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Jiang Zemin Staged Self-Immolation on Tiananmen Square to pave the Way for Armed Suppression
[Clearwisdom.net] The oppressive regime headed by Jiang Zemin has lately reached wanton proportions in their vitriolic campaign to discredit Falun Gong. They have exhausted every means at their disposal and resorted to staging a self-immolation drama in Tiananmen Square. They hope this will pave the way for an armed suppression of Falun Gong practitioners.
The same tactic was deployed in the June 4th Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 when an unarmed military vehicle was deliberately left unattended for residents and students to board. The scene was then videotaped and later released as evidence of "riot", and used as an excuse for the armed suppression. By re-staging the same drama, they hope to foment and justify the ensuing bedlam, and use the pandemonium to somehow rescue their lone and precarious political position within the party.
Early in 1999, Jiang and his accomplices attempted to create the "Group Suicide in Xiangshan Mountain" incident. They planned to kill about 500 Falun Gong practitioners and then fabricate the scene as a massive suicide. Their plot was preemptively exposed.
When that failed, they sent hit men to the USA trying to assassinate Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong.
At the end of last year, at the Falun Gong Experience Sharing Conference in Taiwan, they hired a 'kamikaze woman' at a high price who, in the style of a notorious terrorism organization in Sri Lanka, carried explosives all over her body and attempted to kill everyone at the site.
During the news hour on August 13 and 14 of last year, China Central TV Station (CCTV) broadcast consecutively the scenes of armed-massacres against unarmed women and children by the military police in Philippine. These bloody, gruesome video clips were shown to the entire nation at prime time without compunction. Furthermore, the news [and the atrocity] was being cast in a positive light, openly [and subliminally] priming the populace for the soon to be similar massive onslaught by Chinese army and police against the defenseless Falun Gong practitioners.
According to informed sources within the Chinese XX Party, Jiang Zemin planned to incite public hatred toward Falun Gong with the self-immolation incident, and unleash his fury once China's admittance to WTO becomes a non-issue.
After several attempts and failures, another carefully plotted performance could soon be opened on stage again. This could well be the most vicious act during Jiang's entire reign.
Everyone who has read "Zhuan Falun" knows the following text can be found in "Lecture Seven" of the book "The issue of killing is very sensitive. For practitioners, we have set the strict requirement that they cannot kill lives... as long as it is an upright cultivation practice, it will consider this issue very absolute and prohibit killing—this is for sure". As to committing suicide, Mr. Li Hongzhi said in the "Lecture in Sydney" that "committing suicide is sinful." Genuine practitioners all know it is a sin, who would commit it at their own will?
During the past 19 months of Jiang's brutal persecution, the compassionate and tolerant Falun Gong practitioners have thoroughly demonstrated the spirit of peace and rationality as advocated by Falun Gong. It is singularly difficult, if not impossible, for members of any other organization to accomplish. Today, in the 21st century, Falun Gong practitioners are being tortured with over 40 means that are the cruelest in the history of the world. They range from the brutal methods used in Hitler's concentration camps to that used during Japanese's invasion of China (such as the use of human beings as guinea pigs in experiments and their mental destruction). Under Jiang's obscene reign of terror, 18 women practitioners were stripped of all their clothing and put into male prison cells at Shenyang Masanjia Labor Camp in Liaoning Province, ravaged.
In this most brutal of persecutions, Jiang and his accomplices have transformed China into hell. So far, at least 130 practitioners have died; more than 600 people have been put in mental hospitals and forcibly injected with high doses of drugs. Their minds have been destroyed. Countless families were broken up, and family members scattered asunder. Notwithstanding such horrendous torture, Falun Gong practitioners still strictly follow the principle of "Truthfulness, Benevolence and Forbearance", without harming others or themselves.
At present, the vicious suppression has gone to extremes, applying the most despicable methods imaginable. From the secret order of Luo Gan's "No means of torture is excessive" to the recent direct order from Jiang Zemin that "Practitioners beaten to death are to be recorded as having committed suicide". It is now apparent that they have dispensed with all their masks. From the earlier lies of a midwife, to the misrepresentation of edited videotapes; and now the "self-immolation" of a 12-year-old girl who, although had fourth degree burn and tracheotomy, was able to speak and sing with a ringing voice just four days after the surgical procedure. Such transparently preposterous and shameless deceptive acts can no longer delude the people of the world.
Jiang's suppression of the "Truthfulness, Benevolence and Forbearance" principle of Falun Gong is to camouflage his deep rooted fear that his vicious and cruel nature would be exposed once people can see and believe in the truth. Their relentless attempts to fabricate stories and create upheaval, their massive propaganda blitz, and their heightened brutality are but the symptoms of the evil's last gasp. As said in the Bible, "To eradicate it, the Lord will first make it insane". China's destiny is not going to be determined by Jiang Zemin alone. After countless crimes against the people and the nation, Jiang Zemin will not escape extermination.
February 6, 2001
(Translated on February 9, 2001 from an edited version of http://minghui.cc/mh/articles/2001/2/6/7747.html)