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Regards to your question about Chinese Government we are just not buying that this was a technical decision by Hong Kong immigration official this was a deliberate choice.
By the government to release a fugitive despite a valid arrest warrant and that decision on questionable.
Has a negative impact on the US China relationship.
Yes repercussions good guy and relations works why not speculate.
About the repercussions but the Chinese have emphasized the importance of building mutual trust Steve as you know.
And we think that they have dealt that effort is serious setback.
If we cannot count on them to honor their legal extradition obligations than there is a problem and that is -- point we are making to them very directly.
-- that was white house Press Secretary Jay Carney was some straight talk earlier today.
Lashing out of the Chinese Government for refusing to return NSA -- Edwards note into the US before they let him.
Fleet Hong Kong and -- to Moscow.
And now Russia also appears to be ignoring the administration's request to send -- back we say we believe he's in Russia now.
And yet men out there and lower.
This just weeks after President Obama met with the leaders of both nations.
And moments ago we also heard from President Obama on this -- -- that minute joining me now John Bolton.
Former US ambassador to United Nations and a Fox News contributor and Ralph Peters who's the author of hell or Richmond and a Fox News strategic analyst I mean.
I -- I certainly was never.
At a US ambassador ambassador Bolton but by -- diplomatic intent tell me.
This is the equivalent of the double middle.
Yeah that's that's about right I mean we're we're still in the middle of -- so we don't know exactly what the administration -- done but you know you convey messages and a lot of ways one is the level of the person can bang it that President Obama.
Call president she's in -- of -- -- President Putin of Russia to say you know this is very important dusted secretary of state.
Kerry call his counterparts.
Another is how strong the messages that they think we're just going through the motions or was it made -- and finally.
What penalties are we prepared to impose I I think we have right now.
We might yet influence Moscow we imposed a few penalties on Beijing to show that we're serious well here's what.
President Obama was specifically specifically asked whether he had spoken with mr.
Because Jay Carney refuse to say whether there'd been direct.
Communications between the -- for the president was asked that he didn't exactly answer at this is the way he answered it moments ago.
You know well.
You know what we know is we're following all the appropriate legal channels.
-- working with various other countries make sure -- Rules laws are and -- at all referred to Justice Department that has been actively involved.
Ralf I want pick up of that Reuters report they say this at this paint this completes the picture of a world.
Less willing than ever to bend it to US prescriptions -- right around here.
Well I think whether -- strategy of China where especially president prudent.
Or for that matter the Latin American authoritarian quasi dictators and Ecuador Venezuela Cuba.
They don't respect Obama and they certainly don't fear.
Obama -- of any -- they never blows a house down and with him Edwards -- still on the ground in Moscow.
We should be pulling out all the stops to get him out of there before it goes to Ecuador anywhere else.
But -- has really sized Obama.
-- is a classic believe the schoolyard bully.
And Obama is -- The skinny little kid with a pile of books big glasses.
And -- just enjoys -- in the living daylights out of him and Obama still wants to be friends it's just amazing to me that Obama.
Well everything is domestic policies his foreign policy has been a comprehensive.
I mean investor we just met with the leaders and President Obama just met with the leaders -- these countries in the Chinese president was was just here you know we just had this discussion.
And we were gonna have a fresh start.
And then apparently we did call and say could not let Snowden the youth and they reportedly gave us the rats -- it has about how well.
Doesn't include enough information for us -- legally detain hand.
And that's despite the federal charges of espionage and -- you filed op -- looks very goes he's gone in Moscow what does that tell you.
Well one of the problems that Obama has is he thinks everything is a subject of litigation -- handle international terrorism you unleashed the FBI you prosecute them in a federal district court.
Had -- handle this -- thing WAV file immigration papers in Hong Kong what this question of Snowden has nothing to do with.
Legal technicalities this is a matter raw power and politics and it's unclear at this point that the administration has understood that so that's why I think you have to come back.
To the question of consequences what I would do right now.
Would be a pull our ambassador back from Beijing and put a freeze on.
Daily diplomatic activity number one and number two -- hit China where it would hurt them to make it clear.
How unhappy we are I would lift permanently.
All travel restrictions on officials of the government of the Republic of China on Taiwan.
Separate that a government that.
Fled there when the Communists took power in 1949.
I think we should do that anyway and I think it would send.
The Beijing the -- that's the signaled they need to see from the administration or something like it and if Russia -- that were prepared to do that with respect to China.
Maybe they yet may come to their senses.
Well because we had you know that was.
-- with all due respect mr.
Which -- language is irrelevant here at this point they've tried language with China language failed now they need to take action.
And so now we do believe that he still in Russia there had been all these reporters boarded a plane from from Russia to.
Cuba because they he had booked -- -- -- to get under the name of Edwards noted which you know.
That that that may -- tell that it probably wasn't likely to be him given the circumstances he's -- both reporters jump on -- plane -- And and it took photos of the NBC to show how they've been duped.
-- and it's an Alley believe -- still in Russia and the question is.
What sort of you know told -- -- no nose to nose its face off.
Is our president now in with mr.
-- over this this NSA -- guy.
Well three points first -- I do hope all of those journalists prepare -- -- -- -- Second.
We do have -- -- real long shot.
That we could trade convicted renegade Russian arms deal -- a trader Victor boots who's in the US prison Russians want him back.
That we could trade him first notice it happening after a decent interval kind of thing.
But that's frankly the only card we have with Russian.
Obama is already given away the farm and he wants to give up more nukes you know virtually unilaterally.
He hasn't set a -- about oh the -- regime actually not -- persecuting the killing journalists.
So we actually very little leverage with Russia because again as -- ambassador said this administration.
Is -- administration of words of castles and palaces built of words it does not understand hard power.
If they let him go to Russia anyone's -- -- Ecuador their general consensus seems to be it's over because that's where.
Julian -- size of Wiki Wiki -- tied down some embassy we have been able to get him in.
You know the question is you know what -- ever even though there is an extradition treaty -- it's like eighty years old or something in any event so that that seems to be.
-- is the stop point and that's not -- gentlemen thank you.
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