Latest reports now claim that over 150 people have been killed during the bloody crackdown by communist Chinese security forces during what was a peaceful demonstration in Urumchi. The overwhelming majority of deaths would have been Uyghurs, who faced troop carriers, hundreds of body-armoured securty forces and machines guns, as revleaded by the disturbing footage from events in Lhasa during April 2008, China’s response to any form of mass protest, no matter how ordered, is to use excessive and brute violence.
Meanwhile in a gesture of staggering hypocrisy the US White House claims it’s deeply concerned by reports of dozens of deaths and injuries. In a statement issued from Moscow, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the White House urges everyone in East Turkestan (re-named Xinjiang by communist China) to exercise restraint. It will be recalled that the United Sates in 2002 allowed Chinese security officers to abuse and forcibly interrogate innocent Uyghurs being held illegally in Guantanamo Prison, while the current President chose not oppose the forcible relocation of Uyghurs to a remote island in the Pacific, following their release from Camp X-Ray, having been found completely innocent of any crimes by a US Judge.
He declined further comment.