#74

Now I’m going to lift a section of news reported:

The Dalai Lama, on a visit to Japan, said China had the right to host the Games but blamed Beijing for the unrest, saying there was no freedom of speech in his homeland.

“They really deserve” the Olympics, he said. “In spite of the unfortunate events in Tibet, my position has not changed,” he said.

Pro-Tibet groups, human rights activists and other campaigners have shadowed the flame since it was lit in Greece on March 24, starting its 20-country journey across the globe.

Protesters disrupted the torch relay this week in London and Paris, where officials had to extinguish the flame several times.

There was no major trouble in San Francisco after organisers shortened the course and switched the route. The torch is now in Buenos Aires for a planned 13-kilometre (eight-mile) relay through the Argentine capital.

The White House on Thursday shrugged off concerns about US protests targeting the flame and vowed to keep pushing China on human rights, and holding talks with the Dalai Lama.

 

I have many unanswered questions to the going-ons using the Olympic Games platform — personally I see this as the opportunists using this Games to vent and stir unrests and chaos.

The protestors in UK and France have brought this upon themselves — many have seen the chaos and unrests mounting — do you think China will allow such protest groups during the Olympic Games? Haha…Will the terrorist groups disguise themselves as part of the protest groups? Then the blame-game begins…

Do the Tibetans want a theocracy state or the young want to move on with the times? Why did the Dalai forsake his people in 1959? Why are the world leaders rallying behind him on this ‘label’ of ‘China’s past track records of human rights’?

Who is right? Who is wrong? Can anyone tell another how to govern one’s country?

Why is the human rights issue, the land Tibet and the Dalai taking centerstage at this Olympic Games — is the Games not a display and about the sportspersons and athletes?

Are we missing the point here? If this is, then scrap the Olympic Games…to the glee of human rights’ organisations and its leaders!

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3 Responses

  1. As I have already said repeatedly, those Tibetans are simply taking advantage of the international coverage in China due to the Olympics.

    Once China firmly establishes her sovereignty over Tibet, the Tibetans will realise where they stand.

    This problem, however, may have started due to the Kosovo declaration of Independence. Tibetans might have thought that since the Kosovans could do it, they could as well.

    But in the unlikelihood that Tibet does become a sovereign country of her own right, the world will be messed up. Many nationalist will soon be fighting for a homeland of their own and wars will erupt..

    Nations that decided to boycott the Olympics have stupid leaders who just can’t foresee the future.

    What a loss..

    Regards

  2. Hi panter92. Thanks for the thoughtful comment. Bravo!

    Indeed…what a loss! We’ve children who behave like adults…and we’ve adults especially leaders who behave like children unfortunately…thinking they’re smart but…

  3. Panter92: Tried leaving comment on your post but not able to…

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