Sunday, December 24, 2017

10,000 Were Killed in Tiananmen Democracy Crackdown

At least 10,000 people were killed in the Chinese army's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in June 1989, according to a newly released British diplomatic cable that recounts the bloodshed in gruesome detail. ... "Minimum estimate of civilian dead 10,000," the then British ambassador Alan Donald said in the secret telegram to London seen by AFP at Britain's National Archives. The estimate, given on June 5, 1989, the day after the crackdown, is almost 10 times higher than that commonly accepted at the time of several hundred to more than a thousand dead.

Comments

Wow...

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-24 12:41 PM

Jeebus...

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-24 02:28 PM

Honestly, I find it shocking. It didn't take long to give them "most favored nation trading status" though...

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-24 06:49 PM

The Chinese authority really do love killing students in mass culling events. They will seal and burn entire buildings, often internet cafes where students congregate in their war against thought crime. The recent invasion of Tibet was brutal and wholly unnecessary, societal hostility on par with Japans invasion. Absolute subjugation of a people. Hong Kong's incredible growth for years has proven the Communist government as it exists cannot flourish like a Democratic society, but still they killed it. They kill everything they do not understand or control, dead rivers encircle them like a bow.

#4 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2017-12-25 01:02 PM

Death toll in Iraq, at least 100,000, but far more likely 1 million. All just to enforce trading oil in dollars. How dare Hussein accept Euros. The innocent caught in the middle are just unintended collateral damage. Since it was committed by the USA its excusable. Anybody else does the same thing, its a war crime.

#5 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-12-25 04:13 PM

#5 | Posted by bayviking

A: It really isn't forgivable.
B: It wasn't the US massacring it was Religious feuds we uncorked and are responsible for.
C: It wasn't about oil as much as daddy complex. Pretty much everyone outside the US thought it was a bad idea.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-25 06:49 PM

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