Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

PRC and HK Thugs; or Cops are Cops, No Matter Where

A brazen overnight attack by a mob of men with sticks and metal bars who were apparently targeting antigovernment protesters raised tensions in Hong Kong to new levels on Monday after weeks of demonstrations, prompting fears of violence spiraling beyond the authorities’ control.

Dozens of people, including journalists and a pro-democracy lawmaker, were injured in the assault in and around a train station in Yuen Long, a satellite town in northwestern Hong Kong near the border with mainland China.
Yau Nai-keung, an assistant district police commander in Yuen Long, said early Monday that officers had made no arrests and found no weapons.

But in one encounter captured by photojournalists, the riot police spoke with two masked men in white shirts holding metal bars or sticks, patting one on the shoulder before walking off.
There is video of the cops chatting with the goons here.

But, after that blew up, the Hong Kong cops managed to find a few fall guys to arrest.
Hong Kong police say they’ve arrested six men, some with links to triad gangs, following a violent attack on pro-democracy protesters at a subway station over the weekend that saw dozens injured.
The people of Hong Kong do not want to be ruled by the Chinese Communist Party. But the local government is more or less in bed with the PRC and there is little doubt by anyone that direct rule of Hong King by Beijing is only a matter of time. For as Chairman Mao once said, political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

Which should give the people of Taiwan something to think about.

Also, the Butcher of Beijing is now rotting in Hell.


Nangleator said...

If, after all that is broadcast around, the numbers of pro-democracy protesters doesn't quintuple or more, then I guess it's all been decided.

Comrade Misfit said...

They had a million or so at one demonstration.

CenterPuke88 said...

Yea, the Chinese can’t get out of their own way when it comes to Taiwan. A careful takeover of Hong Kong, done thoughtfully (and in a manner designed to allow HK to maintain its economic engine status) would have been an easy positive for China and possibly paved the way for a union (of sorts) with Taiwan. Instead, the greed of the Chinese leadership is making the only path to union with Taiwan the path of war. It’s still unlikely that Taiwan would agree to anything, but some careful groundwork in HK would have set the possibility of boiling the frog into motion, but now the frogs in the area are perking up their watch again.

Stewart Dean said...

Basically, totalitarian overlords are cops and cops are control freaks. You-Cannot-Allow-Loss-Of-Control. Or even the appearance of same.

CenterPuke88 said...

China has reminded everyone that Chinese troops can be asked to maintain order under the Garrison Law...a very barely veiled threat.

Comrade Misfit said...

CP88, and we all know how the PLA "maintains order"-- with tanks and automatic weapons fire.

Comrade Misfit said...

PRC's threat to Hong Kong.

Brian Train said...

There's a tradition in Asia of using criminal gangs to enforce governmental order.
On the direction of Chiang Kai-Shek, the Green Gang, led by Du Yusheng, massacred several thousand members of the Communist Party in Shanghai in 1927 and ran the remainder out of the city. Du became a general in Chiang's National Revolutionary Army later.
In postwar Japan, the Japanese government and American occupation authorities colluded with the Yakuza to keep any Communist or even leftist political organization from forming.