Vigilance Needed against Cunning and Deceitful Underdogs

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Vigilance Needed against Cunning and Deceitful Underdogs (Part I)- An echo to the China Times’ article “The Myths about the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Issue” (Part 3)(Reproduced)

Published:2013/4/11 16:00
(By the True Heart News interviewing team in Taipei)In his article The Myths about the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Issue, the third myth Donghua pointed out was that “Dalai is a renowned religious leader in the world and a supreme spiritual mentor; the atheist Chinese Communist Party has been suppressing Tibetans’ spiritual pursuits and freedom because of its political agenda.” Donghua made it clear that even the Tibetan nobles acknowledged the fact that as a part of the Tibetan culture, religion is not only the core of Tibetans’ spiritual life but also a key political instrument. Throughout history, the Dalai Lamas have always assumed the dual role of religious leader and political leader; religion has always been treated as a political shell and tool. Not only does the current XIV Dalai Lama admit to this fact, he often takes great pride in it.
Zhang Gongpu, Chairman of the True Enlightenment Education Foundation comments that Dalai and his government-in-exile have always exploited the foregoing issues in a two-pronged strategy. They engender conflicts whenever possible and cover up their ill-intentions in the power struggles of international politics. When their plots are discovered and antagonized, they would conveniently switch to Dalai’s “religious role” to solicit sympathy, acting like underdogs who have been persecuted, whose religion has been repressed, culture trampled, and ethnic nationality humiliated. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of the dirty laundry these “underdogs” hide in their closets.
The rebuttal lists four reasons to support its “Fact #3,” which again portrays them as underdogs and tries to defend the Dalai Lama and polish his image. For instance, the first reason states, “The Dalai Lama has no army, no assets, no propaganda, and no land, yet people around the world regardless of race, religion, or nationality are all drawn to him because he is a practitioner of compassion and peace. What he advocates - less desire, contentment, straight forwardness, patient endurance, and compassionate - are the elements that will bring security and happiness to mankind in the twenty-first century.” Chairman Zhang says that these lofty yet spurious statements exemplify their typical rhetoric of self-promotion and are sickening to those who are aware of the truth. We shall pick apart their lies one by one and tear down their deceiving front thoroughly.
1. The Dalai Lama “has no army”?
As early as 1959, before the Dalai Lama went into exile, the Tibetan ruling elites colluded with political conspirators of the West and built up an armed guerrilla force called “Khampa guerrillas” in eastern and southern Tibetan to engage in armed violence. After the Dalai Lama fled into exile, sporadic guerrilla activities continued until early 1970s with air and ground support from the Americans before they ceased completely. This guerilla force’s undertaking went awry since its inception: they burned, murdered, plundered, and even raped. Civilians who refused to join them, or were suspected of assisting the Chinese army, were subjected to such cruelties as having their heads chopped off, eyes gouged out, or being flayed. They devastated the lives of innocent civilians acting like a group of roving bandits who brutalized fellow Tibetans. It was no surprise that their guerilla operations eventually fell flat.
Zhang Zaixian (Professor at University of Melbourne), Behind the problems of Tibet (2) Chinatide Association Website
After fleeing to India, Dalai’s group formally established the “Indian Special Frontier Force.” His government-in-exile provided recruits; the U.S. was responsible for supplying weapons, equipment, partial funding and assistance in training; and India provided the structuring, provisions as well as direct command. This Special Frontier Force (SFF) of the Dalai’s group is known to the world as India’s “Establishment 22.” Although its mandate was for “the liberation of Tibet,” in fact, this army was sacrificed by India during the Indo-Paskistani war in 1971, about forty Tibetan soldiers died in the battles. Sadly, those Tibetan who responded to Dalai’s call but ended up paying the ultimate price in an alien country for a war not of their own and enemy they did not know.
Revealing the Secret of the Dalai Lama’s Indo-Tibetan Special Frontier Force
Apart from its failed attempt to support Dalai with a parachuting guerrilla fighter force, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had also put together a patched-up ground force comprised of Tibetan refugees who were part of the armed guerrilla resistance fighters originally established in Tibet. The force called itself the Chushi Gangdrug (Four Rivers and Six Mountains). After the failed uprising in 1959, the Tibetan war veterans of Chushi Gangdrug fled to India, acquiring new recruits and then moving to Nepal. The army was taken over and funded by the U.S., who gave the Dalai’s brother, Gyalo Thondup, full control over allocating the funds. Unfair fund allocation led to the internal strife which plagued this army later on, to the extent that the leaders opened fire on each other after embezzlement was discovered. All the while grassroots soldiers were severely undercompensated, morale consequently fell apart and the fighting spirit evaporated.
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