Former President of Taiwan Urges Peace with China as Pentagon Demands Another Proxy War
Taiwan’s former president Ma Ying made a diplomatic trip to China on Tuesday to urge for unity and peace between the two nations that are on the brink of war.
Ma, the 77-year-old former president who served between 2008 and 2016, stressed the common bonds between China and Taiwan in his attempt to foster the peace process.
“People on both sides of the Taiwan strait are Chinese people, and are both descendants of the Yan and Yellow emperors,” he said.
“We sincerely hope the two sides will work together to pursue peace, avoid war, and strive to revitalize China … This is an unavoidable responsibility of Chinese people on both sides of the strait, and we must work hard,” he added.
Even though the people of Taiwan and China may not want war, there are powerful external forces with much to gain from stoking a conflict between the country: mainly, the U.S. Empire and its military-industrial complex driven by monolithic defense contractors.
Big League Politics reported on the unprecedented budget request from the Pentagon as the Department of Defense prepares for a proxy war against China over Taiwan:
“The Pentagon is demanding a budget increase of an astounding $842 billion in order to prepare for war against China, even as they are already waging a costly and counter-productive proxy war against Russia in Ukraine.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley confirmed to Congress that their federal bureaucracy needs more money to plot war against China.
Milley spoke out of both sides of his mouth while defending the $842 billion proposed Pentagon cash grab. He told Congress that the figure “is extraordinarily expensive,” but claimed “it’s not as expensive as fighting a war. And this budget prevents war and prepares us to fight it if necessary.” He added that China is “moving it down the path toward confrontation and potential conflict with its neighbors and possibly the United States.”
“This budget includes a 40 percent increase over last year’s for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative to an all-time high of $9.1 billion,” Austin said while speaking before the Congressional hearing. “That will fund a stronger force posture, better defenses for Hawaii and Guam, and deeper cooperation with our allies and partners.”
… The intervention regarding Russia is already backfiring spectacularly for the U.S. Empire, and intervention in Asia against China would likely be far more disastrous. This ridiculous budget increase for the Pentagon must be rejected.”
Hopefully Ma’s heroic diplomatic efforts are successful. Otherwise, it will mean another costly war and more death and destruction exported throughout the globe from America.