Friday, April 21, 2006

Who Offended Hu?

The White House Hillbillies outdid themselves for Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit. According to the Washington Post, the "protocol-obsessed Chinese leader suffered a day full of indignities."


For the arrival ceremony the official announcer boomed that the band would play the "national anthem of the Republic of China"....that is Taiwan. OOPS!

After President Bush had delivered his remarks where he timidly suggested China allow its people more freedoms, Hu's following remarks were interrupted for a full three minutes by Wenyi Wang, a pathologist of New York, beseeching "President Bush" Stop him from killing" and "President Hu, your days are numbered!" before ironically being manhandled away by uniformed Secret Service.

Meanwhile, as this sorry circus was whimpering to its hee-haw conclusion, the world was becoming a scarier place....Russia and Iran were dancing cheek-to-cheek.

Russia's Army General Yury Baluyevsky confirmed Wednesday they would "honor its commitments on supplying military equipment to Iran" as reported in RIA Novosti.

At the end of 2005, Russia concluded a $700-million contract for the delivery of 29 Tor-M1 air defense systems to Iran. "The Tor-M1 is a fifth-generation integrated mobile air defense system designed for operation at medium low and very low altitudes against fixed/rotary wing aircraft, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicle), guided missiles and other high-precision weapons."


Meanwhile....Russia helped organize a meeting Wednesday between Iranian representatives and the European Union who sent delegations from Britain, France and Germany. A senior British diplomat said today that while no breakthrough had been achieved, "the meetings had been a useful opportunity to hear the Iranian position."


Meanwhile....Russia's Foreign Ministry announced Thursday that only the "UN Security Council is authorized to make binding decisions on suspending cooperation with a state in any sphere....the Security Council has made no decisions on suspending nuclear cooperation with Iran," referring to our protest over the nuclear plant in Bushehr, Iran, that is being built with Russian help. Russia has UN Security Council veto power along with China.


Meanwhile....Russia reconfirmed on Thursday that their offer to enrich uranium on its soil for Iran's nuclear program is still on the table. Russia's top nuclear power official, Sergei Kiryenko, told reporters during an official visit to Kyrgyzstan that "all countries have the right to a nuclear program." IS PALESTINE A COUNTRY?

These are dangerous times. Is that why our former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft met privately with China's Hu in Washington D.C. on Wednesday and Kissinger hosted the formal dinner for Hu on Thursday evening.

And where was current Secretary of State Rice on Wednesday? In Chicago giving a speech in which she states in her opening remarks:

"Thanks for giving me the opportunity to get out of Washington, if only for one day or so. ...."

Bush....this is no time for amateur hour. This country is teetering on the brink thanks to the incompetence of your administration. For starters you need to send packing your failed Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, and Rice the Clueless.

Our very existence depends on it.

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