Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Did Wang Lijun Give Organ Harvesting Evidence to US?
By Jennifer Zeng On April 2, 2012 @ 3:20 pm In
A re-enactment of the communist regime in China harvesting organs
A re-enactment of the communist regime in China harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners at a public rally in Tokyo on Sept. 13, 2006. (Clearwisdom.net)
A colleague recently asked me whether I thought the documents Wan Lijun handed over at the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu included specific information about live organ harvesting from Falun Dafa practitioners.
I must admit, although I have read all kinds of speculations regarding the papers Wan Lijun gave to the U.S. Consulate officials, I have never pondered this issue. But faced with my colleague’s direct question, my immediate response was, yes!
Reflecting for a moment, I explained to him why I thought this to be very likely.
When he exited the U.S. Consulate on Feb. 7, Wang Lijun made a few statements, one of them was “yusiwangpo,” meaning: “fish dies and net breaks simultaneously.” 
If the documents were only about Bo Xilai’s alleged corruption and treason, would Bo and Wang be targets of “yusiwangpo”--simultaneous destruction? No! Those types of crimes would not be big enough to merit such punishment. 
From the United States’ perspective, matters of embezzlement, who is in power, or who revolted, are all China’s internal affairs. Once the United States has established diplomatic relations with a nation and recognizes a country or a regime, it will generally not get involved in the internal affairs of that country. In such a case, Wang’s documents would not evoke his prediction of “yusiwangpo.”
However, if the papers are related to organ harvesting, which is a crime against humanity, and the United States made it public, then it really would be a life and death issue not only for Bo and Wang, but also for the Chinese Communist regime.
If such a crime were indeed confirmed and understood by the world, Communist China would be finished, with no moral foundation to stand on.
After this explanation, my colleague asked me why the United States government hasn’t publicized the information, if such documents do exist.
Looking at it from another angle we have to ask, what would be the consequences if the United States made the announcement? 
It would first of all mean that the United States recognized and accepted the evidence and was willing to endorse it. Furthermore, faced with such crimes against humanity, the United States would then be under moral obligation to take immediate actions against such crimes.
Is the United States government ready to do this? It is hard to say. By not making an announcement, the United States could wait and would not need to carry out its obligatory duty. 
It could be aptly said that facing such a big issue, the United States has to take a cautious approach. It may think that it’s better to let Communist China deal with it through infighting, whereby the United States would save itself a lot of trouble.

A Crime Too Terrible to Believe

Perhaps a government is similar to an individual. A few years ago, when the allegations of live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners emerged, I myself didn’t want to believe it, and dared not believe it. It was too terrible and outrageous. At the same time, if I chose to believe the veracity of the accusation, I would instantly be faced with a moral responsibility and with the question of what I should do to stop the flagrant crime. Therefore, choosing to disbelieve, and to even self-righteously accuse Falun Gong practitioners of spreading rumors would have been much easier.
It is noteworthy that many ordinary people, based on their own feelings and notions, have rejected the organ harvesting allegations from Falun Gong practitioners. But medical experts did not need help to be convinced, as they themselves were able to reach their own conclusions. 
I have had the chance to come in contact with two imminent medical doctors, who have found such claims not inconceivable.
Prof. Arthur Caplan, the director of the Bioethics Center at Pennsylvania University, who was named one of the 10 most influential and internationally famous scientists by “Discover” magazine, said in a recent interview that to find a liver within three weeks--which many hospitals in China, especially military hospitals, have once advertised to attract clients--could only be done through killing on demand. In the U.S., Australia, and other countries, it generally takes many years, even more than 10 years, to find a suitable organ, he said.
Continued on the next page: Doctors speak out
In a speech on March 13, at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, Dr. Caplan said: “Particularly for transplant tourists, if you go to China, and you are going to get a liver transplant operation during the three weeks you are there, that means someone is going to schedule an execution, blood type and tissue type the potential executees, and have them ready to go before you need to leave. I mean, you are not going to get a three weeks wait time just waiting for someone to die in prison that matches your biology. You will have to find them and kill them whilst the tourist is still there. So that’s kill on demand.”
The other prominent doctor is Dr. Yaacov J. Lavi, a member of the International Consultant Committee of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting and head of the transplant department at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, Israel. 
David Kilgour, the co-author of the book “Bloody Harvest,” and I visited Dr. Lavi in 2008. Dr. Lavi said he was aware of the serious problem in China even before the news about live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners was made public. One of his patients needed a heart transplant and had been on a waiting list for more than one year. One day this patient told Dr. Lavi that he had found a heart supply source in China and was scheduled for a transplant.
Dr. Lavi told us that it gave him the chills when he heard that. Since a donor heart can only survive outside the body for four or five hours, it meant the Chinese hospital was capable of “foreseeing” or “planning” when a donor heart would be available. But how could this be possible when organs are donated following the donor’s natural death? How was it possible that the blood type of a donor, who had just died, perfectly matched that of the living recipient in need of a transplant? 
With such firsthand experience, Dr. Lavi became deeply convinced of the authenticity of the subsequently released allegations that the Chinese Communist regime is harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners. Dr. Lavi has become an active advocate against forced organ harvesting. He also helped translate the “Report Into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China” <http://organharvestinvestigation.net/> by David Matas and David Kilgour, into Hebrew. As a result of Dr. Lavi’s and other people’s efforts, since 2008 the Israeli government has stopped paying for organ transplant operations performed in China for Israeli citizens.

Seeking the People’s Forgiveness

My colleague nodded when hearing my explanations and said: “Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao should grasp this golden opportunity to expose the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and live organ harvesting to the public and bring those directly responsible to justice. If they do that, they will win the people’s hearts. Otherwise, they may not get another chance to fulfill their historic responsibility, and what’s more, they may be condemned by history. 
I told my colleague that it is possible that Prime Minister Wen Jiabao also knows this; why else did he recently make the statement about “seeking the people’s forgiveness.” In addition, Baidu recently unblocked several highly sensitive search terms related to the Falun Gong spiritual group, including “live organ harvesting,” “Zhuan Falun” [the main book by Falun Gong founder Li Hongzhi], “Shen Yun” [a performing arts company from New York]. This is surely an unusual phenomenon. 
If the Internet blockade were really removed, allowing the Chinese people access to the whole truth, the disintegration of the Chinese Communist regime may just happen overnight and without a life and death struggle.
The Chinese people will still be here when the Communist Party is gone. But in the future society ruled by law, each person shall have to bear legal responsibility for what he or she has done in the past. 
There is another saying Chinese people used to believe in, “The net of heaven has large meshes, but it lets nothing through.” 
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