The Truth About the Iconic Tiananmen “Tank Man” Photo

It was taken more than a day after the protest had ended

To enhance its propaganda value the photo was presented for decades as having been taken on June 4 and showing a man defying tanks on way to disperse the Tiananmen square demonstration:

In fact it was taken the next day, and the tankman is instead blocking a column of tanks from leaving the square:

Also notice a profound lack of evidence of “10,000” corpses of the people supposedly killed in the square in the background.

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3 months ago

Another MSM Big Lie!!

3 months ago

“The Truth About the Iconic Tiananmen ‘Tank Man’ Photo
“It was taken more than a day after the protest had ended”

The “tank man” video has always been something other than what our press said it was.

Not only did the tank repeatedly avoid him, it is not clear at all what his purpose was, beyond media melodrama images.

Now, it turns out that the video was taken the day after events and that the tanks were in fact leaving the Square.

So, what was this man doing?

In the video, the lead tank works to avoid the man (a student?) who has impetuously jumped in front of it, clearly and despite the man’s repeated movements back and forth to remain in the tank’s way.

I could never see a threat there at all, just a showboat protester and a careful tank commander.

Now, compare the FBI’s use of heavy Abrams tanks at Waco, Texas.

They ended by incinerating about 80 souls, including women and children, sheltering in a flimsy compound.

The people in the cult at Waco were indeed unpleasant kooks, but they hardly deserved to die like that.

3 months ago
Reply to  CHUCKMAN

And yet, we know nothing about the brave man who did this, not his name or motivation.