Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tibet, the 'great game' and the CIA

Are the spooks pulling strings in Tibet?

From Asia Times Online:

Respected columnist and former senior Indian Intelligence officer, B Raman, commented on March 21 that "on the basis of available evidence, it was possible to assess with a reasonable measure of conviction" that the initial uprising in Lhasa on March 14 "had been pre-planned and well orchestrated".

Could there be a factual basis to the suggestion that the main beneficiaries to the death and destruction sweeping Tibet are in Washington? History would suggest that this is a distinct possibility.

Distinct probability it would seem, and not without precedence. The CIA and the Free Tibet Movement have been deeply involved since the 1950's.

These days:
Since September 11, 2001, there has been a sea-change in US Intelligence attitudes, requirements and capabilities. Old operational plans have been dusted off and updated. Previous assets re-activated. Tibet and the perceived weakness of China's position there will probably have been fully reassessed.

For Washington and the CIA, this may seem a heaven-sent opportunity to create a significant lever against Beijing, with little risk to American interests; simply a win-win situation.

Yeah, so was Iraq, supposedly. Let's not screw this one up, please, we might be able to do some good here.

via Cryptome


John M. said...

Somebody in Washington, DC wanted to comment on this post.

Don't hold back, let me have it. I'm very interested to hear what you have to say.

Alan Evil said...

What kind of infantile man-child thinks it's a good idea to fuck with other governments like we've been doing since WWII? Hmmm... could the name "Bush" be involved in there, both past and present?

John M. said...

I think striving for an autonomous and un-repressed Tibet might be a good cause to throw our weight into, unlike many of our other political and diplomatic manipulations.

I fear, however, that the motivation of this administration might be geared more toward messing with China than freeing Tibet.