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Vivek Ramaswamy suggests he would let
China invade Taiwan post-2029 if elected president

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Posted By: FlyRight, 8/14/2023 7:39:56 PM

Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy said Monday that he would be less attentive to China’s threat to Taiwan once he’s had four years to attain US “semiconductor independence.” “Xi Jinping should not mess with Taiwan until we have achieved semiconductor independence, until the end of my first term when I will lead us there,” Ramaswamy told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.After that, our commitments to Taiwan — our commitments to be willing to go to military conflict — will change after that, because that’s rationally in our self-interest. That is honest. That is true, and that is credible.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40 8/14/2023 7:43:52 PM (No. 1534472)
While it is honest and true. Certain truths are not to be uttered. Especially if you are seeking the most powerful office in the world. This guy has a long way to go.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: nwcudagal 8/14/2023 7:55:22 PM (No. 1534476)
I'm open to suggestions. . . But when I saw his name linked with Soros, I went into my "Danger Will Robinson" mode.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: valinva 8/14/2023 7:56:00 PM (No. 1534477)
Once the US declared that Taiwan is Chinese territory, the invasion by the mainland became just a matter of time. Vivek is correct that the only reason we care is because the idiots in Silicon Valley ceded Chip manufacturing to Taiwan because it was cheaper. What he is saying is that it will take till 2029 for us to be able to build our own chips in the US. Once that happens, China can take back control of it's territory. Again, if the US had not recognized Mainland China as owning Taiwan, we could work to protect Taiwan.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: smokincol 8/14/2023 8:02:49 PM (No. 1534480)
but the reality of this whole situation is ... that no one can stop the Chicoms from invading Taiwan which is only 100 miles from Taiwan, which is about the same distance as from Cuba to the USofA and with the commie underlings in the diaper administration there would be no preparedness or assistance
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Citoyen 8/14/2023 8:14:54 PM (No. 1534485)
I’m unaware of any Soros connection to Ramaswamy. I did see a story alleging that a scholarship he received when he was a youngster on his way to college was from a source that was partially funded by a Soros scholarship entity. If there is something actually more sinister than a young man accepting money to pursue his education I’d be happy to hear it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ChattyCatsSusan 8/14/2023 8:39:22 PM (No. 1534498)
It isn't just semiconductor stuff we get from Taiwan folks. Take a look at the labels when you are in the store sometime. Taiwan produces a ton of other products that everyone uses everyday. Taiwan's wealth is being eyed greedily by the flailing China tyrants and they are licking their greedy chops at the idea of stealing all that wealth. I don't trust any candidate that says he would let another country like China invade an island nation that doesn't want to be part of the mainland.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: formerNYer 8/14/2023 9:05:46 PM (No. 1534529)
Say What????
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 8/14/2023 9:05:53 PM (No. 1534530)
No way, no how could I vote for an imbecile who puts computer chips ahead the freedom of millions of Taiwan Chinese. He has a George Soros connection in some way so voters need to beware.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Catherine 8/14/2023 9:08:31 PM (No. 1534534)
He has George Soros in his background. Don't care in what way. That's a deal breaker for me.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: coldoc 8/14/2023 9:13:06 PM (No. 1534539)
There are some things you just dont say as a candidate. I suspect this is right up there.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Californian 8/14/2023 9:19:13 PM (No. 1534541)
He just lost my vote. Taiwan is about a lot more than semi conductors. If we don't defend a country we've said we would for decades then our word is no good. Anyway, every day that goes by, China becomes weaker than us militarily, not stronger. By the time NGAD is flying in numbers their chances are zero. They already can't deal well with the F2w and F35 and the navy is slowly getting their act together. NGAD will be decades ahead of anything they'll have. Turkey shoot as the entire Chinese Air Force goes into the water and without air cover an invasion is impossible.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: red1066 8/14/2023 9:41:01 PM (No. 1534553)
Apparently, he doesn't want to win.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: rochow 8/14/2023 9:46:43 PM (No. 1534558)
Vivek, I am really done with you. Perhaps you might want to learn that silence is golden. Apparently, you have not, but lately you have produced nothing that the R's want to hear, but you seem to pander to the left. Duly noted.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Geoman 8/14/2023 10:31:18 PM (No. 1534578)
What a message to our non-totalitarian international "friends." We support you so long as you supply a commodity we need but besides that, you're on your own. Ramaswamy appears to be a mile wide but an inch deep. He's riding the popularity he received from praising Donald Trump. Communist China's in-roads made into the U.S. and other Western Hemisphere countries leave them as vulnerable to being sent packing back across the Pacific as Taiwan, aka The Republic of China, is to Communist Chinese invasion. I bet Trump knows that and would not be disinclined to play that card, as well as punishing economic measures, if sufficiently provoked. To Ramaswamy, U.S. commitments mean nothing.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: danu 8/14/2023 11:32:50 PM (No. 1534595)
won;t vote for ramasoros,
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Reply 16 - Posted by: planetgeo 8/14/2023 11:38:04 PM (No. 1534600)
Wow! So much for "the smart one".
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Reply 17 - Posted by: mifla 8/15/2023 3:19:13 AM (No. 1534640)
The hits of the party of stupid just keep on coming. Meanwhile, the Dems are throwing all of their enemies into jail and laughing at the rule of law.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: paral04 8/15/2023 4:21:18 AM (No. 1534655)
I don't think announcing this was a good idea. The Chinese play the long game and will pounce the minute they think they can putting the citizens of Taiwan at risk/
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Philipsonh 8/15/2023 7:21:22 AM (No. 1534694)
I liked this man until he stated he would pardon any Biden that was convicted for their crimes. NO D*** WAY would I vote for him.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: BarryNo 8/15/2023 9:03:13 AM (No. 1534753)
He just lost me. I wouldn't consider him for street sweeper. You might ally with countries just because it's convenient, but this? Disgusting. He doesn't know what it means to be AMERICAN.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/15/2023 9:36:21 AM (No. 1534774)
Dude, are you really that STUPID???
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Reply 22 - Posted by: robertthomason 8/15/2023 9:45:05 AM (No. 1534777)
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Skeptical1 8/15/2023 10:26:04 AM (No. 1534794)
My wife recently returned from visiting family and friends in Taiwan. They don't seem to be too worked up about the prospect of being absorbed into China. I think they view it as natural and inevitable. They also think the US is just stirring up trouble. That's the report from one Taiwanese ex-pat. Ramaswamy, like Trump, does not want the US to get involved in foreign wars unless our vital national interests are at stake. Here, I had to laugh when he explained that Taiwan Semiconductor is our only vital interest in Taiwan, and would be for the next four years. It's the kind of in-artful but brutally honest comment that I would expect from Trump, and what I like about both men.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 8/15/2023 12:09:56 PM (No. 1534881)
Population of Taiwan is 23.5 million. How many soldiers would it take to pacify Taiwan? What would be the price tag? China should think twice. Especially if other nations start supplying the Tiawanese people. As for Ramaswamy, he's not the answer. He never was.
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