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China: Plot on Olympic athletes foiled
AP ^ | 04/10/08

Posted on 04/10/2008 4:08:30 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

China: Plot on Olympic athletes foiled

1 hour, 22 minutes ago

China said Thursday it had uncovered a criminal ring planning to kidnap athletes and others at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Thirty-five members of a ring based in the restive western Xinjiang region were arrested, Ministry of Public Security Spokesman Wu Heping told a news conference.

"We face a real terrorist threat," Wu said. The arrests took place between March 26 and April 6, he said.

Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror hijackings, China has tried to portray the simmering separatist rebellion in Xinjiang as being fueled by terrorist organizations in Central Asia and the Middle East. But evidence made public has been scarce.

Western embassies asked Beijing for more information after authorities said they broke up an attempt to hijack a plane in western China last month but so far no evidence has been provided, diplomats have said.

On Thursday, Wu said the ring was plotting to kidnap athletes, foreign journalists and other visitors to the August Games. He added that police had also confiscated almost 22 pounds of explosives and eight sticks of dynamite and "jihadist" literature in the latest raids in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang.

Wu also provided further details on a second group arrested in January, alleging they had been manufacturing explosives and were plotting to attack hotels, government offices and military targets in Shanghai, Beijing and other cities.

Wu said the gang had been acting on orders from a radical Islamic Xinjiang independence group, East Turkestan Islamic Movement.

While the United States has labeled the East Turkestan Islamic Movement a terrorist organization, the State Department alleges widespread abuses of the legal and educational systems by the communist authorities to suppress Uighur culture and religion.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008olympics; boycottchina; boycottolympics; china; etim; olympics; terrorism; tibet; uyghur; xinjiang
By the way, whatever happened to Tibetan suicide bombers Chinese securities were so worried about? Ghosts?
1 posted on 04/10/2008 4:08:30 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; maui_hawaii; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 04/10/2008 4:10:20 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
chicoms and islamo-facists... two of the things I despise most in the world (along with iran and syria). I hope that they eat each other.

LLS

3 posted on 04/10/2008 4:22:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

4 posted on 04/10/2008 5:12:32 AM PDT by LSUfan
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To: LibLieSlayer

Am I the only American concerned that — according to reports from “Fair and Balanced” Fox — CHINESE PARAMILITARY TROOPS policed the crowd in SF as the idiotic Olympic torch was trotted through the streets??

Does no one recall that the Soviets used MONGOLIAN troops to quash the Hungarian and Czech revolts because these troops couldn’t know any of those they would be ordered to shoot and couldn’t even speak the same language?

Couple this with the numerous reports from returning US troops that they had been asked by their officers if they could fire on fellow Americans and the new deal to interchange US and Canadian troops during “disturbances” and I fear that we’re being set up for some very serious problems here which, so far as I know, not even the talking heads on Fox found disturbing.

Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean “they’re” not out to get us.


5 posted on 04/10/2008 5:59:44 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: LibLieSlayer

Am I the only American concerned that — according to reports from “Fair and Balanced” Fox — CHINESE PARAMILITARY TROOPS policed the crowd in SF as the idiotic Olympic torch was trotted through the streets??

Does no one recall that the Soviets used MONGOLIAN troops to quash the Hungarian and Czech revolts because these troops couldn’t know any of those they would be ordered to shoot and couldn’t even speak the same language?

Couple this with the numerous reports from returning US troops that they had been asked by their officers if they could fire on fellow Americans and the new deal to interchange US and Canadian troops during “disturbances” and I fear that we’re being set up for some very serious problems here which, so far as I know, not even the talking heads on Fox found disturbing.

Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean “they’re” not out to get us.


6 posted on 04/10/2008 5:59:45 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Dick Bachert
I had not heard about the chicom troops... I doubt it... Fox is not credible any longer. If true... Houston... we have a problem. I can see us getting ready for the anarchy in Denver and for a black/leftist revolution in the streets. We may need troops firing on enemy combatants on Main Street USA if what I think is going to happen actually does.

LLS

7 posted on 04/10/2008 6:44:14 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“....And then after the corkscrew landing, we had to duck & run from sniper bullets....yeah, that’s the ticket”.


8 posted on 04/10/2008 6:50:18 AM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

China’s image is taking a battering around the globe because of their Tibetan crackdowns. Riots, protests, snuffed torches, secret routes, rumblings of opening ceremony boycotts, etc...

And *now* comes a claim that they have foiled a “terrorist” plot?

No, there’s something that isn’t passing the smell test.


9 posted on 04/10/2008 7:04:19 AM PDT by mquinn
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To: TigerLikesRooster

These Olympics are going to be a cluster of the first magnitude. I think the best that can be hoped for is a disturbance like the Black Power demonstration at Mexico City (’68). Worst case you get a Tienanmen-style crackdown & a suspension of the games, coupled with a Media blackout.


10 posted on 04/10/2008 8:52:20 AM PDT by Tallguy (Tagline is offline till something better comes along...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
China said Thursday it had uncovered a criminal ring planning to kidnap athletes and others at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Bull shiite! The Hu Jintao clique made the whole thing up.

11 posted on 04/10/2008 12:55:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin 1936. Beijing 2008. Olympic Games for murdering regimes.)
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To: Dick Bachert
That is exactly why Clintoon used NATO to invade Serbia. Now there is the precedent of using an international military force to invade sovereign nations to "solve" internal disputes. As we can see it now includes breaking up those nations and creating new ones for the rebelling populations.

It will work well when the Reconquista rebels start violence against the "oppressive occupiers" of Atzlan. (American citizens) NATO forces, minus U.S. troops, can be brought in to move the oppressive occupiers out of Atzlan and, being non-American, those troops will have no problem firing on Americans.

12 posted on 04/10/2008 1:04:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin 1936. Beijing 2008. Olympic Games for murdering regimes.)
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13 posted on 04/10/2008 4:33:37 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: Dick Bachert

There were no Chinese Paramilitary troops policing the crowds in SF. There was a group of Chinese paramilitary soldiers securing the Olympic Flame. Please get the facts straight.

Now, that being said, who the hell authorized Chinese soldiers to guard anyone?


14 posted on 04/10/2008 4:57:59 PM PDT by Dr. Marten
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To: TigersEye

It’s an excuse for Chinese authorities to crack down on the Uyghur population much like they have the Tibetans.


15 posted on 04/10/2008 4:59:32 PM PDT by Dr. Marten
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To: LibLieSlayer

See comment #14


16 posted on 04/10/2008 5:00:03 PM PDT by Dr. Marten
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To: TigerLikesRooster

update:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/04/10/olympic.plot/index.html

China says 35 arrested in Olympics bomb plot


17 posted on 04/10/2008 5:39:18 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: Dr. Marten
I agree. IIRC there was an article posted about two weeks ago refuting the PRC claim that they had uncovered a Uyghur plot to attack an airplane. ??? I haven't had time to look for that but I will try later.

I have found two articles that indicate that the PRC planted disguised policemen and/or soldiers in the crowds of protesters in Lhasa to initiate rioting. The aim was to be able to point to the Dalai Lama and accuse him of inciting violence. Here is the one I think I can post on FR without copyright problems.

Chinese Regime Implicated in Staging Violence in Lhasa—UPDATED

18 posted on 04/10/2008 5:40:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin 1936. Beijing 2008. Olympic Games for murdering regimes.)
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To: Cindy

from link at post 17

BEIJING, China (CNN) — Islamic terrorists planned to attack Beijing, Shanghai and other Chinese locations with poisonous gas and explosives to sabotage the Summer Olympic Games, China announced Thursday


19 posted on 04/10/2008 5:46:25 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: RDTF
"China continues to use the 'war on terrorism' to justify policies to eradicate the 'three evil forces' -- terrorism, separatism and religious extremism -- allegedly prevalent among Uighurs," Human Rights Watch recently stated.

"Uighurs who express 'separatist' tendencies are routinely sentenced to quick, secret and summary trials, sometimes accompanied by mass sentencing rallies. The death penalty is common," the group said.

I don't believe the ChiComs for a minute. They haven't been able to lay terrorism at the Tibetans door because no one would believe it although they have made accusations just short of that. But the same two "evils" of separatism and religious extremism (religion period) are their excuses for shooting monks and yak herders. Frankly I don't think I could condemn the Uyghurs or the Tibetans if they did use terroristic methods as long as they were directed at the PRC only. That would be like condemning a prisoner of war for slitting a guard's throat to escape.

20 posted on 04/10/2008 5:53:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin 1936. Beijing 2008. Olympic Games for murdering regimes.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

All show


21 posted on 04/10/2008 7:02:21 PM PDT by wastedyears (The US Military is what goes Bump in the night.)
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To: Dr. Marten

That was the nexus of MY question: Just who the hell authorized the Chicoms to guard anything?? Was there some question that American security wasn’t up to the job — or was there some other, much more subliminal purpose for the Chicoms to be here? Given that it was the socialist (that’s a communnist who hasn’t YET learned to use a firearm) enclave of SF, I suspect there was.


22 posted on 04/10/2008 7:38:08 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Dr. Marten
Now, that being said, who the hell authorized Chinese soldiers to guard anyone?

China's PLA Thugs



23 posted on 04/10/2008 8:18:15 PM PDT by CDB (TWP "Typical white person"--B. Hussein Obama, the "Magic Negro")
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To: RDTF

Thank you for the ping, RDTF.

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1995304/posts?page=510#510


24 posted on 04/10/2008 10:00:57 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Dr. Marten
It should never have be allowed! One paramilitary chicom is one too many!

LLS

25 posted on 04/11/2008 5:07:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
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To: LibLieSlayer; Tiger_eye; TigerLikesRooster

http://www.reuters.com/article/reutersComService_2_MOLT/idUST21452620080411

Looks like Japan and Australia are the only countries with enough backbone to tell the Chinese thugs to take a hike.


26 posted on 04/11/2008 6:14:22 AM PDT by Dr. Marten
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To: mquinn
What the article glosses over is the fact that the province in question is heavily Muslim.

While I don't trust the CCP to tell the truth on most things, I also wouldn't doubt the Islamikazis would love to use the Olympics to showcase the depths of their insanity and soulessness.

China's Islamic problems are less well-known because of their government-controlled media, but they are no less devoted about their desire to impose Sharia Law.

27 posted on 04/11/2008 6:26:47 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Thank you Dith Pran for showing us what Communism brings)
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