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The Truth About Tiananmen Tankman

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Every 4 June, a famous photo from 1989 is splashed all over the world, as a symbol against Chinese "totalitarianism" and "bloodthirsty brutality". You know the one I'm talking about, Tank Man. It is flaunted like a Western talisman to celebrate "freedom" and "rebellion" in the face of "communist-socialist tyranny".

Nonetheless, like all the projectile vomit spewed by the Big Lie Propaganda Machine (BLPM), you've been blatantly brainwashed for 31 long years. Many media lies are perpetrated by omission. A truth untold is a lie, and Tank Man tops the list.

Let's first look at the iconic image burned into every brain around the world,

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First BLPM fake news: Tank Man was photographed on 5 June, the day after Tiananmen Square was cleared of protesters the night before. This has been certified by James Widener, the Associated Press journalist who took this now glorified photo blasted around the world, although there were a handful of other photographers who were there too. (http://www.fccj.or.jp/number-1-shimbun/item/984-the-truth-about-tankman/984-the-truth-about-tankman.html).

Second BLPM fake news:Mr. Widener testified that the column of tanks was leaving Tiananmen Square, not entering it. Almost every BLMP photo has a caption saying something like this one,

A celebrated image of a man trying to stop the tanks entering the square (AP)

In fact, you can see Tiananmen Square off in the distance, but you would never know it. I know this for a fact, because I've driven across that same spot hundreds of times over the years. The BLPM vomits and vomits in your face 24/7. Also, behind the tanks on the other side of the street, notice the burned-out public bus. CIA-trained saboteurs destroyed a lot of property the night before (see all my previous anniversary articles and The China Trilogy below, the latter in which I synthesize it all into a cohesive whole).

Photo #2 (see iconic image above):

Third BLPM fake news: the man who stood in front of the lead tank was not a "freedom loving student protester", but a local citizen who was out shopping and going back home with his sacksful of purchases. He was almost all the way across Chang'an Boulevard, the one that runs east-west across the top of Tiananmen Square, saw the tank column coming his way and walked back into the center of the street to have some fun. Tiananmen Square being his neighborhood, he probably wanted to express his frustration at the five-week long protest shutting down his streets and destroying so much property. No protesters were around to scold, so these tanks would do the trick.

Being a regular citizen and the day after the biggest protest in modern Chinese history, to pull off such a cheeky, fun-loving stunt, what does it tell us about his confidence in the government and military?

Rachel Corrie tried that in Palestine and was crushed to death by Zionists. (https://electronicintifada.net/content/four-eyewitnesses-describe-murder-rachel-corrie/4460).

Photo #3:

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Then, the tank driver politely went out of the way to avoid hurting this man, trying to go left, right and around him. Unable to pass, the tank shut off its engines, probably to avoid an unintended accident.

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Sixteen years on the streets, living and working with the people of China: Jeff J. Brown is the author of 44 Days (2013) and Doctor Write Read's Treasure Trove to Great English (2015). In 2016 Punto Press released China (more...)

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