Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Soong disrupts President's Speech

After posting below on Soong....today it was Soong who disrupted the President's speech. Thanks for the rebuke, America:

The protestation of People First Party (PFP) legislators led by chairman James Soong at the National Day rally this morning had not only marred the festivity of the event but also amazed foreign guests who were on the reviewing stand.

Stephen Young, director of the Taipei Office, American Institute in Taiwan, when asked about his reaction to the commotion caused by the PFP members, responded in asking the reporters back "should we all be polite to each other?" He also asked the reporters to ask James Soong for an explanation on his action.

Soong and the PFP legislators shouted while President Chen Shui-bian was delivering his speech before the mass at the rally. They also came down from the reviewing stand to disrupt the performance of the honor guard.

Young said it is the practice of democratic countries to wait for the decision of the court before laying blame on the president for any wrong he had committed. The AIT's attitude, he said, is to call for a peaceful settlement of the dispute.

Is Soong trying to look "strong" as opposed to the weak and vacillating Ma?

16 comments:

STOP_George said...

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I just watched this embarassing charade on T.V. The question that is on my mind is:

Where the hell is the security?!!

And what is the purpose of this escapade -- other than providing the pan-blue / pan-communist media some "red" meat for television?

I guess we're "fortunate" that North Korea will take the international media focus of this anti-democratic circus in Taipei.

What a shame! The Taiwanese deserve much better.
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STOP_George said...

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I just watched this embarassing charade on T.V. The question that is on my mind is:

Where the hell is the security?!!

And what is the purpose of this escapade -- other than providing the pan-blue / pan-communist media some "red" meat for television?

I guess we're "fortunate" that North Korea will take the international media focus of this anti-democratic circus in Taipei.

What a shame! The Taiwanese deserve much better.
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Antonio said...

Soong is 2 boring !!

He is old and try to look strong enough ...


I think we are 2 freedom !


Mr.扁 should do sth ?! Don't like a chicken. If do, get down.

Anonymous said...

That much-praised Mayor Ma ain't behaving much better than James Soong. Just look at the chaos on Chunghsiao East Road.

--domesticopinions

Anonymous said...

Yep, the big man is trying to appear strong. The question is why? He has not made his ambitions clear. At any rate, isn't it comical how this guy, who was recently convicted of tax evasion for funneling money to the US using the bank accounts of relatives, is not taken to task for portraying his pompous self as an anti-corruption crusader????

Michael Turton said...

It's not funny, it's sick. It's comic aspect ceased ages ago.

What happened on Chung Hsiao E. Rd?

Michael

STOP_George said...

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Some excerpts from today's Taipei Times:

The celebration's preparatory committee said it had tried to prevent any conflict by erecting a white cloth barrier separating the lawmaker's seats from the president's grandstand.

This is the best they can do? Erect a freaking cloth barrier?!! Who is on this "preparatory committee"?! And why did the president feel the need to trust them?

Several of the entrapped vehicles were carrying top government officials and foreign diplomatic guests. Protesters encircled the vehicles, smacking and kicking at the cars while shouting: "A-bian step down!"

Where were the police?!! And how did the protesters get this close?!
Again, I'd like to know who is chiefly responsible for the security at this event. Was it the city of Taipei's responsibility?

Even before the ceremony began, DPP legislators including Lin Kuo-ching and Lee Ming-hsien (李明憲) had been blocked from entering by protesters, and had to be escorted into the ceremony by police.

Again, this event was completely out of control. Whoever was in charge should be brought under an investigation.

A middle-aged woman caused a stir when, prior to the start of the ceremony, she threatened to immolate herself by igniting a bottle of liquid in the restricted area. Police carried the woman away, and the bottle was found to contain only water.

Did it cross anyone's mind that this situtation could get out of control? I really find it hard to believe that the organizers could be this utterly incompetent and incapable of this much lack of foresight. There should be an investigation into this matter, pronto. We're not just talking about dignitaries completely disrespected at event that has turned out to be a national disgrace. This was a total failure of security at the highest levels. -- WITHIN 2 AND A HALF YEARS OF THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF THE PRESIDENT!!

This breach of national protocol and security should absolutely dwarf the importance and significance of the now pathetic flailing circus-act led by the anti-democratic forces in Taiwan.

The Taiwanese should be demanding the arrests of both those leading this disgraceful incident and the organizers themselves.

This has now gone too far.
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STOP_George said...

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O.K. -- I think it's time to ask for PandaMa's resignation.

From the Taipei Times:

Lin Ching-tsung (林慶宗), a prosecutor with the Kaohsiung branch of the Taiwan High Court Prosecutors' Office, told the Taipei Times that the city government's decision not to remove protesters in accordance with the law meant that the city was in contempt of the law.

This breach of security against foreign dignitaries has made this a clear accountability moment for the Mayor of Taipei. It's time to resign, Ma Ying-jeou. It's time for YOU to resign in disgrace. The evidence of your wrong-doing has now been seen by the world.
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Anonymous said...

Prosecution against Ma would be much preferred.

Last night on Chunghsiao East Road just around Sogo Department Store, those rioters were harassing shoppers and vendors, illegally of course.

--domesticopinions

Michael Turton said...

Harassing shoppers? Wonderful. Was any of that on the evening news? No, let me guess, it wasn't shown on any of the pan-Blue stations.....

Michael

Anonymous said...

It is really nothing new. If those redshirts beat you up, the media coverage would be something like, you asked for it, your being provocative caused the trouble, or even you were a pan-green "thug" exercising violence against those "peaceful" redshirts. Worse, such discriminating attitude is shared by the law enforcement as well. Check out the video clip below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0zQqjHDI1Q&eurl=

pl said...

Rioters? Comparing to what? What did they do?

Did you guys forget how DPP use to do to the public? Huh?

Truely you guys are so called 台灣亂源!!

Taiwan would be a better place without you pan-green scumbags.

Hai Tien said...

Well on the bright side, perhaps the redshirts are being given enough rope to hang themselves... intentional or not.

Larry said...

To non-Taiwanese people, watching these activites is like watching wrestling. They care nothing but game rules, stage performance, sportsmanship, .....

However, to us, we only care about if the fast declining position of Taiwan caused by a corrupted government can soon be ceased. We only care about if the lost competitiveness of this nation can soon be recovered. We only care about if the fading pride of being a Taiwanese can soon be saved.

Isn't it too luxurious for us to care about the timing, the occasion, and the postures ?

無名 - wu ming said...

now contrast that "security" with the treatment the GMD gave to earthquake victims who hadn't gotten any central government help back on 10/10/99.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/1999/10/10/5836

Poseidon206 said...

In response to pl:

Q : Rioters? Comparing to what? What did they do?
A : they broke the law by taking unapplied public spaces into their marching route.

Q : Did you guys forget how DPP use to do to the public? Huh?
A : What did DPP do to the public? Or should I ask did you remember how the white terror reigned over this island? Which consequently caused people to oppose?

Truely you guys are so called 台灣亂源!!
I don't need to respond to this, any sensible human being would know what has been happening in the blue-controlled Legislative Yuan... (hey it rhymes too! 源 + 院)

Taiwan would be a better place without you pan-green scumbags.
Taiwan would have been a much better place if KMT didn't come around and drag us 30 to 50 years back. Read your history dude.