These paramilatry TORTURE and KILL
SINCE WHEN DO WE ALLOW FOREIGN TROOPS IN THE UNITED STATES? KUDOS TO AUSTRALIA FOR KICKING THEM OUT!!! http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3671343.ece
Aggressive Olympic Torch Guardians are Chinese Paramilitaries
BEIJING — They wear bright blue tracksuits and Beijing Olympic organizers call them "flame attendants." But a military bearing hints at their true pedigree: paramilitary police sent by Beijing to guard the Olympic flame during its journey around the world.
Torchbearers have criticized the security detail for aggressive behavior, and a top London Olympics official simply called them "thugs."
"They were barking orders at me, like 'Run! Stop! This! That!' and I was like, 'Oh my gosh, who are these people?"' former television host Konnie Huq told British Broadcasting Corp. radio about her encounter with the men in blue during London's leg of the relay Sunday.
Special police units are the top tier of the paramilitary corps, chosen for skills in martial arts, marksmanship and hand-to-hand combat, according to sinodefence.com, a British-based Web site specializing in Chinese military affairs.