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What if the United States had invaded Mexico. What if France had occupied Algeria. Or what if Australia had declared war on Papua New Guinea. What if Japan had annexed Manchuria. What if Italy were to go back to Libya with gunboats. What if all of this happened in the year in which the Olympic Games were due to be held in the United States, in France, in Australia, in Japan or in Italy. Would the Olympic Games still have gone ahead in these Countries? On what grounds? In the name of the WTO? Globalisation? Consumerism?
The Italian government dropped its trousers to half-mast like D’Alema’s (no one really expected them to do otherwise).

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Humanity owes an enormous debt to Tibet, to its culture and to its inhabitants. Tibet has been left alone for almost sixty years, and this in the interests of realpolitik. It is easy to see why this has happened. If you are big, you are able to go ahead and invade, destroy and exterminate. If, instead, you are small and you have petroleum, then it’s deemed to be your own business. A case in point - Chechnya. Another case in point - Iraq.


Today this blog is launching a petition to the Secretary General of the United Nations for a free Tibet.
Send the following message:
"Free Tibet. Stop to the China Olympic Games"
to the General Secretary of the United Nations and help to spread the message.
The samsara wheel will reward you.

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My Poem Called "An Ode To TIBETANS IN EXILE"


What do you think of when you see RED ?
Mixed Fruit jam on your bread
Manchester United
A Communist Parade
or BLOOD IN TIBET ?

Stop Stop Stop, this dance of Death
Thousands Crucified, Butchered by Satan,
Children Homeless, Mass Extinction

It has been quite a while
His Holiness is still in exile
Do Not Fear, as your Motherland Beckons
Triumphant return of her long lost sons

Come on Stand UP, Unite and Fight
You got to protect your land of White
Fight some more, don't give up yet
Coz you shall live to see
A FREE FREE FREE TIBET

=====Ranjan Bhattacharya===== India======

Posted by: Ranjan Bhattacharya | October 15, 2012 09:23 PM


I strongly opposed the word "INVADE" & believe in the Philosophy "THE WORLD UNITED". So "TIBET" must be United.
The protesters must follow & must remember one thing that is:

" Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number -
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many - they are few."

No one will give you freedom, You have to snatch it.

Subharthi Mandal.

Posted by: subharthi Mandal | August 20, 2011 09:47 PM


I strongly opposed the word "INVADE" & believe in the Philosophy "THE WORLD UNITED". So "TIBET" must be United.
The protesters must follow & must remember one thing that is:

" Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number -
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many - they are few."

No one will give you freedom, You have to snatch it.

Subharthi Mandal.

Posted by: subharthi Mandal | August 20, 2011 09:47 PM


TIBET SHOULD BE FREE FROM CHINES. MANAS SAROVAR GOING PEOPLE EVERY TIME HARRESED BY THE CHINES GOVERNMENT & MILITANT. IAM ALSO A VICTIM.

Posted by: KALLOL MUKHERJEE | July 19, 2010 10:55 AM


I want to tell you,what you see in the news are all deviated to fact.The media didn't tell the truth.Tibet always belongs to China!Forever!Come to see how Chinese government protect Tibet!Don't just be misunderstood by the media!

Posted by: vincent | March 22, 2010 02:49 AM


I'm a Chinese~a university student
I think We have different mind~different culture~
Tibet is our motherland~
do not split the motherland~
We like peace life~
All the Chinese person undesired any other foreigner's external interference~
I love our motherland~
If you want split the motherland,all the Chinese want to kill you~

Posted by: Clinton | March 13, 2010 03:09 AM


my response to some of the comments below:
so is that how we do it now??? we mesure humanitty with financial and economic conditions?? i mean past all this we know that is jus completly wrong. how do you justify a country being taken over and giving them no religion freedom, killing the protesters, calling dalailama a "power hungry animal" its clearly and morally wrong wrong wrong. instead people with their resonings only look out for their favor.. somtimes its good to lose a little inorder to give and get nothing in return

Posted by: sonam | March 6, 2010 07:24 PM


Promote freedom for the Chinese:
http://www.cafepress.com/Philosufism/6337638

Posted by: Frank Medwick | January 6, 2009 05:44 AM


stop the war!

Posted by: Ieva Cesnaite | July 4, 2008 09:49 PM


But there are very different views on the other side of the line about tibet, difficult to know where the truth lies, check out this website http://www.anti-cnn.com/

Posted by: corrado robertis | April 7, 2008 04:05 PM


No Olympic Games in a nation without Human Rights!

Posted by: Eva Mardi | April 7, 2008 04:05 PM


First conquer a country,
Then re-educate its people to get rid of the dominant non-violent religion and replace it with a violent revolutionary ideology whilst moving a prefered ethnic group into the area to control things - Tibet is only going to get worse - The Chinese need the Dali-Lama to ensure a peaceful solution rather than a violent revolutionary 'solution'

The Olympics is a huge media event - worth millions or even billions of dollars in revenue to major media organisations - Why shouldn't the media simply look after its own interests and downplay protests?

Posted by: SM | April 7, 2008 01:59 PM


Nice analogies.

But what if the ETA starts riots in Bilboa? Or Corsicans start riots against France? "Free Northern Ireland"? Or, closer to home: Sardinians plunder the shops of Italians, screaming "Sardinia no es Italia". Let's write to the UN then, shall we?!

Posted by: Lionello Lunesu | April 6, 2008 05:08 PM


And they tried Canada - but lost. No one is perfect.

Posted by: The Commentator | April 4, 2008 09:42 PM


And they tried Canada - but lost. No one is perfect.

Posted by: The Commentator | April 4, 2008 09:40 PM


The Olympic torch was lit recently in China, but it isn't the torch the Chinese people wanted. Their torch was held aloft by their statue of the Goddess of Liberty, the one that they built. That torch was torn down, and the people were attacked and killed or jailed by the "People's" army in Tiananmen square in 1989.

Young adults in China today know nothing of this, because the Chinese government propaganda machine has vilified the hundred thousand patriots who demonstrated for freedom that day, and dismissed them as a few anti-social hooligans. This process is, of course, taking place today in China, only it is currently directed against the Tibetan demonstrators and the Dalai Lama.

If the Tiananmen Square demonstrators had been successful in reforming the Chinese government, I doubt if there would have been the demonstrations in Tibet, because the people of Tibet would probably have had far fewer grievances. You can see a photo of the "Goddess of Liberty" and read about the Tiananmen Square massacre on Wikipedia- just Google: Wikipedia Tiananmen Square Massacre

Now the Chinese government asks us to believe that the pacifistic Buddhist monks of Tibet are preparing to become suicide bombers. I see that Hu Jintao has been swotting up on Mein Kamph by Adolph Hitler, with particular attention to "The Big Lie." Read all about it by Googling: Wikipedia the big lie .

Posted by: Tim Dunn | April 2, 2008 08:24 AM


Every Nation should have the right to self determination, like Kosovo just did.
But since full bellies don' t make revolutions, we have shut up many times before and we will this time because we must not upset China, a Nation so vital to the World's economy and on such delicate balance that it has a staggering economical and financial growth, it' s banks are bursting with money, has the potential of , and it is, buying all the world's commodities. And all this while flooding the world with cheap and unsafe products made with cheap labour while party leaders, not the people, enjoy Ferraris and control every sector of the economy. We shut up for Korea and Vietnam, we shut up for Denmark and Iraq, let's shut up for the price of gas , the poor performance of European Countries and the recession in the States but, for God's sake, let's keep China happy !

Posted by: Romolo Raponi | March 29, 2008 11:03 PM


Chinese troops are killing protesters but boycotting the Olympic Games is attracting all the attention. A British official said to the BBC, "This is China's coming-out party and they should take great care to do nothing that will wreck that." The Russians said, "Attempts at politicizing the holding of the 2008 Olympic Games in China are unacceptable." The European Union, Russia, the United States and Australia said they will not boycot -to the delight of the big corporate sponsors. But lately the Games' ideals, declaiming brotherly understanding, have been preceded by state-repression. In 1984, the Los Angeles police jailed thousands of blacks in Operation Olympic Sweep. In 1966, in Atlanta, public housing was razed to make way for the construction of Olympic venues, homeless people hidden, perceived trouble-makers arrested and jailed in the jail built by the Olympic Committee itself. Currently, the city of Vancouver, host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, is in knots about the image of its downtown core populated as it is by drug dealers, addidicts,prostitutes and homeless people. In 1968, ten days, before the start of the Games in Mexico City, hundreds of students and workers were slaughtered in the The Plaza de las Tre Culturas. Mexico's President Echeverrias, like today's Chinese president, showed no mercy for anyone using the Games as platform for their grievences. Recently, bodies of Mexican students buried by soldiers around the site of the massacre, have come to light. (from an article by David Zirin)

Posted by: LP | March 29, 2008 05:08 AM


China: over 1.3 billion people improving their standards of living.

This process has been very fast and very smooth. It is a very delicate process.

It would make no sense to jeopardize it by stirring up revolts, neither in Tibet, nor elsewhere.

The consequences would be dreadful for everyone, including the Tibetans, the Chinese people and all of us, even in the West.

Grillo, the world may not be as you wish. But this is hardly a good reason to try make it worse. Stoking protests against China will do just that--nothing good will come out of it.

Posted by: Condoleezza Gandhi | March 28, 2008 07:16 PM


"What if the United States had invaded Mexico."
That has already happened. It is called the Mexican-American war, with the big loser being Mexico.

Posted by: Mark | March 28, 2008 06:42 PM


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