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Originally posted by gluetrap
Wow that was pretty offensive, I dont blame the chinese people for the actions of their government, but now i am starting to rethink that fact based on the behavior I have been witnessing on this board tonight.
Behind Dalai Lama's holy cloak
May 23, 2007
The government set up in exile in India and, at least until the 1970s, received $US1.7 million a year from the CIA.
The money was to pay for guerilla operations against the Chinese, notwithstanding the Dalai Lama's public stance in support of non-violence, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
The Dalai Lama himself was on the CIA's payroll from the late 1950s until 1974, reportedly receiving $US15,000 a month ($US180,000 a year).
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
For example, the Chinese may perceive the recent violence in Tibet not as a righteous political protest, but as lawlessness and anarchy brought on by a few thugs. They may perceive the Dalai Lama as encouraging the lawlessness and anarchy.
Originally posted by zhangxi0183
oh yeah. chinese source are no credible evidence, only source from white house is true, blah blah blah.. keep denying the truth you don't like.
i'm sorry to let you see the real world.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
Fact is, the Tibetans are better-off under Chinese rule than they were under Lamaic rule. Not by a large degree - like the difference between Idi Amin and Saddam Hussein - but still.
Originally posted by InSpiteOf
no, he didnt get run over by tanks, but his actions were incredible none the less...
Square, with protesters repeatedly advancing toward the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and constructing barricades with vehicles, while the PLA attempted to clear the streets using tear gas, rifles, and tanks. Many injured citizens were saved by rickshaw drivers who ventured into the no-man's-land between the soldiers and crowds and carried the wounded off to hospitals...Meanwhile, the PLA systematically established checkpoints around the city, chasing after protesters and blocking off the university district.
The assault on the square began at 10:30 p.m. on June 3, as armored personnel carriers (APCs) and armed troops with fixed bayonets approached from various positions. These APCs rolled on up the roads, firing ahead and off to the sides, perhaps killing or wounding their own soldiers in the process.
In the late thirties (as the various fascist systems bloomed in Europe and the whole world) Spencer Chapman, a traveler in Tibet, wrote that even in the days of the dictators one can only be amazed at what uncontested power the Dalai Lama possesses” (Chapman, 1940, p. 192).
Serrano says of himself: “I was employed as a tool and continue to be used” (Cedade, 1986). We may recall that upon crossing the border, the Dalai Lama gave vent to the cry of “Victory to the gods!”. The gods that Serrano represented and as whose tool he served were Wotan, Odin, and, in his own words, Adolf Hitler.
"I will continue to urge the leaders of China to welcome the Dalai Lama to China," Mr Bush said.
"I believe that this award also sends a powerful message to those individuals who are dedicated to promoting peace," the Dalai Lama said.
Mr Bush met the Dalai Lama behind closed doors on Tuesday in the White House residence, rather than the Oval Office, out of deference to China. It was their third private meeting in six years.