A ‘cowboy’ Chinese pilot – whom we had warned Red China about previously – recklessly causes a midair accident. He dies – and our plane, using internationally recognized ‘mayday’ emergency radio calls, amazingly lands on the nearest airfield. It so happens that that field was a military strip on Hainan Island.
At that point the Red Chinese physically wrestle one of our crewmen and seize the plane and crew.
For 11 days the Red Chinese – on orders from the top – hold our crew as
Sure, Beijing’s apologists can call them ‘detainees’. But, please, let’s face the truth: They were
They were held against their will. They could not leave. They could not call anyone. They were not given a lawyer. They had no rights.
When Americans protested, the Beijing regime laughed in our face and arrogantly made demands of us.
In fact, even now – two days after releasing the crew – Chinese President Jiang Zemin arrogantly is telling Fidel Castro in Havana that "if the Americans want the plane back, they have to agree to stop
Now that we have the crew home,
Because we need to make it clear to
Let me tell you a related story about the Bushes and how they punish those who cross
My friend pushed it all the way – and uncovered Bush’s and the CIA’s complicity in hiding the truth about U.S. POWs in Vietnam.
Bush was furious.
Do you know what he did to my friend the congressman, a fellow Republican?
The vice president cleverly arranged for a
You can imagine how that went over with the voters!
This 'Bush vindictiveness' is well known inside political circles.
Please note that
OK, fine. Let’s see that same attitude expressed toward the Beijing leadership!
Some act – such as vetoing Beijing as host of the 2008 Summer Olympics – would send a clear message to those thugs that
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