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Forces Behind Lhasa Riot
Intelligence and Security consultant, AFI Research.
by Richard M Bennett

31 March 2008

The following is part of the text in the article and its Chinese translation:

With the CIA's deep involvement with the Free Tibet Movement and its funding of the suspiciously Radio Free Asia, it would seem somewhat unlikely that any revolt could have been planned or occurred without the prior knowledge, and even perhaps the agreement, of the National Clandestine Service (known as the Directorate of Operations) at CIA headquarters in Langley.

Senior Indian Intelligence officer, B Raman, commented 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.

The CIA conducted a large scale covert action campaign against the communist Chinese in Tibet starting in 1956. This led to a disastrous bloody uprising in 1959, leaving tens of thousands of Tibetans dead.

The CIA established a secret military training camp for the Dalai Lama's resistance fighters at Camp Hale near Leadville, Colorado, in the US.

The US-trained guerrillas regularly carried out raids into Tibet, on occasions led by CIA-contract mercenaries and supported by CIA planes.

After the Indo-China War of 1962, the CIA developed a close relationship with the Indian intelligence services in both training and supplying agents in Tibet.

The CIA Tibetan Task Force chief from 1958 to 1965, John Kenneth Knaus, has been quoted as saying, "This was not some CIA black-bag operation." He added, "The initiative was coming from ... the entire US government."

Despite the lack of official support it is still widely rumored that the CIA were involved, if only by proxy, in another failed revolt in October 1987, the unrest that followed.

China is viewed by Washington as a major threat, both economic and military.

To many in Washington, this may seem the ideal opportunity to knock the Beijing government off balance as Tibet is still seen as China's potential weak spot.

The CIA will undoubtedly ensure that its fingerprints are not discovered all over this growing revolt. Cut-outs and proxies will be used among the Tibetan exiles in Nepal and India's northern border areas.

Indeed, the CIA can expect a significant level of support from a number of security organizations in both India and Nepal and will have no trouble in providing the resistance movement with advice, money and above all, publicity.

Large quantities of Eastern bloc small arms and explosives have been reportedly smuggled into Tibet over the past 30 years, but these are likely to remain safely hidden until the right opportunity presents itself. The weapons have been acquired on the world markets or from stocks captured by US or Israeli forces.

Weapons of this nature also have the advantage of being interchangeable with those used by the Chinese armed forces and of course use the same ammunition, easing the problem of resupply during any future conflict.

Though official support for the Tibetan resistance ended 30 years ago, the CIA has kept open its lines of communications and still funds much of the Tibetan Freedom movement.

So is the CIA once again playing the "great game" in Tibet?

It certainly has the capability, with a significant intelligence and paramilitary presence in the region. Major bases exist in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and several Central Asian states.

So the probable answer is yes.
















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The Truth with Tibetan Lamaism

A Lamaist ritual bowl made of the top part of human skull for the purpose of evoking blood-thirsty spirits

Quekejie Monastery in Cha County in Tibet was under the direct admistration of Dalai Lama. When the monastery got a major renovation in 1957, the lamas, according to the long tradition of the monastery, selected four boys aged about twelve to thirteen to be buried alive under the four corners of the property. Note it was at a time when the 14th Dalai Lama received payments from both Chinese Government, as one of its top leaders, and American’s CIA, as its secret agent. It was only after a fierce confrontation between the commies and the lamas, the four boys had escaped their fate.

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It is know that one of Dalai Lama's chanting beads is made of slave’s skulls. With this beads, his "holiness" hosted several mantra cessions in the hope to evoke dark spirits to bring down Chinese government and break up China.

A Long Service Staff of CIA

Since 70s, the Tibetan government-in-exile is on the CIA’s pay roll with its annual salary up to 1.7 million dollars, and the money are not just spent on supporting their daily lives in India but the terrorist activities in Tibet cried out by US-trained guerrillas. The head of the government-in-exile, the 14th Dalai Lama, received $15,000 a year for 24 yeas since 1950, which makes him one of the longest service staff in CIA.


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