The New Dominion considers the latest attack in Xinjiang, in which two cops were killed while searching for suspects in an earlier attack on a police checkpoint; the fourth attack in a couple of weeks, all of which have been targeted at local security forces. The difference is that all of those who died in the most recent attack have been Uyghurs. And:
The Uyghur authorities in the region, representing the government and the party, was asking for help to resolve the Yamanya incident. But nobody stepped forward - this is a big deal. The silence is a form of support for what happened. And the support for the recent violence goes beyond tacit agreement - individuals of all stripes, from the young, female Anargul, to the presumably older community leader and cleric Shukur (who was apprehended earlier) are actively pitching in, in either the violence itself, which seems to be the case with Anargul, or sheltering and aiding the vigilantes like Shukur…
…But again, its never that simple, and the agreement and support of action against the government is obviously not total as the reason the police were searching the field was they were tipped off, and although I’m certain there may well be Han families in the area, statistically and realistically speaking it was probably a Uyghur who called in. And this introduces the contrasting realization that some Uyghurs are willing to fight in the other direction - for what reasons, we cannot know now, but it could either be out of patriotism towards the CCP, or the more sinister (and in my opinion more likely) possibility that in Xinjiang a system of incentives and punishments is creating an “informant” environment among the Uyghurs.
ND doesn’t see a fully fledged insurgency emerging yet, but we do seem to have got beyond basically spontaneous outbursts of violence by a hostile population. At any rate, we have specific evidence of why the Chinese have not been so keen on Russia’s actions in declaring Abkhazia and Ossetia independent. And can we lose the crap about the whole thing being a Chinese false flag operation?