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Posted on 03/31/2009 8:13:00 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
PLA sentry stabbed in attack, a week after soldier on garrison guard duty shot dead
South China Morning Post
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A People's Liberation Army sentry belonging to the same division as the one who was shot dead outside a Chongqing garrison last week was stabbed in an attack in Sichuan province, a local rights watchdog said. The soldier, affiliated with the 64th Squad of the PLA's 149th Division in Leshan about 275km west of Chongqing, was stabbed by a man with a dagger on Thursday. The sentry had attempted to check the man's identity, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said yesterday, quoting local sources. It said the injury was minor.
One of the victim's fellow sentries failed to capture the attacker, who was still at large yesterday, the report said.
There appeared to be no connection between the attack and the one on March 19 in which Han Junliang, an 18-year-old PLA soldier, was shot dead at close range by a mysterious attacker in Chongqing. The soldier's sub-machine gun was stolen. He served in the 17th Regiment of the 149th Division.
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I don’t think we are getting the whole story...
Could be. The count begins.
My guess is that a nascent guerrilla movement is trying to come into place. The problem for recruiting is that some volunteers will be agents infiltrated by the Chinese state. If they manage to put together the kind of organization the Communists did in defeating the Nationalists in 1949, they might have a fighting chance at keeping the flame of Tibet's existence as a captive nation alive. But even the Communists - organized as they were - needed the Japanese to kill millions of Nationalist troops during the Sino-Japanese War in order to be able to achieve victory in the post-war period. On top of that, the Chinese Communists received huge amounts of American surplus weaponry sent to them by the Soviets after WWII. The Tibetans will have only what they can buy and steal. The task ahead is truly staggering in its difficulty. I wouldn't blame the Tibetan populace from shying away from this suicidal mission. These aren't Brits they're dealing with.
Could be an intra-party coup brewing.
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