US Abandonment Of Afghanistan Emboldens China Toward Taiwan Invasion
CHINA - The US abandonment of Afghanistan has emboldened China toward carrying out an invasion on Taiwan, and given the Chinese state media ammunition in the form of propaganda, telling countries that they can't trust the United States to protect them. Propaganda that was aimed most exclusively at Taiwan.
The Global Times, China's state run media and CCP mouthpiece tweeted, "Editorial: From what happened in Afghanistan, those in Taiwan should perceive that once a war breaks out in the Straits, the island’s defense will collapse in hours and US military won’t come to help. As a result, the DPP will quickly surrender".
The state run media didn't only address what happened in Afghanistan, but also how the United States handled the war in Vietnam and Syria saying, "Once a cross-Straits war breaks out while the mainland seized the island with forces, the US would have to have a much greater determination than it had for Afghanistan, Syria and Vietnam if it wants to interfere".
An editorial from the Global Times was titled, "Afghan abandonment a lesson for Taiwan’s DPP". DPP is Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party. The editorial itself says, "The world has witnessed how the US evacuated its diplomats by helicopter while Taliban soldiers crowded into the presidential palace in Kabul. This has dealt a heavy blow to the credibility and reliability of the US".
Another article titled, "Taiwan fears becoming the next chess piece that US casts away following Vietnam, Afghanistan: local media" states that the, "US’ unhesitant abandonment of its allies to evacuate its embassy personnel and citizens from the country has dealt a heavy blow to some media and US-ally-believers in the island of Taiwan, with many fearing that the island will become the next chess piece that the US will cast away as it has done with Vietnam and Afghanistan".
Yet another article titled, "US, Taiwan could face sudden blow at any time in Taiwan Straits: Global Times editorial" states that the, "The US has the strongest overall national military strength, but most of it cannot be deployed in the Taiwan Straits technically, and the US has no public support or national will to use that military strength to defend Taiwan".
The article also stated, "When will the mainland fly its military planes closer to Taiwan island or even fly over the island, or launch missiles over the island to deter Taiwan authorities? Our answer is: any time. We advise the US and the island of Taiwan not to misjudge the situation and not to underestimate our determination and will to punish their provocation. They must be prepared to face a sudden blow".
China would like nothing more than Taiwan to feel isolated and unsure of whether help would be coming if China were to attempt an invasion on the island in order to 'reunify' it to the mainland under communist rule.
The propaganda pieces from the global times were published just days after Washington's approval of its first arms deal with Taiwan, transferring 40 mobile artillery vehicles to the island.