Media Goes Defcon 1 Over Trump Phone Call, Ignores Obama’s $1.83 Billion Weapons Sale to Taiwan
What the vast majority of these alarmists failed to mention was the fact that President Obama’s own Taiwan policy hasn’t actually been all that “diplomatic.” In fact, the Obama administration authorized a $1.83 billion weapons sale to Taiwan last December. The administration pushed through the sale of arms despite staunch Chinese opposition. That’s an understatement. Beijing was furious at Obama’s provocation at the time.
The deal is “a serious violation of international laws … as well as China’s territory and security interest,” Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang said in a statement broadcast via state news agency Xinhua. “To safeguard our national interests, China has decided to take necessary measures, including imposing sanctions against the companies involved in the arms sale.” – READ MORE