April 20, 2006

Hu, China publicly accused of being... murderous freedom-hating communists.

Hu knew having a commie leader visiting the free U. S. of A. could be a GOOD thing? Protester Disrupts Hu Arrival Ceremony

Associated Press Writer


President Bush expressed personal regret to Chinese President Hu Jintao for a protest during an elaborate welcoming ceremony on the White House lawn Thursday.

The protester interrupted the ceremony by shouting to Bush to stop the Chinese president from "persecuting the Falun Gong."

Bush later addressed the matter when he met with Hu in the Oval Office. "He just said this was unfortunate and I'm sorry it happened," said Dennis Wilder, acting senior director for Asian affairs on the National Security Council staff.

Wilder said Hu was gracious in accepting Bush's apology. The two leaders moved on in their talks and it was not mentioned again in several hours of meetings.

While realistically, I realize Bush needed to formally save face for this outburst, I hope in his heart he recognized the genuine anguish behind her words.
[...] "I would be extremely surprised if the Chinese blamed us for this," Wilder said.

The woman began shouting from the top of a camera stand that had been erected in front of the two leaders on the South Lawn.

The Secret Service identified her as Wenyi Wang, 47.

Secret Service spokesman Jim Mackin said that she had been charged with disorderly conduct and that a charge of intimidating or disrupting foreign officials was also being considered.

Meanwhile, In the Land of Kyer, a medal of commendation is being considered for her standing up to a successor of Mao Tse Tung.
[...] She shouted in Chinese and in heavily accented English: "President Bush, stop him from killing" and "President Bush, stop him from persecuting the Falun Gong."

Bush, standing next to Hu, leaned over and whispered to him, "You're OK," indicating the Chinese leader should proceed with his opening remarks. Hu, who had paused briefly when the shouting began, resumed speaking.

The protester was waving a banner with the red and yellow colors used by Falun Gong, a banned religious movement in China. She kept shouting for several minutes [Wait, they allowed this for SEVERAL minutes? --ed.] before Secret Service agents were able to make their way to her position at the top of the camera stand. They led her off the stand.

A photographer who was standing next to the protester tried momentarily to quiet her by putting his hand in front of her mouth.

"It's hugely embarrassing," said Derek Mitchell, a former Asia adviser at the Pentagon and now an analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

China "must know that this Bush administration is good at controlling crowds for themselves, and the fact that they couldn't control this is going to play to their worst fears and suspicions about the United States, into mistrust about American intentions toward China."

Good. Let it embarass us.

I'm embarassed of that photographer who attempted to silence Ms. Wang.

I mean, how often do you get the chance to (sneak in and) call out the leader of the pseudo-commie tyrannical goverment of Red China for all the world to hear?

Click to see a slideshow of how China
handles such "subversive" forces as Falun Gong.

Images of extreme torture and cruelty

A Woman's Breasts Disfigured and Infected from Severe Electric Shock Torture

Posted by Kyer at April 20, 2006 08:29 PM | TrackBack

They closed the freeways down and caused serious backups (much more than normal) here in Seattle for Hu Jintao. Much too much ado for the head of a nation which tortures followers of a religion. It could easily happen anywhere.
I'm glad you posted this. We need to fight it constantly, and without relenting until this sort of thing is forever stopped.

Posted by: Stevin at April 21, 2006 11:09 AM