Your last post reminded me so much of world war rhetoric Zakaharra, that I just had to post this link I found a month or so ago.http://futureofthewhirled.com/cant-escape-the-truth-any-longer
Meanwhile.....back on topic....
And no, I'm not some go china advocate, but even the Dali Lama isn't calling for an independent china, just for more autonomy.
I have assumed that you mean an independant Tibett Apple?
Tibett has a history of being annexed to may of the surrounding countries, including being under British rule for a time.
However, they have never had their religious 'souls' torn away from them and they have never had their religious leader 'waving' at them from over the boarder for almost 60 years.
They want (and should have), their freedom to practice, whatever religion, that they wish to practice and are quite rightly using the publicity of the Olympics to remind the world that they can't.
(That, of course, is simplifying the issues, there is, as with most things, far more, but if anyone really wants to read about that, then there are plenty of articles spread around the internet, which would be much more accurate.)http://www.tibet.net/en/ohhdl/statements/10march/2008.htmlhttp://www.freetibet.org/aboutus/freetibet.htmlhttp://www.tibet.com/http://www.savetibet.org/
Maybe instead of this we should be trying to stop the ethnic cleansing in Darfur or other parts of africa where decades of european colonialism have helped sow the seeds of the violent clashes that occur there to this day.
You say that as though these are seperate issues and that 'we' aren't 'doing something'.
Nothing is mutually exclusive.
You are right, Europe sewed the seeds and we are now reaping the 'benefits', I know that it is a very nasty and bitter harvest, one which most of Europe is aware of and actively attempt to do something about.EDIT:
To add the links I forgot.