14 Mar. 2008

Llahsa In Flames As Tibetans Protest

The Tibetan capital, Llahsa, is in flames after monks clashed with police:
Witnesses said the most serious display of anti-Chinese feeling in nearly two decades escalated at around 11am when monks from the ancient Ramoche monastery in central Lhasa attempted to stage a demonstration.

Police tried to prevent the lamas from getting onto the streets and a police car posted outside its gate was set on fire, a witness said. Hundreds of Tibetans then rallied around the monks.
The Chinese are playing Bush's GWOT game, blaming everything on Muslim terrorists and (like Bush) using that excuse to justify further crackdowns on civil liberties.

The Olympics are going to be a disaster. The Chinese government is going to learn a harsh lesson.