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Syrian Rebels Attack Chinese Diplomats, Embassy
The Diplomat ^ | 9/13/13 | Staff

Posted on 09/12/2013 8:33:15 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

Chinese diplomats in Syria as well as Beijing's embassy are under regular threat from rebel attacks, China's ambassador to Syria has confided to local media outlets.

In an interview with the Global Times [ link at site], Zhang Xun, China's ambassador to Syria said that Beijing's embassy has increasingly been caught in the cross-hairs of fighting between rebel and government forces in recent months...

Zhang said that in another attack last month, Syrian rebels fired mortar shells at President Bashar al-Assad's motorcade. They missed the Syrian leader but hit a building that was located just 10 meters from the Chinese embassy...

Another diplomat from the embassy told the Global Times that Chinese personnel have been targeted directly by rebel forces, particularly when they are meeting with Syrian officials. Indeed, according to a Want China Times [ link at site] report, Zhang was nearly killed in a sniper attack during a meeting he held with Syria's foreign minister...

There are also reports that the rebels are actively plotting attacks against the Chinese embassy, presumably in retaliation for China's continued support for the Assad regime. The Want China Times report said that a brigade commander in the Free Syrian Army, one of the rebel forces fighting the Syrian government, has vowed to launch a "full-scale attack" on the Chinese embassy.

Meanwhile, the Global Times claims that a local driver the embassy had employed was arrested earlier this year by Syrian authorities for allegedly planning to place bombs under the embassy car. The article, which said the driver confessed to the crime, added that he had been recruited by Syrian rebel forces during a trip to Jordan in February...

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This ambassador seems to really be taking a major chance by coming out with this publicly.
1 posted on 09/12/2013 8:33:15 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The Chinese are just trying to tlick us into herping the lebers.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 8:35:38 PM PDT by FredZarguna (The only good public school administrator ...)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

Keyword trolls, McCainiacs, an uber-interventionists in 3...2...1...


3 posted on 09/12/2013 8:36:24 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Because of the abdication of a whoring US Congress,
busy fleecing the American public through their
“Laws” made for OTHERS,
WW3 is developing as the Free World + Russia and China
vs the USA and al Qaeda.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 8:36:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Syrian Rebels Attack Chinese Diplomats, Embassy,

Will they blame it on "old maps".

5 posted on 09/12/2013 8:37:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FredZarguna

English please


6 posted on 09/12/2013 8:38:44 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: FredZarguna; All

No, like I said, this ambassador - given there are only 20 Chinese nationals left there, according to the article, when there were 1,200 at one time, is taking a big chance by saying all of this publicly.


7 posted on 09/12/2013 8:41:47 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Nice and our government is arming the rebels.


8 posted on 09/12/2013 8:43:09 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Diogenesis

We are on the wrong side of this war. We are being lied to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBwFQXKObQY


9 posted on 09/12/2013 8:43:18 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Sorry. I was putting a small cabinet from Walmart together a few hours ago and slipped into dialect.


10 posted on 09/12/2013 8:52:53 PM PDT by FredZarguna (The only good public school administrator ...)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

How is this so? Isn’t the official Chinese position to support the Syrian government? How does his trashing the rebels put him in any bad position?


11 posted on 09/12/2013 8:54:00 PM PDT by FredZarguna (The only good public school administrator ...)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The rebels are already having a hard time, do they really want to bring the Chinese into this?


12 posted on 09/12/2013 8:57:46 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: FredZarguna

20 Chinese nationals left at the embassy, 8 are reporters.

He saod in the article that he is not without fear, has a bullet-proof vest, and probably- given how few nationals are left - doesn’t have much protection.

Given that the article says that a brigade commander has vowed to wage a full-scale attack on the embassy, he will only make them angrier by talking about all of this publicly.


13 posted on 09/12/2013 9:03:26 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: GeronL

Who knows what either side of this conflict is thinking. IMHO, it is best to stay out of this.


14 posted on 09/12/2013 9:06:07 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I don’t think the rebels really want to bring the Chinese into this conflict. Mao subsidized Communist insurgencies around the world to the tune of tens of billions (back when a Mickey D’s burger was 20 cents) at a time when Chinese were dying of starvation in the tens of millions, and Chinese GDP per capita was as low as or lower than the least developed African countries. With its present GDP per capita in the upper half of the table, and a total GDP greater than all of the Muslim countries put together, China could keep Assad afloat and in guns and ammo for as long as he needs to push all the Sunni Arabs out of Syria.


15 posted on 09/12/2013 9:08:40 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Towards the end I believe there’s a MLRS, a BM21 grad. Where the the rebels get this?


16 posted on 09/12/2013 9:13:46 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I have had some discussions with PRC nationals about this kind of stuff.

They are as naive as most US liberals and don’t think that any of these nations would ever hurt them, especially after all they’ve done for them.

Hong Kongers are the worst about this. They will glibly take a tour into a really dangerous area because, and they’ve told me this, “We’re not Americans, nobody hates us”

China is about to find out in the next few years that part of the job description of a Super Power is being hated


17 posted on 09/12/2013 9:14:31 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Irenic
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18 posted on 09/12/2013 9:16:41 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Libya? Iraq? Afghanistan?

The US abandons a lot of stuff when they pull out.

who knows.

Fast and Furious?


19 posted on 09/12/2013 9:20:40 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans; FredZarguna

The Chinese are just trying to tlick us into herping the lebers.

******

Just trying to help but I think FredZ is saying: The Chinese are just trying to trick us into helping the rebels.


20 posted on 09/12/2013 9:27:21 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Diogenesis

Kosovo again... we bombed the chinese embassy marked by kla rebels.


21 posted on 09/12/2013 9:31:14 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: GeronL

Have the rebels taken a base? A convoy? That’s Russian, I was just wondering how much equipment Syria has ‘lost’ to the rebels. This whole mess gets more and more convoluted with every passing day.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 9:37:44 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Yes it is. The CIA needs to get out too, we have no reason to be supplying rebels


23 posted on 09/12/2013 9:38:25 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: lavaroise

Pissing off China and Russia is a good way to end up dead, especially for Islamic rebels.

And, they also have Hezbollah and the Al Quods (Iranian) after them too.


24 posted on 09/12/2013 9:41:26 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: JouleZ
Hoist the Jorry Logel!

Someone else who speaks Chinglish.

25 posted on 09/12/2013 9:54:10 PM PDT by FredZarguna (The only good public school administrator ...)
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To: GeronL
The CIA needs to get out too, we have no reason to be supplying rebels

I'm assuming that's the royal "we" as the CIA is clearly assisting the Muslim Brotherhood.

26 posted on 09/12/2013 10:30:59 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: Diogenesis

So.... maybe we got Bible prediction all wrong.

Maybe it’s the US that attacks Israel and starts Armageddon.


27 posted on 09/13/2013 1:34:00 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Our future allies at work.

Destroying Christian villages, beheading opponents, shooting POWs, trying to assassinate diplomats....a busy bunch, aren’t they?


28 posted on 09/13/2013 2:12:14 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

China state-owned firms have projects and personnel in Syria. If their interests are at risk, the response will not be unbelievably small.


29 posted on 09/13/2013 4:12:02 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Tribulation starts when Damascus falls.

Bible predicts the red horse comes down through Damascus, Syria to trample the holy city underfoot and set up a time of faux peace.

Two things need to happen...the fall of Damascus and the removal of the United States as a superpower for the first 3.5 years of the tribulation. 0bama has 3 years left in office, Putin is trying to salvage Syria (but we know if we strike ...Israel is under whose boots to be trampled?), Daniel 11:21-31

Now there are some minor details that elude a few things, but there are some prophecies that claim Israel is aligned with Satan during this time. Interesting that Israel is indeed supporting this proxy war with Syria/Russia and Qatar and like the United States is arming the rebels. Isaiah 28: 14-19.

And follow all this up with the generally accepted idea that this ‘great peacemaker’ that takes over Jerusalem deceives many. Oddly these days I chuckle at the number of comments I read on FR regarding how Freepers can’t believe they agree with Putin! Putin saving Christians, Putin fighting jihadists, Putin more willing to call the terrorists, terrorists. Do not underestimate that an ally of Russia, Syria, China is Iran an Islamic state.

We do indeed live in interesting times.


30 posted on 09/13/2013 6:53:09 AM PDT by EBH (America is not judge, jury, and executioner for the world.)
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