Skip to comments.Inside the Ring: Beijing coup rumors. War in the city?
Posted on 03/22/2012 9:34:01 AM PDT by edcoil
U.S. intelligence agencies monitoring Chinas Internet say that from March 14 to Wednesday bloggers circulated alarming reports of tanks entering Beijing and shots being fired in the city as part of what is said to have been a high-level political battle among party leaders - and even a possible military coup.
The Internet discussions included photos posted online of tanks and other military vehicles moving around Beijing.
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Looks a coup in Mali today
Echoes of the attempted Coup in the Soviet Union in 1991?
I spent some time in China a couple of years ago. My last night there I was out to dinner with two mid-level state department folk; one was going to be leaving soon as well. Discussing this the other said, âI wish it was me - this place is going to go.â The other agreed and explained the problem: As the Chinese economy has grown, virtually all the wealth is going to the major cities and creating a class of oligarchs. Their expectation is that the Army will do what they are told and keep the peace. The problem is that the military rank and file are farm boys whose parents are patriots who feel that they are being excluded from the new prosperity and in effect being cheated for toeing the line. Blood being thicker than water, when the SHTF the Army will side with the country folk.
But,but, where will we get our walmart, target, mall junk from?
Bo Xilai Purged in Chinas Communist Party Shakeup
Let’s be cautious. I did see this a couple days ago and found somewhere it was being poo-pooed. Something about visitors from another country requiring protection. Don’t have my resources with me.
I’ve long had this fantasy of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi fighting it out with tanks...
Very worrisome, but who knows what the truth is?
Don’t expect anything good to come of this. A lot of hardcore hawks in the Chinese military and they won’t be rooting for more freedom for their people.
Not a word - not a breath on the MSM. Nothing.
Talk about empty suits.
Two halflings joined together?
Coffee enters mouth, exits nose.
Whats a Ling?
In China, their telephones go ling, ling. Then, they answer and say hero.
Last week Chinese PM Wen Jiabao did give a rather extraordinary speech at the party congress reminding everyone that in China the Party should lead the military. Since then two guys from another faction named Bo Xilai and now, apparently, Zhou Yongkang have been removed from their positions, and it was their faction that supposedly launched this "coup." But other than at the Falun Gong publication Epoch Times, there is nothing but people on blogs reporting other people's rumors. So I am inclined to discount this, which is expected during a leadership transition in the new China where there is enough freedom of speech to say that you heard a rumor but not enough freedom of the press to actually look into it.
That's where we're headed.....we need OUR Military to do a pre-emptive strike, before it's completely faggots/dykes.
Can we please put this in breaking news? I have family there and I’m a little worried about this.