China – for those that didn’t know – is a Fear State run a by a bunch of brutal dictators. Since the communists took power, they’ve killed about 40 million people and invaded and annexed the free nation of Tibet.
We can’t bring the dead back, but we can help free Tibet by boycotting the Peking Olympics.
China’s invasion by 40,000 troops in 1950 was an act of unprovoked aggression. There is no generally accepted legal basis for China’s claim of sovereignty…
By the 17-Point Agreement of 1951 China undertook not to interfere with Tibet’s existing system of government and society, but never kept these promises in eastern Tibet and in 1959 reneged on the treaty altogether…
Some 1.2 million Tibetans are estimated to have been killed by the Chinese since 1950.
The International Commission of Jurists concluded in its reports, 1959 and 1960, that there was a prima facie case of genocide committed by the Chinese upon the Tibetan nation.
The dictators are still killing Tibetans:
…the Tibetan government says that 99 innocent protesters have been killed.
They’re killing Buddhists – the most peaceable religion in the world.
The NY Sun puts this question to the president:
How many innocent individuals will have to be slain by the Chinese communists for merely exercising their rights to free speech, peaceable assembly, and petition before you decide you can’t in good conscience attend the opening ceremonies?
None of course – he should pull out now, and also withdraw the US from the entire Olympics. The Brits should do the same. Because our support for freedom and opposition to oppression is indivisible – it doesn’t just apply to Iraqis and Afghans.
And withholding our support for the Olympics will help convince the Chinese people to get rid of their oppressors and set the Tibetans free.
Finally, amazingly, this is something the Democrats and Republicans agree on:
The Speaker of the US House of Representatives met the Dalai Lama at his seat in exile today and demanded that the world stand up for Tibet against Chinese oppression…
“If freedom-loving people throughout the world do not speak out against Chinese oppression and China and Tibet, we have lost all moral authority to speak on behalf of human rights anywhere in the world.”
…she was also supported by the senior Republican on the trip, James Sensenbrenner. “In the U.S. Congress, there is no division between Democrats and Republicans on the issue of protecting Tibetan culture and eliminating repression against Tibetans around the world,” he said.
Let’s just do it.