Saturday, November 05, 2005

The Dali Lama

The Dali Lama gave a real ethicaly confusing position here

The allied victory in World War II "saved Western civilization," and conflicts fought in Korea and Vietnam were honorable from a moral standpoint, the 14th Dalai Lama said in answer to questions.

But he ruled out armed struggle for Tibet's grievances with the Chinese government.

"In the case of Tibet versus China, violence is almost like suicide," the Dalai Lama said. "If violence, then bloodshed. Bloodshed means more casualties among the Chinese and, again, more hatred."

I am very curious how the brutal torture of Tibetan people by the Red Chinese government is different then the Brutality of North Korea, and I know it is certainly ethically worse then what went on in Vietnam ( from whatever angle you look at it)

but the Paragon of morality to many left wingers does put forward a sane position on Iraq

Asked about the US-led invasion of
Iraq, he said it would take a few years before it becomes clear whether the US military action was the right course of action.

If handled improperly, the situation in Iraq could go from "today, one (Osama) bin Laden, next few years 10 bin Ladens, then 100 bin Ladens," the Dalai Lama said.

So he confuses me on his position on the liberations of his people ( which may be why more radical movements are growing in power) but he has a very good and balanced view on Iraq at this point

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