Washington’s Role in Conflict Between Tibet and China

The following articles provide viewpoints that counter mainstream media coverage of the conflict between Tibet and China. They pay particular attention to role of Washington and the Western media in the crisis.

Risky Geopolitical Game: Washington Plays Tibet Roulette with China

By F. William Engdahl, Global Research

Washington has obviously decided on an ultra-high risk geopolitical game with Beijing’s by fanning the flames of violence in Tibet just at this sensitive time in their relations and on the run-up to the Beijing Olympics. It’s part of an escalating strategy of destabilization of China which has been initiated by the Bush Administration over the past months. It also includes the attempt to ignite an anti-China Saffron Revolution in the neighboring Myanmar region, bringing US-led NATO troops into Darfur where China’s oil companies are developing potentially huge oil reserves. It includes counter moves across mineral-rich Africa. And it includes strenuous efforts to turn India into a major new US forward base on the Asian sub-continent to be deployed against China, though evidence to date suggests the Indian government is being very cautious not to upset Chinese relations.

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Western Media Fabrications regarding the Tibet Riots: Fake Videotape used by CNN

by Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

On the day of the Lhasa Riots (March 14, 2008), there is evidence of media fabrication by CNN. The videotape presented by CNN in its News Report on the 14th of March (1.00pm EST) was manipulated. The report presented by CNN’s Beijing Correspondent John Vause focused on the Tibet protests in Gansu province and in the Tibetan capital Lhasa. What was shown, however, was a videotape of the Tibet protest movement in India. Viewers were led to believe that the protests were in China and that the Indian police shown in the videotape were Chinese cops. At the outset of the report, a few still pictures were presented followed by a videotape showing police repressing and arresting demonstrators in what appeared to be a peaceful protest.

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At war with the utopia of modernity

By Pankaj Mishra, The Guardian

Tibetans’ rage is directed not at communist rule, but the consumerist threat to their traditions and sacred lands.

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China and America: The Tibet Human Rights PsyOp

by Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

The human rights issue has become the centerfold of media disinformation. China is no model of human rights but neither are the US and its indefectible British ally, responsible for extensive war crimes and human rights violations in Iraq and around the World.  The US and its allies, which uphold the practice of torture, political assassinations and the establishment of secret detention camps, continue to be presented to public opinion as a model of Western democracy to be emulated by developing countries, in contrast to Russia, Iran, North Korea and the People’s Republic of China. 

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Is the CIA behind the China-bashing Olympics protests?

by Larry Chin, Global Research

Around the world, Beijing’s hosting of the 2008 Olympic Games has become the target of unprecedented, well-orchestrated and extremely hostile mass protests. Meanwhile, geostrategic realities, and historical and current parapolitical fact, suggest that the protesters and passionate activists (in time-honored form) have once again become the willing dupes, propaganda shills, and street bullies for "causes" created, fronted, and pushed by Anglo-American intelligence agencies (CIA, British intelligence, etc.) that continue to target a government (this time Beijing), in a host of long-term subversion and sabotage plans.

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Friendly Feudalism: The Tibet Myth

by Dr. Michael Parenti, Global Research

Along with the blood drenched landscape of religious conflict there is the experience of inner peace and solace that every religion promises, none more so than Buddhism. Standing in marked contrast to the intolerant savagery of other religions, Buddhism is neither fanatical nor dogmatic–so say its adherents. For many of them Buddhism is less a theology and more a meditative and investigative discipline intended to promote an inner harmony and enlightenment while directing us to a path of right living. Generally, the spiritual focus is not only on oneself but on the welfare of others. One tries to put aside egoistic pursuits and gain a deeper understanding of one’s connection to all people and things. "Socially engaged Buddhism" tries to blend individual liberation with responsible social action in order to build an enlightened society.

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The Chinese burden?

By Brendan O’Neill, The Guardian

Attacks on China’s role in Africa are driven by a desire to preserve the continent as a playground for western do-gooders

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