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Back speaking a frightening back to the big story here China has flexing its muscle at the totalitarian nation is pressuring other countries to boycott the -- -- prize ceremony.
And it's actually working.
Former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton he's -- -- join us right now live from DC.
Ambassador I'm Communist China and the -- a -- of evil.
Is that about right.
Well it certainly hardball diplomacy really it's more like -- Al Capone Chicago style diplomacy threatening other countries.
With quote unquote consequences if they send -- diplomats to the to the ceremony now the Nobel.
Peace prize committee itself is in disarray because neither mr.
-- -- his wife or anybody from his family.
It's going to be a little lead China to accept the award and so there's some talk now that they might not actually give -- out it's it's quite a show by China.
-- I'm looking at the -- you've -- Cuba don't have to stand Morocco Iraq in Russia.
What does China have over Russia that Russia would boycott the the event.
-- I don't.
I think in this case it says solidarity with China against them honoring -- human rights activist -- the one on that list that outrages me is Iraq.
And the leverage China has there courses oil and Iraq one wants them as a as a purchaser but from an American point of view that is pretty outrageous.
You have to thousands of lives and billions of dollars you would think they wouldn't take the marching orders from from China it is totally outrageous so all that note.
What do we hear from the administration.
Well -- silence as usual you know that this is part of a pattern and it it applies both to the US government and the US business people -- -- so big we shouldn't stand up to them but you know if a country like China can get away with this kind of belligerent intimidating behavior by threatening to force countries to back away.
The lesson they learned is that that's sort of tactic work so I think this is an appropriate place it is after all our president last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner.
To call on China to release this man from prison at least 20 releases wife from house arrest and let her go pick up the prize.
It really is that it did it it really did to our country our government.
The United Nations haven't heard anything from them either China just running roughshod over the world right now -- that.
Well they're certainly trying to -- that this goes directly to the point -- wind addresses.
This kind of very aggressive behavior whether it's on the human rights front.
Whether it consist of discriminating against foreign businesses and investors in China which they're doing.
Whether -- consist of manipulating their currency if you simply back away and allow them to do it.
-- able repeat and expand that behavior so there are a lot of times to stand up this is clearly one for a lot of reasons.
But the same principle applies in a broad array of political and economic issues.
Well ambassador -- please keep us abreast on this.
I I I really you know I'm not surprised that of course that they're boycotting it but it is amazing who they've gotten to join a particularly in the point you bring up amazing -- -- While thanks a lot.
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