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Ben Norton
Reminder that the US government-backed Dalai Lama (a longtime CIA asset) is an extreme reactionary who is now doing racist dog-whistling to European fascists
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Ben Norton Sep 16
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I've been trolled by alt-right fascists for the past few days because I pointed out the uncontroversial fact that the US, and specifically the CIA, has a long history of supporting the reactionary Dalai Lama in order to undermine China
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Ben Norton Sep 16
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The Associated Press in 1998: The Dalai Lama's administration admitted it received $1.7 million pear year in the 1960s from the CIA. They used this money for guerrilla operations against the Chinese, along with offices for lobbying in Geneva and New York.
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Ben Norton Sep 16
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The Associated Press: "The decade-long covert program to support the Tibetan independence movement was part of the C.I.A.'s worldwide effort to undermine Communist governments, particularly in the Soviet Union and China."
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Ben Norton Sep 16
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The Dalai Lama's ties to far-right groups are extensive. This year, he also agreed to attend the World Hindu Congress, which is a misleading front group for India's fascist RSS and the extremist Hindutva movement
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Ben Norton Sep 16
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It's also noteworthy that the Dalai Lama was tutored by, and remained friends with, an Austrian Nazi who proudly joined the genocidal SS and was personally honored by Hitler. (Hollywood also honored this Nazi mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer, with a movie)
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