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To: Nancy Pelosi
Tell Nancy Pelosi That Visiting Taiwan Isn't Worth Risking WW3
Representative Pelosi: Please reconsider your planned trip to Taiwan in August. This trip will have few potential benefits, while posing enormous risks. Chinese state media has said "Pelosi’s Taiwan visit is a blatant provocation which will surely be met with a forceful response from China, including unprecedented military pressure." In The Atlantic, Michael Schuman states that this has the potential to be "a Cuban-missile-crisis moment, with the United States and China staring at a potential conflagration."
With war hawks like John Bolton and Mike Pompeo and an increasing number of politicians all jumping onboard to make themselves look "tough", the longer you wait before cancelling this trip, the worse the political pressure to go will get. And the longer the controversy over it goes on, the harder it will be for China to back down from a military response. In short, this trip risks a military confrontation of the worst possible kind--and for what benefit?
We urge you to be the adult in the room and cancel this trip! Thanks.
Why is this important?
Provoking a potential military conflict with China isn't in anyone's interest--especially if there is nothing concrete to gain from it.