Vietnamese-Americans Protest Obama’s Meeting with Communist Dictator

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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At his chummy meeting with Vietnamese Communist leader Truong Tan Sang, Obama said, “we agreed that one of the great sources of strength between our two countries is the Vietnamese American population that is here but obviously has continued strong ties to Vietnam.”

That’s like saying that the Cuban-American community is a great source of strength between America and Castro’s Cuba.

While Obama delivered this howler with a straight face, outside Vietnamese-Americans, many of whom had come as refugees to the United States, protested the shameful betrayal.

“I am here in solidarity with democracy activists who are imprisoned right now in Vietnam,” said protester Hoang Tu Duy. “Six years ago, I was here, at the protest against then-Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet. We in the Vietnamese community here in the States, and elsewhere, we do not accept the Vietnamese Communist regime, and anywhere there is a Vietnamese communist leader, we will be present to protest.”

“Human rights [are] a human basic need,” said Pham van Dam of Boston. “We Vietnamese are human beings, and demand that human rights be respected. [Our Vietnam today, especially] the communist leaders in Vietnam do not respect freedom and democratic rights of the people, that is why we are here to protest by joining the gathering today, to voice our concerns. We are standing in front of the White House right now, with about a thousand of our compatriots from everywhere. We come here not to have fun, but to voice our unity. We are all looking in the same direction.”

In addition to the petition, there were letters from the families of prisoners of conscience inside Vietnam — including bloggers, lawyers and Catholic activists — urging an end to human rights violations there.

What do they think Vietnam is, Burma? If Muslims aren’t claiming to be the victims, then Barack Hussein Obama flat out doesn’t care.

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  • DonaldYoungsRevenge

    Obama is a Fraud in Chief. Thank God there is a 2 year criminal investigation that has been packaged and made court room ready being reviewed by high ranking Congresspersons this past week in Washington DC. The best thing these Vietnamese-Americans can do is send money to those who conducted their investigation from donations, not one dime of tax payer money was spent on the investigation. Listen to the 5 minute summary of where the case has proceeded thus far below. Pass it along to as many as possible. I am married to a wonderful Vietnamese going on 44 years. I love you guys.

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/07/congressman-now-involved-in-obama-fraud.html

  • Broder

    Anyone that has been to rallies in DC in support of our troops know that the war era immigrants from South Vietnam are some of the most patriotic Americans. They are always present waiving American and South Vietnamese flags. We are lucky to have them in our American family. They suffered a lot to oppose communism. This is a slap in the face to these fine people.

  • Judahlevi

    When the words of the protestors have more empathy and common sense than a US president, it says much about the president.

    Some people should never be in the positions of power they are. Obama is clueless.

  • OfficialPro

    Poor Obama, thinking everybody still left in Vietnam is a Charlie/Viet Cong Supporter…

  • JacobJim

    what is really happening now?!

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  • Danny

    Interesting thoughts on the subject.

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  • cynthia curran

    The Vietnamese are a small group out there. The Republican party has basically ignored them and went after a bigger group that doesn’t care one way or another about communistism is Mexicans.The Vietnamese started the protest in Westminster.

  • cynthia curran

    The Vietnamese are not the only group of Asians that the Republicans have turn off that they could do better than the Hispanics. I looked at a blog called Irvine Talk and I don’t live in the city of Irvine as for selling real estate even the midland Chinese have more of an American business view than your average Hispanic. Some of these people are Democratic and others more the libertarian type of Republican but even the Republican Party in Orange County is pushing more for the Hispanic vote since they dominate the under 20 demograhics, yet a lot of Asians and middle easterners who are better at the business world get ignored. Granted, some of these groups are against Republicans because of foreign policy..

  • Deerknocker

    I think it only prudent to cozy up to Vietnam a bit. We may need a friendly harbor to check China’s designs in the area. My problem with Obama is his obvious and embarassing suck up approach to the relationship. It isn’t enough for Obama to base our policy on a realistic “enemy of my enemy is my friend” basis. No, he must try to make Uncle Ho into Thomas Jefferson. This is factually, obviously, and embarassingly wrong. Ho was a dictator, not a democrat. This mischaracterization is the verbal equivalent of Obama’s bow from the waist to various foreign leaders. In his cloying obsequiousness Obama is clearly the Uriah Heap of world leaders. (For those in Rio Linda, I’m referring to the Dickens character not the rock band.)

  • cynthia curran

    Martin, an alumnus of Cal State University, Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business & Economics, has worked in many different industries before finding his career in real estate. Gaining the knowledge and skills from retail, restaurant, hospitality and banking, Martin was able to successfully begin his real estate career in May of 2011 with confidence . Working primary as a Transaction Coordinator and Administrative Assistant, he was able to successfully close 90+ units in 2012. After acquiring his real estate license in the fall of ’12, he now endevors to expand his real estate opportunities by focusing his energy on Leasing and Marketing the team. In only 3 short months, Martin was able to end the 2012 year with 8 closed leases under his belt, with MANY more to come in the next year

    More proof as a group that the Vietnamese second generation is moving up faster than Hispanics.

  • KDo

    That is all Obama knows about Vietnam ! Ho Chi Minh.
    Pathetic !

  • anthony

    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants” TJ…the Vietnamese has to stand up to take the country back to its people.