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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Olympiad update

Half way through the 2008 Olympics, some updates:

Note that while many Tibetans oppose the Commie China hosting the Olympics, the Dalai Lama says he supports the Olympics with this statement as reported by AOL News 10 days ago:
"Right from the time of China's application to hold the Olympic Games, I have supported China's right to host the Games. This is a moment of great pride to the 1.3 billion Chinese people. These Games should contribute to promoting the Olympic spirit of friendship, openness and peace,"

and the Dalai Lama's statement added: "I send my prayers and good wishes for the success of the event."
Well, here are the words of Dalai Lama today as reported by Reuters:
The Dalai Lama said on Saturday China was mistreating and torturing civilians in Tibet while the Olympic Games were going on.

"Unfortunately the Olympic spirit is not being respected at all by Chinese officials in Tibet," he said in an interview on France's TF1 television, when asked if the tradition of an Olympic truce was being respected.

"There are restrictions on the circulation of information, very strong censorship," he said.

"Civilians are often arrested, violently tortured to the point where they die. It's really very, very sad," he said.

One can easily sense the pain for Dalai Lama to say these. But he must have fully aware of the nature of the thugs Commie regime and will not be surprised by what's really happening to his homeland.

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