Ramaswamy Proposes Allowing China to Invade Taiwan After U.S. Semiconductor Dependency Ends
Vivek Ramaswamy, a prominent figure in the tech industry, stated that he would not guarantee defending Taiwan against an attack from China i...
Vivek Ramaswamy on Taiwan's Defense
Vivek Ramaswamy, a prominent figure in the tech industry, stated that he would not guarantee defending Taiwan against an attack from China if the United States were to no longer depend on Taiwan for semiconductors. Ramaswamy believes that China should not provoke Taiwan until the US achieves semiconductor independence, which he claims could happen within four years. However, he indicated that his commitment to intervening in a potential conflict would change after achieving this independence.
Arvind Ramaswamy's Statement
In a statement on Monday, Arvind Ramaswamy emphasized the importance of achieving semiconductor independence before any potential conflict with China over Taiwan. Ramaswamy stated that until the end of his first term, he will lead efforts to achieve this goal. He further added that the United States' commitments to Taiwan, including military conflict, will change after semiconductor independence is achieved, as it would be in the country's self-interest.
Interview with Vivek Ramaswamy
In an interview, Ramaswamy, the CEO of a semiconductor company, discussed the issue of Taiwan and its relationship with China. He stated that he drew a clear line around Taiwan and implied that there would be consequences if China were to invade before 2028 or before the US achieved semiconductor independence. However, he did not explicitly state that war would be the consequence. Ramaswamy did commit to continuing to deter an invasion until the US achieves semiconductor independence through various means.
Controversial Solution Proposed by Ramaswamy
In a recent event, Ramaswamy proposed a controversial solution to prevent China from invading Taiwan. He suggested that the United States should arm Taiwanese citizens by opening a branch of the NRA (National Rifle Association) in Taiwan and providing every family with an AR-15 rifle. Ramaswamy believes that this action would showcase American exceptionalism and deter China's aggression towards Taiwan.
Rebeccah Heinrichs' Response
A presidential candidate's comments about Taiwan have sparked a response from Rebeccah Heinrichs, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. Heinrichs emphasized that Taiwan's security is closely linked to that of the United States, regardless of the importance of semiconductors. She stressed that as long as the US is committed to maintaining its position as the world's leading power, Taiwan's security should not be taken lightly.
In a recent statement, an expert on foreign policy named Heinrichs expressed concern over the idea of allowing China to invade Taiwan. She described it as a dangerous move that would result in the loss of human lives, the suppression of democracy, and the US losing its influence in the region. Heinrichs also questioned how the US plans to combat "Wokeism" when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has control over the global economy. She further emphasized the importance of rallying nations with open markets to support the US instead of allowing a free nation like Taiwan to fall into the hands of the Communists.
The interview between Vivek Ramaswamy and radio host Hugh Hewitt ended abruptly after Hewitt tried to shift the conversation to Israel and Iran. Ramaswamy stated that he was scheduled for a 30-minute interview but it had already gone on for 45 minutes.