Saturday, August 9, 2008

At What Cost

Rest in peace, Todd Bachman. Attacked by what I can only say deranged Chinese, and likely brainwashed into believing the CCP propaganda, he and his wife were attacked and Todd eventually fell at the hands of that Chinese who eventually committed suicide. All this on the watch of "thousands" of security forces and military personnel. I guess this just shows who the Chinese really care about- themselves.

My question is, why isn't this making bigger news? It is hardly the frontpage on many of the Olympics sections on news sites, such as the Seattle Times. It's on the side as a sub-article. If this happened anywhere else, I'm sure it would be getting a lot more attention. Is this a cover-up by the Chinese who won't release any details and thus the media has nothing to write off of-- or is this China once again bullying everyone into believing this was a one time deal.

How many more may have to die before we take action? Perhaps the U.S. should do more than just express that their "thoughts and prayers are with the victim and family." At what cost will it take to finally step up. It's not so much that it was an American who died, nor that it was a Chinese who did it- but to let it happen after they were so proud of their security, and then it's nothing more than a sub-article on the frontpage?

In other news, congrats to the first "Chinese Taipei" athlete to medal, Chen Wei-Ling. For those of you who don't know, I'm actually "Chinese Taipei" for the next 15 days, after I'm Taiwanese again. Ridiculous right?

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