China Invasion of Taiwan Imminent After Beijing Olympics
The past weekend I went to Utah to see renowned writer and geopolitical analyst Joel Skousen speak at a live conference. Of the many topics covered, the speech concluded with a section breaking down the situation in the Pacific and what the likely outcome will be. As I’ve gathered from looking into the issue, the imminent conflict between China and Taiwan is drawing near, and faster than expected.
The point Joel made in the speech on February 5 is that China will wait until the Beijing Olympics conclude on February 20. After that, the timeline for China’s invasion of the island of Taiwan will shorten. This view is one that I share. Governments tend to use PR to their advantage when possible, while using strategic timing for its aggressions against other nations and groups. We will soon see if this indeed proves to be China’s chosen moment to strike Taiwan. It could take a week, a month or more, but it almost certainly will happen in 2022. If the U.S. does not provide military support to Taiwan, it will be over quickly. Sadly, the prosperous island nation does not have the resources or manpower to resist a full assault by China, and it would likely fall within 24 to 48 hours after invasion.
When it does happen it will come as a surprise to most nations of the world, whose state run media companies’ energies have been dissipated (and discredited in a growing portion of the public’s view) by nauseating coverage of the 2 year long ‘pandemic’ which is now characterized by disastrous and unscientific covid policies, failed ‘public health measures’, and growing public outrage in Canada and Europe.
The imminent China/Taiwan conflict will seem to come out of nowhere, leaving a baffled and increasingly hysterical mainstream media to cover something they’ve barely touched so far. The olympics are the PR moment for China to ‘show the world’ it’s great sporting event, after which the ‘games’ will be over- literally and figuratively.
Here are the reasons why this rapidly unfolding situation is such a big deal, and how it will affect the US and the entire globe:
1. Taiwan supplies the US with a large portion of its semiconductors, which are tiny chips used in a vast array of electronics. We use them daily without thinking about it. Semiconductors are used in smart phones, cars, refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, banking, healthcare and manufacturing systems. The vast majority of what keeps the modern world running relies on these tiny chips.
When China takes control of Taiwan, our main supplier of these microchips will be cut off immediately. While chip manufacturing plants are being opened here in the US (in addition to existing companies already operating), domestic production will not be able to meet the immediate demands, which will result in further destruction to the already hobbled supply chains. It will hinder production of new vehicles and other crucial electronics units. If you were thinking about getting a new car, you might want to do it now. If you want to sell your car, you may get a higher price if you wait until this situation unfolds.
2. An invasion of Taiwan will mark the beginning of a larger series of conflicts which will inevitably involve the US, whether or not the US does try to aid Taiwan militarily. North Korea has issued statements that it will respond to any attempt by the US to defend Taiwan against China. The main danger here is potential aggression by North Korea against South Korea (which is the response NK is referring to), where 27,000 US soldiers are stationed. Any aggression by North Korea against the South (which North Korea would claim was ‘provoked’ by the US/China/Taiwan conflict) would force the US to fight, because of it’s military presence there. This could snowball into a larger conflict involving the use of nuclear warheads, which would be catastrophic.
3. Since the 1990’s, much of the manufacturing in the US has been closed down and moved to China. China supplies the U.S. with a massive portion of consumer goods used here in the U.S. Just glance at any product you order from Amazon or purchase from a retail store such as Walmart or Target (to name a few) and you’ll find ‘made in China’. This is part of the reason China went from a third world country to the second largest economy in the world in a matter of 3 decades: they got the keys to the kingdom of production of a large part of the world’s goods. China now produces a massive share of what the world consumes. Regardless of whether the US steps in to aid Taiwan, economic sanctions will likely result from an invasion, which will dramatically affect the availability of everyday goods that we currently take for granted as being always on the shelves. Just how it will unfold, or how severe the shortages could become is unclear, but it is inevitable.
Now, back to Joel Skousen, and why he’s one to pay attention to if you’re interested in learning more about what’s happening in the US and the world at large. At a time when practically nobody is covering these events, and the information widely available is misleading at best, I’ve gained much by reading the Word Affairs brief and the books written by Joel Skousen. Joel is an acclaimed author, Vietnam veteran, architect, engineer and public speaker whose analysis is backed by decades of experience and knowledge of complex trends. He is one of the most intelligent and thorough people I’ve had the pleasure of reading and hearing speak. You can check out his work by going to worldaffairsbrief.com, and request a free sample of his newsletter that goes out every Friday.
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