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Apr 11, 2008

CHINA claims to have uncovered Olympic terror plot

(The Sun) CHINA says it has uncovered a criminal ring planning to kidnap athletes and others at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Again, one to blame on the East Turkestan Islamic Movement. Who knows how true it is or if they're just making it up.

This reminds me though, about when the Chinese were blaming the Dalai Lama "clique" for guns and explosives allegedly found in a monastery in Tibet a week or two ago. It just seemed so absurd, especially since the rioters used stones and fire, not guns. Nobody would buy it.

But now I see their logic a bit more clearly. The Party just wants to be able to put the Dalai Lama on the terrorist watch list with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement.

1 comment:

Tim Maddog said...

You ask:
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Who knows how true it is or if they're just making it up.
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A similarly-themed post by Atrios about wingnuts in the US painting Barack Obama with various hues of "terrorism" -- leading up to an assertion that he is "an actual capital 'T' terrorist" -- asks:
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[A]re they stupid or are they lying?
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Atrios frequently does "simple answers to simple questions," so in return, my simple answer to the above question would be that observation of their past behavior indicates that they -- both the wingnuts and China -- are telling stupid lies.

Tim Maddog