Senator Rubio Says Will Seek to Cut Solomon Islands From Dollar for Recognizing China as US Did in 1979
Sanctions for getting its China stance in line with America's own...
Is there a better example of the pigheadedness of the Empire?
The US is allowed to accomodate China because to decline would be too costly and not in its best interest, but a tiny and much poorer nation like the Solomon Islands must continue with the crusade the Empire wish it could wage:
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) September 16, 2019
If a free and open Indo-Pacific is to be about actually maximizing sovereignty for small states and not about choosing sides, then this kind of thing is counterproductive and silly. But sure: when we don't know what to do, why not do sanctions? 🙄 https://t.co/1JCsEwLCJK
— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) September 17, 2019
Let’s punish the Solomon Islands by driving them into greater dependency on China’s for financial assistance. The height of strategy. https://t.co/mA64dzyxkB
— Eric Gomez (@EricGomezAsia) September 17, 2019