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Expatter, I can't quote without tripping the filters, so some points you raised are addressed thus;|
1/ They were Tbtn refugees, escaping to Nepal. A well worn route and it's well known that Tbtns seek refuge in Npl.
2/ They were not soldiers or terror!sts.
4/ Well with Chinese sn!pers shooting at unarmed and harmless Nuns, it certainly is a dangerous border.
Originally posted by expatter at 2010-2-22 00:29
All the news about this incident is unavailable in China, but there are ways to access material for research purposes. It would seem that everything released to the press was from the very worst foes of China, because coincidentally that is where the travellers were headed.
Unavailable, eh. Very different to the public discourse over the Brazilian electrician, the Haneef affair in Australia, Waterboarding and detainee abuse in the USA.
The "very worse foes of China" were actually European mountaineers who were legitimate climbers with visas for the region, who were only there to climb the bloody mountain and film their exploits.
It was simply coincidence that the Chinese border guards chose to shoot the nun at the same time.
If the shooter was acting outside orders, then one wonders, considering the international outcry, why China has not publicised the punishment he received!
In fact, I seem to recall that the subsequent doco about the event mentioned that the brave shooters were congratulated for their murder!
[ Last edited by emucentral at 2010-2-22 06:43 PM ]