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    I'm pretty sure I saw a young student shot point blank dead by a HK police officer a few minutes ago. Universities are closing. Earlier a motorcycle cop drove his bike into numerous people, then before they could catch him, he sped away.

    The police also shot 2 others in the video I watched, live. Stand News out of Hong Kong.

    I'm going to be surprised if China doesn't invade. I hope the young people who are enamored with socialism/communism pay some attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathianne View Post
    I'm pretty sure I saw a young student shot point blank dead by a HK police officer a few minutes ago. Universities are closing. Earlier a motorcycle cop drove his bike into numerous people, then before they could catch him, he sped away.

    The police also shot 2 others in the video I watched, live. Stand News out of Hong Kong.

    I'm going to be surprised if China doesn't invade. I hope the young people who are enamored with socialism/communism pay some attention.
    The same goofs enamored with socialism will want us to go help the protesters That's about the depth of their thought on the matter, IMO.
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

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    It now appears to have turned to an outright war. Chinese army is working with HK police. Snipers on rooftop of one of the universities. A policeman was hit in leg with arrow, no guns in hands of protesters, so it's bow and arrows, Molotov bottles, and bricks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathianne View Post
    It now appears to have turned to an outright war. Chinese army is working with HK police. Snipers on rooftop of one of the universities. A policeman was hit in leg with arrow, no guns in hands of protesters, so it's bow and arrows, Molotov bottles, and bricks.
    I would HATE to be in a war in Hong Kong. Think filling a bottle with ants and that's what that place is like. About 20 stories high no less.

    The Chinese can just ring the place and shoot fish in a barrel if they get the urge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    I would HATE to be in a war in Hong Kong. Think filling a bottle with ants and that's what that place is like. About 20 stories high no less.

    The Chinese can just ring the place and shoot fish in a barrel if they get the urge.
    Indeed. Much of the fighting now though is at the universities which were closed on Wednesday. Polytech is where most of the violence is today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathianne View Post
    Indeed. Much of the fighting now though is at the universities which were closed on Wednesday. Polytech is where most of the violence is today.
    This is one of those things I just can't see the point to. Endgame? These protesters hope to get what?

    Let's face facts. Not that we are above being drawn into crap like this, but we're not going to risk war with China over the place. And we're on the short list of 1 of anyone that might even contemplate it. Sanctions, if it even goes that far won't bring back the dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    This is one of those things I just can't see the point to. Endgame? These protesters hope to get what?

    Let's face facts. Not that we are above being drawn into crap like this, but we're not going to risk war with China over the place. And we're on the short list of 1 of anyone that might even contemplate it. Sanctions, if it even goes that far won't bring back the dead.
    I’m old enough to remember the same said about Solidarity and USSR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathianne View Post
    I’m old enough to remember the same said about Solidarity and USSR.
    The protesters are using physical violence as a means to resist. They're out-gunned. Out-manned. And China can just flat isolate Hong Kong from the World.

    You're stretching my memory but the Solidarity movement was the worker's union vs the Polish government. The workers union in a socialist state IS the people and they can disrupt the nation, not merely an isolated province. Maybe the Soviets would have stepped in. They didn't.

    I'm just not seeing a good comparison here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    The protesters are using physical violence as a means to resist. They're out-gunned. Out-manned. And China can just flat isolate Hong Kong from the World.

    You're stretching my memory but the Solidarity movement was the worker's union vs the Polish government. The workers union in a socialist state IS the people and they can disrupt the nation, not merely an isolated province. Maybe the Soviets would have stepped in. They didn't.

    I'm just not seeing a good comparison here.
    Other than the ‘impossible ‘ sometimes isn’t.

    The students were not violent until provoked by tear gas, beatings, rapes, etc. That includes right up to Saturday.
    “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.” De Tocqueville



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