Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Uighur, Please.

Muslim terrorists aren't just attacking the West. They're playing in China as well, but their tactics seem a little off, and they're facing an opponent with far fewer qualms and gentlemanly rules than in the West.

In this instance they brought knives (ok, and some explosives) to a gunfight:

The Detroit Free Press: 16 die in attack on police officers in west China

It seems like their tactics really weren't well thought out on this one.

The region's official news portal Tianshan Net reported Monday that knife-wielding assailants hurled explosive devices at police in Shufu county of Kashgar prefecture.

Tianshan Net says two police officers died in the attack while 14 attackers were shot and killed. Another two assailants were arrested.

Xinjiang has long been home to a simmering rebellion against Chinese rule among parts of the Muslim Uighur population.

So the score is Police 14, Uighur terrorists 2, a rather spectacular failure on the Uighurs' part, assuming you beleive the report.

Silly Uighurs, knives work well against unarmed opponents, but against numerous trained and armed enemies, not so much.

Note the Free Press photo of the Chinese Paramilitary police with those nifty-looking QBZ-95 bullpups.


Expatriate Owl said...

And how many of the Dalai Lama's entourage of cheering groupies know that he is on the Uighurs' side?"


Aaron said...

His cheerleaders can barely find Tibet on a map, much less care about Islamic Uighurs running around blowing things up. Then again, considering how Tibet is getting whacked by China, I'm not surprised the lama is looking for any allies he can get nor seeking more world attention his way.

Tibet is one of those perfect leftist feel-good campaigns - it's about Buddhists, so to them it's a non-threatening and spiritual freedom thing rather than a religion like Christianity or Judaism.

It's far away in a distant land that they can imagine is some lost exotic paradise, and they don't have to actually do anything cause there's sweet bugger all they could do against China.

Therefore, it's a perfect cause for them to complain about on Chinese-made iPhones while wearing Chinese-made clothes and feeling good about doing so.

Expatriate Owl said...

When the Tibetans were in power, they were no better (and in some respects worse) than the Chinese as far as human rights go.

But, as you note, "Tibet is one of those perfect leftist feel-good campaigns." The "religion of peace" mantra when applied to Buddhism carried (ever so slightly) more credibility than when applied to Islam.