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    Default Tiananmen Redux? Chinese Troops Amass on Hong Kong Border as Protests Escalate

    RICK MORAN
    AUGUST 13, 2019


    Conservative member of the British Parliament Daniel Hannan tweeted an ominous video from Hong Kong:

    This is just across Hong Kong’s border with China. If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    — Daniel Hannan (@DanielJHannan) [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    It's not like the world can dismiss this show of force as simply an exercise in power politics by China. They've shot down unarmed protesters [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    And you can bet the protesters in Hong Kong know this.

    Just to drive the point home, China released a video of the troop carriers moving to the border:


    For the second straight day, one of the busiest international airports in the world was brought to a near standstill by protesters. And the city's pro-Beijing mayor was warning that the protests were pushing Hong Kong toward the "brink of no return."

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    In her first public appearance since demonstrators [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] the city's international airport on Monday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said it could take a "long time for Hong Kong to recover," but she insisted that the authorities were still capable of managing the situation."The only thing we have to do is to go against violence, and rebuild the city," said Lam.

    By Tuesday afternoon, thousands of protesters were once again occupying Hong Kong's airport, where they sang, chanted and waved placards.

    According to the airport's website, a handful of flights departed after midnight. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] after all departing flights and more than 70 arriving flights were canceled Monday, amid chaotic scenes inside the airport as thousands of demonstrators descended on the main terminal.

    The protesters are demonstrating against a bill that would allow citizens of Hong Kong to be extradited to China for some crimes. This is a direct attack on Hong Kong's special status within China, and the Communist leadership fully realized it when they proposed it. Little by little, the protesters are seeing Beijing stifle the freedoms that citizens of Hong Kong were guaranteed when Great Britain returned the territory to China in 1997. Beijing underestimates their resolve at their peril. That much has been made clear by the protesters themselves.

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    Today, this chant is heard everywhere on the streets: “Liberate Hong Kong, the revolution of our times.” When Edward Leung [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] this rallying cry three years ago, the cause of “revolution” – whatever he meant it to mean – did not resonate. It gains traction now, not because the likelihood of its success is any greater or any less unrealistic, but because recent [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] by our government have made it clear that what protesters (and I believe the rest of Hong Kong) have demanded, namely democracy, autonomy, and above all, good government, will never come to be unless and until the current political order is turned on its head.

    The problem for the protesters is that to "turn the political order on its head," there will almost certainly be a lot of blood in the streets before that happens.

    Perhaps, too much blood to bear.




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    "The problem for the protesters is that to "turn the political order on its head," there will almost certainly be a lot of blood in the streets before that happens."

    As will also be the case in Iran. Overthrowing any nation's totalitarian "Mafia" government will require no less than bloodshed. Throw Putin and his "gang" into that mix.

    Obama's yellow-belly, jelly-spine foreign policies and inaction's only encouraged these regimes and leaders.
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    What makes Hong Kong, Hong Kong? Is it the buildings, the island, the airport, no it is the businesses and businesses are portable.

    They should pack up their files, their computers, their fake Rolex watches and move to Omaha or New Jersey, or Miami.
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    This is what happens when the government disarms it's citizens.
    The people of Hong Kong have no way to defend themselves against the CHICOMS
    Why do you think the libs are trying so hard to repeal the 2nd Ammendment.
    The politicians love unarmed peasants
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    After Britain left Hong Kong to the Communists, it was only a matter of time until the "brutes" acted to kill the "golden goose".

    All these totalitarian regimes in Venezuela, Iran, Russia, China, North Vietnam, Cuba and Pacific Rim countries are nothing but family Mafia's now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john9001 View Post
    What makes Hong Kong, Hong Kong? Is it the buildings, the island, the airport, no it is the businesses and businesses are portable.

    They should pack up their files, their computers, their fake Rolex watches and move to Omaha or New Jersey, or Miami.
    Businesses?? This is what makes Hong Kong what it is? Hardly! It is the people who make Hong Kong!
    Knowing when and how...

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    people run and work in the businesses, who did you think?

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    You emphasized it was businesses that made up Hong Kong, I simply clarified that Hong Kong is made up of people. People are protesting; not businesses. People will suffer, granted so will business, but people are far more important; thus I emphasized people...
    Knowing when and how...

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    Quote Originally Posted by john9001 View Post
    What makes Hong Kong, Hong Kong? Is it the buildings, the island, the airport, no it is the businesses and businesses are portable.

    They should pack up their files, their computers, their fake Rolex watches and move to Omaha or New Jersey, or Miami.
    Given those three locations, I'd rather stay in Hong Kong!

    They should look into relocating to Singapore
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    This is what happens when the government disarms it's citizens.
    The people of Hong Kong have no way to defend themselves against the CHICOMS
    Why do you think the libs are trying so hard to repeal the 2nd Ammendment.
    The politicians love unarmed peasants
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