Thursday, July 03, 2008

Better Picture, Better Explanation, Still Ridiculous



Anti-terrorist training, according to China Daily.

(Flash of the Knife in thanks to Erin Conway-Smith.)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a kind of tradition among olympic hosts to show how scary their special forces and anti-terrorist squads are.

This demonstration usually comprises men in black masks abseiling down buildings, throwing tear gas and executing karate moves - all very James Bond.

I suppose the Chinese decided to show us their segway polo team because they don't need to convince us of how utterly ruthless they would be in the event of any disturbanc. The entire world knows that China's leadership is perfectly willing to stamp violently on anything they object to.

Hell, these guys send in armored units against non-violent protestors -- If some terrorist group tried to do a repeat of Munich, they'd probably napalm the entire olympic village and anihilate athletes and terrorists together. Death toll be damned.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems they have also have flamethrowers for crowd control:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2008-07/03/content_6816409_3.htm

5:57 PM  

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