Rye wrote:sanjaychoudhary, surinder, apologies for the rant against the discussion on religion. hnair has already said the needful (thanks, hnair).
Please have mercy...many people here may not particularly care about the religious angle to geo-political problem unless it is warranted. The Chinese are not occupying Tibet to crush buddhism...the chinese are just being the imperialist wannabe-capitalist pigs that they apparently despise.
No need to apologize.
Please note that while it is true that Chinese are not motivated by desire to harm Budhism, however Tibetan response *is* colored by Bhudism. This includes everything that Budhism has to offer, including its views on non-violence.
This is not a one-on-one... did you think about why the USA protected the torch? India is doing the same thing...so why would you want the Chinese to think that the americans hate them less than the Indians? Right now, the GoI has fulfilled its international obligations in word and spirit, while at the same time showing the Chinese that for all the chaos, India can be orderly when required....and we do not need Tanks running over young men or shoot young women in the head to convince them to do the needful.
They just tried that tactic with the olympic torch and they still don't get it. Nice to have such idiots for enemies.
I dont understand the Indian obsession to "fulfill its obligations" or "show the world" its good intentions. Why not an obsession to take care of our interests. Let the world go to hell.
I think we are living in a la-la land, India was humiliated badly. It grovelled and crawled. It is sad that we cannot see it, but the Chinis do see it. That exactly how they want us to behave.