Webster Tarpley says that CIA funded Dali Lama and is an asset and on the payroll.
China is urging the US government to cancel plans for President Barack Obama to meet next week with Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Chinese-US relations have already deteriorated over Taiwan, electronic security, and now with the potential economic threat by China. This meeting means relations between the two countries are going to get even worse. The White House yesterday confirmed that President Obama will meet the Dalai Lama on February 18, despite China's objections.
The insurrection against the Chinese in 1959 failed because the Tibetan people didn't support it.
Why? Because in the pre-Chinese era Tibet was under a vicious Dark Ages style theocratic feudelism, not at all spiritual, in which 75% of the people were serf, 5% were slaves, 15% were monks, most of whom were desperately poor also, and about 3-4% were officials and functionaries. Only about 200 families had ALL the power and controlled 93% of the wealth of the country. Bodily mutilation was a standard way of punishing anyone who questioned authority. Tibet was the closest thing to Hell on Earth. Women were extremely oppressed - even more than men. In all the circumstances SOCIAL REFORM WAS IMPOSSIBLE.
(Video 5' 11") See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhXw-2aqJ3E
Webster Tarpley is right about the vicious feudalist tyranny that controlled Tibet prior to the advent of Chinese "liberation", see 'The Dalai Lama: 'what Richard Gere won't tell you' at: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/The_Dalai_Lama_what_Richard_Gere_won_t_tell_you_3168.shtml
See also: The Issues around the "Free Tibet" movement and espcially Candace's comments thereon in 'The Issues around the "Free Tibet" movement' at: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Candace_7/The_Issues_around_the_Free_Tibet_movement_2984.shtml.