
Imagine how the US would react if it found out Russia was bringing Mexican cartel members to its territory and teaching them how to kill Americans “just in case” America ever invaded. That’s about what we’re doing while Sullivan, Psaki, and the regime media pretend that Russia is the aggressor. Russia would be without a valid bellum justum were it to invade Ukraine without provocation; that much is obvious. And, with that in mind, the US would be right to respond and aid Ukraine in defending its independence, so long as doing so would be within its interests.
Consider that many of the chips used in industrial control systems are produced in Taiwan. After a Communist takeover, the CCP could mandate that circuitry be added to the chips that would allow them to be shut down by remote command. This has already been a concern regarding systems assembled in the mainland and would leave Western industries open to a kind of blackmail by the CCP.
It’s not popular today to talk about keeping the world safe for democracy, but that’s just another way of saying the world needs a dominant power, a sheriff, to set the broad terms of international business, diplomacy, currency exchange, laws of the sea, etc. Someone will take over that role if we let it lapse, and with it would go the many advantages that accrue to America as world hegemon.
Like it or not, you must tread softly in another great power’s backyard. Enter it and refuse to back down, and war will almost assuredly result because that power can’t realistically back down. Doing so would mean losing face and sending the ultimate message of weakness. For if you can be pushed around at your own doorstep, in what way can’t you be dominated?