Dalai Lama Calls For Boycott Of Olympics’ Opening Ceremony

May 22, 2008

The spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama has come out and called on Western governments to boycott the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing..Boston (ChattahBox) – The spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama has come out and called on Western governments to boycott the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing.

The Dalai Lama has stated that if the Western governments unite in a boycott of the opening ceremony at the Beijing Olympics, it could force the Chinese government to change their ways.

The Dalai Lama is in the middle of an 11-day tour of Britain, where he will meet with Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Lambeth Palace tomorrow.

He stated in an interview with the BBC, “Right from the beginning I fully support about the Olympic Games. Meantime I have also made clear the world takes this opportunity to remind the Chinese government about poor record on human rights, religious freedom and environment. The Chinese leadership should pay more attention.”

He also stressed though that if they believe they can achieve more through diplomacy, it may not be the best idea to boycott.

He believes tha the best way to get the Chinese government to change will be to not attend.


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One Response to “Dalai Lama Calls For Boycott Of Olympics’ Opening Ceremony”

  1. Ictoan on May 22nd, 2008 11:33 am

    Last month the Dalai Lama said he supported the Olympic games and asked countries not to boycott the game.

    This month he flipped and say countries should boycott…

    Last week the Dalai Lama said it would be hard for him to attend the Olympic games.

    This week he flipped and say he would welcome invitation.

    The Dalai Lama constantly shifts his position… but his every word is echoed as the truth in the Western world and every word the Chinese government says is alwasy quoted with doubt and labeled as falsehood.

    The Chinese government send aid to Myanmar and the Western media said it’s just for PR.

    The Chinese government’s immediate reaction to the earthquake is also another PR said the Western media.

    The Western media insults Chinese primer for his ‘false’ sincerity since the earthquake and said his visits were only a misleading display of the man. All Chinese propaganda says the Western media…

    Well, I think Dalai Lama is the epitome of Western propaganda. He’s been paid by CIA since late 1950s. The Tibet uprising was helped by CIA to undermind China during the Cold War. The CIA trained Tibetan guerrilas from 1956-1959. If Dalai Lama is truly peaceful and only wants autonomy, then why did he fought it in the first place. Tibet was given autonomous rule in the first place. It was taken away because of the 1959 uprising.

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