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February 21, 2014 - 11:08 am

President Obama emerged from his meeting with the Dalai Lama today with a pro-China message.

Says the White House readout:

The President met this morning at the White House with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.  The President reiterated his strong support for the preservation of Tibet’s unique religious, cultural, and linguistic traditions and the protection of human rights for Tibetans in the People’s Republic of China.  The President commended the Dalai Lama’s commitment to peace and nonviolence and expressed support for the Dalai Lama’s “Middle Way” approach.  The President stressed that he encourages direct dialogue to resolve long-standing differences and that a dialogue that produces results would be positive for China and Tibetans. In this context, the President reiterated the U.S. position that Tibet is part of the People’s Republic of China and that the United States does not support Tibet independence. The Dalai Lama stated that he is not seeking independence for Tibet and hopes that dialogue between his representatives and the Chinese government will resume.  The President and the Dalai Lama agreed on the importance of a positive and constructive relationship between the United States and China.

China wanted Obama to call off the meeting, saying through the Foreign Ministry that it would “grossly interfere in the internal affairs of China, seriously violate norms governing international relations and severely impair China-U.S. relations.”

Still, Obama didn’t look too excited about the words of His Holiness:

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Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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He doesn't support liberty here, why would he support liberty and freedom in Tibet?
34 weeks ago
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To be honest, I'm doubtful the Dalai Lama even supports Tibet independence himself. Don't forget, he explicitly ascribed himself to Marxism, and even tried to join the Communist party when he was young. Even if he did get Tibet to actually succeed half-heartedly, he'd probably ensure it became a Marxist state.
34 weeks ago
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"In this context, the President reiterated the U.S. position that Tibet is part of the People’s Republic of China and that the United States does not support Tibet independence. "

Obama and this cabal don't support Israeli independence.

They don't support Egyptian independence.

They don't support Georgian independence.

They don't support Syrian independence.

They don't support Venezuelan independence.

And they most clearly do not support American independence.

Anyone but me see a pattern here?
34 weeks ago
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Yeah, I see it.
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