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Old Today, 12:04 PM
 
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The pro-democracy protesters are not peaceful. Even in this country, force would be used to disperse protesters seeking to shut down interstates and other means of interstate/international transport, to include airports, which this group has done.

So, no, this group doesn't get any sympathy from me at the moment. And China is right to use force to clear them from the airport. But the force should be reasonable (tear gas, rubber bullets if they become violent, etc.).
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Old Today, 12:08 PM
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Tell me one thing that I wrote that is a lie.

You can't, and so resort to name calling
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Old Today, 12:10 PM
 
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Tell me one thing that I wrote that is a lie.

You can't, and so resort to name calling
A protest is pointless without disruption. Especially when your Government is corrupt and has a history of murdering itís own people.

Governments need to fear their people, not the other way around.
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Old Today, 12:11 PM
 
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China is an authoritarian state and when pushed by dissidents they will react with all available resources to put down protests. The movement of APC's and tanks was the prelude to the Tiananmen Massacre back in the 90's.
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Old Today, 12:12 PM
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A protest is pointless without disruption. Especially when your Government is corrupt and has a history of murdering itís own people.

Governments need to fear their people, not the other way around.
While I agree with you as a general matter, this is ultimately a relative "few" of the Hong Kong population behaving this way. They don't get to disrupt the city and mess things up for everyone else just because they want to. Again, no society would allow this to go on without pushing back.
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Old Today, 12:15 PM
 
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While I agree with you as a general matter, this is ultimately a relative "few" of the Hong Kong population behaving this way. They don't get to disrupt the city and mess things up for everyone else just because they want to. Again, no society would allow this to go on without pushing back.
You know what happens to people in hong kong if they donít clap back? So if your a citizen of hong kong, those protesters are fighting for you too.
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Old Today, 12:17 PM
 
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Alarming for folks in Hong Kong. It doesn't surprise me at all. Except that it took this long. China will totally pacify Hong Kong. There's going to be a lot of people killed and the Chinese government doesn't care. Their soldiers will obey all orders without question and Hong Kong will be back in the fold.


The army will remain there possibly permanently and they will carry on. Take heed folks. This is what the left has in mind for the US.
I know people don't like to hear it, but this is why we don't give up our guns. You never know what's going to happen a hundred years (or whenever) from now.
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Old Today, 12:20 PM
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You know what happens to people in hong kong if they donít clap back? So if your a citizen of hong kong, those protesters are fighting for you too.
No, these protesters don't speak for all citizens Hong Kong and are fools if they think so.
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Old Today, 12:22 PM
 
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What did you expect?


The Chinese are known for putting a lid on any insurrections.
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Old Today, 12:24 PM
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No, these protesters don't speak for all citizens Hong Kong and are fools if they think so.
Seriously? You really think that after how many years of living in a democratic society that Hong Kong residents prefer authoritarian government enforced with tanks and mass murder of civilians????

Clearly, you have little faith in the idea of democracy.
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