Free Tibet

Years ago the film Seven Years in Tibet (banned in China) brought home the cruelty of the Chinese conquest of Tibet. A Chinese army with modern weapons obliterated the Tibetans, armed only with medieval bows and arrows. Nonetheless, the Tibetan army fought a hopeless and suicidal rear-guard action long enough to cover the escape of the Dalai Lama to India.

Since then little information has escaped from that area, but monks have brought out rumors of massive killing of native animal herds and scorched-earth destruction of native habitats.

As protests and demonstrations over Tibet followed the Olympic torch relay in Paris, one presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, called on President Bush to skip the opening ceremony for the Olympics.

Complete statement by Hillary Clinton on Olympics:

The violent clashes in Tibet and the failure of the Chinese government to use its full leverage with Sudan to stop the genocide in Darfur are opportunities for Presidential leadership. These events underscore why I believe the Bush administration has been wrong to downplay human rights in its policy towards China. At this time, and in light of recent events, I believe President Bush should not plan on attending the opening ceremonies in Beijing, absent major changes by the Chinese government.

I encourage the Chinese to take advantage of this moment as an opportunity to live up to universal human aspirations of respect for human rights and unity, ideals that the Olympic games have come to represent.

Americans will stand strong in support of freedom of religious and political expression and human rights. Americans will also stand strong and root for the success of American athletes who have worked hard and earned the right to compete in the Olympic Games of 2008.

The west has had few options for interference with China’s brutality in Tibet no matter how much sympathy exists for the Tibetans. Until now. Yes, this is the time to put pressure on China.

Free Tibet.

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8 Responses to “Free Tibet”

  1. Debabrata Ghosh Says:

    China is uncivilised barbarian state

  2. clari Says:

    Years ago the film Seven Years in Tibet (banned in China) brought home the cruelty of the Chinese conquest of Tibet
    don’t mix up the movie and the fact.this movie doesn’t reflect the real-world affairs

  3. clari Says:

    Debabrata Ghosh Says:
    April 9, 2008 at 1:35 am
    China is uncivilised barbarian state

    i guess you are simply envious of a rising China, aren’t you?
    China has a long history of civilization. if you don’t admit it, you better go back to high school to receive a better education on world’s history

  4. Nijma Says:

    That’s why Tibet is now independent, tourists can travel freely over the Nepali border into the Tibetan, er, Chinese area of the Himalayas, and the Dalai Lama lives in….India…Ooopsie!!! Oh, dear, none of that other stuff is true either.

    And of course China would NEVER interfere in the internal affairs of Nepal and try to destabilize their government.

  5. Chaosbringer Says:

    Really, if you go back in China and Tibet’s history, you will see that Tibet crushed Cina, and slaughtered anyone that could stop it, and was only stopped by the invasion of China from the Mongols. So if you think that China is wrong to invade Tibet, then you must remember- Tibet did it AND worse.

  6. Jason Says:

    Not true ChaosBringer! China really was invaded by Tibet, and after many battles, China and Tibet signed a peace treaty. THAT’s when China was invaded by the Mongols, and then invaded Tibet. After the Mongol Empire fell, China seized the moment, and took over Tibet. eventually, Tibet got back control, but till oficailly was owned by China. But then, China decided to “Liberate Tibet” (from what?) and destroyed Tbiet. Tibet was forced into a treaty that Tibet was owned by China, but could practice the religon with the Dalia Lama. Unfortuantly, China decided that Buddism was hindering progrees, and Blew up Tibet.

  7. Nijma Says:

    How curious; two people with the same identical IP address both post comments within 6 minutes of each other. What a coincidink.

    For the history of Tibet see wikipedia here. For the history of the sovereignty dispute, see here.

  8. tender heart Says:

    tibet is not a part of china; in 1947 mao zedong try to bribe the tibetan official and try to control the tibet but it didnot work then after some years he changed his mind because 1 of his b**** tell him to do

    ****edited for language -N

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