Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Biden Globaloney? Or Alzheimer's Diplomacy?

Although it's counter-intuitive, Biden has begun the Globaloney by committing the US to defense of some rocks in the South China Sea.

...Biden promised to repair relations with America's allies. And he appears to have gone some distance to do so in the congratulatory phone call he received from Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan.

 According to Suga, during the brief call, Biden said Article V of the U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty of 1960 covers the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, islands Japan controls but China claims as its own.

"President-elect Biden gave me a commitment that Article 5 of the US-Japan security treaty applies to the Senkaku Islands," said a delighted Suga. And what does Article V commit us to?

"Each Party recognizes that an armed attack against either Party in the territories under the administration of Japan would be dangerous to its own peace and safety and declares that it would act to meet the common danger..."

Message: The U.S. will treat a Chinese attempt to take the Senkakus, tiny rocky outcroppings in the East China Sea, as an attack on the USA, and America will fight China to secure Japan's right to keep the islands....

Would Biden open a military conflict with his benefactors, the Chinese Communists, over a few rocks which Japan claims as its own?

Or was Biden talking through his Alzheimer's-addled brain at the time?


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