Sunday, March 30, 2008

CCP Soldiers Caught On Camera With Monk Robes

Worth at least a thousand words:
Shaved-headed CCP soldiers caught with monk disguises

h/t: Jana Shearer, A True Chinese Renaissance via email

UPDATE: Mystery of the photograph solved.

Just in case you wondered why these "Tibetan monks" were so violent in Lhasa....

(Photograph), then the following caption:

This is not an uncommon 'tactical move' from the Chinese government as could be seen on the back-cover of the 2003 annual TCHRD Report

And, citing a Canada Free Press report:

London, March 20 - Britain's GCHQ, the government communications agency that electronically monitors half the world from space, has confirmed the claim by the Dalai Lama that agents of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, the PLA, posing as monks, triggered the riots that have left hundreds of Tibetans dead or injured.

GCHQ analysts believe the decision was deliberately calculated by the Beijing leadership to provide an excuse to stamp out the simmering unrest in the region, which is already attracting unwelcome world attention in the run-up to the Olympic Games this summer.


Interesting how a photograph can get around and create far more than a thousand words, before the story gets out.

Note to self: Visit the Canada Free Press ...daily!

The Chinese Communist Party's agents did pose as violent monks in order to demonize the real monks. No surprise there...