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Letter: Sail on, Brittania!

November 30, 2008

Moultrie Observer
November 28, 2008

Wayne Bloodworth, Moultrie

Dear editor:

Great Britain has urged China to give a larger contribution to the
International Monetary Fund offering in exchange added weight to
China's future voting power in that institution. It now appears
British negotiators anted up more to sweeten that kitty: the sellout of Tibet.

Great Britain is suddenly calling its 1914 Simla Convention with
Tibet to be an anachronism of the colonial era with no force under
current international law. Never mind that China and India have
fought two wars over its terms, that India claims and occupies a
former province of Tibet because of it, and that Tibet stakes its
claim to autonomy if not independence on it.

This concession was delivered just two days prior to China's latest,
eighth round of talks with representatives of the Dalai Lama on the
status of Tibet.

The result: no future discussions will be held on the status of
Tibet; only on the status of the Dalai Lama. China would like to
remove the Dalai Lama from the threat posed by separatist radicals of
Tibet's independence movement. It has been seeking his retirement to
Beijing where it can accord to him that measure of security
appropriate to such status as it will determine for him.

Thanks to Great Britain's quiet diplomacy, we have an update on
"realist principle:" Nations do not have friends; only interests. If
a people do not rise to the level of being recognized as a nation, it
follows that they can have no interests and need no means for such
expression. So sail on Britannia; Davy Jones is marking your progress!

Wayne Bloodworth
Moultrie
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