Writer John Moody, who is exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic got started in China in his new book, “Of Course They Knew. Of Course They…,” recently made an appearance on Newsmax where he said that Chinese President Xi Jinping is not “protecting peace” with the country’s recent actions toward Taiwan.
“If that’s protecting peace, I’d hate to see what he does when he’s angry,” Moody went on to state during his conversation on Newsmax’s “The Count.” “He has said publicly that by the year 2050, Taiwan will be reunited with China. Now that’s as straightforward a threat to the Taiwanese and indirectly to the United States of America as he can make.”
Moody’s book is actually a work of fiction that is now being praised as being “as close to the reality every reader shared, [so] it might as well be a headline. If you still believe the headlines,” is categorized as a thriller that is based on “the beginnings and worldwide growth of the deadly coronavirus pandemic,” according to a preview of the novel on Amazon.
“Where was the virus created, and by whom?” the preview goes on to say. “Did anyone try to prevent it? Or was unleashing this monstrous disease on the entire planet the objective all along?”
Moody, the former executive editor and executive vice president of Fox News, told Newsmax Saturday that Xi is strengthening his position through the overflights into Taiwan’s territory and by hardening three naval bases in Fujian Province, which is in China but “directly across the street from Taiwan.”
“By hardening, what they mean is making them assault capable, so it’s a pretty clear message that Xi is sending,” Moody went on to tell Newsmax. “I think that everybody knows what he intends to do. It’s a question of when will he actually try to do it? And what will the world’s response be now?”
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden, while speaking in Connecticut last week, touted his close relationship with Xi, noting that both as vice president and now, he has spent “more time” with the Chinese president than “any other world leader.”
“So now it’s a conversation between an hour-and-a-half and two-and-a-half hours; not a joke,” Biden said,” the author noted.
Moody then stated he is in agreement with the fact the president needs to know that what’s happening right now with China is not a joke.
“He didn’t mean it that way, but he should know this is not a joke,” Moody explained. “Xi Jinping has no intention of bowing to the United States or coming to any agreement.”
The author then said he believes that Xi sees himself as the “greatest Chinese leader since [Chairman] Mao Zedong,” and noted that he is trying to push a philosophy of life called socialism, but with Chinese characteristics.
“It’s his baby,” he went on to say. “It is his idea, and he’s going to see it through whether it takes the war, whether it takes threats, whether it takes intimidation or whether it takes just a weak president in the United States.”
Moody then said that the United States needs to understand that China is “not our friend.”
“They cannot be reasoned with,” he continued. “They’re not going to be negotiated into democracy. They’re not going to do what we want them to do. They are our enemy and people who don’t understand that don’t understand the world.”