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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 08:31 PM
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35. Red China is where BushCo does business. Remember Tiananmen?
The BFEE doesn't want Americans to rememgber the Red Chinese massacre of pro-democracy protesters. They don't want people to know who they really front for -- authoritarianism.

In the days immediately after the massacre at Tiananmen Square, to make sure the commies knew there were no hard feelings in Washington, Poppy sent Brent Scowcroft and Lawrence Eagleburger over to clink a champagne toast or two to business as usual.

Perhaps if the US Government had shown some support for the pro-democracy demonstrators, the Red Chinese government would have collapsed. Wouldn't that be nice? Kapisch?

A hand held out to Beijing: US policy after Tiananmen Square

By James Conachy
15 July 1999

Censored US State Department documents from 1985-1989, obtained under Freedom of Information legislation and now published on the Internet, provide a damning indictment of the conduct of the Republican administration of President George Bush in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

The documents prove that the US government was not concerned with the suppression of the Chinese working class, but the possibility that it may cause disruptions to the political, military and economic relations developed with the Beijing regime since 1971.

In the days immediately following the military assault on the capital, with virtually every urban centre of China convulsed with protests and demonstrations, US officials were preoccupied with trying to assess whether Deng Xiaoping would get away with the military crackdown or whether it had aggravated the social and political tensions in China to the point of civil war.

Cables and summaries on June 6 itself are dominated by reports, later to be downplayed, that fighting was breaking out between the 27th Army deployed by Deng Xiaoping into Beijing and other military units sympathetic to the students and workers. A summary prepared for the US Secretary of State refers to the Chinese government and military heads as feeling like they are fighting for their lives and surrounding their residences with armoured vehicles and troops.

From June 9, following the first public appearance and a speech by Deng Xiaoping, the US officials became convinced that the regime would survive and Washington responded accordingly.


The BFEE does business with commies and fascists. It doesn't make an effing diff.
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