(PatriotWise.com)- It is just a matter of time, according to a specialist in international affairs, before China seeks some kind of vengeance for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) visit to Taiwan, who went there earlier this month.
During an appearance on Meet the Press NOW on the streaming platform NBC News NOW, retired General David Petraeus, a former director of the CIA, told presenter Kristen Welker that it is almost inevitable that China would react negatively to the visit that Nancy Pelosi is paying to their country.
Petraeus stated that there are a variety of viewpoints about this matter. On the other hand, there will be consequences as a direct result, which is a point on which nearly everyone can agree. “There just is no way around it.”
Petraeus mentioned that a re-election campaign is now being waged by Xi Xinping, the current President of China.
Petraeus said that the pressure would be on him. “It will be necessary for him to take action.”
“Actions in the military?” Welker asked.
Petraeus was evident in his response. He said no, we’ll observe live fire exercises. We’ll witness demonstrations. A conflict is the last thing anyone wants to see.
In an opinion piece, she wrote for the Washington Post on Tuesday, Pelosi explained the motivations behind her travel.
She said that The Taiwan Relations Act outlined the United States’ commitment to a democratic Taiwan and laid the groundwork for an economic and diplomatic engagement that would rapidly develop into a vital alliance. It cultivated a profound relationship built on shared interests and ideals, such as human dignity and rights, democratic principles, and the right to self-determination and self-government.
It made a solemn promise by the United States to assist the defense of Taiwan. “to consider any effort to determine the future of Taiwan by other than peaceful means … a threat to the peace and security of the Western Pacific area and of grave concern to the United States.”
She concluded by saying that this is a promise that the United States of America must not forget. We have no choice but to support Taiwan, an island known for its resiliency.
The White House stated on Monday that the visit by Pelosi did not affect the position of the United States government regarding Taiwan’s independence.
The spokesperson for the National Security Council, John Kirby, stated that the United States does not support Taiwan’s independence.