NYT thinks we should sell out Taiwan, but wants more than 30 pieces of silver

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    NYT op ed yesterday raises hackles in Taiwan.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uNWzzt-n3s&feature=feedu"]30 pieces, I can get it for you wholesale![/ame]
     
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    Here's the op-ed, for what it's worth.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/o...ditch-taiwan.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=taiwan&st=cse

    Wow. What a stupid idea. Let's even ignore the moral implications raised by it. Why the hell would China write off $1.14 trillion in assets? That would really hurt the Chinese economy, which would hurt the American economy.

    I can understand the logic of peacefully integrating Taiwan into mainland China. But it has to be an eventual goal that preserves what is unique about Taiwan--primarily, it's freedom. Any Taiwan that is part of China would need to keep its autonomy in everything except perhaps military. Mr. Kane's suggestion to sell U.S. support for $1.4 trillion is horrifying.

    (Excuse the incoherent of this post. My sinuses are completely clogged and all my thoughts cut off halfway).
     
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    F-16's to Taiwan in exchange for Lippert nomination...
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    US senator moves F-16C/D jet issue back to forefront
    Sun, Nov 20, 2011 - SAME TACTIC: John Cornyn is threatening to withhold another of Barack Obama’s nominations to pressure the president into selling the fighter jets to Taiwan
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    Voters must rid Taiwan of gangster president
    Sun, Nov 13, 2011 - During the 2008 presidential election, the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) campaign materials jokingly said voters were being forced to choose between the lesser of two evils — a moron or a scoundrel for president. Pan-blue voters naturally prefer a fool to a miscreant, and swing voters sympathized with the idiot; thus, in the end, the fool was the victor.
     
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    We cannot live with Progressives any longer
     
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    The Obama administration seems willing to do the deal 666 days same as cash.
     
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    Don't forget about Taiwan...
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    Taiwan facing a pivotal crossroads
    Sat, Jan 14, 2012 - While the world’s attention is focused on a rising China amid a seeming decline in the West, Taiwan seems all but forgotten. Yet, the West, and especially the US, ignores the so-called “Taiwan issue” at its peril.
     
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    Uncle Ferd says dey gonna end up gettin' us in another one o' dem crazy Asian wars...
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    US experts say Taiwan a vital interest
    Thu, Apr 19, 2012 - TRIANGULAR RELATIONSHIP: A former US assistant secretary of defense dismissed the idea that the US would abandon Taiwan in pursuit of stronger ties with China
     
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    Wow, who would trust us after that?
     
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    The NYTimes is pro Communist.

    Wow.

    What a shocker
     
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    Prelude to a Chinese invasion?...
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    January 13, 2013 — Tens of thousands of people marched in Taipei Sunday in an unusually large rally against the island’s president. Angry Taiwanese called to the streets by the major opposition party say President Ma Ying-jeou has refused to make changes that would improve economic conditions for workers.
     

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