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Pelosi Tells U.S. Athletes To Not ‘Speak Out’ Against China’s Human Rights Abuses

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During testimony before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) told U.S. athletes to not “speak out” against China’s human rights abuses during the Winter Olympics because it could upset the communist country.

“I would say to our athletes — you are there to compete,” Pelosi said. “Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless. I know there is a temptation on the part of some to speak out while they are there, I respect that. But, I also worry about what the Chinese government might do to their reputations, to their families.”

As Bloomberg News reported, “The commission’s hearing on the eve of opening ceremonies for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing was organized as a platform for Pelosi and several activists to highlight China’s human rights record, including reports of forced labor and acts of genocide against the Uyghur ethnic community in the Xinjiang region as well as suppression of democratic protests in Hong Kong and religious repression of Tibet’s Buddhists.”

Pelosi’s comments sparked outrage from other members of Congress.

“Speaker Pelosi doesn’t want to upset the Chinese Communist Party,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded. “So she’s warning US Olympians to stay silent about China’s atrocities. No surprise this comes right as Democrats are trying to jam through the 3,000-page ‘America Concedes Act’ that helps China but hurts America.”

“The U.S. should be BACKING UP athletes using their freedom of self-expression to expose the Beijing communists for the murderers they are, NOT telling them to hide. Americans down cower to communists. We defeat them.” Rep. Carlos A. Gimenez (R-FL) said.

“Americans fight for freedom and defend the voiceless – if our athletes can’t display those American values while representing @TeamUSA in the Olympics, why are we there at all?” Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) said.

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  1. Huey Guillory

    February 4, 2022 at 9:25 am

    My question is”Why did you send Americans into hostile territory to began with”?

  2. Jefrfrey Stockwell

    February 4, 2022 at 10:50 am

    We want to fight the Chinese on one hand and on the other we want to befriend them. The CCP is the most powerful authoritarian government on the planet surpassing Russia and Saudi Arbia. They also are the current leaders of one of the oldest civilization on the planet. China is a fascinating country with mostly friendly people. Many Chinese people wish their country were a democracy especially in Hong Kong and Taiwan. We hate the CCPs repression but we like China. In situations like this everyone has to be careful but still do what you think is right!

  3. Carrie SCHMIT

    February 4, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    I AGREE 100%.
    SOUNDS LIKE SHE’S AFRAID SHE WILL LOSE FACE TO THE COMMUNISTS. WHICH IN TURN, MAKES ME THINK SHE IS ALSO OWND BY CHINA.

  4. GrammyLinda

    February 4, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    It is OUTRAGEOUS that our American athletes have agreed to participate in the Olympics in China in the first place! Now they are ttold to be silent about the atrocities occurring to defenseless human beings by the Communist Chinese. The outrage hasn’t started yet! Most Americans can’t & won’t hold their tongues! Are they going to be put in jail, tortured & taught a lesson?! Shame on Nancy Pelosi & the Worthless Biden Administration!

  5. RFWMAX

    February 4, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    How outrageous is that the speaker wants to silence Americans symbolic of things to come and are in the United States thanks to the elections courtesy of CCP whenever I think of the Olympics 1936 the entire world was complicit in the extermination of 6 million Jews history seems to be repeating itself in China who’s next

  6. Brad

    February 5, 2022 at 12:01 am

    When Cowardly people stay silent evil and death is the consequence ..for evil.genocide to succed all one has to do is be silent. What a represetation of America the democrats are.. Vile

  7. Clinton Walz

    February 7, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    BS; and it must be called out at every opportunity. Don’t listen to that traitor Pelosi, she sold us out to China decades ago and it can be proven; it’s disgusting. Unless our women push back against this stupid atrocity; they will once again be abused. If you don’t stand up for yourselves and others who are weak; what’s the %#^#$% use of life? Pelosi is a disgrace to this country.

  8. Anita june Mann

    February 8, 2022 at 10:38 am

    She should go live in China. We don’t need her here with her corrupt teachings and lieing about everything and stealing our money send her far away.

  9. James Hefner

    February 8, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Pelosi is a cancer that cannot be cured.
    She must be expelled from Congress

  10. Deborah Case

    February 11, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    They are there to compete, so you not understand what they are doing there? COMPETE. They should Not be there in the 1st place. The Olympics shouldn’t have been open to countries such AS chin-nah.
    The government isn’t going to help you if you get arrested.

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Report: Ukraine Sunk Russian Warship By Using US Intel

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Ukraine sunk the Russian warship Moskva last month using United States intelligence, according to a new report from NBC News.

“A guided missile cruiser carrying a crew of 510, the Moskva was the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet,” NBC News reported. “It sank on April 14 after being struck by two Ukrainian Neptune anti-ship missiles, U.S. officials said. Moscow said the vessel sank after a fire. The Moskva was the largest Russian warship sunk in combat since World War II. American officials said there were significant Russian casualties, but they don’t know how many.”

“The attack happened after Ukrainian forces asked the Americans about a ship sailing in the Black Sea south of Odesa, U.S. officials told NBC News,” the outlet added. “The U.S. identified it as the Moskva, officials said, and helped confirm its location, after which the Ukrainians targeted the ship.”

The news comes the day after a report from The New York Times revealed that the United States has provided Ukraine with intelligence on Russian military units that has enabled the country to kill multiple Russian generals.

“The targeting help is part of a classified effort by the Biden administration to provide real-time battlefield intelligence to Ukraine,” The New York Times reported. “That intelligence also includes anticipated Russian troop movements gleaned from recent American assessments of Moscow’s secret battle plan for the fighting in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, the officials said. Officials declined to specify how many generals had been killed as a result of U.S. assistance.”

“The United States has focused on providing the location and other details about the Russian military’s mobile headquarters, which relocate frequently,” the outlet added. “Ukrainian officials have combined that geographic information with their own intelligence — including intercepted communications that alert the Ukrainian military to the presence of senior Russian officers — to conduct artillery strikes and other attacks that have killed Russian officers.”

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Putin’s Personal Cameraman Quit After Recording His Invasion Speech

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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s personal cameraman, Ilya Filatov, reportedly quit his job immediately after filming Putin’s announcement that he would be invading Ukraine.

The timing of Filatov’s exit from a job that he had for over a decade led to speculation that he actually faced dismissal because of negative comments he allegedly made about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

However, Filatov “denies this version,” according to independent Russian news site The Insider, which is banned in Russia. Filatov claims that he quit because he “reached the ceiling in the profession” and that he was “tired of sitting in quarantine for many months,” which he was required to do to reduce the likelihood he could contract COVID-19 and infect Putin.

Filatov’s sudden departure from his long time role as Putin’s cameraman was part of a pattern of Russian employee exits following comments suggesting opposition to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As explained by The Insider, “Since the beginning of Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, one by one employees of Russian TV channels have been fired or left the frame. On April 21, Alexander Gurevich, the host of the One Hundred to One program, resigned from the VGTRK . Prior to this, anti-war comments on his behalf appeared under the episodes of the show on YouTube. In March, it became known that Zhanna Agalakova, an employee of Channel One, quit , and journalist Vadim Glusker quit NTV.”

The Insider also noted how Marina Ovsyannikova, an employee of Channel One, “broke into the live newscast for a few seconds with a poster “Stop the war! Don’t believe the propaganda, they lie to you here.” Before the action, she recorded a video message in which she condemned the actions of the Russian army on the territory of Ukraine. On March 15, the journalist was fined 30,000 rubles. In April, she became a freelance correspondent for the German Welt.”

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