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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.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 201204; 201205; 20120501; abortion; abortions; asylum; betrayal; birthcontrol; blinddissident; candaceclaiborne; chen; chenguangcheng; china; chinesedissident; claireclaiborne; clinton; defector; dissident; dissidents; hillary; humanrights; immigration; life; mayday; onechild; politicalprisoners; populaation; population; populationcontrol; refugees; statedepartment; statedept; sterilizations; usembassy
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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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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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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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"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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