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World War III? Pelosi Going to Taiwan After All; China Says Its Military Won’t ‘Sit Idly By’

by Robert Spencer

Will history record that World War III began because superannuated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Absolut) insisted on visiting Taiwan after repeated warnings from the Communist Chinese that they would consider it an act of war if she did so? It could happen. Early Monday morning, Newsmax’s Alex Salvi reported that after some ambiguity about whether or not she was going, Pelosi is scheduled to arrive in Taipei Tuesday night. Salvi added: “China says its military will ‘not sit idly by’ if House Speaker Pelosi visits Taiwan.” So will a global war begin because a member of America’s political elite wants a photo-op? It could happen.

Tensions have been high. On Friday, the Chinese Communist Party organ Global Times drew an explicit comparison between the standoff over Pelosi and earlier incidents in which China issued warnings and then went to war:

“Don’t say we didn’t warn you!”- a phrase that was used by the People’s Daily in 1962 before China was forced to fight the border war with India and ahead of the 1979 China-Vietnam War, was frequently mentioned during a forum held Friday by a high-level Chinese think tank, as analysts warned that open military options and comprehensive countermeasures ranging from the economy to diplomacy from China await if US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gambles with a visit to the Taiwan island during her Asia tour…

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