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An ugly day of american diplomacy
NY Post ^ | May 2, 2012 | benny avni

Posted on 05/03/2012 6:25:25 PM PDT by Coleus

The State Department painted it as an elegant way out of a ballooning crisis involving Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng — but by day’s end, it looked like a disgraceful performance by US diplomats.

Initial reports had Chen so pleased by the deal that he told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “I want to kiss you.”

The agreement Clinton negotiated with Beijing yesterday supposedly allowed Cheng to stay in China and get medical attention, with the authorities guaranteeing his future safety.

But things started unraveling just hours after the compromise was inked. First, while State claims Chen never wanted to leave China, the dissident said he and his family would rather leave. And it looks like he was all but forced out of the US embassy, where he’d sought asylum.

A quick recap: Chen, a blind man, is a fierce critic of Beijing’s “one child” policy; he’s led lawsuits about the forced abortions and sterilizations it has produced. That activism landed him in jail for seven years, followed by constant harassment of him, his family and allies.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortions; chen; chenguangcheng; china; chinesedissident; hillary; statedepartment; statedept; sterilizations
He's pro life, of course 0bama and Hillary would stop supporting and helping him.
1 posted on 05/03/2012 6:25:32 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus

Ubama and Hillary both envy the Butchers of Beijing.


2 posted on 05/03/2012 6:28:23 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

WTF foreign policy in action...nobama and his ilk identify with the tyranical bejing regime.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 6:32:19 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I am so FURIOUS AND SADDENED I can’t even speak!

The incompetency of this admin is BEYOND mind boggling.

I hope and pray they DO get Chen and his family out!

If not, I hope that this burns obama again and again and is THE thing that destroys his re-election dreams!


4 posted on 05/03/2012 6:33:55 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: hal ogen
These diplomats are so incompetent, that I sure hope that they call up Jimma Carter for foreign policy advice!
5 posted on 05/03/2012 6:39:05 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Coleus
Hmmmm - Hillary is the husband* of Bill, president at the time of the Elian fiasco. Would you expect her to help someone escape a communist country?

*”husband” was my original Freudian slip. It just looks right, so I left it.

6 posted on 05/03/2012 6:42:15 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: Coleus

Nonsense, it was a GUTSY CALL.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 6:42:33 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: Coleus
Those righteous people that trust America can be identified by the knife handles sticking out of their back.

Another Obama stimulus product made in the USA.

8 posted on 05/03/2012 6:43:03 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Coleus

Has there ever been a more contemptible administration?


9 posted on 05/03/2012 6:46:02 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Ronin

Obama, Clinton and the U.S. Ambassador to China threw Chen to the wolves. The U.S. Ambassador should be fired, investigations should begin immediately.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 6:52:39 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Coleus

The Congressional Committee Today - Rep. Frank Wolf on C-Span said that `the State Dept in Bejing has none of the same interests as the American people.``


11 posted on 05/03/2012 6:55:50 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Un-American activities in WH and State Dept.???` Who knew?)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I hope so, too - BHO/HRC should be ashamed. We’ll see how the LSM tries to ignore/cover up this fiasco.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 6:58:49 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: llandres

By Monday, Chen and his family would never have existed and no one will ever hear about it again.


13 posted on 05/03/2012 7:09:02 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: Ronin

Not in our lifetime, but the Libs would disagree, of course.


14 posted on 05/03/2012 7:18:23 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: Coleus

All in the family.

Her husband threw Elian to the wolves.

Those Clinton’s are real humanitarians.


15 posted on 05/03/2012 7:28:47 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
"By Monday, Chen and his family would never have existed and no one will ever hear about it again."

This.

It's time America got used to it's new political philosophy. You can read how it works in a little red book coming soon to a school near you.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 7:35:08 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: tennmountainman

What experience and history teach is this: “THAT PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENTS HAVE NEVER LEARNED ANYTHING FROM HISTORY.”


17 posted on 05/03/2012 7:45:33 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: Coleus
But that’s an eventuality that America can no longer control.

Nor care about.

The Administration knows that what comes of this affair has little to do with Obama getting reelected. Pathetic.

18 posted on 05/03/2012 7:50:00 PM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: Coleus

Here is the 2nd Bush inaugural. Quite a difference in dealing with friends and enemies than we now have. I doubt that W would have violated the law and given money to the Palestinian scum.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2879697/posts


19 posted on 05/03/2012 7:51:09 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Coleus
0bama and Hillary are prefer pro-state over pro-family.
20 posted on 05/03/2012 7:54:17 PM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: tennmountainman

Investigations? By whom - our “fearless” House? They’ve been so tough on Holder and Fast and Furious, haven’t they? /sarc


21 posted on 05/03/2012 7:55:03 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: bunkerhill7

This entire administration has none of the same interests as the American people.


22 posted on 05/03/2012 8:11:32 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: llandres
You sound like a bleeding heart lib. Why is it any of our business what China does? By your thinking we should just roll out the red carpet for all Mexicans who don't agree with their country's policies. Chen could be a damn spy for all we know and you bleeding heart libs are willing to buy whatever he says, why because he's blind? American families are hurting in America and I'm supposed to care about importing a blind China-man and his family and paying for it with my tax dollars? Hell no! You pay for him! I'm tired of paying for Cubans, Africans,Mexicans, Palestinians and yes Israeli's while my countrymen here at home are hurting. Stay out of other folks business and take care of home. Dammit ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
23 posted on 05/03/2012 8:28:49 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Yep. I wish to God we had a candidate (like Newt) who’d educate the masses about all such travesties BHO et al are committing because there are so many it should be a no-brainer. Will Mittens have the guts, brains and conviction to do so as he did against his primary rivals?

God help us.


24 posted on 05/03/2012 8:33:06 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: Coleus

Hillary is in a state of shock. The ChiComs lied to her. Can you believe it?


25 posted on 05/03/2012 8:40:44 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: blaquebyrd

Spoken like a true Ron Paul fan.

It’s the incompetent (or duplicitous) way this was handled by BHO/HRC that disgraces us in the eyes of the world. I’m in no way saying we should routinely take foreigners in. But now this thing is an international incident that probably won’t end well, and thanks to the One’s regime, we’ll look like all manner of a**holes.

Me a liberal? Don’t make me laugh. Life would be a LOT easier if I were. After all, ignorance is bliss - right?


26 posted on 05/03/2012 8:49:12 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: Coleus

Always room for another under The Good Bus Obama.


27 posted on 05/03/2012 8:51:57 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: llandres
"Me a liberal?

Yep, and that's not the worst part. The worst part is you want to take my hard earned tax money and fund a Chinese dissident while your countrymen are struggling to put food on their "American" tables. Again, I could give less than a damn about China, Israel or Palestine. Let them fight it out to the death. You know like we did in the 1800s, and whoever is still breathing at the end wins--WITHOUT MY DAMN TAX DOLLARS! When they bleed, fight, die and pay for their country's victory it will mean more to them than having my fellow Americans finance it.

28 posted on 05/03/2012 9:01:40 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
"The incompetency of this admin is BEYOND mind boggling."

Not incompetent, deliberately evil. They know what they're doing, bowing to our communist overlords who hold a lot of our nation's debt and are likeminded destroyers of innocent life.

29 posted on 05/03/2012 10:27:36 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Ronin

Yep, the Clinton Administration.

Hillary Clinton had no business being appointed Secretary of State. She is a mediocre woman who only knows how to run a war room against her fellow Americans. She’s a fraud and a fool.


30 posted on 05/04/2012 4:10:54 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: llandres

U r right about that. The house keeps “mulling” over a contempt citation for Holder. Never quite getting it done.


31 posted on 05/04/2012 4:44:24 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: SZonian

It’s getting worse. The Chinese are gradually taking over the research money spent by the U.S. Their funding of our deficit is to keep us employed as lab technicians for China Inc.


32 posted on 05/04/2012 4:50:56 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: tennmountainman

I know - from what I hear, the Repub leaders are divided over this! Why? What are they afraid of?? No wonder BHO’s circle laughs and thumbs its collective nose at them.


33 posted on 05/04/2012 7:01:11 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: hal ogen
“WTF foreign policy in action...nobama and his ilk identify with the tyranical bejing regime.”

Because China owns America?

34 posted on 05/04/2012 7:01:48 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah - OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: llandres
"I know - from what I hear, the Repub leaders are divided over this! Why?"

Because it's none of our damn business and we have 8.1% percent unemployment in America! All you bleeding heart libs should be ringing your hands and crying about that. Americans are eating cat food and you libs are whining about a blind China-man. Just give up your citizenship and go fight China's battles. We don't need you or your type in America. We need Americans fighting for Americans.

35 posted on 05/04/2012 7:38:13 AM PDT by blaquebyrd
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