Risky Geopolitical Game: Washington Plays ‘Tibet Roulette’ with China (article removed)

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Updated: May 12, 2008

From tsitsimom:

Please note that Engdahl has retracted his article on Tibet because he put forth incorrect and inaccurate statements in it.

So, I have removed this entire article as well. I’ll leave the post up for its’ commentary below. ~ Lo

by F. William Engdahl
Global Research, April 10, 2008

[Article removed.]
© Copyright F. William Engdahl, Global Research, 2008
The url address of this article is: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8625

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26 thoughts on “Risky Geopolitical Game: Washington Plays ‘Tibet Roulette’ with China (article removed)

  1. Thanks, mouse, will check those stories out. I didn’t post the global warming hoax story knowing that it was ridiculous, and yes, it does make me question the rest of his work now.

    Paul, I think you may be right on target.

  2. I haven’t read his GMO books Lo, I wouldn’t waste my time. But he’s so one dimensional and agenda driven that I’ll stick my neck out and guess that he blamed it all on the Rockefellers, possibly with the connivance of avaricious, power crazed Jews such as the Rothchilds and George Soros.

  3. i also wondered the same thing. I read Engdahl’s article on the global warming hoax (http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8583), but wondered how reliable his sources (and research) were. Since he doesn’t cite any references, I searched for them on my own, and happened across what seems to be nearly the exact same article written by Lorne Gunter two months before Engdahl:
    http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=332289
    Crazy coincidence or not, it makes me wonder other things too.

  4. Thanks, tsitsimomo, I’ve removed the article.

    Paul, good point. But I did like his work on GMO foods, but it does make one wonder how well he does his research on all topics, like you mentioned.

  5. LOL!

    ALL of the several Engdhal articles I have wasted my time on (thanks Lo 😉 have “put forth incorrect and inaccurate statements”.

    Will he be retracting those as well?

  6. Please note that Engdahl has retracted his article on Tibet because he put forth incorrect and inaccurate statements in it. Would be great if you could post this and please be careful about promoting his views in the future.

  7. May 2008
    The Gulf Between Tibet and Its Exiles
    by Tsering Shakya

    “Two recent articles concerning the unrest in Tibet purport to prove that the March unrest in Tibet was the result of foreign instigation. As a result, they have since been heavily featured in official Chinese news media, including CCTV, as well as on the Internet. This episode tells us much about the government’s efforts to influence domestic and international perception of the conflict in Tibet, as well as Chinese misconceptions about the nature of the linkage between Tibetans at home and in exile.

    The first article was published on a Canadian Web site called Global Research and was written by U.S.-based writer William Engdahl, known for his views that both the Sept. 11 attacks and the theory of global warming are conspiracies. He cited publicly available information about funding of some Tibetan exile groups by the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy in order to argue that the recent events in Tibet were engineered by U.S. government-backed organizations. The same argument has now been repeated verbatim and published throughout the Chinese speaking world by the well-known journalist Ching Cheong, without any additional evidence or research.”

    http://www.feer.com/essays/2008/may/the-gulf-between-tibet-and-its-exiles

  8. Engdahl and Barker hate the Soros Foundation, the NED (National Endowment for Democracy), and Helvey’s Albert Einstein Institution because they subscribe to the old antisemitic Anglo-Jewish Rothschild cabal theory. This article isn’t really about Tibet at all, it’s about Engdahl’s belief in a great Jewish cabal that rules the world through hidden means.

  9. Engdahl’s article claims that the CIA and the U.S. Defense Department are using “nonviolence” as a form of warfare against China, among other countries. But anyone who thinks that the CIA knows anything about nonviolence is either crazy or so mesmerized by his own conspiracy theories that he needs to get some fresh air and sunshine. Here’s one example of the Engdahl article’s fabrications: He names a single U.S. army officer, Robert Helvey, who he says trained the Chinese students involved in the Tiananmen Square protest in 1989, later allegedly trained the Falun Gong in nonviolence at some unspecified time, and even later supposedly advised protesters in Tibet. The officer in question, who retired in 1991, is on record as saying that he never had contact with any of these people. Engdahl either made all this up, or channeled it from other purveyors of disinformation about nonviolent struggle like Michael Barker and Jonathan Mowat. The fact is that nonviolent resistance boils up from within societies where basic rights are suppressed; you can’t manufacture or manipulate that rage from Washington. The U.S. government could never figure out how to contain the civil rights movement and the anti-Vietnam war movement, which were notable internal nonviolent struggles directed against U.S. policies and institutions. After failing to comprehend nonviolence in the 1960s and 1970s, it could hardly turn around and use nonviolent action to manipulate discontented Chinese students or Tibetan protesters. This article is simply laughable.

  10. You’re right Lo, I was wrong. But you should reflect on it too. Helping to disseminate nasty, unfounded rumours about Tibetans when they are being murdered and tortured, and their country has been stolen does not reflect very well on you. If you had been around in the 1930s, would you have been one of those Americans who passed around similar lies about great Jewish ‘conspiracies’, which weakened support for them when they needed it most? Lots of ill informed Americans and Europeans played that game too and it didn’t reflect well on them either.

  11. Now, Paul, David didn’t even hint at what you stated. Everyone is entitled to their opinion here. Please don’t put words into the mouths of others. You wouldn’t want others to do that to you.

    Remember the Golden Rule. (at the top of my page on the left)

  12. That’s right David. The Dalai Lama and his evil splittist friends should be arrested, tortured and executed immediately!

  13. An excellent article. Certainly explains the secretive and devious plot against China in interfering the delivery of Olympic torch around the world. Well done.

  14. dandelionsalad, don’t be afraid of Paul, I think Engdahl’s article is quite neutral, and supported by facts.

  15. Thank you so much for all the links, Paul. It may take me a long while to go through all of them, but they are listed in your comment for anyone to click on. I will try to post some of them.

  16. “Paul, the posts have nothing to do with me or my opinion”

    Lo, with all due respect, whether they reflect your opinion or not, you are giving credibility to, and helping to promote these false rumours which are completely lacking in integrity. I noticed that you ignored the numerous stories revealing Barack Obama’s ‘terrorist connections’, what’s the difference? I also noticed how you deleted a mere link posted by a reader when I raised attention to it’s antisemitic nature. Yet you seem to be falling over yourself in the rush to post these nasty, defamatory, deliberately inaccurate stories which are a gross insult to the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan people and their cause. I don’t understand it Lo.

  17. I get news from Asian perspective from asiatimes.com

    the Tibetans in the current protests seem to be 2 generations removed from the Dali Lama and are fed up with quietly hoping and praying for change. This may be a sponaneous revolt of non-Chinese who are under Chinese dominion and oppression or neglect.

    Tibet and Mongolia and possibly other regions object to China’s claim of rule.

    That said, China owns the US financially and US gov. reticence to object to anything China does may come from terror that China will dump all the treasury bills they bought.

  18. Paul, the posts have nothing to do with me or my opinion (unless stated). I post most of Engdahl’s work, although I don’t always agree with him. I may be posting less of his work in the future though.

    Please, if you do have any stories from the Tibetian perspective, let me know, and I’ll post them.

  19. “The immediate expressions of support for the crimson monks of Tibet from George Bush, Condi Rice, France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany’s Angela Merkel most recently took on dimensions of the absurd.” Why is this absurd exactly?

    “Ms Merkel announced she would boycott attending the August Beijing Summer Olympics as her protest at the Beijing treatment of the Tibetan monks.” Engdahl is either too stupid and ill informed to realise that it isn’t Angela Merkel’s “job” to attend the Olympics anyway, or he is deliberately deceiving the reader. It’s the job of German president, Horst Köhler to attend a function like this as the representative of Germany. Angela Merkel’s lack of attendence is a non story, and I certainly don’t remember her saying anything about a “protest”. When I told one of my German friends about Merkel’s supposed “boycott”, she was somewhat perplexed.

    “The current Tibet operation apparently got the green light in October”. This is a typical conceit, the automatic assumption that nothing in the world ever happens without the US being involved in some way. It is also complete BS with no substance whatsoever.

    “With help of the CIA, the Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala”. Whilst the CIA did donate to the Tibetan government in exile until 1970, there is no evidence to suggest that they helped in the Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet, which is why Engdhal didn’t provide any. The CIA certainly denied it though they have admitted everything else. Indeed, almost all of the rest of the article ranges from irrelevance, distortion and mere repitition of Chinese anti Tibet propaganda including many outright lies, however I am too bored and too busy to pick it apart now.

    Lo, why are you helping so enthusiastically to disseminate this dishonest, pernicious crap (along with several other pieces of deceptive anti Tibet propaganda) when you have posted nothing that gives a more accurate appraisal of the situation? Why are you so anxious to kick poor Tibetans in the teeth so much when they are suffering so much oppression already? what have they ever done to you?

  20. this one would make a good bulliten – to resend around.

    In my view the Tibetans blew up because of that anniversary and it reminds me a lot of the L.A. rebellion after the King verdict and Korean shopkeeper verdict there.

    Darfur is all about oil and not human rights if the US gov. is interested. Also in the mix is China wants access to (flatland) mideast oil and Tibet is high up in mountains overlooking that flat plain. China can put missles there to guard their oil interests. That’s why they built that railroad to Tibet. They vanquish Tibet like US vanquishes Cuba and Haiti. See “The Uses of Haiti” by Farmer…. Haiti & Cuba boarder a deep sea channel to the Panama Canal and the US will kill everyone there to control that sea lane.

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