Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Obama Shuns Exiled Monarch
His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama will soon be visiting the United States, but for the first time since the 1990's the exiled sovereign of Tibet and leader of Gelugpa Buddhism will not be meeting with the President. Lately the Communist Chinese regime has been increasing efforts to isolate the Dalai Lama and Barack Obama seems to be caving in to red pressure. US officials say that Obama is open to meeting with the Dalai Lama but only at an appropriate time after his upcoming visit to China. Seems he wants no uncomfortable moments when he goes to Bejing to meet with one of America's largest debt holders, however, some have grumbled that such an "appropriate time" may never come given the Red Chinese determination to threaten and bully the leaders of all/any countries from meeting with the deposed Tibetan monarch. There are also fears that this could damage the on-going stand-off between China and India over the Arunachal Pradesh territory as India looks for any sign of the US cooling toward or warming up to Beijing. Obama's position is a reversal of that of the previous administration as George W. Bush met with, was photographed with and even decorated the Dalai Lama despite Red Chinese protests (though if it's any comfort to the commies Bush was not as forceful as he should have been either). It may also be a sop to Iran as the regime there has not been happy with the Dalai Lama since he was photographed holding a sign calling for "freedom for Iran". The Wall Street Journal has pointed out that after 9 months in office, Obama has met with the likes of Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega and Vladimir Putin, but will not meet the Dalai Lama who is best known around the world for championing peace, freedom and human rights. Go figure...
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But, if he met the Dali Lama it woudl offend China... we mustn't have that must we? (Yes this is Sarcasm.)ReplyDelete
Yes, there's that -they practically own us at this point, and I'm also suspicious that some Red Chinese money helped him get elected too. They were certainly eager to "help out" the Clintons in their time so Obama might be especially beholden to them. Birds of a feather perhaps...ReplyDelete