If our world is ever to be plunged into the dark and dire situation of another world war, it would be required that at least two of the three superpowers on the planet be involved.
I’m speaking, of course, about Russia, China, and the United States, all of whom have the capability to end one another, (and everyone else), with a vast nuclear assault.
And so, any time in which we see friction between these nations, we must be wary. Such is the case this week as Taiwan makes it clear that they are not interested in being annexed by China.
Taiwan’s president on Sunday vowed to defend the island from China’s rising pressure for reunification, after a week of unprecedented tensions with Beijing.
Speaking at the island’s National Day celebrations, a rare show of Taiwanese defense capabilities in the annual parade underlined Tsai Ing-wen’s promise to resist Chinese military threats.
“We will do our utmost to prevent the status quo from being unilaterally altered,” President Tsai said.
“We will continue to bolster our national defense and demonstrate our determination to defend ourselves in order to ensure that nobody can force Taiwan to take the path China has laid out for us,” the Taiwanese leader added.
China has been performing intimidating military exercises in the airspace over Taiwan for weeks now, and the United States has made it very clear that they will not tolerate any aggression in the region from Beijing.
At the same time, the news that US Marines were in Taiwan providing training and resources to the military had China fuming, with officials there stating that they wouldn’t stand for such interference.
Should the temperature not cool off, things could get downright dangerous in the South Pacific.