Pelosi’s Dangerous Stunt

Source: Eunomia
by Daniel Larison

“It is clear that the Chinese government would consider a Taiwan visit by Pelosi as a gratuitous jab in the eye over an issue that matters far more to them than it does to the U.S. I don’t believe for a minute that there is any serious fear that Pelosi’s plane would be shot down, as she ludicrously suggested yesterday, and the idea that China would establish a no-fly zone over Taiwan is even more preposterous. That said, we should take Chinese threats of ‘resolute and forceful measures’ seriously, and our leaders should not take actions that needlessly invite punitive Chinese measures against Taiwan.” (07/22/22)