Friday, March 21, 2008

Tibetan Cowboys' Last Stand: Globalism Sets Grasslands on Fire

by Yoichi Shimatsu

"A peaceful rally on March 10 by monks of the Dalai Lama’s Gelugpa, or Yellow Hat, school was all it took to spark uncontrollable fires across the Plateau. In the first day of the Lhasa riots, most of the casualties of arson were Hui Muslim noodle-restaurant workers who migrated to the newly prosperous provincial capital over the past decade – just as Mexican immigrants have immigrated to Chicago and New York to work as dishwashers....The frustration and anger of the Tibetan mobs will not immediately result in either independence or genocidal repression – only a heightened state of anxiety and distrust." Read the story here

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