Saturday, March 22, 2008

China's Ruling Party Paper Urges 'Crush' of Tibetan Protests, McCain Joins Criticism

Photo and story from From Fox News: "The flagship newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party called Saturday for efforts to "resolutely crush" anti-government demonstrations by Tibetans, while Beijing urged people to turn in those on a "Most Wanted" list of 21 protesters."

Fox News continues its front page coverage of the Travesty in Tibet. The Chinese are trying to win the battle not just with force but the media as well, trying to portray the Tibetans as thugs and murderers. The Tibetans are a peaceful people which makes last weeks riots difficult to understand. Perhaps as Peter Brookes told us, they've just had enough of being relegated to a second class status. Here's Fox Video from last night.

Meanwhile John McCain has finally joined the fight by stating the obvious. Courage.

"The people there are being subjected to mistreatment that is not acceptable with the conduct of a world power, which China is," McCain said in response to a question by a Chinese reporter. "There must be respect for human rights."