Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Dalai Lama addresses conference, KSCM, ODS have doubts.

Once again the Czech Republic's two largest political parties show where their moral priorities lie. Vaclav Exner, deputy chairman of the Communists, says a conference about the rights of suspected terrorists imprisoned at the American base in Guantanamo, Cuba, would be "a much greater contribution" than this weekend's conference on Tibet, in which Prague hosts the Dalai Lama.

ODS's Jan Zahradil joins him with milder criticism of the conference.

I think the correct response would be something along the lines of, "Fuck off and die, you commie scumbags."

Look, it's not that we shouldn't be discussing and criticizing U.S. policy. But to say the world should be more concerned about the Americans' treatment of Al Qaeda suspects than, say, China's treatment of this kid?

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the world's youngest political prisoner, was kidnapped by the Chinese government when we was six. He hasn't been seen nor heard from since. For a good dose of outrage, read Isabel Hilton's The Search for the Panchen Lama.


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