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Originally posted by AkumaStreak
Originally posted by sonnny1
Originally posted by beezzer
This is an epic, epic failure on the part of America. It shows its true colours, yellow.
This Administrations failure. Lets get it right.
We have elected officials, and as citizens we always have options no matter how unlikely it is that you could convince the brainwashed to stand up for something, therefore you cannot just go through life skirting all responsibility when bad things happen.
If we decided, as a nation, not to go to work or pay taxes until this man and his family had political asylum in the US, guess how fast it would get done? Over-frickin'-night.
We're not willing to do that for this guy? Fine. But don't act like we couldn't make it happen if we wanted to collectively.edit on 5/2/2012 by AkumaStreak because: (no reason given)
In a response to a reporter's question on Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama said he would not make a statement on the issue. He said he is aware of press reports on the situation and added that every time the United States meets with China, the issue of human rights comes up.
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by sonnny1
I'd like to think that another administration would have done something different. But who knows.
This was almost a "given" with Clinton and Obama though.
Where is the outrage on the right?
Where are the shouts in the halls of congress?
Chen has made a plea to Hillary for himself and his whole family. Will she listen? Will America listen?
Originally posted by antonia
reply to post by desert
Thanks, I was wondering what the real story was here. So Chen did not want to leave China and he never wanted asylum.
So why are we even talking about this? It was his choice to stay. We can't send a squad of men with guns to protect him. The Chinese can't do it here, what makes you think it's ok for us to do it over there?
This is all the same partisan hack BS ATS has devolved into. Once the GOP get's back in office and denies people asylum it will be ok again. Although, I can't say anything was denied since the guy never wanted it.
Activist Chen Guangcheng: Let Me Leave China on Hillary Clinton’s Plane
Originally posted by ColCurious
reply to post by beezzer
Agreed. Seems like the great USA is losing the edge she was so admired for by her allies (and enemies alike).
What ever happened to the idea of a beacon of light and hope to the free world?
I don't want to imagine a fascist like Hitler rising up in a country whithout oil nowadays.
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
In his shoes...I would do the same...or in reality...I would not put a family members life in jepardy to serve my own desires. This threat by the Chinese is real. They have done this many times before. If the man wished to stay he could have...he did the right thing.