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Beijing Olympics 2022 Worse Than Berlin 1936

Birds of a feather.

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The Genocide Games in Beijing rank right up there with the Nazi 1936 Olympics in Berlin, so says America’s best Sinologist Gordon Chang.

Fun fact about Berlin: When Jesse Owens came home after winning 4 gold medals FDR didn’t invite him to a White House ceremony honoring American Olympians. Only white athletes were invited. FDR, just another Democrat racist.

Chang: The Chinese regime is hiding no more. At the Winter Olympics, a proud – and arrogant – ruling group is flaunting an image the world abhors.

Beijing, for instance, chose Qi Fabao as a torchbearer. The colonel, a “Galwan Valley border clash hero” according to Communist Party media, led a surprise attack on the night of June 15, 2020, deep in Indian-controlled territory in the Himalayas. Twenty Indian troopers were killed, and Qi suffered a four-inch gash on his forehead.

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New Delhi was outraged. It had planned to send diplomats to the opening and closing ceremonies. After the announcement that Qi would carry the torch in a relay, however, India pulled its representation, joining the American-led diplomatic boycott of the Games.

“The torchbearers of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are broadly representative and meet the selection standards,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian at a press conference, in response to New Delhi’s boycott. “What I want to say is that we hope relevant party can view the torchbearers in an objective and rational way and refrain from making politicized interpretation.”

Thomas Bach rushed to Beijing’s defense. The International Olympic Committee president, responding to a question about Col. Qi, pointed out that a British veteran was a torchbearer in the 2012 London Summer Games.

The two cases, however, are not comparable. Ricky Furgusson, who lost both legs in Afghanistan, was fighting terrorists who had attacked innocent civilians. Qi, on the other hand, was an aggressor, leading a sneak attack on soldiers defending their own soil.

“While various countries feature their military at events like the Olympics, in this case official Chinese media made the unusual move of identifying his specific engagement, calling him a ‘hero’ of Galwan, and making it clear he was chosen because he was involved in the attack that killed Indians,” said Cleo Paskal of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies to me, referring to Qi. “What this signals to New Delhi is that India is now on the official list of Communist Party enemies – along with fellow Quad members Japan, the United States and Australia. Beijing is telling the Chinese people that killing Indians is something worth celebrating.”

Beijing has made the Games more than a celebration of murdering Indian soldiers. The Communist Party is boasting about two genocides. First, Uyghur cross-country skier Dinigeer Yilamujiang lit the Olympic flame along with a “Han” athlete.

China’s regime is committing genocide by, among other acts, killing Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities as well as forcing abortions and sterilizations. The Chinese regime is also committing crimes against humanity – mass detentions, torture, rape, organ harvesting and slavery – against them. In addition, its treatment of Tibetans is barbaric.

Commentators are fond of comparing the ongoing Winter Games to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. China’s crimes, I think, are worse than those of the Third Reich during the mid-1930s.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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