The 5 Nazis on the 1938 Nazi Expedition to Tibet (who saw Tibet as a model for a Nazi society) resulted in life-long friendships with hard-core Nazis and the Nazis finding more in common with the Dalai Lama than just interest in the Swastika and its occult symbolism and origins
Dalai Lama and Chilean Nazi Party Head Miguel Serrano
Photo – A 1994 photo from the Dalai Lama’s own website. In the middle is The Dalai Lama. On the Dalai Lama’s immediate right is former Nazi SS Death Squad Leader, Heinrich Harrer. On the Dalai Lama’s immediate left is friend of the Dalai Lama, Nazi SS Death Squad Leader and convicted Nazi War Criminal, Dr. Bruno Beger who was convicted of mass murder at Auschwitz Nazi Death Camp in Poland during World War II. Compare with earlier pictures of the Dalai Lama (above) being embraced by mass murderer, Bruno Beger and appearing on the front cover of Bruno’s book.[/caption]
Dalai Lama and close friend Shoko Asahara, admirer of Hitler and leader of the fascist cult in Japan that launched a serin gas attack in a Tokyo Subway
Miguel Serrano, head of Chilean Nazi Party and close friend of the Dalai
Heinrich Harrer, close friend of the Dalai and life-long unrepentant Nazi
Dalai’s life-long friend Heinrich Harrer a life-long and unrepentant Nazi close to Adolf Hitler
Augustine Pinochet. Also known as the “Butcher of Chile”. Neo-Nazi and protector of fugitive Nazi war criminals and also a good friend of Dalai Lama and avoided extradition to Spain and being tried for mass murder by a Spanish court, with the aid and abetting from Dalai Lama. The FBI Files show that Pinochet is a proven terrorist committing terrorism on US soil.
Buddhists are not supposed to kill any sentient life forms. What kind of “Buddhist” let alone “Buddhist Monk”, let alone “Buddhist Dalai Lama”, would aid and abet CIA murder, terrorism, mayhem, sabotage, in Tibet 1949 to present and keep life-long hard-core and unrepentant Nazis as close friends?
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A German Newspaper: Dalai Lama Connected to CIA and Known of Its Support of Tibetan Secession
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The 4th Media News | Friday, June 29, 2012, 14:20 Beijing
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BERLIN, June 26 (Xinhua) — Despite his frequent claims of peace, the Dalai Lama knew much more about the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)’s support of Tibetan secessionists in the 1950s and 1960s than he admitted, Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported recently.
A report titled “Seemingly Sacred,” which shed light on the relationship between the Dalai Lama and the CIA, said a shadow of violence falls on the divine king.
The report said an emissary of the Dalai Lama first contacted the U.S. through its embassy in New Delhi and consulate in Calcutta in 1951, and both sides discussed U.S. military and financial aid to Tibetan separatists. One of the Dalai Lama’s elder brothers also attended the meetings.
In the same year the U.S. Defense Department gave the Dalai Lama a letter, in which “light weapons” and “financial aid” were promised to the Tibetan separatist movement, it said.
The Dalai Lama also received 180,000 U.S. dollars a year from the CIA, which was described as “monetary aid for the Dalai Lama” in confidential documents.
The report said the CIA launched “St. Circus Operation” in 1956, which trained Tibetan guerrillas on a South-Pacific island to kill, shoot, lay mines and make bombs.
The CIA also made air drops that provided the guerrillas with machine weapons, ammunition, medicine, and propaganda materials, among others, it said.
According to the newspaper, “The Dalai Lama clearly stood closer to the CIA and knew significantly more than he let on.”
Though the Dalai Lama had always claimed that he only came to know the operations afterwards, it should be no later than 1958 when he was aware of the paramilitary training given by the CIA that was closely linked to poison, killing and other violent acts, it said.
The report said a U.S. movie director, Lisa Cathey, had conducted more than 30 interviews in her shooting of a documentary, CIA in Tibet.
One of those interviewed was a retired CIA agent named John Kenneth Knaus, who was in charge of CIA operations in Tibet and had preserved documents that recorded the training.
The Dalai Lama had met with Knaus twice, once in 1964 and again in the 1990s.
The Dalai Lama apparently hasn’t been honest on whether he knew the CIA’s support to the Tibetan separation, the paper said. Now that with more truth on the Dalai Lama’s relationship with the CIA revealed, a shadow of violence falls on the divine king, it added.
The report called the Dalai Lama “a chess piece of the CIA during the Cold War” and his direct CIA connection does not match his “supreme moral authority.”
1938 Nazi Expedition to Tibet Nazis Praise Tibet as Their Model for a Perfect Nazi Society
CROSSTALK DALAI LAMA EXPOSED
Dalai Lama Cult: Postmodern Neo-feudalism and the Decline of the West
by Gearóid Ó Colmáin / June 11th, 2012
Last year Tibet’s revered “spiritual leader” the Dalai Lama visited Toulouse in France for a festival celebrating Tibetan culture, while the Chinese government celebrated 60 years of communist rule in Tibet. The Tibetan spiritual leader gave lectures on the principles of Tibetan Buddhism; tolerance among religions and international peace. As a mark of respect for the Dalai Lama, the city of Toulouse was draped in the colours of the Tibet separatist movement.
But who exactly is the Dalai Lama? Why does the Buddhist leader have such a following in Western countries and why do the same Western countries support the Tibetan separatist movement? More importantly, what is the political significance of the annual Tibetan Buddhist festival in France, a country which claims to champion secular, republican values?
In order to answer these questions, we will have to look at some interesting facts about the Dalai Lama and the particular form of Buddhism he promotes in the context of the current geo-political game North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries are playing with China.
Tibet: From Serfdom to People’s Democracy
Although universally presented as a paragon of human rights, tolerance, democratic values and peace, the true story of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan separatists is rarely discussed in the mainstream media.
Buddhism was introduced into Tibet in 640 AD when Srongstan Gampo married a Chinese Buddhist wife. In the 13th century the Mongol Emperor Kubla Khan created the title of Grand Lama for the puppet ruler of Tibet.1
The title “Dalai Lama” was first given to Soman Gyatso, a monk of the Gelugpa (yellow hat) school of Tibet, by the ruler of Mongolia, Altan Khan, in 1578. The word “dalai” is a Mongolian translation of Soman Gyatso’s name which in Tibetan means ‘ocean of merit’.
Although recent Hollywood films and popular culture in general tend to present Lamaist Tibet as an idyllic Shangri-la, the reality was rather different.2 The Tibetan Lama theocracy was arguably one of the cruelest, most despotic kingdoms in the history of humanity. The monastic Lama class ruled over a majority of serfs whose living conditions were often worse than those of animals.
The Tibetan monasteries were extremely hierarchical. The upper Lamas lived in opulent palaces, took children as sex slaves and lived off the labour of the lower lamas who, in turn, lived off the labour of the starving serfs. The punishment meted out to disobedient serfs included gouging out of eyes; evisceration; the severing of hands and legs and other more hideous forms of torture.
Professor Micheal Parenti writes:
In 1959, Anna Louise Strong visited an exhibition of torture equipment that had been used by the Tibetan overlords. There were handcuffs of all sizes, including small ones for children, and instruments for cutting off noses and ears, gouging out eyes, breaking off hands, and hamstringing legs. There were hot brands, whips, and special implements for disemboweling. The exhibition presented photographs and testimonies of victims who had been blinded or crippled or suffered amputations for thievery. There was the shepherd whose master owed him a reimbursement in yuan and wheat but refused to pay. So he took one of the master’s cows; for this he had his hands severed. Another herdsman, who opposed having his wife taken from him by his lord, had his hands broken off. There were pictures of Communist activists with noses and upper lips cut off, and a woman who was raped and then had her nose sliced away. 3
This is not quite the idyllic paradise of Hollywood lore! Serfs often had to carry their owners on their backs. As a result, a large number of serfs were stooped and crippled. It would not be incorrect to say that before the arrival of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in Tibet in 1951, the land of the Lamas was hell on earth. Over 70 percent of the population was comprised of poor illiterate serfs and nomads; they had absolutely no rights and no value.
The ruling government, (Kashag), the monastic class, and the manorial lords constituted a tiny minority of the country who arrogated all the wealth to themselves. Religious doctrine determined that the suffering of the serfs was in accordance with divine law.
Among the thousands of articles and news reports about the Dalai Lama, Tibetan independence, “democracy”, “human rights”, and “Chinese communist repression”, one will search in vain for the actual facts about the tyrannical dictatorship of the Lamas when they had “soley sovereign sway and masterdom” in Tibet.
Nor will one ever learn about what the Chinese People’s Liberation Army actually did when they entered Tibet in 1951. When the PLA arrived in Tibet, the upper lamas tried to portray them as cannibals and vandals who were intent on destroying Tibetan culture.
But the lower level lamas soon realized that the PLA’s purpose was to implement democratic reform, and that this was also in their own interest as they had themselves suffered much from the upper Lamas and the cruel autocratic Dalai Lama. Education in the monasteries was reserved for the top lamas such as the gesi. Most of the lower-level lamas could neither read nor write and were the sons of serfs.4
Pedophilia and sexual abuse was also rampant throughout Tibet’s monasteries. It was not until 1959 when a tiny minority of Tibetan lamas, backed by the CIA, rose up against the communist government that the Tibetan people finally freed themselves from the yoke of tyranny. The Lamas were forced by Tibet’s liberated serfs to go into exile in India.
Once the Dalai Lama and his cohorts had been exiled, celebrations followed in Lhassa as the title deeds of the manorial lords were burned in bonfires. The freed Tibetan serfs received title deeds to land, cattle and tools for farming.5
The liberation of Tibet permitted other minority ethnic groups such as Loba, Monba and Deng to play an active role in society for the first time. Over half the secretaries in the Tibet Autonomous Region’s Party Committee were Tibetan. The people of Tibet had never known so much autonomy and freedom in their history.6
For the first time in the history of Tibet, the majority of the people were taught how to read their own language. The communists constructed thousands of schools and hospitals throughout the country providing free health and free education for the Tibetan people. Tibetan Women were given equal rights to men. Quoting from his field research notebooks, historian Mobo Gao writes:
A former serf declares that without the CCP there would not have been a life for serfs like him. Another interviewee, the son of a well-known living Buddha and the most outstanding Tibetan photographer, states he really believed in Mao and thought everything said by Mao was the universal truth. In the 1980s when he was received by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (outside China) he told his Holiness that it was the truth that the majority of the Tibetans supported the CCP because the CCP really liberated the serfs. The first interviewee, an ordinary Tibetan woman in Lhasa, states that Mao helped a lot of people, that the world cannot do without people like Mao, that Tibet used to be unfair when some were rich while some did not have enough to eat and that Mao’s revolution changed everything.7
Rapid industrialization followed the liberation of Tibet. The communists built roads and infrastructure and local industries were developed. By 1974 Tibet had, for the first time in its history, grown enough grain to feed its people.
Under the despotic feudalism of the Lamas where famine was common, Tibet’s population declined by over 1 million in the 200 years preceding the liberation. By the mid 70s, however, Tibet’s population had grown by 400,000 and minority ethnic groups of Loba, Deng and Monbas, who had been the most oppressed under the Lamas, were also growing in numbers.8
When the Chinese People’s Liberation Army arrived in Tibet in 1950, thousands of serfs rose up against the tyranny of the nobility and the lama monks. Many monasteries were attacked and vandalized. Exactions and retribution by liberated serfs against their former oppressors were common.
However, the Chinese Communist Party discouraged such actions and concrete measures were implemented to protect temples and monasteries from vandalism. Article 3 of “The Resolution on Carrying Out Democratic Reform in Tibet Adopted by the Second Plenary Session of the Preparatory Committee for the Autonomous Region of Tibet” on July 17, 1959, reads:
The policy of protecting the freedom of religious belief, protecting the patriotic and law-abiding temples and monasteries and protecting the historical cultural relics must be strictly adhered to in the democratic reform as in the past. A campaign must be launched in the temples and monasteries against rebellion, feudal prerogatives and exploitation.
The policy of “buying out” is to be followed in dealing with the land and other means of production of patriotic and law-abiding temples and monasteries. The livelihood of the lamas is to be arranged for by the government. Subsidies will be given where the income of the temples and monasteries is not sufficient to meet their proper spending.9
Not only did the CPC outlaw vandalism against Tibetan monasteries and culture, they actually restored many monasteries that had been neglected during the reign of the Dalai Lama.
Although pro-Tibetan separatist propaganda in the West claims that it is a separate country, Tibet has been part of China for centuries. Since the publication of Halliday and Chang’s book, Mao, the Unknown Story, in 2005, a concerted attempt has been made to demonise the Chinese communists and Mao Tse Tung, in particular.
However, in his book The Struggle For China’s Past, Chinese scholar, Mobo Gao, identifies hundreds of unsubstantiated claims, inconsistencies, lies and distortions in Chang’s book. According to Professor Gao, the book ignores the most basic procedures of academic writing. Needless to say, Chang’s Mao, the Unknown Story, has become a best seller in the West and has had a phalange of reactionary historians praising its merits. “Mao is the greatest monster of them all,” declares Simon Sebag Montifiore.10
Referring to a detailed academic critique of Chang and Halliday’s book, Gao writes:
to demonise Mao is the right politics of course. When someone pasted some criticism of the Chang and Halliday book on the Amazon sales website, it was immediately attacked as ‘ugly Chinese propaganda’(Jin Xiaoding 2005). On the other hand, Jin’s critique of the book was met with absolute silence by the Western media (no Western media outlet was ready to publish the 17 questions raised by Jin). When the Chinese version of Jin’s critique appeared on the Chinese language website duowei, there was a lively debate. Jung Change had to admit, when asked, that Jin’s 17 questions are good questions but refused to provide convincing replies to them.
For Western media it does not matter as long as the politics is right, and the right politics is that Mao must be discredited.11
The Dalai Lama, Nazi War Criminals and Historical Falsification
The French press has been devoting considerable attention to China over the last year. The Edward de Rothshild owned Libérationnewspaper has published articles promoting the French translation of the Chang and Halliday book.12
The editor of Le Monde newspaper and this years’ Bilderberg conference attendee, Eric Israelowitcz, is no friend of China. He recently wrote a much-publicized book entitled l’Arrogance Chinoise which advocates a more aggressive stance from the West against China.
According to Israelowicz, China has become too powerful and arrogant and needs to be taught a lesson by the West. This extremely hostile, belligerent and biased view of China is reflected in the editorials and news reports throughout the Western media complex.
In this context Tibet is routinely depicted as a country that has been colonized and oppressed by China. We are never told the facts about pre-communist Tibet. Although Libération has published articles in the past which reveal some uncomfortable truths about the Dalai Lama, these facts are subsequently ignored when dealing with the Tibetan leader’s quarrels with Beijing.
For example, on 25th of April 2008, Libération journalist, Laurent Dispo, published an article on the story of an Austrian mountain climber and Nazi SS man, Heinrich Harrer, and his relationship with the Dalai Lama. Harrer was a famous mountain climber in the Third Reich. A close friend of Heinrich Himmler, the Nazi SS official was sent to Tibet in order to establish links there with the ruling class so as to prepare the terrain for possible Nazi collaboration. Harrer wrote about his experiences in the Chinese province in a book entitled Seven Years in Tibet. The book was adapted into to a film by French director Jean Jacques Annaud in 2006.
Dispo concluded his Libération article by stating that the Dalai Lama’s connections with Nazism were sufficient reason for Western leaders to withdraw their support for his nationalist cause.
The controversial article did not go unnoticed by the supercilious academes of the Dalai Lama’s French fan club. On May 6th, 2008, a response to the allegations of the Dalai Lama’s Nazi connections was published in Libération by the crème de la crème of French academia: Anne-Marie Blondeau, director of studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études; Katia Boutrille, anthropologist at the École Pratique des Hautes Études; Heather Stoddard, a professor at INALCO’s Tibet section; and Francoise Robbin, a teacher at the same institute.
To the general reader, the formidable qualifications of these people should put one in no doubt about the weight and import of their argument. The group-authored article argued that there was no evidence to suggest the Dalai Lama or Tibetan authorities ever met with top Nazi officials.
The notion that Harrer was sent to Tibet by the Nazi government, the professors pointed out, is not supported by any documentation. Rather, they averred, it was Ernst Schaefer, a German zoologist, who was sent by the German government to do some scientific research.
They went on to argue that Schaefer met with some Tibetan officials but the meeting was of little consequence. Harrer, they claimed, only met the 14th Dalai Lama in 1949. The distinguished professors concluded that the Nazi interest in Tibet was minimal and that there were no real connection between the Lamaist theocracy and Nazi Germany.
Dispo’s article was therefore an egregious example of, as they put it, “conspiracy theory” and had no basis in rigorous historical research. The authors went on to suggest that it was no surprise to see a pro-Chinese article in the Western press given the lies and propaganda being spread by the Chinese government to distract from the human rights allegations being leveled against them before the Olympic Games. 13
It would therefore appear, following the logic of the Dalai Lama’s defenders, that any criticism of his holiness amounts to a Chinese conspiracy of demonization against their bête noir. But, of course, there is no documentary evidence of such as Chinese conspiracy.
However, there is strong and irrefutable evidence of the Dalai Lama’s connections with Nazi war criminals and terrorist groups. These have been well documented and do not need any help from “conspiracy theorists” nor from the Chinese government.
Speaking on radio France Culture on September 10th, 2006, French historian George André Morin revealed that contacts between Nazi Germany and Tibet were quite extensive and profound.
According to Morin, Schaefer and Harrer participated in a German expedition to Tibet as part of the Ahnenerbe SS project to research the origins of the Aryan race. The solar symbol of the swastika on the Nazi flag was inspired by the swastikas of Tibetan monasteries. The thirteenth Dalai Lama, even personally undertook the translation of Hitler’s Mein Kampf into Tibetan.
The British attempted to conquer Tibet in 1904. This prompted the thirteenth Dalai Lama to flee to China. Tibet subsequently became internationally recognized as part of China. It was not until the Japanese occupation of Manchuria in the 1930s that Tibet claimed some independence. But it was only the fascist dictatorships of Europe and the Vatican which officially recognized the Tibetan state. 14
Apart from Tibet’s cultural value, the Nazis were hoping to explore Tibet as a strategic base from which to conquer British India and parts of China.
As Mobo Gao has argued, Tibet was recognized by the international community as part of China before the Chinese revolution of 1948. It was only when land was being redistributed to the poor peasantry by the Chinese communists that the capitalist ‘international community’; that is to say, the United States and its allies, began to talk about Tibetan “independence”, “Tibetan freedom” and, of course, the all-important meme of imperialist discourse, “human rights”.
In 1994, the current Dalai Lama attempted to organize a meeting with some of his closest friends in London. Among the sweet and cuddly Dalai Lama’s closest friends were ex Waffen SS man Heinrich Harrer, Bruno Beger, a former Nazi ethnologist who worked in Auschwitz, and the Chilean neo-Nazi Miguel Serrano. Serrano happens to believe that Adolf Hitler was a god. 15
Neo-Nazi dictator of Chile, Augusto Pinochet, was also a close friend of the Dalai Lama, who personally intervened in Spain to get the Butcher of Chile off the hook when he was about to be tried for crimes against humanity in 1998.
Another important friend of the Dalai Lama is the Japanese Shoko Asahara, a religious cult leader who was convicted of terrorism in Japan in 1995 after having organized a poison Sarin gas attack in the Tokyo subway.
Asahara has been a close associate of the Dalai Lama since meeting him at a ceremony of the Ashun-Su sect in Tokyo. Since then, Asahara met with the Dalai Lama several times and was deeply influenced by the Tibetan leader.
Sarin gas was first developed in Nazi Germany. Asahara’s insane cult hoped to seize power in Japan by spraying the poison gas into the Japanese parliament from a helicopter. The first part of the terrorist attack involved murdering people in the Tokyo metro with the Sarin gas. The following is apparently the hymn Asahara’s followers sung:
It came from Nazi Germany, a dangerous little chemical weapon,
If you inhale the mysterious vapor, you will fall with bloody vomit
from your mouth,
Sarin! Sarin! Sarin — the chemical weapon.
Song of Sarin, the brave.
In the peaceful night of Matsumoto City
People can be killed, even with our own hands,
Everywhere there are dead bodies,
There! Inhale Sarin, Sarin,
Prepare Sarin! Prepare Sarin! Immediately poisonous gas weapons
Will fill the place.
Spray! Spray! Sarin, the brave Sarin.16
On February 10th, 1999, Julie Campbell, a Scottish Buddhist nun, revealed that she had been a sex-slave for years to the Buddhist guru Kalu Rinpoche, the teacher of the 14th Dalai Lama.17 Sexual abuse figures prominently in the legacy of Lamaist Buddhism.
The more one considers the Dalai Lama’s friends and followers, the more the connections with neo-Nazism become apparent. One is tempted here to resurrect the cliché which states that one can judge someone by the friendship he keeps.
The Dalai Lama: Religious Tolerance, Human Values
According to the Toulouse Tibetan festival website, the purpose of the Dalai Lama’s visit to the French town was to engage in dialogue on the promotion of human values, the promotion of tolerance among religions and the well-being of the Tibetan people.
The official press reports of the Toulouse Tibetan festival were relayed by the French media without any discussion as to their validity or veracity. It is well known, for example, that the Dalai Lama has outlawed the Dorje Shugden sect of Buddhism in Dharamsala, India, the city which is home to the separatist Tibetan government in exile.
In 2008, France 24 broadcast a report from Dharamsala where they filmed Dorje Shugden monks being shunned by the local community on the Dalai Lama’s orders. The report showed how signs are regularly put on many shops in the region forbidding the entry of Dorje Shugden worshipers. According to the report, whole families have been ostracized due to their belief in the traditional Buddhist god Dorje Shugden.
Although the Dalai Lama claims that Dorje Shugden is a demon and that the cult is a deviation, the worship of the Dorje Shugden is widespread throughout traditional Tibetan Buddhism. Since the Dalai Lama’s decision to outlaw this practice, thousands of monks have been excluded from visiting temples. In fact, the Dalai Lama’s dictatorial campaign against the Dorje Shugden religion threatens to exclude over 4 million Tibetans from practicing their religion.
According to the Dalai Lama, the Dorje Shugden are traitors to the cause of Tibetan independence. Such is the Tibetan leader’s “tolerance”. The Dalai Lama’s violations of human rights are rarely, if ever, mentioned among the cacophony of hysterical “free Tibet” sloganeering in the mass media.
Death threats and the ostracism of whole families who practice this traditional form of Buddhism are common in Dharamsala. Thousands of people have had to flee Dharamsala due to the “tolerant” Dalai Lama’s commands. Many people have been murdered.
The French documentary made it abundantly clear that the Dalai Lama functions as an absolute dictator in Dharamsala. The French film crew was even prevented by Tibetan officials from recording a dispute between a Dorje Shugden monk and his pro-Dalai Lama opponent.
Breaking with official orthodoxy, the France 24 report admitted that the Dalai Lama and his independence movement has no popular support in Tibet and that many Tibetans actually fear a return to the days of Lama autocracy. One of the thousands of Doje Shugden practitioners who fled from Dalai Lama worshipers told France 24 reporters:
If he’s really Buddha, if he’s really god, you know, he won’t create so many problems, you know, he won’t give us such trouble. I believe if he is a Buddha, he won’t create any problem for one human being, so we have changed our mind now, we don’t see him as we saw him earlier.
The Dalai Lama’s problem with these Buddhists is simply that they worship the symbolic god Dorje Shugden and not “his holiness, the Dalai Lama”. The exiled leader is persecuting Buddhists for not worshiping himself and his insatiable desire to become the puppet dictator of a ‘free Tibet’ under NATO hegemony. Any worshiper of Dorje Shugden is, then, automatically dismissed as an ‘agent’ of China.
The France 24 report also admitted that the Dorje Shugden community constitutes the majority in Tibet and that they were almost all pro-Chinese government.
In France we tend to associate Tibet with the Dalai Lama but there are many Tibetans who are Buddhists, who think that China actually contributed something to Tibet.
The reporter adroitly omitted the “quelque chose” which Tibetans thank the CPC for; namely, the liberation from serfdom!
After the reportage, the France 24 presenter asked one of the correspondents Capucine Henry:
So just how taboo is it to criticize the Dalai Lama?
To which Madame Henry replied:
It’s completely taboo. Actually our shooting of the reportage was very difficult because we had our camera smashed in. The Dalai Lama is considered as a living god. He has achieved a level of clairvoyance that means that every decision he takes is the rule of law. If you criticize the Dalai Lama, you are judged to be a Chinese spy.
In spite of the fact that such revelations have been made by the mainstream French press in the past, it is astonishing that none of this was mentioned during last year’s Tibetan Festival in Toulouse, as the Tibetan dictator was presented to the French public as a benign philanthropist who supports “human rights”, “tolerance”, peace, and “Tibetan freedom”, while politely spreading the word about “Chinese cultural genocide”. Nothing could be further from the truth.18
Yet Stéphane Hessel, grand old man of France’s bourgeois intelligentsia, and one of the drafters of the UN declaration of human rights, debated ‘human values’ with the Dalai Lama in Toulouse last year, where he praised the Tibetan tyrant as a paragon of humanity and pacifism. Could Hessel really be that ignorant? The Tibetan dictator’s conference in Toulouse was attended by 7,000 people, with big screens for those who could not find seats in the packed Zenith auditorium.
Is it possible that Stéphane Hessel, who was himself deported by the Nazis to Buchanwald during World War Two, could be unaware of the Dalai Lama’s links with Nazi war criminals, neo-Nazis and terrorists? How could one of the drafters of the UN declaration of human rights not know that Tibetan serfs of the Lamaist theocracy were treated worse than animals and that the Dalai Lama denies this well-documented history?
Among the dignitaries present at last year’s Toulouse festival were Corrine Lepage, president of France’s Ecological Party. During the 1980s, Europe’s ecological hippies tended to see Lamaist Tibet as an ecological paradise under the rule of the Dalai Lama. The historical reality was, unfortunately, quite the opposite. As one historian remarks:
The Lhasa of tradition, for instance, capital of the Lamaist world, could hardly be described as an exemplary ecological site but rather, as a number of world travelers have reported, was until the mid-twentieth century one of the dirtiest cities on the planet. As a rule, refuse was tipped unto the street. The houses had no toilets. Everywhere, wherever they were, the inhabitants unburdened themselves. Dead animals were left to rot in public places. For such reasons the stench was so penetrating and nauseating that the XIII Dalai Lama felt sick every time he had to traverse the city. Nobles who stepped out usually held a handkerchief over their nose. 19
Vegetarians, ecologists and bourgeois feminists have all been seduced by the Dalai Lama’ specious demeanour and saccharine rhetoric. None of them seem to realize that the Lamas treated women no better than Afghanistan’s Taliban, that they regularly ate meat and had nothing but contempt for the environment; nor that the Dalai Lama is himself an avid meat eater, yet he proscribes the eating of meat among his subjects in Dharamsala. The Western power-elite’s marketing of the Dalai Lama must surely count among one of the most impressive frauds of modern history.
In 1997, Tibetan Buddhists in exile published the following letter to the Dalai Lama:
The cause [of the despotism] is the invisible disease which is still there and which develops immediately if met with various conditions. And what is this disease? It is your clinging to your own power. It is a fact that even at that time if someone would have used democracy on you, you would not have been able to accept it. … Your Holiness, you wish to be a great leader, but you do not know that in order to fulfill the wish, a ‘political Bodhisattva vow’ is required. So you entered instead the wrong ‘political path of accumulation’ (tsog lam) and that has lead you on a continuously wrong path. You believed that in order to be a greater leader you had to secure your own position first of all, and whenever any opposition against you arose you had to defend yourself, and this has become contagious. … Moreover, to challenge lamas you have used religion for your own aim. To that purpose you had to develop the Tibetan people’s blind faith. … For instance, you started the politics of public Kalachakra initiations.
Normally the Kalachakra initiation is not given in public. Then you started to use it continuously in a big way for your politics. The result is that now the Tibetan people have returned to exactly the same muddy and dirty mixing of politics and religion of lamas which you yourself had so precisely criticized in earlier times. … You have made the Tibetans into donkeys. You can force them to go here and there as you like. In your words you always say that you want to be Ghandi but in your action you are like a religious fundamentalist who uses religious faith for political purposes. Your image is the Dalai Lama, your mouth is Mahatma Ghandi and your heart is like that of a religious dictator. You are a deceiver and it is very sad that on the top of the suffering that they already have the Tibetan people have a leader like you. Tibetans have become fanatics. They say that the Dalai Lama is more important than the principle of Tibet. … Please, if you feel like being like Gandhi, do not turn the Tibetan situation in the church dominated style of 17th century Europe.20
In Dharamsala, no one is allowed to question or criticize the god-king and those who do not worship him are threatened, harassed and sometimes killed. Names of Dorje Shogdun practitioners appear on the doors of shops, warning people not to talk or serve them. Articles have appeared in the local media in India encouraging violence against practitioners of Dorje Shugden. When the Dalai Lama was confronted with written proof of this by a Swiss documentary maker, he haughtily dismissed it as “idle rumour.21
Yet, none of this seems to bother the French intelligentsia who bow down before this fraudulent Tibetan tyrant like feudal subjects. How could such intellectual imbecility reign in the land of Diderot, Condorcet, Voltaire and Sartre? How could a symbol of ruthless theocracy find favour in a culture that promotes rationalism, science and philosophy? What we are now witnessing in France and throughout Europe is the promotion of a post-modern, neo-feudalist ideology, an all-pervasive “pensée unique”, a closing of the European mind. The triumph of globalised hyper-capitalism has pushed humanity back into pre-republican modes of thought. We have entered a new dark age.
Pacifism Equals Covert Terrorism Against China
In Stéphane Hessel’s dialogue with the Dalai Lama, the retired French career diplomat praised the Dalai Lama for his insistence on pacifism and non-violent resistance. “la non-violence’ is a favourite catchphrase of Hessel, who, last year, gave full support to NATO’s “humanitarian” Blitzkrieg on the Great People’s Socialist Libyan Arab Jamahirya, a brutal bombing campaign that murdered thousands of innocent civilians and reduced Africa’s richest state to rubble and internecine civil war.
When the rebellion of the Tibetan aristocracy against the Communist Chinese administration failed in 1959, the CIA helped the Dalai Lama and his cronies to escape to India where he set up a ‘government-in-exile’. In 1998, the Los Angeles Times reported that declassified US government documents prove that the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan Independence movement was a CIA operation. The article stated:
The budget figures for the CIA’s Tibetan program are contained in a memo dated Jan. 9, 1964. It was evidently written to help justify continued funding for the clandestine intelligence operation.
Support of 2,100 Tibetan guerrillas based in Nepal: $500,000,” the document says. “Subsidy to the Dalai Lama: $180,000.” After listing several other costs, it concludes: “Total: $1,735,000.” The files show that this budget request was approved soon afterward.22
The US government wanted to use Tibet to weaken China and the same concerns are driving the ‘Free Tibet’ scam today. Europe and the United States are promoting the Dalai Lama in order to demonise China, whose development the West fears. According to the Los Angeles Times article, the Tibetan separatist guerillas were trained in Colorado USA and in Nepal with the help of Indian intelligence. The Dalai Lama is a militant not a pacifist, a religious fanatic not a moderate, a tyrant not a democrat. The covert war being waged by the US against China has erupted intermittently over the years.
On March 18th, 2008 rioters took to the streets of Tibet’s capital Lhasa looting shops, burning schools and attacking innocent civilians throughout the city. Chinese state television showed horrific pictures of Tibetan rioters stoning people to death on the streets. Smashing peoples’ skulls was the Tibetan “protestors” preferred form of execution. The Tibetan hooligans set fire to over 200 residential houses and shops and more than 80 vehicles. Even Chinese fire fighters were the object of aggression with fire engines being set on fire.
Meanwhile, our so called “free press” presented the Tibetan aggression as a violent “crackdown” by the big bad Chinese government on the “peaceful” Tibetan protestors. The BBC and CNN manipulated images to portray the Chinese police as the aggressors.
The German newspaper Die Berliner Morganpost published pictures of police officers rescuing Han Chinese from Tibetan aggression as more evidence of a “brutal” Chinese “crackdown” on the “peaceful protestors”. In a reductio ad absurdum worthy of Monty Python, German RTL television published pictures of police aggression in Nepal to accompany their reports of the Chinese “crackdown”!
The Free Tibet scam also receives funding from the Frederich Neumann Foundation in Germany and various NGOs linked to American intelligence.
A Canadian-Tibetan by the name of Lladon Tethong is the director of the international Tibet student movement, which has chapters all over the world. The 2008 riots apparently marked Tethong’s first ever visit to her beloved country.
Human rights groups funded by US government agencies claim that the Tibetan people are being repressed by the Han Chinese. They regularly cite such examples as the Chinese law that states that students can only enter the monasteries if they are over 18 years of age. This, according to Tibet Watch, is a violation of human rights.
What Tibet Watch fails to tell the public, however, is the fact that atrocious child sexual abuse was widespread in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries for centuries. That is why the Chinese government will not allow children to enter Tibetan monasteries before the age of 18. This is one of the typical omissions one regularly encounters when dealing with spurious “human rights” discourse on Tibet.23
Tibet Watch also believes that China is committing a human rights violation by encouraging Tibetans to respect the authority of the Chinese state rather than the Dalai Lama. In that case, all the modern secular democracies of the world are also guilty of human rights abuses by encouraging their citizens to respect the laws of the state rather than the laws of their respective religions!24
The jihadist violence that Western imperialism is now spreading throughout North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia is also spreading across the Pakistani and Afghanistan borders into China.25 This aspect of imperialist destabilization of China, focusing on Uighur Islamism, merits a separate article.
But China is likely to face more problems from Tibetan fundamentalist separatists in the coming months, with full intelligence, logistics and media backing from the West.
On August Monday 15th, 2011 a Buddhist monk poured petrol on himself in Sichuan in West China which has a large Tibetan population, in an apparent protest against Chinese rule.26 Many self-immolations have followed and extremist journalists in respectable Western news outlets have encouraged such acts of terrorism with the Guardian’sPatrick Barkham claiming that “self-immolation inspires in others a belief that individual suffering can set in motion changes far greater than one horrifying death.27
Self-immolations are acts of violence and terrorism. The promotion of these barbarous acts is another worrying indication of the moral degeneracy of the Western press.
One should not forget that self-immolations were said to have caused the US backed regime-change uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. There is reason to believe that covert warfare on China will be the next objective on NATO’s bellicose agenda
American ambassador to China John Huntsman was caught on camera last year attending a protest as North Africa was erupting in chaos during the US-fomented “Arab Spring”. When a netizen asked him what he was doing there, Huntsman replied:
“Just having fun’’
To which the Chinese netizen retorted.
“You’d like to see chaos in China wouldn’t you?”28
Huntsman furtively departed the scene, followed by his security henchmen.
Chaos is precisely what the US government and NATO would like to see in China, chaos and civil war, in order to drive China back to the semi-colonial status it had in the nineteenth century or the radical disunity of the Warring States Period in the 5th century BCE.
But what the Western neophytes in global imperialism fail to understand is that the Chinese civilization-state has existed for millennia and will continue to flourish long after the West consumes itself in hubris, war and moral corruption.
- A. Tom Grunfeld, The Making of Modern Tibet rev. ed. (Armonk, N.Y. and London: 1996). [↩]
- A. Tom Grunfeld, The Making of Modern Tibet rev. ed. Armonk, N.Y. and London: 1996 [↩]
- Michael Parenti, Friendly Feudalism: The Tibet Myth, Updated and Expanded Version, January 2007 [↩]
- Anna Louise Strong Reference Archive, When serfs stood up in Tibet, Appendix II [↩]
- Anna Louise Strong Reference Archive. When serfs stood up in Tibet, Appendix II [↩]
- 6 [↩]
- Mobo Gao, The Battle for China’s Past-Mao and the Cultural Revolution, London, Pluto Press, 2008, pp. 27 [↩]
- Anna Louise Strong Reference Archive. When serfs stood up in Tibet, Appendix II. [↩]
- Ibid [↩]
- Mobo Gao, The Battle for China’s Past-Mao and the Cultural Revolution, London, Pluto Press, 2008, p. 65 [↩]
- Mobo Gao, The Battle for China’s Past-Mao and the Cultural Revolution, London, Pluto Press, 2008, p. 80 [↩]
- Pascale Nivelle, “La clique maléfique“, Libération, August 2011 [↩]
- Anne-Marie Blondeau et al, “Réponse sur les liens entre le dalaï-lama et les Nazis“, Libération, 6 May 2008 [↩]
- Laurent Dispot “Le Dalaï Lama et les Nazis”, Libération, 25 April 2008 [↩]
- Ibid. [↩]
- © Victor & Victoria Trimondi The Shadow of the Dalai Lama – Part II – 13. The doomsday guru Shoko Asahara and the XIV. Dalai Lama [↩]
- Paul Vallely, “I was a Tantric sex slave”, The Independent, February 10, 1999 [↩]
- france 24 Dalai lama versus Dorje Shugden (second part). [↩]
- © Victor & Victoria Trimondi, The Shadow of the Dalai Lama – Part II – 16. Tactics, Strategies, Forgeries, Illusions [↩]
- © Victor & Victoria Trimondi, The Shadow of the Dalai Lama – Introduction [↩]
- 3/3. from SwissTV. The Dark Side of Dalai Lama [↩]
- Jim Mann, “CIA Gave Aid to Tibetan Exiles in ’60s, Files Show”, Los Angeles Times, September 15, 1998 [↩]
- Broken promises, Human rights violations in Tibet since China was awarded the 2008 Olympic Games, Tibet Watch 2008 [↩]
- Broken promises, Human rights violations in Tibet since China was awarded the 2008 Olympic Games, Tibet Watch, 2008 [↩]
- Chris Buckley, “China blames Muslim extremists for attack in Xinjiang”, Reuters, August 1, 2011 [↩]
- “Tibetan monk dies in self-immolation protest, group says“, Reuters, August 15, 2011 [↩]
- Patrick Barkham, “Self-immolation: the ultimate symbol of protest?” The Guardian, 7 March 2012 [↩]
- ‘Jasmine Revolution in China’? Epic Fail! American Ambassador got owned (02.20.2011, Beijing). [↩]
Gearóid Ó Colmáin is a political analyst based in Paris. He is a frequent contributor to Russia Today, Radio Del Sur and Inn World Report. His blog can be reached at Metrogael. Read other articles by Gearóid.
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(excerpt from: Fascist Occultism and its Close Relationship to Buddhist Tantrism (www.american-buddha.com/fascis…lt.htm)“Visionary fascism was, and indeed still is, exceptionally deeply fascinated by the Buddhocratic form of state. In the late thirties (as the various fascist systems bloomed in Europe and the whole world) Spencer Chapman, a traveler in Tibet, wrote that even in the days of the dictators one can only be amazed at what uncontested power the Dalai Lama possesses” (Chapman, 1940, p. 192). The idea of kingship of the world, the uniting of spiritual and secular power in a single person, the ideology of war in the Shambhala myth, the uncompromisingly androcentric orientation, the tantric vision of the feminine, the whole occult ambience and much more besides were specifically adopted by several fascist ideologists and welded together into an aggressive myth. As we shall soon see, entire fascist systems are based upon the adoption of Tibetan/tantric doctrines.The Fourteenth Dalai Lama’s national socialist friends:
As depressing as it may be for the Nobel peace prize winner’s followers, there has been continuous contact between the Dalai Lama and the far right wing and former national socialists (Nazis). His close friendship with his German mentor, Heinrich Harrer has become the most well-known of these. It caused a small scandal in 1997-1998 when, after years of research, the Austrian journalist, Gerald Lehner, succeeded in making public Harrer’s “brown-shirt” (i.e., German fascist) past, which the latter had been able to keep secret for many years. Harrer is not just anybody. He is one of the best-known international authors and has sold over four million books in 57 languages (mostly about Tibet and the Fourteenth Dalai Lama).
The Austrian mountain climber and competition skier joined the SS on April 1, 1938 and in the same year received instructions to climb Nanga Parbat in the Himalayas after an official meeting with Adolf Hitler. Heinrich Himmler, himself most interested in occult phenomena is said by Harrer to have offered him a Tibet expedition. In 1942, the Reichsführer of the SS (Himmler) ordered the creation of the Sven Hedin Institut für Innerasienforschung [Sven Hedin Institute for Central Asian Research]. This educational establishment had combined esoteric, scientific, and racial studies goals. It was completely in this vein that Himmler was interested in occult doctrines from “mysterious Tibet”, and assumed — probably under the influence of theosophical ideas — that a “race with Nordic blood” existed there, oppressed by the English and Chinese, and waiting for their liberation by the Germans. Himmler’s “advisor”, reports the German magazine Spiegel, “… and the scientist Ernst Schäfer believed that Tibet was the cradle of humanity, the refuge of an ‘Aryan root race’, where a priestly caste had created a mysterious kingdom of Shambhala — decorated with the Buddhist symbol of the wheel of teaching, a swastika. In 1934 Schäfer set out on the first of two expeditions financed by the SS to track down remnants of the ‘Nordic intellectual’ nobility” (Spiegel, 16/1998, p. 111).
Dr. Ernst Schäfer, a specialist on Tibet and an ornithologist, was one of Himmler’s personal staff and in 1943 took over the scientific leadership of the notorious project, “Ahnenerbe” (‘ancestral inheritance’), primarily devoted to racial studies. His third research trip to the Himalayas was officially described as the “SS Schäfer Expedition” and was considered a huge success (Kater 1997, p. 80). Upon his return in August 1939, the scientist was presented with the SS skull ring and dagger of honor in recognition. Subsequently, the Reichsführer of the black corps (Himmler) had grand plans for his protégé: Schäfer was supposed to return to Tibet and “stir up the Tibetan army against the British/Indian troops” with a shock troop of 30 men (Kater, 1997, p. 212). The undertaking was, however, called off at Hitler’s direct order. In the years to follow, Schäfer instead built up the Sven Hedin Institute for Central Asian Research with great success, making it the largest division within the Ahnenerbe project.
But let us return to Heinrich Harrer. War broke out while he was still in India and the young German was interned by the British. It was not until 1944 that he was able to flee to Tibet with a comrade. Coincidence or fate led to his acting as the young Dalai Lama’s personal tutor until the early 50s, and teaching him about all the “wonders” of western civilization and introducing him to the English language as well. It is very likely that his lessons were tainted by the contemporary zeitgeist which had swept through Hitler’s Germany, and not by the British attitudes of the envoy Hugh Richardson, also present in Lhasa. This led in fact to some problems at the court of the young god-king and the English were not happy about his contact to Harrer. But there are nevertheless no grounds for describing the lessons the former SS member gave his “divine” pupil as fascist, particularly since they were primarily given after the end of the World War II. In 1952 His Holiness’s German “teacher “ returned to Europe.
The adaptation to film of Harrer’s autobiographic bestseller, Seven Years in Tibet, triggered an international protest. Since the famous traveler through Tibet had told director Jean Jacques Annaud nothing about his “brown-shirt” past, and this only became public knowledge after the film had been finished, Annaud felt pressured to introduce “corrections”. A remorseful Austrian was now shown, who begins his mountain-climbing career as a supporter of a regime accused of genocide and then, under the influence of the young Kundun and Tibetan Buddhism, reforms to become a “campaigner for human rights”. In the film, he says of the brutal Chinese: “Terrible — I dare not think about how I myself was once so intolerant “ (Stern 41/97, p. 24).
Reinhold Messner, the famous mountain climber, found such an admission of guilt from Hollywood’s dream factory difficult to understand. He spoke up, confirming that he had long known about Harrer’s political opinions. This man, he said had up until the present day still not learned anything, he still believed in the national socialist alpinist ideals. In contrast, the Dalai Lama’s brother, Gyalo Thondup, defended the former SS member with the tasteless argument that what the Chinese had done to the Tibetans was worse and more cruel than what the Nazis had done to the Jews.
It is a fact that Harrer — in his own account — first turned against the Chinese invaders at the end of the fifties, after he had already left Tibet. There is not the slightest trace of a deep catharsis as depicted in Annaud’s film to be found in the German’s books. This was purely an invention of the director to avoid losing face before a world audience.
The journalist Gerhard Lehner also pursued a second lead: on September 13, 1994 eight veterans who had visited and reported from Tibet before 1950 met with the Dalai Lama in London. In a photo taken to record the occasion a second major SS figure can be seen beside Heinrich Harrer and directly behind the Kundun, Dr. Bruno Beger. Beger was the actual “expert” who pushed forward the racial studies research by Himmler’s Ahnenerbe project (Kater, 1997, p. 208). He too, like the Tibetan explorer Ernst Schäfer, was a member of Himmler’s personal staff. In 1939 he went to the Himalayas as a member of the SS Expedition. There he measured the skulls of more than 400 Tibetans in order to investigate a possible relationship between the Tibetan and Aryan ‘races’. In 1943, Beger was sent to Auschwitz where he took the measurements of 150 mainly Jewish prisoners. These were later killed and added to a collection of skeletons. In 1971 Beger appeared in a German court and was sentenced to three years imprisonment on probation for his national socialist crimes.
The racialist, who was the last survivor of the “SS Schäfer Expedition” (dying in 1998), met His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama at least five times (in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1994). The meetings were all very hearty affairs. The former SS member dedicated a small brochure entitled “My Encounters with the Ocean of Knowledge” to the first three (Beger, 1986).
The Dalai Lama (worshipped by his followers as the “Ocean of Wisdom” because of his “omniscience”) claims not to have been informed about his Nazi friends’ past. One may well believe this, yet he has not distanced himself from them since their exposure. His statements about Adolf Hitler and the “final solution to the question of the Jews” also seem strange. Just like his brother, Gyalo Thondup, he sees the dictator as a more noble figure than the Chinese occupiers of Tibet: “In 1959, in Lhasa, the Chinese shot Tibetan families from aeroplanes with machine guns. Systematic destruction in the name of liberation against the tyranny of the Dalai Lama! Hu, Hu, Hu! In Hitler’s case he was more honest. In concentration camps he made it clear he intended to exterminate the Jews. With the Chinese they called us their brothers! Big brother bullying little brother! Hu, Hu, Hu! It’s less honest, I think.” (Daily Telegraph, August 15, 1998)…”
The Myths of the Dalai Lama laid Bare
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One of the greatest deceptions the world has witnessed is the Dalai Lama pretending to follow Ghandian non-violence – a pretence that won him the Nobel Peace Prize – when in reality he supports violence.
Part 1 The US embassy and state department notes make this totally clear- See Below
Part 2 Torture and Punishment in the Dalai Lama’s Tibet in pictures-
Nothing could be further from the truth than the popular myth of pre-invasion Tibet as a Shangri-la. These photos show horrific and inhumane punishments regularly meted out by the ruling classes right up to the time when the Dalai Lama fled his homeland.
Part 3 below The Nazi buddies of the Dalai Lama
Part 5 The Dalai Lama and Shoko Asahara
The Dalai Lama Cables: Follow the Money
Recently declassified US State Department cables reveal the workings of the Dalai Lama and his inner circle.
Throughout the 1950s the Dalai Lama negotiated with the US government for military and financial assistance. In the State Department document ‘United States Policy Concerning the Legal Status of Tibet – 1942 – 1956’, a summary of the US government’s response is given:
‘The United States was prepared to provide light arms, but it was not prepared to pay the expenses of the Dalai Lama and his retinue if they sought asylum abroad, because it assumed that the Dalai Lama had enough treasure to pay his own expenses.’
When the Dalai Lama finally did flee Tibet in early 1959, he sent his brother, Gyalo Thondup, to ask for financial and military assistance. Gyalo Thondup let it be known that:
‘The Dalai Lama did not bring out any treasures from Tibet and consequently was very hard up financially’.
The declassified documents show that the Dalai Lama received a personal subsidy from the US government – a covert payment arranged by the CIA – of 180,000 US Dollars per year from 1959 through till at least 1974. To put this in a modern context 180,000 dollars in the 1950s would be worth nearly 1.5 million today, and 180,000 dollars in the seventies would be worth nearly 800,000 today. Considering the US intended not to support the Dalai Lama financially that’s a pretty generous subsidy to have squeezed out of them.
Camp Hale Colorado where the CIA Trained Tibetan guerrillas
The Dalai Lama with Tibetan Guerillas
Old Buddies meet up -John Kenneth Knaus, the CIA station chief who ran these covert actions in the late 1950s and 1960s.
Above Photo approx 1995
Dalai Lama inspecting troops 1972
Torture and Punishment in the Dalai Lama’s Tibet in pictures
Nothing could be further from the truth than the popular myth of pre-invasion Tibet as a Shangri-la. These photos show horrific and inhumane punishments regularly meted out by the ruling classes right up to the time when the Dalai Lama fled his homeland.
This photograph shows a Tibetan whose eyes were gouged out with the kinds of instruments that were used for this kind of punishment.
Anna Louise Strong describes torture implements she saw when visiting Tibet in 1959:
“There were handcuffs of many sizes, including small ones for small children; there were instruments for cutting off noses and ears, and other instruments for breaking off the hands. There were instruments for gouging out eyes, including a special stone cap with two holes in it that was pressed down over the head so that the eyes bulged out through the hole, in which position they were gouged out and hot oil poured in into the sockets.”
This photograph shows bKra-shis, a herdsman, whose foot tendons were taken out as punishment.
Anna Louise Strong describes the torture instruments she saw in Tibet in 1959:
“There were instruments for slicing off knee-caps, after which boiling oil was applied there. other instruments sliced off the heels or hamstrung men, making permanent cripples. there were instruments for sealing the forehead with a red hot brand. there were various kinds of whips for flogging, with wooden paddles, or with ropes or wires. there were special instruments for dis-embowelling.”
Stuart and Roma Gelder met Tsereh Wang Tuei in Tibet in 1962. He told them his story:
“Without emotion he told us that he was born a serf of Drepung in the village of Peichang, on the edge of the grasslands where we met him. He became a herdsman, looking after sheep and yaks. when he was twenty years old he stole two sheep belonging to a petty official of the monastery, named Gambo. For this crime he was taken before the monastic magistrate who ordered that both his eyes should be put out.
Tsereh Wang Tuei drew his hand across his face as he described how one was gouged with a knife and the other sucked from its socket with a half-hollowed ball. Then adding a little private punishment of his own, Gambo instructed the ‘executioner’ to tie up Tsereh’s left hand with rope and twist and pull it until parts of two fingers came off. To complete the torture, the bleeding hand was wrapped in salted yak hide. When the leather had shrunk it was permitted to be removed. What was left was a useless piece of flesh and crushed bone.
we asked Tsereh Wang Tuei, ‘Are you a Buddhist?’
‘I was,’ he said.
‘But not now?’
‘No,’ he replied. ‘When a holy lama told them to blind me I thought there was no good in religion.’”
In her book, Tibetan Interviews, Anna Lousie Strong, recounts:
“A herdsman, speaking at the big mass meeting with arms uplifted to show that the hands were long since broken off at the wrist. But the strong face spoke now neither of pain nor of horror but only of judgement as the man said: “This lord took away my wife and I never again saw her. He beat off my hands when I opposed him. He also beat of the hands of my younger brother, who was weaker than I and who died of shock and loss of blood. My sister died of the terror. My old mother is ill ever since.”
Public Torture in Lhasa
These Tibetans are terrified as they await punishment. They were frontier guards who – following their standard proceedure – shot and killed some foreigners who were trying to enter into Tibet. Unknown to them a letter from the Tibetan Government was making it way to them instructing them to greet these foreigners and show them the highest respect. Unfortunately for these guards and the three men they killed, the letter arrived too late.
As Frank Bessac, one of the surviving foreigners reported: ‘The leader was to have his nose and both ears cut off. The man who fired the first shot was to lose both ears. A third man was to lose one ear, and the others were to get 50 lashes each.’
The Tibetans were saved from mutilation only by one of the Americans they had shot at. Bessac tells us: ‘I felt that this punishment was too severe, so I asked if it could be lightened. My request was granted. The new sentences were: 200 lashes each for the leader and the man who fired the first shot.’
This 1950 photograph shows their public whipping in Lhasa.
After their public whipping the leaders were then put in cangues indefinitely, unable to feed themselves they would only be able to eat through the kindness of others.
Public Whipping in Lhasa
This 1950 photograph shows their public whipping in Lhasa.
The Tibetans were saved from mutilation only by one of the Americans they had shot at. Bessac tells us: ‘I felt that this punishment was too severe, so I asked if it could be lightened. My request was granted. the new sentences were: 200 lashes each for the leader and the man who fired the first shot.’
Public Torture in Lhasa
After their public whipping the leaders were then put in cangues indefinitely. Unable to feed themselves, they would only be able to eat through the kindness of others.
A Tibetan in cangue
“A murderer at the prison of Muli. Permanent iron clamps hold the boards of the cangue together; he will wear this for five years, should he live so long. His hands cannot reach his face, so he must be fed a ball of barley flour twice a day by a monk.”
While the Dalai Lama enjoyed his 1000 room mansion the Potala Palace, at its foot was the Potala Shol prison were Tibetans would be tortured and even executed. This photograph shows a Tibetan in the cangue. Sometimes they would remain in the cangue for the rest of their lives.
The Prison below the Potala Palace
Underneath the Dalai Lama’s luxurious Potala Palace, Tibetans languished in stocks.
Another prison photo under Potala Prison
Another photo of Tibetans in stocks in the Potala Shol prison beneath the Potala.
Below The Nazi buddies of the Dalai Lama
The Dalai with Jorge Haider
In 2006 and 2007, the Dalai Lama publicly gave Jorg Haider his blessings with a ceremonial white scarf (Katag). Haider had been the leader of the Far-Right Austrian Freedom Party (FPO), and known for publically airing his appreciation of the policies of Nazi Germany. So much so that when his party was brought in to form a coalition government in Austria the European Union imposed a diplomatic boycott on Austria because of the FPO’s extreme views.
Dalai Lama with Miguel Serranao
Another Nazi friend of the Dalai Lama was Miguel Serrano head of the Nazi Party in Chile and the author of several books that elevate Hitler to a god-like status.
Whilst working as the Chilean ambassador to India between 1959 – 1962, Miguel Serrano, although openly a supporter of the Nazis, kept quiet about his view of Hitler as a god on earth… but even after he published books expounding these views in 1978 and claiming their close connection with Tantric Buddhism, the Dalai Lama maintained a close personal friendship, inviting him to private meetings in 1984 and 1992.
The Dalai Lama with Heinrich Harrer
The Dalai Lama maintained a warm relationship with Heinrich Harrer and both tried to play down his Nazi links.
Gerald Lehner’s investigated the matter and found:
“In his curriculum vitae for the SS, Harrer mentions his SA membership twice. Handwritten. Furthermore he was friends with and brother-in-law to the Gauleiter of Styria, the mass-murderer Siegfried Uiberreither. Both married the daughters of the German polar explorer Alfred Wegener who at the time had taught in Graz.
Furthermore during his time at the Indian internment camp, Harrer boasted to have been there when the Graz synagogue was burnt down in the Crystal night. His contacts to the SA troup came about through the ‘Graz Gymnastic Club’ which was spearheading the (at the time) illegal Nazis in Austria. He remained a member of this club until his death.”
Heinrich Harrer with Hitler
Heinrich Harrer was a tutor to the young Dalai Lama in Tibet, and remained close to him through the decades in exile. Vanity Fair described him as the Dalai Lama’s ‘western guru’.
Here he is standing next to Hitler. Harrer was a sergeant in the SS, Hitler’s elite soldiers.
For more details about Heinrich Harrer’s nazi past, read Gerald Lehner’s book on the subject.
Another Pal Bruno Berger
nother close Nazi friend of the Dalai Lama’s was Bruno Beger, a war criminal convicted for his ‘scientific research’ on jewish prisoners at Auschwitz.
Beger was convicted in 1970 for his part in a mass murder at the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp. This was part of the ‘Ahnenerbe’ (‘Ancestry Heritage’) programme run by August Hirt – one of the most repulsive parts of the Nazi’s grim history. Beger insisted to colleagues that they needed Jewish skulls and so 86 of his subjects were murdered. They were 29 women and 57 men who were transported from Auschwitz and gassed in August 1943, in a special chamber about sixty kilometres south-west of Strasburg, in the Vosges mountains, near Hirt’s headquarters. Beger had X-rayed their 86 skulls and determined their blood types, and after their murder, did work on their skeletons.
Bruno Berger during the war crimes tribunal
The Dalai Lama has maintained a close relationship with Bruno Beger despite his conviction as a Nazi war criminal. In exchange for the legitimacy the Dalai Lama’s friendship bestows on the Nazi scientist, Beger has in return offered writings on Tibet that support the Dalai Lama’s position:
This photo shows Reting, the regent of Tibet, with Bruno Beger, a key member of the SS expeditions to Lhasa.
Below The Dalai Lama enjoying the high life with Chairman Mao and other Chinese notables
The Dalai Lama shaking Chairman Mao’s hands on Oct 13, 1954
The Dalai Lama voting at a Communist Party Convention
In March 1955, the Dalai Lama attended the first session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing and was elected vice chairman of the NPC standing committee. In April 1956, he was also appointed the Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the Autonomous Region of Tibet.
The Dalai Lama with Deng Xiaoping in 1954
he Dalai Lama having dinner with Chairman Mao and Zhou Enlai.
Stuart and Roma Gelder visiting Tibet in 1962, commented that the Dalai Lama and his public statements (such as ‘Learn from the Soviet Union and Construct Our Socialist Fatherland’ and ‘Strive for a Glorious Leap Forward in Tibet’) had been ‘Mao’s most valuable ally in Tibet’.
Part 5 –
The Dalai Lama and Shoko Asahara
Good friend of Dalai Lama and praised by
the Dalai Lama after giving over a million
dollars to Dalai Lama. Also an admirer of
Adolph Hitler. Convicted of mass murder by
placing poison Sarin gas in the Tokyo
subway. The Dalai Lama lobbied for Shoko Asahara
to be recognised as a Buddhist leader in Japan