Todays op-ed is being cancelled due to this military emergency. This weekend, the People’s Republic of China has breached Taiwanese airspace 77 different times with dozens of aircraft. The fact that China would even think about showing this force is equivalent to a bully flexing his muscles and running away. Remember, North Korea has been shooting off rockets into the Sea of Japan, so with China’s brazen show of force over Taiwan, they are most likely seeing how much they can provoke the United States with this scare tactic against Taiwan. Incidentally, Taiwan is formally called the Republic of China, which confuses many people.
Here is my message to Ji Jingping, the leader of China: If I do decide to run for President of the United States I would hope that you would dispense with this aggressive act to provoke the United States. I will, along with our allies, NEVER allow this show of force to go unchallenged. And if you do commit the unthinkable and invade Taiwan with military force, my administration would take this as an Act of War. Keep in mind that the United States is committed to peace, but once you cross the Rubicon, prepare to endure the massive onslaught of military defense. There will be no more copying of military and space technology, stealing our blueprints, and most of all, no military force will prevent the United States from responding to a Jordan Administration. It is that serious.