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    Re: Dalai Lama not to attend Mandela funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Wouldn't surprise me actually - China takes the Dalai Llama's appearances very seriously and they have a lot of sway and investment all over Africa.
    .. and Africans are happy about China's investment .. which is why Africa is under attack by the west.

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    Re: Dalai Lama not to attend Mandela funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    You probably need to quit doubting now.

    Dalai Lama not attending Mandela funeral - Australia Network News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    "The Dalai Lama has been based in India since he fled China in 1959 following a failed anti-Beijing uprising in his homeland.

    China seeks to curb his overseas travels, and warns foreign governments that any visit by the spiritual leader would harm relations."

    This happened during is visit to the White house...it offended the Chinese.
    thanks for this, it's ALWAYS the Chinese -bad enough to enslve Tibet.
    bad enough to homogenize it, take away it's culture (so called "Hanization" of Tibet.)

    Amazing this has been going on since 1959, and the world just kowtows to these bastards (chinese).

    I believe his holiness operates out of Dharamshala India..not sure.
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    Re: Dalai Lama not to attend Mandela funeral

    The PRC as well as Chinese companies have invested massive amounts of money in Africa over the last couple of decades so they do have a lot of influence over most African governments.

    However, as the Dalai Lama is an old man who has off and on not been in the best of health the last couple of years, it is quite possible that he is just not physically up to traveling like that right now.
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    Re: Dalai Lama not to attend Mandela funeral

    His Holiness said that he will personally miss a dear friend who he had hoped to meet again and for whom he had great admiration and respect," a statement from the Dalai Lama's office said.
    thats enough.
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    Re: Dalai Lama not to attend Mandela funeral

    :0) I guess this puts to bed the right-wing fantasy that the Dalai Lama didn't like Mandela.

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    Re: Dalai Lama not to attend Mandela funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    .. and Africans are happy about China's investment .. which is why Africa is under attack by the west.
    I agree the first statement but not the second. The west has been on a charm offensive in some parts of Africa because everyone has realised they need to have friends in mineral rich countries. The Australians are very happy about China's investment too but they are not under attack by the West - Australia has however used Chinese investment more wisely and they weathered the recession without any suffering.

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    Re: Dalai Lama not to attend Mandela funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    I agree the first statement but not the second. The west has been on a charm offensive in some parts of Africa because everyone has realised they need to have friends in mineral rich countries. The Australians are very happy about China's investment too but they are not under attack by the West - Australia has however used Chinese investment more wisely and they weathered the recession without any suffering.
    Obama and the west have already destroyed Libya .. just because they could .. and the used AL QUEDA to do it. Libya has been destroyed AGAINST the will of the Libyan People.

    Now there are commando raids throughout Africa .. supposedly looking for .. AL QUEDA.

    The west always leads with the gun .. while the Chinese has mastered the art of soft power.

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    Re: Dalai Lama not to attend Mandela funeral

    I didn't make it either.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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    Re: Dalai Lama not to attend Mandela funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    Obama and the west have already destroyed Libya .. just because they could .. and the used AL QUEDA to do it. Libya has been destroyed AGAINST the will of the Libyan People.
    Qaddafi destroyed Libya, he also held power with an iron fist.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    Now there are commando raids throughout Africa .. supposedly looking for .. AL QUEDA.
    Some parts of Africa - Al'Q are there in some countries but not others.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    The west always leads with the gun .. while the Chinese has mastered the art of soft power.
    There's always going to be a price to pay however. We just haven't seen the bill yet.

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