Skip to comments.Relatives of U.S. Men's Volleyball Coach Stabbed in Beijing, 1 Dead
Posted on 08/09/2008 4:27:25 AM PDT by Islander7
AP story via Fox News.
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Oh no. Link is not working, my fault Im sure. Is this the same incident as earlier. “One US Visitor killed, killer commits suicide”
Thanks for the ping Calpernia.
Yes, searched this title with no results.
How sad.Prayers for the family.
NBC saying it appears to be random with no motive....
Ok...the guy attacks Americans in broad daylight in a supposedly secure area and then immediately commits suicide...
Easily dismissed as a random non-politically motivated act. < /sarcasm>
The Chinese should appreciate Americans. After all, if we weren’t buying so much of their junk, their economy would be a mess.
It would be great if I could go into stores looking for small appliances, lamps, tools, toys, electronics ... all kinds of products.... and actually have a choice - something not made in China.
Snort. Gee, who needs the Politburo?
Huh an American is stabbed and killed and the attacker commits suicide, doesn’t sound random to me, sounds like the attacker was the regular islamic nut looking for his 72 grapes in heaven.
Well, I the perp could be your average garden variety wackdoodle. We have people going postal over here. But with all the foreigners running around Beijing at the meoment, what are the odds that the guy gets a couple of Americans to attack?
It’s shocking and very sad. Obviously the relatives were proud and delighted of their coach’s accomplishments and were there to share in what was to have been a big moment in his life .. then this.
Why they’d have to have worn any apparel indicating they were part of the US delegation for the perp to have figured out that they were Americans doesn’t make sense ... you can always pick out Americans in any crowd. But I DO think it was the lone act of the perp.
The Chinese government is probably mortified that a violent crime happened during their Olympics. It may choose at another time to wipe out millions of us in a single stroke, but a single violent crime during their moment of internaitonal glory is not what they want.
Indeed. Since they were relatives of a US volleyball coach, perhaps somebody with a stake in the volleyball competitions.
Paging Jeff Gilooley..
It may not have been what they wanted, but it’s what they got. Considering the anti-west propaganda that they feed their populace on a regular basis, they shouldn’t be one bit surprised.
Thats what you get for holding the Olympics in a 3rd world country
Not in this instance it seems, but there is this..
I won’t watch one bit of it. Normally I’d tune in for certain events, but not this year.
Well, there you go. Thanks for the link.
Just checked Foggy Bottom’s website. The State Dept’s got a travel alert up for China...regarding the earthquake a while ago. Nothing up yet on this latest.
This is a very sad and horrific incident. Think of how many foreign tourists that have been murdered murdered in NYC.
“Thats what you get for holding the Olympics in a 3rd world country”
Yeh. The 1st world has a good track record:
Remember 1972 in Munich (the murder of the Israeli team)
Remember 1996 in Atlanta (the bombing)
What do you mean?
I can remember German tourists who rented cars at Miami Airport being stalked and killed a few years ago. Its not germane to China.
“Something’s just not right about this story” bump...
I followed the Olympics opening thread last night, and the FReepers who’d been to China spoke of how warmly they were greeted and well treated by average Chinese who seem to like Americans, govt propaganda notwithstanding. It could be this guy was just a nut case. Or, it could be he’s a Chinese Muslim, which groups did threaten to create havoc at the Olympics. The story has yet to unfold (if ever it does). I just feel so sorry for the victims, the family and the volleyball team.
Time to pack the bags and get out.
This type of violence could occur in any American big city sh** hole.
“I wont watch one bit of it. Normally Id tune in for certain events, but not this year.”
I watched part of the opener for the sake of my mother, who used to always watch it, God rest her soul. Other than that, I agree with you.
I also think Matt Lauer should be denied entry into the US for his comment that the Chinese will push and possibly surpass the US in medals. Someone should at least plaster his suitcases with “Kill a Commie for Mommie” stickers & give him the T-shirt. No doubt, HE WAS VERY WELL PAID FOR THAT COMMENT.
After an event like this stabbing, why would anyone watch the Olympics? I guess it’s great to think of having to escort Americans under armed security to see any tourist or other site. Why relatives of athletes and coaches would not be escorted is beyond me. They are our enemies after all, even if we pretend they’re not. They are communist chinese.
Snort. Ooh boy. That was a good one.
Mortification is a form of shame.
Evil has no shame.
The ChiComs only see it as something that needs to be “spun” like our Democrat party when one of their leading contenders for the White House is found in ANOTHER sex-related bald-faced lie.
I don't plan to watch it either, for the first time ever. I'm disgusted with the whole thing.
There’s always ebay, and http://www.madeinusa.org has other sources you can turn to.
When I need something and everything I see in the local stores is made overseas, I search ebay. They always have something better and often more interesting too. Like if you want an automatic pencil, you can get a bag of Chinese pencils, or you can go on ebay, find an antique silver one made in America, with a 50-year track record of performance, a mysterious inscription, and a stanhope peephole you can look into and see a magnified photo of the National Cathedral. :)
I’m not watching either and I normally love the Summer Olympics—diving, swimming, gymnastics, track & field.
Me, too. What a mistake was made this time around.
Can't believe how much sucking up to the Communists NBC did last night during the opening ceremonies.
well, I beg to differ ... in the Asian world there’s a concept called “face,” as in ‘saving face’ that is critically important. It has to do with image/perception and honor, as it is defined within that culture.
For a solitary Chinese citizen to have violently killed at least one American tourist, related to an Olympic participant no less, would be seen as a loss of face. It shows their control was inadequate. Lose “face” and it’s hari-kari time. Someone in the security area of the Chinese government will pay.
There is no comparable ‘face: ir shame factor, ever. under any circumstances, among Dems.
They are evil scumbag and don't give a damn about human rights or human life.
All they care about is power. Power over their people now. Power over the Pacific rim in the near future. Power over America after that.
All they care about is making themselves look rightful rulers. If they can't pull that off, then they'll happily settle for the people living in terror. That's it.
Minnesota man killed in Beijing........
The discussion wasn’t about China’s abyssmal human rights record or even their present form of government. We have no disagreement there. You questioned my comment that the ChiComs would be ‘mortified’ at the violent murder of an American tourist. I would argue that, yes, they would be and are mortified. They may be evil, but they are proud, and see themselves as a superior form of human - well, except for those freedom-seeking rabble rousers.
Violence against visitors in any form was the last thing they wanted during the Games. If you caught Fox’s early Friday am story, as the Opening Ceremony took place, there were no people or non-official cars even allowed on the street in the entire city of Beijing.
Hosting these Olympics is absolutely huge to them in a way it wouldn’t be to a free nation. They are trying to gain the respect of the world. They are trying to show the world (and receiving a LOT of help from NBC, I might add) that communism can work.
Seeking respect as a civil society under communist control is totally different from their human rights abuses, their wish to dominate the world, etc. They want the world’s respect in spite of all that. So, a violent street crime (such as occurs daily in most major cities) is a cause of extreme shame within their culture.
Perhaps it was not suicide. ;-)
Think of Stalin. That animal had no sense of shame. Yes, he may have worried somewhat over the effect of some of his actions (starving the Ukrainians), but at the end of the day, he didn't care about their lives.
As I said, communists are sociopaths and their communistic beliefs trump their national and inherited pride. They want worldly power now. They don't care what the world thinks if they gun down a thousand students demand the freedom of speech. They don't care about the life of one ‘capitalist pig American.’ They only care about how to spin it to do damage control.
So, unless you think that the ChiComs (the government leadership) have endearing qualities, which I do not, then we really have no disagreement. I'm not talking about the Chinese people. Only the ChiComs.
It’s the Olympic Committee insinuating a moral equivalency between all forms of government that galls me most in their decision to award these games to Beijing. Just like the UN.
(I like both of your taglines, btw)