New reports suggest China may provide the Hawaiian independence movement with weapons.
According to Michael Pillsbury, a Pentagon consultant and author of the recent book 100 Year Marathon, China is planning to send weapons to Hawaii in retaliation to the U.S. providing weapons to Taiwan.
“Beijing’s extraordinary sensitivity to American arms sales to Taiwan—even one bullet or a spare tire for a jeep—often provokes angry words,” Pillsbury told reporter Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon.
Pillsbury was alerted of the proposal by a group of Chinese Generals and military leaders known as “ying pai.”
“A favorite comparison the ying pai has made to me is ‘How would the Pentagon like it if we provide arms to our friends in Hawaiian independence movement?’” said Pillsbury, according to Infowars. “I was incredulous because I had never heard of such a movement in Hawaii, but, after checking I met a few of them.”
Hawaii has actually had a number of independence movements, starting back in 1893, when the U.S. overthrew Queen Liliʻuokalani. The American government then imposed a military occupation on the islands which led to an annexation in 1898. The indigenous groups in Hawaii continue to view this annexation as illegal.
“When the United States military invaded our archipelago in 1893 and overthrew our constitutional monarchy, our fate as an outpost of the American empire was sealed,” writes Cultural Survival, a group that advocates for the rights of indigenous peoples. “Entering the U.S. as a Territory in 1900, our country became a white planter outpost, providing missionary-descended sugar barons in the islands and imperialist Americans on the continent with a military watering hole in the Pacific.”