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No White House Greeting for the Dalai Lama

By Michelle Boorstein
When the Dalai Lama visits Washington next week, it will be the first time since 1991 that he hasn't been greeted by the sitting American president. Needless to say, his advocates are trying to put a positive face on this.

The Tibetan Buddhist leader, who has been in the country since Sept. 23, will be in D.C. from Monday through Saturday, visiting with members of Congress, giving a large "teaching" at American University (the subject: the power of the human mind) and meeting with Chinese people who have spoken out in defense of democracy in Tibet.

But he won't be meeting President Obama, who opted to wait until after a U.S.-China summit next month. The highest level American official he'll see this trip is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which is a stark contrast to his visit two years ago, when he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal - Congress' highest civilian honor - and met with President Bush at the Capitol, thrilling thousands of Buddhists and non-Buddhists who celebrated on the lawn outside.

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"I have lived for periods at a time with one of the Dalia Lama's senior monks and this propaganda here is perposterous. "
Well you certainly sound like you lived with these Rice Bowl monks. Always anxious to take care of their stomachs first and keep the Royalties coming no matter how many lies they embrace from their Master. The Serf Masters who ruined millions of Tibetan's lives by enslaving them in his Theocratic nightmare. Like the Iranian Mullahs and Imans grasping for power and saying anything to keep their power over others. Dalia and Kadeer says it all.
What kind of fools do they think they look like holding hands together like the old terrorist they in fact are subverting the affairs of Nations. Maybe they should go to Cuba or Venezuela, where they will have the company of other decievers of the People?

Posted by: thomascanada | October 4, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

From About.com Please see link.


http://history1900s.about.com/cs/swastika/a/swastikahistory.htm

The swastika is an extremely powerful symbol. The Nazis used it to murder millions of people, but for centuries it had positive meanings. What is the history of the swastika? Does it now represent good or evil?

The Oldest Known Symbol

The swastika is an ancient symbol that has been used for over 3,000 years. (That even predates the ancient Egyptian symbol, the Ankh!) Artifacts such as pottery and coins from ancient Troy show that the swastika was a commonly used symbol as far back as 1000 BCE.

During the following thousand years, the image of the swastika was used by many cultures around the world, including in China, Japan, India, and southern Europe. By the Middle Ages, the swastika was a well known, if not commonly used, symbol but was called by many different names:

* China - wan
* England - fylfot
* Germany - Hakenkreuz
* Greece - tetraskelion and gammadion
* India - swastika

Though it is not known for exactly how long, Native Americans also have long used the symbol of the swastika.

The Original Meaning

The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" meaning "good," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix.

Until the Nazis used this symbol, the swastika was used by many cultures throughout the past 3,000 years to represent life, sun, power, strength, and good luck.

Even in the early twentieth century, the swastika was still a symbol with positive connotations. For instance, the swastika was a common decoration that often adorned cigarette cases, postcards, coins, and buildings. During World War I, the swastika could even be found on the shoulder patches of the American 45th Division and on the Finnish air force until after World War II.

Posted by: ramseygouda | October 3, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

ON top of all this he is using the fact that the swastika- co-opted and used by Hitler in the 1940's-is an ancient Indian hindu and Thai buddhist symbol that's been around centuries before Hitler was born. HITLER STOLE AND REVERSED IT for use as his symbol!!!
Please is this the basis for all these hair brained theories?
this is irresponsible journalism and is actually laughable if this symbol is the link between Hitler and the Dalai lama.
it actually just shows how ignorant Americans are of world cultures and history. And only makes us and the Right wing conspirators look like idiots.
it's laughable!!
thanks for showing your ignornace!!!

Posted by: ramseygouda | October 3, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

This guy at the top of the paget has got to be a nut job and is very ill informed.
I have lived for periods at a time with one of the Dalia Lama's senior monks and this propaganda here is perposterous.
I will be checking into the old 50 years old events of WWII as well, but currently there is no real justification for the colonization, theft, murder and destruction of the Tibetan people and culture.
THIS IS NOT JUSTIFIABLE NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED BACK THEN.
DO WE GO INTO GERMANY TODA AND DESTROY AND KILL THOUSANDS OF GERMANS BECAUSE OF WHAT HITLER DID? NO.

Perhaps Tibet was involved in the 2nd world war, back in the day, perhaps there were many many complicit assistants to the genocide of WWII but this is far too much to take.
please study the past 40 years and come to the table with something of substance.
you are reaching for straws and are probably a Chinese plant and counter information agent Jackhole!
we all know that China is the evil doer and that the US is beholden to their Human rights abuses, killing of it's citizens, including Tibetans-due to our ties to the Chinese Economy and their hold on US Treasury bonds.
They are the single largest holder of US Debt and we cannot afford to challenge their abuses, because they could possibly make the US go Bankrupt!!!
this is a real possibility.

Not to mention thousands of Tibetan monks killed in the cultural revolution!!! PLEASE...the Chinese also orchestratged the destruction of over 5000 Buddhist temples and the monks that lived in them, not to mention priceless historical artifacts over the past decades!!
please get a clue here and know that this tirade at the top of the page here is a far reach into a dark past that we all have shared.
you are a liar and a perpetrator of the most pernicious intent.
Please cease and desist and focus on what has happened in the past 50 years in Tibet and stop reaching.

Posted by: ramseygouda | October 3, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I will simply refer you sites that have documented this lamas violation of other religious rights. Which will be heard before the Shimla High Courts in India as to the merit of this unprecedented lawsuit against the Lama and his assistant,Samdung Rinpoche.
On the Western Shugden Society, Dorje shugden.com and WisdomBuddhaDorjeShugden web sites have reams of documented accounts of this lamas persecution of an revered and ancient lineage within Mahyanna Buddhism.
This is a question of a man parading as a democratic leader who is the antithesis of our country's Founding Fathers Principles for equal rights for each person being equal before the law. This lama says one thing in the West and an entirely other story in the East. He is soley responsible for maintaining a cruel and hard world for Tibetans before the West ever heard of him.
Parading around with Kadeer holding hands and jeering, we're here and we're insincere, Get used to it!
She incites violence within China, whilst he denies any assocation with violence.It was he that was the paid servant of the CIA for a mere pittance of only $180,000.00 a year, he sent Tibetans to fight against the Chinese in a suicidal mission that could never succeed against vastly superior forces. What kind of lama sell lives for money? None,not one,except this man charading as a movie star and persecuting his own people inside of the Colonies. He is a God King. What do we have in common with a God, let alone a King? Nothing! He is the one who subjected 95% of the people to mutilations and humiliations beyond one's belief to be possible for hundreds of years. He knew about America's Bill Of Rights and Emmancipation Proclamation and did nothing until he was thrown out.
Why else were the Nazis so enamoured with Tibetan Dalia Lama? Because his theocratic institution was so efficent in keeping people as chattel, speaking tools,SERFS AND INDENTURED SERVANTS with a life expectancy of only 34 under the lamas, has increased to 67 years on earth under the Chinese.
Go figure and let me know!

Posted by: thomascanada | October 2, 2009 8:51 PM | Report abuse

AngelJustice-I suggest you lay off the conspiracy theory web sites. The Dalai Lama is a wonderful human being.

Posted by: PatrickGrant | October 1, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama has replaced the Llama as the world's spiritual leader, no need to stoop

Posted by: member5 | October 1, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Good for Obama. He decided not to greet Dalai Lama, this Nazi and terrorist sympathizer who masquerades as a holy man. Don't believe it? then just google Dalai Lama, Nazi, Hitler or just go to the website:

http://www.angelofjustice.org

Posted by: AngelJustice | October 1, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

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