The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Hu, let my people go!

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By Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
May 26, 2012

Trust Foreign Policy’s tireless democracy-promoter Josh Rogin to report this Biblically-inspired provocation with a straight face:

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) participated in a candlelight vigil outside the Chinese Embassy in Seoul Thursday and chastised the Chinese government for forcibly repatriating North Korean refugees who flee to China.

“I too was a refugee,” she said, standing beside Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) and South Korea Assemblywoman Park Sun Young. “Having fled communist totalitarianism in Cuba, I have walked their lonely road and have experienced both the fears and the hopes that combine to motivate their arduous journey toward freedom.”

She compared the plight of North Korean refugees to the plight of Jews fleeing Egyptian slavery as told in the Old Testament of the Bible and compared Chinese President Hu Jintao to the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II.

“To the cold-hearted regime in Beijing we call out, as Moses did to Pharaoh over three thousand years ago: Mr. Hu, let these people go! Mr. Hu, let all North Korean refugees have safe passage to South Korea and other democratic nations!” she said.

Presumably if Hu refuses to let them go, the influential Congresswoman with Jewish roots who has been aptly described as “a true leader on issues that matter to the pro-Israel community” will bring down a plague upon the cattle of China.

Update: In another China “human rights” story, the Washington Times reported:

Chen Guangcheng will speak Thursday at the Council on Foreign Relations in Manhattan. His mentor, New York University law professor Jerome Cohen, also will participate in the event.

The dissident and the professor have been in touch for years, since they met when Mr. Chen came to the United States for a State Department program in 2003.

Mr. Cohen advised Mr. Chen while he was in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where he was given sanctuary after his daring escape following seven years of prison and house arrest.

That triggered a diplomatic standoff over his fate.

Mr. Chen’s mentor, Jerome A. Cohen, has quite an interesting background:

From 1955–56 he clerked at the Supreme Court, first under Chief Justice Earl Warren and then under Justice Felix Frankfurter, who became godfather to Cohen’s two oldest children.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

May 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. This woman is a danger to America, and a danger to society at large. She should be removed from her post and from America.


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