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Chinese Activist 'Very Disappointed' in the U.S., Says Officials Lied To Him
The Atlantic ^ | May 2, 2012 | Max Fisher

Posted on 05/02/2012 7:15:05 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A little over 12 hours after blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng was released from the U.S. embassy in Beijing, which he had fled to after escaping house arrest, Chen now says that American officials encouraged him to leave the safe haven of the embassy building, in part by making promises that they failed to keep.

In an interview with CNN's Steven Jiang, he expressed deep disappointment with the U.S. and with President Barack Obama personally.

He said that embassy officials were no longer picking up his calls and that he already felt his rights being "violated" by the Chinese government, which had promised him his freedom in exchange for him leaving the embassy.

He strenuously and repeatedly asked the U.S. and Obama to help him and his family leave China.

The interview portrays Chen as furious at the U.S., which he had only 24 hours ago seen as his greatest hope, and portrays the Obama administration as having sold out the high-profile activist, who in 2005 made an enemy of the Chinese government when he campaigned against thousands of forced abortions and forced sterilizations.

The interview, initially published on Jiang's verified blogspot account, has since been removed. Neither he nor CNN appear to have explained why. (Update: Jiang, on Twitter, says he removed the interview to re-post it later as part of a larger CNN.com story.)

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; chen; chenguangcheng; guangcheng; hillary; obamalies; obamasbus; statedept

1 posted on 05/02/2012 7:15:14 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Your Freedom was sold-out by 0bama for the benefit of Socialism?

And you’re surprised?


2 posted on 05/02/2012 7:17:43 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Clue #1, Skip: You were making a deal with Hillary’s people.

Face palm time.


3 posted on 05/02/2012 7:19:55 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

obama is a liar, this is known by millions across the planet now.


4 posted on 05/02/2012 7:20:59 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

ANYONE who thinks Obammy OR Hillary give a chit about ANYONE other than themselves...is SORELY mistaken!


5 posted on 05/02/2012 7:22:57 PM PDT by MagUSNRET (I gave 30 years protecting something Obammy pissed away in 4.GOD HELP AMERICA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

1. One of the most important defector informants in Chinese history goes to the US Embassy —and is HANDED BACK

2. The biggest democracy activist in China goes to the US Embassy —and is HANDED BACK

What are you conclusions?

1. Obama is compromised

2. China is our banker

3. *** OTHERS...? ****

Give your serious suggestions.


6 posted on 05/02/2012 7:23:08 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

obama is a liar, this is known by millions across the planet now.


7 posted on 05/02/2012 7:24:05 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let’s see - we have a human rights activist who has spoken out repeatedly against the Chinese government and their forced abortion/sterilization policies vs. the most pro-abortion President, Secretary of State and Chinese Ambassador in the history of this country.....oh-and add to that the fact that it’s an election year and the economy is already in the tank and the Chinese own most of our debt.

Why should we be surprised at all that Obama and Clinton will choose to follow the orders of their bankers over taking the moral high road?


8 posted on 05/02/2012 7:24:38 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The US govt lies more than all of it's people put together lie.

Obviously their trade deal with China which was to be Obama's reason for reelection was far more important than principle.

Anybody who believes the US govt is insane.

9 posted on 05/02/2012 7:24:59 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Poor slob, Obama lies, Chen dies.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 7:27:08 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: gaijin
1. One of the most important defector informants in Chinese history goes to the US Embassy —and is HANDED BACK

Just like Elian.

11 posted on 05/02/2012 7:27:47 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Obama Administration lied to somebody? REALLY??????
Wow... This is my shocked face....


12 posted on 05/02/2012 7:32:44 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Chen unfortunately u did not study up on past and current U.S. history.

1. The Klintons are pathilogical liars

2. Obama lies to the American Public and Congress EVERY DAY.

If they both lie to Americans everyday, what made you think they would tell a poor Chinaman the truth?


13 posted on 05/02/2012 7:34:00 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What that piece of garbage Hilary and Obama did to this man is despicable.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 7:34:50 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Why should we be surprised at all that Obama and Clinton will choose to follow the orders of their bankers

I don't agree with this one part of the explanation. A famous saying goes, "If you owe your local bank $7,000 and you can't pay it back, you have a problem. If you owe the bank $7 million and you can't pay it back, the bank has a problem."

I'd say China has a problem. I think 0bummer's actions over this are the triumph of his reflexive Stalinism over his electoral wisdom. (But why should we expect him to be able to anticipate the reactions of Americans, who are a foreign people to him?) I'll bet he and his peeps are furious at the Chinese for being ungrateful for their handing the guy back to his torturers.

As others have noted, the African Queen is pulling the same move Clinton did. I'm reminded of the fact that it cost Al Gore Florida and the election in 2000.

15 posted on 05/02/2012 7:38:13 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hu Jintao simply reminded Obama that China is the largest holder of our souvereign debt...


16 posted on 05/02/2012 7:40:54 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA)...before there is no America!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well duh!!... they’ve been promising and not delivering for three and a half years now... what did he think would happen.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 7:49:51 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey, Mr. Chen.

Welcome to the wacky world of Obama and Hitlery.
We in the US have gotten used to the lies of these communists. Try to stay alive long enough for us to eradicate Zer0 and get a bit of truth into the US government!


18 posted on 05/02/2012 7:52:04 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey, Mr. Chen.

Welcome to the wacky world of Obama and Hitlery.
We in the US have gotten used to the lies of these communists. Try to stay alive long enough for us to eradicate Zer0 and get a bit of truth into the US government!


19 posted on 05/02/2012 7:52:21 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The direction that America is headed may make us all equivelant to Mr. Chen someday soon.


20 posted on 05/02/2012 7:53:42 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Obama reelection means the end of America.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Chen Guangcheng ‘12

(Hey if Obama can be eligible then a natural born Chinese can be too, heck he would probably make an even better president, he may be blind but he has a LOT more vision than Obama)


21 posted on 05/02/2012 7:56:38 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Heck, Chen would probably be better than Romney too....


22 posted on 05/02/2012 7:59:28 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“he expressed deep disappointment with the U.S. and with President Barack Obama personally”

Now the poor guy knows how the rest of us feel.


23 posted on 05/02/2012 8:12:52 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No fan of Mitt; but safe to say; that he would NOT make this pathetic and deplorable call; whereby Jian was sold out; as was America' for that matter. A contract job long familiar to Obama.

Meantime; little doubt Obama ticked this story stepping on his Osama/Obama Legend Series. Obama not only sold out Jiang; he sold out America. But then; that has been Obama's job; for as long as he can remember; no?

Repubs; including Mitt. . .had better be ready to challenge this degradation of American Leadership. Lest he falter; before Mitt speaks on this matter; would hope that he would consult John Bolton; or even Newt; or Marco Rubio for guidance and 'spine'. Fear he will not however.

Waiting for 'hue and cry' from Repubs. There had better be one. Better; if a chorus sounds; from every American citizen who considers himself a 'decent' one.

24 posted on 05/02/2012 8:16:58 PM PDT by cricket ( It is not just 'the economy' and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Mr. Chen were pro-abortion - Hollywood luminaries would be protesting/ hunger striking outside the Chinese embassy by now heh...


25 posted on 05/02/2012 8:22:20 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You just got Bammied!


26 posted on 05/02/2012 8:27:39 PM PDT by Doob ("My mass x my velocity = your A**" - Early Cuyler)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gutsy call, Obama!


27 posted on 05/02/2012 8:33:32 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: citizencon

“If Mr. Chen were pro-abortion - Hollywood luminaries would be protesting/ hunger striking outside the Chinese embassy by now heh...”

and if Mr. Chen were fighting for gay rights, he would already have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and would be on plane with Hillary Clinton to America!


28 posted on 05/02/2012 8:38:31 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: SamuraiScot

I don’t disagree with your contention that China has the problem.

I strongly suspect that the US will default on their debt (or “refinance” more favorable terms) once the election is over. But, Bambi doesn’t want to announce that before November because it would crash the economy and he’d lose the election...

This whole situation is very awkward because it is forcing the Administration to actually take a position and that’s not something that they like to do. Of course, the LSM will cover for him so it probably won’t matter anyway!


29 posted on 05/02/2012 8:43:57 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: lurk

No different than Locke lying to the people of Washigton state for 8 years as governor


30 posted on 05/02/2012 8:44:04 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: dfwgator

Just like handing back Lithuanian seaman Simon Kudurkis who jumped ship and swam to an American ship, only to be returned to the reds. He served 10 years in a prison camp until a new administration was able to get him out of the Soviet Union to freedom.

Lots of Democrats like betraying freedom-seekers.


31 posted on 05/02/2012 9:29:12 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sold out by a Marxist regime? I’m shocked!! Did this guy have any idea who he’s dealing with? Obama, Clinton....my goodness. I’m surprised he is still alive.


32 posted on 05/02/2012 9:49:18 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Would Romney have handed him back?


33 posted on 05/02/2012 10:48:26 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero
Would Romney have handed him back?

Probably. This Chinese guy is not that important to sour productive business relations over him. He is not Helen of Troy.

34 posted on 05/02/2012 11:20:24 PM PDT by Greysard
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Poor Mr. Chen. I wonder how big of a campaign contribution you get for returning China’s property back to them?


35 posted on 05/02/2012 11:50:18 PM PDT by Casie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The idiot trusted Obama and Company. Naivety and Ignorance is the face of the party.


36 posted on 05/02/2012 11:55:41 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Too bad the poor bastard wasn’t a Uighur trying to kill our troops in Afghanistan. We’d be paying for his cliff-side beach house in aruba as we speak. Probably give him a stipend to boot. Now, it’s a matter of time before his food is spiked.

Could Liberals be more morally repugnant?


37 posted on 05/03/2012 1:23:01 AM PDT by AnonymousConservative (Why did Liberals evolve within our species? www.anonymousconservative.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Anyone have the picture of Hitlery in the coolie hat? That should give a clue where her loyalty lies.

Prayers up for this poor man.


38 posted on 05/03/2012 7:52:38 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FORWARD!


39 posted on 05/03/2012 8:05:01 AM PDT by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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