Skip to comments.Pakistani Taliban says it killed Chinese woman (payback for Chinese suppression of Muslim rebels)
Posted on 03/02/2012 9:58:17 AM PST by Zhang Fei
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for killing a Chinese woman in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
Taliban spokesman Mohammad Afridi said on Thursday the woman was targeted to avenge what he said were atrocities carried out by Chinese security forces in the heavily Muslim northwestern region of Xinjiang.
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* Which kind of makes sense, given the position of Muslims that any territory that was for a time ruled by Muslim should remain ruled by Muslims for the rest of time. The quirky aspect of Xinjiang/East Turkistan is that the region was populated by Muslims imported from Central Asia two centuries ago. Its prior inhabitants, the Dzungars - a Buddhist Mongol tribe - had been exterminated by the Chinese. In importing large numbers of Muslims to replace the Buddhist Dzungars, the Chinese arguably substituted the Ebola plague for the common cold. However, Chinese rulers - atheistic in practice (due to the twin influences of Legalism and Confucianism) long before this became fashionable in the West - have long subscribed to a view Keynes restated thus: "In the long run, we are all dead." Tactical considerations always overrode the long view.
Why can there be such a thing as a Taliban spokesman, and why is he not shot in the head the very second he claims to be one?
If this is true, the Chinese will seriously mess up the Taliban. There is no such thing as an ROE book with them.
The spokesman is in Pakistan. That should answer your question.
Don`t get the Chinese Mad.
Let the Chinese invade Afghanistan after USA /NATO pulls out -
Watch what happens-
End of Story.
There is no such thing as an ROE book with them.
Yep. I think the Taliban bit a little more off than they can chew. The Chinese leaders do NOT apologize! alla is going to have his hands full now. And, they are going to run out of virgins - ain’t that a witch.
How many Pakistani Taliban women have they killed?
That poor woman. Sickening...
One phrase comes to mind now..
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
The Sunni Muslim view is that all infidels are legitimate targets for attack, and that an attack on any Muslim (rebel or whatever) is reason enough for retaliatory attacks on all infidels* sharing the nationality of the attackers. This is how bin Laden and the Taliban justified the 9/11 attacks.
* In the long run, all infidels must be subjugated by the faithful, but immediate targets for Muslim activists would include infidels who are keeping Muslims under their thumb, i.e. countries in armed conflict with rebellious Muslim minorities.
Nothing will happen. The chicom leaders say they have over a half a billion more. They will send another one over, right away.
I REALLY hope these apes pizz off the Chinese...I really, really do...
The Chinese are intelligent, adaptable at an accelerating pace, and have repeatedly demonstrated willingness to exterminate a culture that is inconvenient to their overall plan.
I would bet on the modern Chinese over the Eight Century Muslims, they still have the will, and now the technology.
But if they really wanted to showcase their military prowess, possibly these heroes should have thrown in a few children and maybe a cripple or two for good measure.
Never mind; they’ll have plenty of time to review their omission while they’re rotting in hell.
The Islamist's method of fighting is similar to the Viet Cong's: hide among non-fighters in the population, hit your enemy, and then go back to hiding among the "moderate" Muslim population. They want to be as hard to find, between raids, as the proverbial "needle in the haystack".
This only works up to the point where your opponent becomes willing to torch the haystack.
Rule #29. The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy. No more. No less.
Nobody says we are friends forever. I hardly trust China anymore than I trust a pissed off badger poked at in a cage.
The Chinese are willing to do “wet work” which we won't.
The Chinese, unlike the Russians, have virtually unlimited population and are capable of swamping an enemy nation, up to and possibly even including massive military assaults causing depopulation, followed by colonization. I'd much rather see Kabul and Islamabad become cities named “little Beijing” than see those cities continued to follow a radical Muslim agenda imported out of the tribal fanaticism of the Arabian peninsula from more than a millennium ago.
Granted, the Chinese are not believers in Western-style democracy or free-market capitalism. They are, however, people we can deal with in a manner comparable to, at worst, the old Soviet Union — they have long, medium and short-term goals and can be dealt with as people who have a game plan. The radicals who lead the Islamic world cannot be reasoned with — how can you deal with people who believe that if they lose, they get 72 virgins?
“Why can there be such a thing as a Taliban spokesman, and why is he not shot in the head the very second he claims to be one?”
For the same reasons the Somali pirates have a spokesman.
We live in a very F*kd up world.
A thousand years from now, someone will ask the very same question as you.
the Chinese have demonstrated they are pefectly willing to sacrifice the “innocent” to kill the guilty.
In other words, they blow the shit out of everyone. They don’t give a flying f**k about PC, or Western “sensibilities.”
Over the long term, the Chinese are in trouble. Their "one-child" policy is going to leave them with a dangerously aging population. They could use an outlet for their excess males. In ancient times, the solution was to invade another country, kill the enemy's men, and take their women as sex slaves.
The Chinese ARE in trouble, as you stated. The question is, who will they invade? Pakistan? Vietnam? Taiwan? At this point, who can tell? And if they set their sights on a US ally, will our then-President have the courage to confront them?
I think the real question is, "Would it be worth it for us to confront them?"
Vietnam and back-stabbing, duplicitous Pakistan? China can have them.
Taiwan? Japan? No way.
If Russia gets into a cash crunch, the Chinese could offer to use their cash reserves to buy the resource-rich areas of Siberia.
They are less likely to invade India, a country with their own nukes. They might do something with Pakistan's northern tribal regions. They would most like to do something with Taiwan.
Japan definitely. Taiwan? I’m not confident we’d go to war to save them, unfortunately.
[…] back-stabbing, duplicitous Pakistan? China can have them.Hmmm, now there is an idea—a little “Cultural Revolution” might be exactly what they need over there…
China lost to Vietnam within 28 days, at least the US held out in Vietnam for decades. The Chinese are not known for their fighting skills, but they are smart enough to know not to walk into the Afghanistan mine field.
So which one is the enemy (or friend) here? China or Taliban?