Former Trump National Security adviser thinks China poised to attack Taiwan in next two years

China may view Joe Biden's presidency as the chance to attack Taiwan.

Updated: August 3, 2022 - 6:16pm

A Trump White House national security adviser thinks China President Xi Jinping sees his best opportunity to bring Taiwan under control is before the end of President Biden's first term. 

"I think President Xi ... sees what's happening in Ukraine and Russia and United States politically and he says, 'I may only have about two years to resolve this. Because who knows what's going to happen in two years?," the former adviser, retired-Army Gen. Keith Kellogg, said on the John Solomon Reports podcast. 

Some Biden critics argue the Democrat president does not present a strong United States on the world stage. 

"He is probably thinking like most of us, that Joe Biden will only be a one-term president," Gen. Kellogg also said about Xi.

As Taiwan increasingly attempts to exert its independence from China, the Chinese government has in turn increasingly flexed its military might in the air and sea around Taiwan. 

Kellogg also told Solomon that the Chinese military hasn't been significantly challenged in almost 70 years and that China should take a lesson from how a smaller Ukraine has stoop up to the invasion from a much larger Russia.

Xi's "problem is the Chinese military has not been tested since the Korean War," Kellogg said. "And the Ukrainians have shown what a defense can look like – a good, robust offense. And I think [Xi] has to be concerned about that. ... Strength in numbers doesn't matter."

The retired general also suggested the U.S. pay close attention to escalating world tensions and perhaps also portray a more powerful image worldwide.

"I'm not too sure that we should sit back quietly, because I think within two years, I think Taiwan is gonna rise to the level of the real crisis," he said.

"I think the Chinese much like the Russians, look at the US military, in a way like, "OK, it's a very large forceIt has great capacity, but it's also the leadership is a little bit woke right now. And they forget that their main thing is to fight." 

Dr. Walid Phares said on Just the News, Not Noise on Wednesday, that China is observant of our military and may make their decisions based on what the US does. 

"China saw us when we withdrew from Afghanistan," Phares said Just the News, Not Noise.

"So China now believes that if there is a window for achieving the goal that has which is- Taiwan doesn't have to be necessarily a direct invasion," Phares continued. "There are multiple ways by locating etc- is under this administration. And unless we change it, unless the president changes his course, the course of his administration on Taiwan, we may see drama."

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