POLITICO laments, via RT:
If tensions with China over Taiwan spirals out of control, it may come with the cost of US support for Ukraine against Russia, officials in the EU reportedly fear. A switch of Washington’s hostile attention from Moscow to Beijing would be the “worst-case scenario” for European NATO members, Politico cites a European diplomat as saying. At the moment, the rhetorical confrontations between Washington and Beijing over a possible visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not a NATO issue, but “it could easily escalate,” the diplomatic source said, according to the article published on Monday. The outlet spoke to several EU sources about how the European economic bloc perceives the tensions over Taiwan. Politico noted that up until recently most EU member states were cautious in their public comments about Taiwan and US rivalry with China, a major trading partner for the EU.
The reason Pelosi adventurism with the "visit" to Taiwan is so in focus--we don't know yet if she will get there--is simple. Anything, up to the escalation to the brink of the conflict with China, but to cover up these two things:
1. The economic catastrophe unfolding in the US;
2. The desperate attempt to turn attention away from the lost cause in 404.
The oldest trick in the book, especially with contemporary US "elites" who are good only at two things: reelecting themselves and PR. As Bernhard of MoA quotes Cynthia Chung:
In October 2019, Jake Sullivan, who became U.S. National Security Advisor in 2021, stated in an interview that the U.S. needed a clear threat to rally the world and play the role of saviour of mankind and that China could be that organizing principle for U.S. foreign policy. In the 2019 interview, he acknowledges that the problem was that people were not going to believe that China is a global threat, that their view of China is too positive and that the United States would need a “Pearl Harbour moment,” a real focusing event to change their minds, something he calmly stated that “would scare the hell out of the American people.”
At that time Sullivan taught... at Yale Law School (good Lord!) and you can read the whole interview here. Being a consummate neocon, it is only natural to expect from his ilk the PR-driven solutions to inevitable clusterfucks neocons create in everything they touch due to their sheer incompetence and malice.
The other clear signal that Washington begins to feel the burn is the fact that Biden (and those puppeteers who have their hand up his ass) in a typical thuggish manner declared:
Washington has expressed its readiness to negotiate “a new arms control framework” with Russia to potentially replace the landmark New START, or Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. US President Joe Biden made the remarks on Monday in a statement ahead of the tenth Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference. “Today, my Administration is ready to expeditiously negotiate a new arms control framework to replace New START when it expires in 2026. But negotiation requires a willing partner operating in good faith,” Biden said. At the same time, the US president claimed that Moscow “has shattered peace in Europe” with its “brutal and unprovoked” military operation in Ukraine, which became “an attack on fundamental tenets of international order.” “In this context, Russia should demonstrate that it is ready to resume work on nuclear arms control with the United States,” he stated. Biden also called upon Beijing to take part in talks on nuclear disarmament.
I have news for Biden, Blinken, Sullivan and the rest: Russia is "not ready" for two reasons:
1. Russia is not going to squander a dramatic and increasing advantage over the US in strategic (and non-strategic) weapon systems, because there are no Gorbachevs in Kremlin anymore;
2. Russia is not going to talk to this Administration other than engaging in the substance of the Act of Capitulation by the combined West, because the United States is non-agreement capable and are, essentially, ungovernable.
There are many more factors, but these two are the most important. In fact, Russia will continue to strangle EU, thus denying the US its only collection of the lapdogs and the market where the US can theoretically compete with China. Theoretically, that is. Poor French now cannot even take it, that Russia 1 Channel openly mocks Europe when discussing methods of "saving" energy such as, but not limited to, urinating while taking a shower.