INTERVENTION: Organizers of Hong Kong Revolt Caught with State Department Official

An uprising in Hong Kong has been called by observers in the U.S. and throughout the West as a movement for democracy and human rights, but there may be more motives afoot if a recent photograph is any indicator.

Prominent anti-Beijing activists were caught plotting at a Hong Kong hotel with Julie Eadeh, the political unit chief of the U.S. Consulate General, adding fuel to the speculation that the uprisings in Hong Kong are the handiwork of U.S. interventionists.

Joshua Wong, one of the leaders of the uprising, laughed off any claims of collusion in a statement while admitting that he and other resistance leaders are regularly meeting with U.S. government officials.

“I even went to Washington several times, so what’s so special about meeting a US Consul?” Wong said.

“We also met the US Consul that visited the Legislative Council and have a meeting with pro-establishment and pan-democrat legislators,” Wong added.

Eadeh’s history of subversion on behalf of the U.S. empire is extensive. Her 2011 State Department biography reads as follows:

“Julie A. Eadeh, a career member of the Foreign Service, joined the Department of State in 2002 as a Presidential Management Fellow where she served in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. In 2004 she joined the Foreign Service and covered human rights and the first ever Saudi elections as a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From 2006-2007, Ms. Eadeh was the chief of American Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon and assisted in the largest civilian evacuation of American citizens since World War II. From 2007-2008, Ms. Eadeh worked as the assistant information officer, covering press and media relations, at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

Ms. Eadeh completed Chinese language training in Taiwan and Shanghai in 2010, and currently serves as the Environment, Science, Technology, Health, and Energy Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai. Upon completion of her assignment to China, Ms. Eadeh will continue advanced Arabic language training in preparation for her onward assignment to Doha, Qatar as the public affairs officer.”

The State Department, predictably, blamed China for the fact that their foreign meddling in Hong Kong was exposed to the world.

“I don’t think that leaking an American diplomat’s private information, pictures, names of their children, I don’t think that is a formal protest, that is what a thuggish regime would do,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said. “That is not how a responsible nation would behave.”

The Hong Kong protests are against an extradition bill that would permit authorities to arrest and extradite people who are wanted in countries that the Hong Kong does not have a specific agreement with, including Taiwan and China.

Hundreds of thousands have amassed in the streets as a result of these protests, but questions of their authenticity still persist. The involvement of Eadeh and other U.S. government officials with the protest leaders will certainly add to those questions.