Friday, March 21, 2008

Tibet Update: Troops Converge On Tibet, Pelosi Meets with Dalai Llama

The situation continues to deteriorate in Tibet ... "The government stepped up its manhunt Friday for protesters in last week's riots in the capital of Tibet, as thousands of troops converged on foot, trucks and helicopters to Tibetan areas of western China."

Meanwhile the Dalai Llama is showing some amazing courage: "Almost half a century after he fled to India, the Dalai Lama has raised the extraordinary prospect of travelling to Beijing and holding face-to-talks with the Chinese regime in an effort to resolve Tibet's most serious crisis for two decades."

But there is some hope as the US continues to put pressure on China to back off (publically and as Peter Brookes told us yesterday privately). "While standing next to the Dalai Llama, she denounced "China's oppression of people in Tibet." "If freedom loving people don't speak out against China's oppression of people in Tibet, we have lost all moral authority to speak out against any oppressed people." Amen Madame Speaker!