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Brit spies confirm Dalai Lama’s report of staged violence

March 21, 2008

From Canada Free Press – Britain’s GCHQ, the government communications agency that electronically monitors half the world from space, has confirmed the claim by the Dalai Lama that agents of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, the PLA, posing as monks, triggered the riots that have left hundreds of Tibetans dead or injured.

GCHQ analysts believe the decision was deliberately calculated by the Beijing leadership to provide an excuse to stamp out the simmering unrest in the region, which is already attracting unwelcome world attention in the run-up to the Olympic Games this summer.

For weeks there has been growing resentment in Lhasa, Tibet’s capital, against minor actions taken by the Chinese authorities.

Increasingly, monks have led acts of civil disobedience, demanding the right to perform traditional incense burning rituals. With their demands go cries for the return of the Dalai Lama, the 14th to hold the high spiritual office.

Committed to teaching the tenets of his moral authority—peace and compassion—the Dalai Lama was 14 when the PLA invaded Tibet in 1950 and he was forced to flee to India from where he has run a relentless campaign against the harshness of Chinese rule.

He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, the year of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

But critics have objected to his attraction to film stars. Newspaper magnate Rupert Murdoch has called him: “A very political monk in Gucci shoes.”

Discovering that his supporters inside Tibet and China would become even more active in the months approaching the Olympic Games this summer, British intelligence officers in Beijing learned the ruling regime would seek an excuse to move and crush the present unrest.

That fear was publicly expressed by the Dalai Lama. GCHQ’s satellites, geo-positioned in space, were tasked to closely monitor the situation.

The doughnut-shaped complex, near Cheltenham racecourse, is set in the pleasant Cotswolds in the west of England. Seven thousand employees include the best electronic experts and analysts in the world. Between them they speak more than 150 languages. At their disposal are 10,000 computers, many of which have been specially built for their work.

The images they downloaded from the satellites provided confirmation the Chinese used agent provocateurs to start riots, which gave the PLA the excuse to move on Lhasa to kill and wound over the past week.

What the Beijing regime had not expected was how the riots would spread, not only across Tibet, but also to Sichuan, Quighai and Gansu provinces, turning a large area of western China into a battle zone.

The Dalai Lama has called it “cultural genocide” and has offered to resign as head of the protests against Chinese rule in order to bring peace. The current unrest began on March 10, marking the anniversary of the 1959 Uprising against Chinese rule.

However, his followers are not listening to his “message of compassion.” Many of them are young, unemployed and dispossessed and reject his philosophy of non-violence, believing the only hope for change is the radical action they are now carrying out.

For Beijing, the urgent need to find a solution to the uprising is one of growing embarrassment. In two weeks time, the national celebrations for the Olympic Games start with the traditional torch relay. The torch bearers are scheduled to pass through Tibet. But the torch could find itself being carried by runners past burning buildings and temples.

A sign of this urgency is that the Chinese prime minister has now said he is prepared to hold talks with the Dalai Lama. Just before this announcement, Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown declared he would meet the Dalai Lama, who is to visit London next month. This is the first time either leader has proposed to meet the Dalai Lama.

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  1. Lhakyi permalink
    March 30, 2008 5:43 pm

    I am a Tibetan Youth from America. Although I am grateful for the authors support in the recent struggles in Tibet. I do have to comment on the youth not listening to the Dalai Lama. I believe in full independence and might dis-agree with Dalai Lama’s middle-way passage. However, I respect Dalai Lama with all my heart and soul. Part of our philosophy is not to blindly accept our teachers philosophy but to question it and explore it. I have been involved with the global day of actions for Tibet. Many others such as myself, have not resorted to violence to solve our problems. Although there have been a little bit of violence in some of the protests that you all have heard of. Many have understood the frustrations of the out bursts of violence due to the recent crackdown in Tibet and the updated news and pictures we all have been receiving from Tibet. I just wanted to emphasize that the Tibetan youth are very restless but never dis-respectful to the Dalai Lama. We have so much to thank for him. He is not just a great leader to us (Tibetans) but a great father to us all. I am of course not speaking for all but I have known and talked to many Tibetan youths who feel the same way I do. We are struggling to keep the Tibet cause alive to the Western world, who has the actual power to do something about our cause but has not done really anything. I want to ask the Westerners, how they can (for those who have the power to do something for Tibet) really sit there and watch and give their support but have not done so in actions.There have been a lot of support for Tibet but I think there should also be more support through direct actions. Thank you for all your support and hope to see that people use their power to influence change.

    BHOE RANGZEN! (Free Tibet!),

  2. March 21, 2008 2:15 pm

    This is a terrible revelation but really not too unexpected. China has a tremendous amount of power, prestige and natural resources at stake. Their goal is to destroy and assimilate Tibetan and Tibetan culture until it is merely a quaint artifact from the past.

    During our first day in Lhasa, we were approached by Tibetan students in the marketplace who told us directly and without hesitation (with great risk to their well-being), about the crimes of the Chinese. Then when biking through the country over the next several weeks, we heard the same thing over and over. The people love the Dalai Lama and the Chinese have made it a crime to even own a picture of him.

    Prior to the Chinese invasion of Tibet 60 years ago, Tibet had a history of at least 1300 years of independence from China. In 821 China and Tibet ended almost 200 years of fighting with a treaty engraved on three stone pillars, one of which still stands in front of the Jokhang temple in Lhasa. Since the invasion, China has engaged in detention, torture and killing in an attempt to suppress the will and history of the Tibetans.

    Sitting on the roof of the world, for over 1000 years the Tibetans had studied Mind in their monasteries and came to an understanding of our place in the world that has (and perhaps) never will be surpassed. The Tibetan culture that brought about these studies and knowledge has been viewed by the Chinese as a direct opposition to the ideology of the Cultural Revolution.

    And Tibet is the headwaters of most all the major rivers of Asia, which supplies water to 1/3 of the Earth’s population (1/2 of Asia). The Chinese are trying to completely destroy the Tibetan culture so that they have free access to the minerals and water resources of the country. This is clearly genocide, which rears its ugly head in these actions by the Chinese to instigate riots to justify their continual (planned) violence against the Tibetan people and Tibetan culture.

    Whenever you suppress people hard enough and they eventually speak out and address their anger toward those who represent the oppressors. The world needs to see the crimes of the Chinese, confront them and speak out for the Tibetans. If we do not the entire world will lose a great tradition of wisdom and knowledge.

    Same old story. Money and power. China wants Tibet for its resources. The people of Tibet DO NOT WANT CHINA. China wants world power. Water is the key to the future. Tibet is the key to the waters of Asia. It will take the World to force China to give this up. Control of water is control of humanity. We are all water and we all share water. China seeks domination. The people of Tibet are simply pawns in China’s quest for power.

    Tibet should be declared a World Heritage Site; the Buddhist tradition should be allowed to flourish, the study of Mind encouraged and fostered, and the waters and resources protected for all humanity. We are all in this together. We all share WATER. And we are all humans and will live and die as a race. Throughout our history we have forever warred for territory, power and resources. Let’s create a new World Heritage Site on the roof of the world dedicated to all World Citizens!
    http://www.Changing-History.com

  3. Dava permalink
    March 21, 2008 11:30 am

    Our confidence in this story largely relies on our trust in the author. Obviously, the GCHQ isn’t going to answer phone calls seeking verification.

    Have a look at what Amazon says about the author:

    About the Author
    THE AUTHOR GORDON THOMAS is the author of forty books. Total sales exceed 45 million copies. Several were Main Selections for the US Book of the Month Club, the Literary Guild and the Readers Digest Book Club. He has received two Mark Twain Society Awards for Reporting Excellence. Seven of his books are major motion pictures, including the five times Academy Award-nominated Voyage of the Damned. His bestseller, Gideon s Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad, became a major documentary, which he wrote and narrated for Britain s Channel Four and it was later shown worldwide. This book followed almost three years of research during which he was given unprecedented access to Mossad s key personnel. The book has been published worldwide Gordon Thomas writes on intelligence matters for The Sunday Express (UK), El Mundo (Spain), Welt Am Sonntag and Bild (Germany); Wprost (Poland); and Daily Telegraph (Australia). He is a regular broadcaster on current affairs for the BBC and US networks. He has lectured widely on the secrets of the intelligence world. He is currently at work on his new book Inside British Intelligence to be published next year.

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