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Originally posted by G. S.
There's a lot missing in this article. In 2009, the USA is not covertly supporting the Uighurs. The USA has supported the Uighurs in the past but ended this practice in the 1970s in exchange for a curtailment of PRC support of communists in Thailand and the Philippines. After the Afghan War against the USSR elements included Uighurs which did move back into the PRC, but they were no more under US control than the Arab elements which turned on the USA itself as Al-Qaeda nor the Chechnyan elements that turned on Russia. Covert support of the Uighurs by the USA or its allies is a very high risk gambit that risks costs to the Sino-American/West relationship that is vastly more important than any tactical advantage that could be gained through the Uighurs. However, the USA and the West holds China responsible for North Korea and if they go completely insane and attack someone, all bets are off with the PRC and all cards are back on the table.
Originally posted by Someone336
Looking around this site, I came up with one question to ask: are any oppressed people smart enough to organize a revolt? Or do they need the CIA to do all their work for them?
I've studied the history of Operation Ajax, the CIA in Latin America, and it's other misdeeds. But think about it. There was no CIA around during the American and French revolutions.
After the tragic events of July 5 in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China, it would be useful to look more closely into the actual role of the US Government’s ”independent“ NGO, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). All indications are that the US Government, once more acting through its “private” Non-Governmental Organization, the NED, is massively intervening into the internal politics of China.
The reasons for Washington’s intervention into Xinjiang affairs seems to have little to do with concerns over alleged human rights abuses by Beijing authorities against Uyghur people. It seems rather to have very much to do with the strategic geopolitical location of Xinjiang on the Eurasian landmass and its strategic importance for China’s future economic and energy cooperation with Russia, Kazakhastan and other Central Asia states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Originally posted by digital_desire
the rioting Uyghurs is not going to break up China, not by a long. long.. long... shot, however, the rioting Uyghurs and the corresponding news aruond the world clearly show China that the Muslim World can turn on you without a solid reason and on a rather short notice..
this event will align China's foreign relation and policy more towards the like of America for the years and years to come..
[edit on 12-7-2009 by digital_desire]