U.S. must support Ukraine, Taiwan to stop Russia, China

It is in America’s direct interest for Ukraine to win their war. This will result in Russia’s President Putin being ousted.Russia will have no stomach for anymore expansionist, bloody wars. Russia will sideline itself.

This is crucial because military experts have pegged China’s date for invading Taiwan in 2027. We will defend Taiwan likely to a draw which will happen for two reasons. China will have more materiel and personnel before they attack whereas we will be bled dry, and China cares nothing about its own losses.

If Putin were still in power he would seize the opportunity for grabbing more Eastern European countries. If America is much weakened and perhaps unable to help Europe, NATO would fold, giving Putin a free reign in it expansionist moves.

It is vital to America that we defend Taiwan. Not for just historical reasons, but for having allies among the island nations in the Western Pacific. All wars have a glass jaw, the length of supply lines. the Western Pacific is way too far for our actions in that area. We have to have friendly nations allowing us to stockpile war materiel and personnel. If we don’t hold up our obligations with Taiwan, the smaller nations will have no confidence in our defending them against China. They will bend to China’s bidding.

China would control a huge fraction of the shipping trade, which passes through the East China Sea and the South China Sea. China would dictate the prices of goods coming to Western ports.

Orin Humphries


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