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Did Biden Cut Video Feed To Keep China Happy?

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December 13, 2021 12:00 pm

During President Biden's Democracy Summit, a Taiwanese minister showed a map where Taiwan was displayed in a different color than China. Shortly thereafter the video feed was mysteriously cut out while the Taiwanese minister was speaking. This leads many to wonder if the feed was intentionally cut by the Biden's State Department in order to appease China. Jay, Jordan, and the rest of the Sekulow team give their analysis on the matter, as the ACLJ considers filing a FOIA request to get to the bottom of it. ​This and more today on Sekulow.

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Second, we are to your calls to. That's what 100 684-3110 first walk a couple gets majority for broadcast team members recruit now were just about to talk about right now to its situation involving tightwad at the summit for democracy, the White House and Pres. Biden have been hosting virtually they were to be given to us of issues, just the first half-hour another life case. We are working on at the Bexar flood justice absurdities, a senior counsel with the ACLJ rejoining us there as well but over during the summer for democracy last week is been continuing. It's sometimes daily, sometimes every few days to see the President and he'll host another speaker or somebody represents another government on building up democracies.

The idea itself doesn't sound bad, but it has already caused problems in its cause problems.

It seemed like they could've been fixed for the beginning this first problem is by they allow the representative from Taiwan to participate. That's great that actually shows a lot of straight towards China.

If you're going to allow them to spend since they were not afraid of of letting the elected government of Taiwan to present in this summit for democracy. But here's the problem with that without elected leader came out to talk to Pres. Biden participate in the summit. They had a map in the back was really showing how they were surrounded by countries that were not democratic and that they were not. They were the they were like the red and Taiwan was the greed because it was a pro-democracy.

I think we show the map for people. But what appeared at the summit of his that's what happened. She's she speaking the summit and you'll see on the map, a tidy green.I want the rest of it goes from very dark red that means. Closed in North Korea.

Places like that to then countries are kind of somewhere between the orange with a Taiwan is open but then she came back to speak in the video was dropped and the reporting is that the video was dropped because she singled out Taiwan separate from China. State Department says that there was confusion over screen sharing resulted in her video be being dropped calling" and that's the barn, calling it an honest mistake.

Now we been through this rodeo before and it was involving Iran and what happened there. It was about the nuclear deal and it was on the timing of the nuclear deal and guess what happened date/edited that one so fan. We've already got our team looking at this from a premium information act request standpoint you will gain the personalty had to be straight for the American people what he was talking about the Iran video they came out and said it was a glitch. We now know it was not a glitch because of the of the investigation. The FOIA response that we gave OJ that's gonna take place in this as well.

They want to say this is a technical problem, all signs to me. J point that this was no aversion to viewpoint his commission. He put something the White House didn't agree with.

And look, maybe it wasn't cleared either way. They need to tell us the truth. They don't need to take the American people they need to get American told the church I say that there was a communication from a national security, the NSA, saying that this is that they want this gonna mean this is gonna with the approach that wanted it like this being up there so the point is, they invited Taiwan and then stifle Taiwan with church Taiwan globally because if that superpower in the world as it stands right now, the United States invites the process but don't single yourself out from Trident will the wise tightwad even there it should it should just be what should be there if we just consider the part of China they would be one of those red countries and I had said they would be participating in the summit with the vitamins for select laser think a strong stance against China and they were headed doing that by having Taiwan participate in the program will be back to hear from us have the right chided US you believe one 800 684 31 two the American Center for Law and Justice were engaged in critical issues at home and abroad. Whether it's defending religious freedom. Protecting those who, through their faith, uncovering corruption in the Washington bureaucracy and fighting to protect life in the courts and in Congress ACLJ would not be able to do any of this without your support for that. We are grateful.

Now there's an opportunity for you to help me way for limited time you can participate in the ACLJ's matching challenge every dollar you donate $10 gift comes 20 oh $50 gift becomes 100. This is a critical time for the ACLJ. The work we do. Simply would not occur without your generous take part in our matching challenge today make a difference in the protecting the constitutional and religious freedoms you forgive today online ACLJ only when a society can agree that the most vulnerable invoice is, is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying when you stand with the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life, we've created a free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission will show you how you are personally publication includes a look at all major ACLJ cases were fighting for the rights of pro-life activist ramifications of Roe V Wade, 40 years later Planned Parenthood's role in the Obama care means to the prone life in many ways your membership in the ACLJ is powering the right to question your free copy of mission life today online ACL data/secular so I play the video folks is what people understand to you know the present bites been hosting the summit for democracy because the White House the current ministration believes that there's probably democracies around the world.

It's also self hating, by the way, if you there's a problem with their own country that he is the commander-in-chief of but debris and representatives from the from democracies around the world to talk through issues that one of the most bold moves you could say was to bring in a minister's or ministerial level person from Taiwan which we know is extremely disputed. Some of us who predicted a West Smith is predicted that these go the way there.

Go right now Taiwan is going to be invaded by China in the new year. Maybe early in the new year so they allow this tie would be his representative on he's got he's got a map, a high dividend with the baptized show. The countries are surrounded by how they really stick out is the only truly democratic territory. State whatever you want to call Taiwan deli dip democracy functioning in that region of the world that we consider a green light go democracy. So what you see when it first looks like they were participating in the summit for democracy and human rights organizations to the kiss was around 20 regional Conduct research about freedom and city states in part one has been rated as completely open for three consecutive years were the only Asian country with distinction and affiliation green light on this yesterday because money I'm hoping you can offer just a few more thoughts on where we are at her hair okay so that was you saw on that map. We showed up for agree.is Taiwan so what they were trying to indicate is that we are the only country or territory. This whole region of the world that that is been rated by this outside group as being a democratic's open society. They can and has no issues with major democratic ideas like people voting or participating in government. This is an independent it's important to understand this is not just ranked by the United States.his sister outside of sites which were viewed in an outside perspective, but this was just caught the national security council and the national security advisor off guard. It's reported that the Bible team so after flashing that video itself was standing strong with the box you look at Taiwan there surrounded by nondemocratic actor. Some of the worst with North Korea and China did they go back that minister. Guess what's gone take a look just like reliable infrastructure and make your life safe and marketing on public infrastructure into the map as God initially they dealt they did believe that they could even trust a minister not to use the map if they don't want to run. Also it shows the weakness there so scared about the Chinese having a fit dramatically also agree.on a map is the country they want to admit Sabina ministration invites Taiwan. That's a good thing. Okay.

Number two, we have the military arrangements with Taiwan biblical get into that was but the reports are that the national Security Council angrily contacted okay this is what's coming out the State Department concerned that it appeared to show Taiwan as a distinct country. No, we invited them to a Wheatley United States inviting them to participate in this event. Wes and what was ironic about this and there are so many ironies in the by administration but this was not a map about national boundaries in, nor was it a summit about nations. It was a summit for which parts of the world in in Asia are free and democratic and which parts are not. This map simply show that Taiwan is a democracy and that is actually the truth there.

One of the few democracies in that part of the world and so that the whole discussion was about which which parts of Asia are free and democratic, which parts are not that irony is lost on the Biden restriction because the whole purpose of the summit was a summit for what democracy we that we can be clear, this the United States invited Taiwan plan to participate in this.

We said coming in and give a presentation in it in a in a simple summit symposium. It's called a summit for democracy and it's anything but surprising that this is Taiwan's view jamming.

Of course, if you can invite Taiwan. This is the view that they're going express and look I think it would have been perfectly appropriate for the United States in advance to say this is going to be an airing of various to the views on the topic of and and look, here is my second concern with this Jake. No matter the issue no matter the issue we talk about Washington DC when something goes against the narrative of this administration. Censorship seems to be what they jump to and that's what they jump to in this case. That is why J you talked about the flurry of emails that has reportedly took place. Once this image was taken down J, we want to know who took those images down.

We want to know why they were taken down. We want to know who authorized the taking down of those images and maybe most importantly, Jake. We want to know if they stand by that decision because if you think back to the Iran pledge over that video. The story that we heard in the days to follow J that was ultimately not the truth.

We find that on a course for a premium replacement lawsuit which believe me they fought us.

The Obama ministration products very aggressively on as you can imagine. And then we got the information in the court that someone ordered the yeah and then you got this email flurry from the NSC so you know what's going on here yet they were scrambling to not disrupt completely. The conference they lose the video feed and in fact with the video started from the minister from Taiwan that wasn't there was part of their tech presentation that came up like you if you watch the news into us digital screen. You would've thought that if they had it issues that they could have said it wouldn't come back take that back down because started that way and because that might hurt your position as much as ours, but it shows weakness. If you can't have a summit for democracy. That should get upset the Totalitarian shouldn't upset the, the, the Chinese Communist Party should have sent in order to raise the process, but because it not a democracy. So that part of the summits is to isolate them and make them feel like their bad we get them in the that's why they're there and you're pointing them out. Like I said this was not the United States into this Menino Wheatley records the same conclusion, but this was done independently. All they would all the Taiwan represent was doing was showing what was already the reality but Wes this shows you the problem that we are going to be looking at post the Olympics in China right in our official policy towards Taiwan is what is called strategic ambiguity.

And yet it seems that there's not always going that yeah it means that ever since the 1970s when Nixon reached out to China and we established an official relationship with them. They wanted us to adopt a one China policy that there is one Chinese people.

One Chinese government and so we embrace the one China policy, which included, which well. It includes Taiwan, but here again it becomes ambiguous because we embrace a one China policy, and yet we also recognize the right of Taiwan to be an independent democratic territory of China, so it's not only ambiguous to J's confusing imprisonment buying his quite frankly added to this is the first President in 40 years who actually invited the tie with Gov. Taiwanese government to attend his inauguration in August he was asked about Taiwan. He said we have a sacred commitment to the Taiwanese people too much later in October he was asked point-blank. Does this mean that we would come to their aid and defend them if they were attacked by China to which Pres. Biden said yes.

Then the White House had to walk that back is just not our policy that we have is not it is strategic ambiguity.

What we need J regarding Taiwan strategic clarity not only with Taiwan but with Ukraine and Russia with the ramp with them and there's a lot of this and it affects her domestic politics to take your calls, 1-800-684-3110 your view on this. We want to hear what you have to say about this situation. Was this an intentional act, 1-800-684-3110 germ try to look at this it domestically politically. I mean, the idea that you had Taiwan, was a good thing sure that censoring them and adding them is a big mistake. It's a better not to invited and orderly. Think through it as you're having the summits which are ongoing virtual summits think through do a better job you instead of there's a blame game going on now between two democracies. What is say, oh, Taiwan, you didn't show us that video and we ran through this. The other is saying, yet we did. It was there for paying attention and then you cut we been cut out and they were do not have a video feed anymore since this is how we treat our Democrat allies wire into beastly to be considered. Wes my question what intermediate looks at this they say another bubble by Joe Biden the Joe pies administration can't get away. They kick in a victory. That's why's approval as a 30 something percent. He is the most dislike present we see that our country's history, especially this was a guy's that I can work across the aisle. I don't whole world to what this wasn't. This was not America first.

I'll tell you a little like America first. And they're making it in the ministrations making that crystal clear.

We want to hear your what you think this does from United States when you think this does would you rather see America first policies invite you invite the Taiwanese government in and then we edit them 1-800-684-3110 that really quick on Capitol Hill. What kind of reaction are we getting to this is a two early to tell. Well not allied yet J but I predicted Sen. cotton Sen. Graham Sen. Cruz you can hear from then on this. In J. I hear here's what I think they're gonna say first of all, that there there's no pacifying China on this. So why are you trying to me this is a country that is committing genocide. It's a country with very little individual liberty. J. China hates democracy.

So of course they're going to hate a summit on democracy, you should be trying to pacify them.

I predict that the response will he get Gabby this is a again it's a continuous situation there because were already certify that later. We tied up with the China invading Taiwan in the new year but that was Wes Smith that we come back and update audit ACLJ case on life enjoyed by senior counsel Jeff certainties from the ACLJ talk to us about our latest filings. The Pennsylvania gives call 1-800-684-3110 completed by the administration is competent enough even host summit for democracy virtually virtually, because Lord knows your badge. Try to do it in person 100 684 31 only one. A society can agree that the most vulnerable and is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying when you stand with the American Center for Law and Justice, defend the rights of life, we've created a free and powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn Gold edition will show you how you personally and the publication includes a look at all major ACLJ pro-life cases were fighting for the rights of pro-life activist ramifications of Roe V Wade, 40 years later Planned Parenthood's role in the end what Obama care means to the pro-life discover the many ways your membership is empowering the right question for economy mission in life today online ACLJ/the American Center for Law and justice were engaged in critical issues at home and abroad. Whether it's defending religious freedom.

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The work we simply would not occur without your generous take part in our matching challenge today make a difference in the protecting the constitutional and religious freedoms you forgive today online ACLJ secular. We are to take your focus to China. I probably most overcome with right now we are complied, so forget your calls it what it hundreds, 3110 start to close calls.

We come back at the next half hour. The broadcast I give you time to get your call ready so that we could take it, which is that how big of a threat you believe it. This administration, which is ugly issue after issue. Summit after summit virtual summits. They kick it right into the conversation with food but Bush right the imagery there looked horrible. I mean it's it's just embarrassing. It is apparently an American embarrassing to be the leading democracy of the world and treat another democracy like Taiwan who still rely on the United States like that because we bow down to China but did not. The US bows down to no one but it's clear the Biden administration taking taking credit similar to Pres. Obama to left big data kiss the rate that it that's what the trumpet associativity came to the 70s were treated as equals RRR elected leaders were treated as equals to the care keep right. That's how you act when you're the superpower you don't bow down and you don't edit your analysis bowing down just virtually never did any work to get to this pro-life situation Pennsylvania but just a follow-up on it where bowing down when inviting the time Taiwanese government and we invited them to the summit and then when we have them there and they are ranked as an open free society we we let them get edited because the national Security Council is all the Chinese are getting it upset, but we should be a little upset with the Chinese government over a couple of things like a pandemic on this. What's so absurd about that. But when you don't have America first as a policy. This is what you end up with.

Let's go to Pennsylvania. Jeff certainties is joining us right now and we just bought a brief Jeff in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania tells what the case is about affiliate network filing an amicus brief with the Pennsylvania court on behalf of members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives important Pennsylvania law that bars state funding of abortion direct medical program which by the way, was upheld by the person that Pennsylvania Supreme Court 1985 the wonders of this law.

Planned Parenthood in a group of abortion providers are arguing that this abortion funding ban violates the U.S. Constitution, but the Pennsylvania stock, the Pennsylvania State Constitution, which they claim provides greater protection to Pennsylvania citizens in the U.S. Constitution.make two arguments in the first that the abortion providers. They don't have legal standing to press their challenge here because the only women allegedly harmed. Here are some classic pregnant women. It's not big abortionists.

They are not harmed by this law. The second point we make in this brief. J. Is that because Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held repeatedly so that it looks to the US Supreme Court for interpretive guidance on how it understands its state constitution. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court should reject this challenge by Planned Parenthood and the abortion bars on its merits, just as United States Supreme Court has done so when those and challenge federal Medicaid restrictions on abortion funding so I it's a great brief. It's an important case in this case reflects what if, if that Supreme Court United States Supreme Court sending dishing back position back to the states working to see all this fighting and not winter but in a state judiciaries as well. That's exactly what I want to get to Jeff. I'm glad you brought that up. We are ahead of this because you had the Dobbs case is now been argued, I think it's pretty clear that the Mississippi laws can be held constitutionally never go by an oral argument whether there's five votes for Roe versus Wade to be overturned. Hard to say but I think this will do a significant role back to the states to give them authority, but in that decision on that water that came out on Friday from the Supreme Court, John Roberts clearly siding with the liberals not wanting to overturned and I think is is Jeff how I read it, but the other five seem to me I think it may be a five for decision coming in Mississippi to get a five port coming in Mississippi under Chief Justice Roberts getting it fixed out on the Mississippi law yes on the role back abroad so I don't know if you will go there I go back there either.

But you know what you want to preserve the Supreme Court better for reversing casein route to be by a super majority instead of a five say was we're taking it to the next level already by dealing with it at the state level, Jeff. That's what's important here that's exactly right. Because of the lien of the fight goes back to the states. It's not just going to go back to state legislature go to state judiciaries as well will state Supreme Court told that according to their state constitution. There is a fundamental right to abortion so it can be a fight not just in the legislature by a majority vote and by Gov. signing a bill.

It's also going to be fought in the courts whether or not state constitutions provide a greater protection of privacy than the United States Constitution. Just talking. That's our audience is that legally I prepare for every option but is in the best case there would Dobbs mean to be actors to scenarios one, it's great to be a overturning of Roe and Casey had the log Mississippi standing which gives clear guidance to states, but also if the Mississippi law standard somehow rose basically guided but it's it's still on the books.

It will allow the ACLJ and Ronnie do this work defensively, but too often simply send our experts people like you.

Jeff on the life issue with others to go into state legislatures and work on the correct law taxa were not just offending were not just advising really watching some new additions.

The ACLJ that will allow us to at the federal level in the state level to get right in there so that were not just brought in to defend laws or just some advice we can actually be helping legislate legislators at the federal and state level draft of this that the fan because the truth of the matter is, as we've seen, we have worked tirelessly on the life issue for really 40 years, leaving the Pat Monahan was going to ball this issue since the 70s but you know the fan on the federal level to the ACLJ is been fully engaged was Jeff was safe returning to the states.

Doesn't mean you ignore the federal the federal side of this either. We seen this day coming Jamie we been proactively engaged in the states. I mean, I think just recently about Oklahoma, South Dakota, Maryland sending people to testify in front of the legislators actually drafting some of the bills that they considered and is Jeff mentions also helping them defend measures in court.

I J you mentioned that federal nexus, though I am telling you here's what's can happen if we get a good ruling in Dobbs as states began to do what we've been asking them to do over the past several decades, there is going to be a move on the federal level. It's already underway. The House of Representatives has already passed it to actually codify Roe and Jake Visser rate all state restrictions on abortions are working. I have to double-team this on both the federal level didn't have to hold that restriction back and then on the state level organ have to continue the work that we been doing for decades now helping states push those restrictions forward. This again opened up an entire new area of work for the ACLJ Hertford again so that if the you have to defend that which we been doing at the state level forever. That's not the new part but it's going in there and sometimes states to ask us for advice. It's going there draft word for word what work representing God South Dakota right now at the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit estate approach to informed consent on abortion of a novel approach. I think totally constitutional. I think in light of Dobbs will be even more so. So were already at the appellate level there and Jeff. Like you said were at the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on this one.

Correct we are. Absolutely correct. I am welcome for a victory in the there you go.

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This Marie on Facebook just wrote it feels like our country has already been sold out to try to sub, it's just a faade. If you're just joining us, you may see these democracy summits that Pres. Biden has been hosting virtually from the White House with various world leaders and experts in democracy so you get academics as well.

What is cause controversy is abbreviated minister from Taiwan and they they came in they did the presentation and their presentation really showed a map that showed where Taiwan wasn't.

I think is helpful for America's recipe for this pinpoint Taiwan.

There's a lot of violence of how their know exactly where that is.

So there's Taiwan. It's great that they're giving the presentation the boat with that person is not talking and the Pres. Biden is allowed to reengage with a come back up no more video the present time was re-engaging event so that point present by Ms. reengage in the correct about her later was that point so that they bring back and what's back no picture audio only.

Lots of people what it looks like that's what it was like did have the right okay so yes if you look at the minister Andre take a while.

That's all they can about the shut the video off the face of the minister on and of course, so what they're trying to show which is where they are and who this round but which is a shredded by loud bad actors when it comes to the worst, it's a pretty good expiratory map. If you were just to to get to that summit and then who took it down. What appears it's clear that it was the US government. Yes, what is not clear hundred percent yet is they love to blame technical errors, but there is there is there is a lot of chatter between the net apparently working to find out as many of these emails is a lot of chatter between the national Security Council, the White House contacting the State Department concerned appear to show Taiwan West as a distinct country and that is that's really not the case. If the context of this summit for the democracies was talking about national boundaries in which country support democracy in which do not. That would be different. But this was a summit for democracies in which they were trying to explain which parts of Asia are dim are democracy in which parts are not in that chart was completely accurate.

You know, Taiwan is a democracy. China is not, and that's really all the chart was presenting tonight when you think about this for moment is something you said earlier joint. We in this this summit for democracies. We, the United States invited invited Taiwan. We said come in and participate in. Then we we we censored the base not edit because it was lined with sex and the church their position. Democracy shows that there were not willing to stand for the gifts tried the only reason to take out that video is because you're worried about Chinese repercussions.

What at what point in time was America really ever concerned about Chinese repercussions went to work this out more about diplomatic severity having a tough enough time the unit with the Olympics and things like that are supposed to have. But the idea that were so scared of trying to now is the weakness is of the Biden ministry should, by the way I like to say this is because that Biden family has got rich over their contacts try to the side that you are selling his artwork and stakes in Chinese companies for millions and millions of dollars millions he was not a painter before and now he's he's got it. That market, which can lead to some very questionable transactions because of how inflated the art market is right now so this is a family the Biden family, which is very reliant on China for that for thereafter. Their wealth so he asked yourself this question he think this administration is putting America first when it comes to dealing with China put it right. The where it's supposed to be.

You think that the by administration is putting America first when it comes to dealings with China. When asked that question were Cornell coming up in the next segment we want your calls and comments on this two 1-800-684-3110. That's 800-684-3110 is America being put first in dealing with China or are we already equivocating 1-800-684-3110. Don't forget ACLJ.org for the matching challenge back with more just a moment the American Center for Law and Justice were engaged in critical issues at home and abroad. Whether it's defending religious freedom. Protecting those who face covering corruption in the Washington bureaucracy and fighting to protect life in the courts and in Congress ACLJ would not be able to do any of this without your support for that. We are grateful. Now there's an opportunity for you to help me way for limited time you can participate in the ACLJ matching challenge for every dollar you donate $10 gift becomes 20 oh $50 gift becomes 100. This is a critical time for the ACLJ the work we simply would not occur without your generous take part in our matching challenge make a difference in protecting the constitutional and religious freedoms you forgive today online okay only when a society can agree that the most vulnerable invoice is, is there any hope for that culture to survive.

And that's exactly what you are saying when you stand with the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life, we've created a free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission will show you how you are personally publication includes a look at all major ACLJ cases fighting for the rights of pro-life activist ramifications 40 years later Planned Parenthood's role in the ministry and what Obama care means to discover the many ways your membership is powering the right question for you, mission life today online/financials. Policy director of national intelligence, Besser, Germany record that was short, he is now at Rick we would see it on this summit for democracy print is abide ticked off last week but then there's Artie been some issues because a minister from Taiwan was asked to participate that we all thought you off the bat that that's a good sign that were allowing some from Taiwan to speak directly at this summit but they came with the map in their back was pretty generic because it was just showing that there was artist write report showed that there kinda surrounded by either the red level.

There's no democracy countries or words level which are pretty much pretty much no democracy countries there, load sitting there as a silage agreed, that is a a quote go grieve at democracy and that map, it appeared during the first time the speaker from Taiwan was a participating and then suddenly the map was God. The video was gone. It was audio only and now the White House in Taiwan.

It's a back-and-forth on who was responsible for what. But what does appears that it was intentionally taken down by the Biden tape woke culture has infiltrated into the Pentagon and into the State Department and to our foreign policy, and I think that's shameful. Of course we have one child, China policy. Everybody knows that we shouldn't be in the position of censoring people and telling other countries that they can't bring up certain diplomatic points and mean weight we would never do this and and I think historically we would never do this but were doing it now, and I think that it's really indicative of what the progressives want to see, which is a silent scene of debate and a inability to hear other people's point of view. As I grew up, and you know in a world where my dad always said there are two sides to every story. We should be listening to two sides of things. It's interesting here in this is very familiar to you because of your role as director of national intelligence.

Apparently while this was going on the national Security Council in the White House office angrily contacted the State Department concerned that it appeared so Taiwan is a distant country when all it did was show Taiwan on the map green which is what the report indicated as a country that was open which they are and surrounded by a lot of countries that are not open at all. So which is reflective of what the report said. But we invited them in.

Of course this is highly political very young and inexperienced staffers at the White House for panicking because you know that somehow the woke culture is got to them and they want to have diplomacy without debate and and that's the problem that I have is that whatever the reason is that Taiwan wanted to bring it out. I don't care what the reason is why are we silencing people in a debate. Why are we trying to make sure that the conversation is caught and that everybody just shows up and performs like an actor and we already know the outcome you know where that happens in places like China and Russia should meet in Washington was Jordan said this early in this truth.

This is a virtual summit. Could you imagine what this would be like if this was actually a some live in country. I can't even imagine they can even get the buttons to work on their video when they're doing reports yeah I just I don't understand your Rick with the issue here is that you can invite Taiwan. You know what the issue with Taiwan is there surrounded by especially one country which is not democratic at all that would that we all talked about. I could be invaded Taiwan at some time in the new year and this is just like hypothesizing it's it's getting real chatter about that ended suddenly you were not strong enough to let their speaker, at least to say their piece and educate the people who are truly in which I will have the people were but people who are turning to the end. So David know where Taiwan is where where where to exist on the back and who would surrounded by was educational, but I think this is a new low point for the Biden administration for secretary of state Lincoln to have diplomacy without debate is a joke. It certainly should not be happening in America and in our tallying our allies and our friends and others around the world what to say when they show up at a multilateral or bilateral conversation is unacceptable. People need to call this out and Joe Biden himself needs to speak very clearly that we are not going to forge diplomacy without debate. You know, Rick. The other thing that I think this is reflective of the note is is sort of corporate America writ large in the NBA and other in other institutions like that because it seemed like everyone is bowing and scraping to China were right to criticize China because they will not let you sell your products there already there trying to edit Walt Disney's movies that play in China and it seems like every time China threatens to cut someone off or to restrict or trade activity or whatever the big the knee-jerk reaction is to bow to China and let them have their way. Do you see that similar to that. I think that's a great point. And certainly we need to be highlighting all of these different angles where people are afraid to speak up and and somehow are intimidated by the Chinese look, it's time to admit that when we let the Chinese into the WTO 20 years ago that it has not work.

It has not made the rule of law stronger and has not made human rights. Stronger capitalism is not fluoresced the idea that were engaging with China to bring them into the international community that was the whole idea it failed and we should recognize that the Communist Party of China is is not interested in debate and not interested in capitalism human rights of the rule of law is so interesting.

Rick the Borders is reporting this so rude saying that this would happen, that is, this is a second source. They said that was directly involved in the summit missed what they said they said that the video booth operator acted on the White House explicit instructions.

It was clearly policy concerns. This was completely an internal overreaction. We saw this in case we brought against the Obama administration on Iran where they edited again seems to be their method of operation they edited a video on the Iran situation which showed that real time like that. In fact, we were engaged with the predecessor who was even a worse President than that supposedly one that we dealt with but this had been going on for for a year and they edited out with the flash said it was a glitch that we course, we did the FOIA litigation. We found that it was a specific instruction but here we invited the government of Taiwan in all they did was show up. Map that showed these countries that were based on the report where they were not open or open red, green, yellow, they had different highlighted colors, and that is what but the Biden administration invited Taiwan to participate and it's Catherine YouTube said it's as if the invited the men so that we can then insult them look transparencies get to be our friend and maybe we should think about doing a FOIA request not to pile on as to who did that side. That's not my point, but I think being transparent as to who is responsible for instructing to take this down. I want to know it was a manager there was somebody low level have the managers come forward at the White House to say that was a mistake.

We overreacted working to fix it next time.

But knowing who did it, what their title is and what instructions they were given is the re-is the way that we fix this for the future so it doesn't happen again in transparency is our friend, it's not political and maybe we should go after and find out exactly who did this and what their title summit is to be Rick democracy so some for democracy seems to be a bit self hating that that I feel like the administration is really trying to bring it back. The attention to the US to be able to complain about how bad we are, and that where words were going to work, no longer the democracy was were because of the politics of the last previous ministration things to like the politics of so suddenly that's not democracy anymore to them that they could do this all they could attack America well look one of the criteria being a democracy is having an open debate is not being afraid to actually have difference of opinions publicly debated and shutting down in a Taiwan when they're trying to raise some concerns is not one of the reflections of a democracy that's just the fact that we saw this happen in another country. I can tell you from my 11 years experience at the State Department we would call it out and say don't do that you need to have debates and don't be afraid of another participant disagreeing with you have these debates in and clearly the overreaction from the White House from some staffers at the White House is to shut down debates and to have diplomacy without debate. I think we gotta fix this. I think this is a real problem and it better not happen again Rick Wheeler's appreciated folks support our work and ACLJ.org this entire month of December you can double the impact they should ACLJ.org say that a lot, but this is it is a critical time for the Steelcase the most important month of the year. So if you're in a position we are financially able to make a cut.

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The annex Crimea that that was were there top places that they wanted back under Russian control. This is number one when it comes to China getting back at the controls Taiwan and you can imagine that this is a very real scenario that could be happening within less than a month to know new to this is a really good question And that is that this threat of China invading Taiwan and Russia invading possibly been baiting Ukraine does that put us closer to a more global global conflict. I think the answer is no because I don't think these administrations get to do anything that having a family that I haven't sold the country on that I need to build up to that scale war. You'd be talking about every day for last for five months getting it right hitting people and also, Americans bought it on the loss of life. I don't think that what would that be treatments. Since this world is not loss of life yet. I think this is why you gotta be clear on what were dealing with the metalworking to shoot straight. We're not going into a war with Russia and China West Smith.

Col. Smith has an article about ACLJ data.org say China is a complex national security threat. What you need to know is aggressive and his general John height just recently retired as the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said not only militarily but economically and geopolitically. They are outpacing the United States of America and I give some examples of that not only the Taiwan issue, which of course is front and center. Because of the Olympics and probably they will invade Taiwan after the Olympics because China said they would use military force if necessary, to bring them back to the mainland.

But they've also violated the agreements with the people of Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. That agreement said that for 50 years. Hong Kong would be free and democratic. Now there under Chinese law. They are arresting and imprisoning demonstrators who are prone to democracy. You got the military buildup in the South China Sea. China has troops on the Indian border.

There also in conflict over territory to speech with India last week that term of the joint Chiefs had to visit Vietnam because China is also invading the coastal waters of Vietnam like they do with Taiwan. Economically, their intent on trade dominance because of slave labor and now we discovered that not only are they buying influence in places like Africa and Atlanta, but they are now constructing their first naval base on the Atlantic Ocean which is our part of the world. China is aggressive there moving forward to hear something J we are doing little or nothing to counter their aggressive man and what we saw when I work in Africa. We saw that you saw the Jordan China was all over everywhere different cities. They were they were never exporting ideology.

They were just there were just there to strip my basically and then our payoff leaders there that they would kind of now ideology. Now it's to support its ideology is where the power you can rely on working to build report. We don't care about the corruption laws we don't have those laws our country so your get a get rich build ports that will help you. But there also that help us because the military, I composed of those ports.

That's the ship that we see rather what it was from China going to buy diamonds and Thanksgiving for cell phones at all the ships to actually insulating long-term basis. If you will recall that all over the world is so hot in the countering of that of China's aggressiveness that is something that been on a federal level.

That's where federal authority, the federal government actually has its strongest role foreign policy, no question about a genuine look at all of the situations that you talked about and most of them I would say maybe even all of the new JD United States did not create it.

But let me tell you what is complicating every one of the situations US weakness in NJ.

That is, it is one of the biggest benefits of US leadership around the world. When we show strength. These situations tended to not get out of control and Jake, I was thinking back to the conversation you had with Rick and I really do think the richest irony of the issue that were talking about today and the fact that this censorship happened at a democracy summit were supposed to celebrate free speech were supposed to be an example of free and open debate J. Look, I mean even even in a worst-case scenario. Let's say one of the invited countries. In this situation. Taiwan said something that the United States disagreed with you know what would be the proper demonstration of the democracy, the United States could come up and say, look, we have a different view working air are different view and then working to judge them on the merits. That's the kind of strength and leadership that the United States has to show around the world. But J we certainly have to show it in a summit that we put on. We failed to do that in the situation.

When Jordan said he could you imagine this was a live summit with actually in country was in country and our government leaders were there. This was going on. This is why by the ministrations probably not competent enough to even get to that live summit right out and organizer but no, they would be to get there. Not able to do this digitally. Virtually they do the debris on country I Taiwan was to be controversial to China. So then why punish the Taiwanese speaker.

I have it go to voice only it's typical administration. There were some technical problems technical problems like that map that back was the probably know the sorority flurry of emails about where they're showing Taiwan to somehow separate all-time arbitration. Is this the only green go democracy where they are in the world surrounded by the Reds and the dark orange leases that are not democratic at all, and yet they could even make the point to the other. Participates in this summit for democracy, which is a joke because I believe the summit for democracies boosted act on us.

Its attack on America because the previous is our democracy is somehow weaker and we start telling everyone around the world that you don't they hear that they don't care about your democracy be weaker here countries weaker and that's why China or Russia did not really afraid of taking steps to potentially invade with Taiwan or Ukraine that you know it it's not clear that illegal sanctions threats of urbane is the Russians have changed will change anything in that region. Time will tell on that but but I just encourage you as well. I hear George on YouTube eroded the QAC LJ we need some light in the darkness I feel for those individuals who were in Taiwan who who are trying to speak to the world before their countries invaded by the Chinese communist hardliner party who just enshrined their present is like a leader for life presidency. He's I believe he China really anymore these days because he is not flawed dictator and they got one little island is able speak up and stand up for it.

We shut them down so the people don't even know where this in West. What do you think the risk Taiwan faces right now from China seriously grave risk. I mean China has made it really clear.

We have to do with reality. China has said they will use military force if necessary. They are also intent J out on displacing the United States as the world's only remaining superpower, we need to acknowledge that threat in that reality.

Instead of doing things to counter it.

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