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Olympic committees oppose boycott over Tibet

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

BRDO PRI KRANJU, Slovenia -- Amid escalating violence in and around Tibet, the message from across Europe was clear: "Let the games begin."

European nations and Olympic committees said Monday they opposed a boycott of the Beijing Games over China's handling of the unrest in Tibet. And most everyone else who spoke out, from Russia to Australia, echoed that approach.

"Under no circumstance will we support the boycott. We are 100 percent unanimous," said Patrick Hickey, the head of the European Olympic Committees.

The EU sports ministers and Olympic committees said sports should not be linked to such a political issue.

"Not one world leader has come out with the suggestion of a boycott and no less a person than the Dalai Lama" is against it, Hickey said. "A boycott is only a punishment of the athletes."

-- The Associated Press

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Indeed. Let's not offend the gracious Chinese hosts by boycotting the Olympics. They can't help it that over 100 Tibetan protesters recently got in the path of their bullets. Those protesters should be greatful that their country has been occupied by China for 50 years after being under self rule for thousands of years.

Moreover, many people here in America would like to see protesters shot in the streets or at least imprisoned when they ask questions about what we were sold concerning the events of 9/11 or the never ending war. How dare you question our government about 9/11 Bill Clinton stated recently. The next day Joe Scarborough said the protester should be waterboarded. Sidekick, ****** Geist, said people who question Clinton and the government about 9/11 should be sent to a secret CIA prison overseas... he wasn't laughing either. O'Reily, Hannity, and Limbaugh, and others have made similar statements. That's pretty scarey because of their propaganda power.

It won't be long before protesters here are shot or imprisoned for speaking out. Mark my words. They already are being tased. You may agree with the strong armed tactics of the officials now, but one of these days you won't. When the economy totally crashes,when the dollar is worthless, when depression hits, and when there are food shortages and un-employment, you will want to protest in the streets too. Ironically, the agressive action of the officials you approve of now will be used against you too. People like me who would have stood beside you will either have been executed or imprisoned.

China has had over 50 years to perfect their tyranny over the people. Our country has raced to catch up. We are in a technological police state now. Everything you do and say can be tracked or traced by some government agency.( yeh I know, if you aren't doing anything wrong why should you worry you say) The least we can do to show our disgust with the communist slave labor police state is to protest the Olympics by not watching them and rewarding the Chinese along with their American corporate enablers.

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Tue, Mar 18, 2008, at 12:22 PM

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