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Young Tibetans call for civil unrest in split from Dalai Lama
11-17-2008, 11:28 AM,
Young Tibetans call for civil unrest in split from Dalai Lama
Quote:Militant young Tibetans are calling for a campaign of civil unrest in a radical break from the Dalai Lama.

A new generation of activists believes the time has come to stop hoping that international pressure will persuade China to relent.

Nearly 50 years after he fled across the Himalayas to create his government-in-exile in India, the Tibetan leader is under intense pressure to embark on a more confrontational path.

Exiled Tibetans from around the world are gathering in Dharmsala for a six-day meeting, called by the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists to discuss the future of the movement.

The Dalai Lama himself now admits that he has nothing to show after decades of struggle.

Tenzin Choeying, Director, Students for a Free Tibet, said: "There is terrible frustration inside Tibet. We need a mass campaign of civil disobedience there. We need to make it costly and embarrassing for China to continue its occupation."

The young generation of activists believe a tougher line toward Beijing is the best way of achieving autonomy and protecting Tibetan culture, language and religion from the influx of ethnic Han Chinese.

For 20 years the movement has been guided by the Dalai Lama's "middle way" and his insistence on conciliation with China.

But such talk has produced only criticism from Beijing, which has labelled the Dalai Lama a "splittist".

China claims the Dalai Lama is not a representative of the Tibetan people, and believes Tibet has prospered far more under Chinese rule than it would have on its own.

Chhime Chhoekyapa, an official in the Dalai Lama's office, said: "We are at a crossroads. It's a critical moment in the Tibetan movement. We have to work out a new approach, come up with new ideas and decide what is best for the Tibetan people."

Last month the Dalai Lama admitted to reporters in Japan that, following the collapse of talks, he had lost faith in the will of Chinese officials to resolve the political status of Tibet.

"Suppression is increasing and I cannot pretend that everything is OK," he told reporters in Tokyo. "As far as I'm concerned I have given up,'' he added.

Bloody anti-government riots in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, were brutally repressed by the Chinese authorities in March.

That was followed by the Beijing Olympics, which many Tibetan activists had hoped would offer the best platform in years for peaceful demonstrators. Instead, protests in Europe during the Olympic torch run were overshadowed by the Sichuan earthquake. The failure of the protests helped reinforce divisions between Tibetan exiles who back the Dalai Lama's pacifism and the younger generation, who are increasingly desperate for action.

Further fuelling the call for a change of tactics is the fact that the Dalai Lama is 73, has been admitted to hospital twice since August – once for the removal of a gallstone – and has cut back on travel. Young activists are angry that he has failed to extract a single concession from China.

"The Chinese are spinning things out, waiting for His Holiness to die," said Sherab Tenzing, a Tibetan activist. "They don't think he has anything to give in return for cutting a deal with him."

Tsewang Rigzin, president of the radical Tibetan Youth Congress, believes it is time for a change in tactics. "We have nothing to lose," he said. "We are fighting for the dignity and freedom of the Tibetan people and we have truth and history on our side." The Dalai Lama, along with thousands of other refugees, fled Tibet in 1959 following a failed uprising against Chinese rule.

Mr Rigzin claimed that Beijing had augmented security in Tibet in recent days for fear that Tibetans might be planning protests to coincide with the Dharamsala conference.

The Tibetan leader will not attend the conference himself, for fear of overawing the delegates. "He wants a frank discussion of every possible idea and option, and doesn't want to influence or inhibit the debate," said Karma Chopel, speaker of the Tibetan parliament in exile.
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11-17-2008, 04:31 PM,
Young Tibetans call for civil unrest in split from Dalai Lama
Last time I checked Lama it didn't work for Ghandi either. But then all of you are installed. Yes, Ghandi was a stooge too. Everybody knows that the Lama is completely in bed with the US. The civil unrest is staged like it is everywhere. You have the spooks running around stirring the shit storms.

The real question here is what is going on that is so important that we are not supposed to be seeing it right now? What are they using this "ongoing travesty" to focus our attention away from? That is the question at hand.

It is sad that the people have to be subjected to this. I think that the Tibetans should be left alone to do their thing. They hurt no one and what they do is a good thing all in all. China is like the US too power hungry and tyrannical.

My opinion of course.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats. H. L. Mencken

11-17-2008, 05:05 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-17-2008, 05:12 PM by ---.)
Young Tibetans call for civil unrest in split from Dalai Lama
Quote:What are they using this "ongoing travesty" to focus our attention away from? That is the question at hand.

Who knows?Maybe it's something stemming from the synarchists and the Agartha fable or alternatively using hotspot areas with territorial disputes as micro-arenas to test for chinks in the 'opposition's' armour eg. Georgia,Taiwan,Korean peninsula,Alaska et al. At the highest eschelons I don't think there are oppositions - just greed bartering but for all other parties involved not privy to that I think they do believe in those constructs. I believe in old families and nouveau rich banking cartels who all are obsessed with blood for some reason.


(edit:'chinks in the armour' is common phrase - I'm not being racist towards the Chinese)

11-17-2008, 05:27 PM,
Young Tibetans call for civil unrest in split from Dalai Lama
I tend to think the place to watch is Georgia. Putin is gretting ready to get back into power from what I have read recently. I think that is going to be the next big story when the time is right. I almost want to say that Putin will ascend back to power right around the first of the year - to coincide with Obama coming into office. JFK had Kruschev, Obama will have Putin. Once that is done, Tibet may cease to be an issue.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats. H. L. Mencken


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