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In my theory, “Beijing Doomed – Nature’s Plan for Natural Freedom in Tibet,” I claim that National entity known to World as Tibet came into physical existence because of Natural Forces entirely operated by Nature. India’s Tectonic Collision with Asia began about 45 million years ago. Most school children learn that the Tibetan Plateau called ‘The Roof of the World’ was product of India-Eurasia Continental Collision. Tibetan Plateau is maintained by the Northward motion of the Indian plate. Tibet stands more than three miles above Sea Level. The Natural Force operating to maintain Tibet contributed to Tibet’s geographical isolation apart from sustaining Natural Order, Natural Balance, and Natural Equilibrium for sustained periods of time even after arrival of man in Natural World. My theory on Beijing’s Doom takes into consideration Natural Factors, Natural Mechanisms, Natural Forces, and Natural Events that impact Natural Conditions of Earth. Meteorite or Bolide impacts are one of the most destructive forces in the Solar System. The effects of such ‘Heavenly Strikes’ or Asteroid Impacts linger for billions of years. Several such ‘Heavenly Strikes’ on planet Earth in the past caused Major Extinction Events altering the face of Earth. The last such Major Extinction Event happened about 35 million years ago and contributed to Eocene Mass Extinction. In my analysis, Tibetans enjoy Natural Freedom and lead Lifestyles characterized by Natural Sense of Independence as it is entirely preserved by Natural Forces operating in Nature. Tibetans have chosen a Spiritual Leader called the Dalai Lama to manage their lives both as individuals and as a national group. The succession of Political Power in the Institution of Dalai Lama depends upon Natural Selection predetermined by Dalai Lama’s Living Spirit which is not influenced by Human Choice or Human Action. In Tibet’s long political history, foreign conquests by Mongol Dynasty and Ch’ing or Qing Dynasty of China have not altered Natural Freedom and Natural Lifestyle of Independence that shapes Tibetan Existence. Red China’s Military Conquest and Occupation of Tibet since 1950s cannot be described as Natural Event. Communist takeover of Tibetan National Affairs and Tibetan Governance remains “UNNATURAL” Event, for it is not shaped by Natural Force that still prevails in sustaining Tibetan Identity. I foresee Nature’s Plan for Natural Freedom in Tibet coming into operation.

Nature will counteract against Red China’s use of Physical Force that led to Tibet’s Occupation. Beijing invited this devastating Disaster, Catastrophe, Calamity, Cataclysmic Event, Apocalypse, or Doom because of her own Evil Action using Physical Force in Unjust, Unfair, and irresponsible manner. Beijing cannot ward off the impending Disaster by paying ransom. Beijing will experience Regime Change not because military actions of other nations of this World.

I am predicting Cosmic Event, Asteroid or Heavenly Strike to deliver and unleash massive force of Power or Energy to punch Beijing causing her sudden, unexpected Downfall restoring Tibet to its Original, or Natural Condition, or State called FREE.


Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada





Clipped from: https://www.livescience.com/46312-popigai-crater-linked-eocene-mass-extinction.html


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — New evidence implicates one of Earth’s biggest impact craters in a mass extinction that occurred 33.7 million years ago, according to research presented here Wednesday (June 11) at the annual Goldschmidt geochemistry conference.

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles precisely dated rocks from beneath the Popigai impact crater in remote Siberia to the Eocene epoch mass extinction that occurred 33.7 million years ago. Popigai crater is one of the 10 biggest impact craters on Earth, and in 2012, Russian scientists claimed the crater harbors a gigantic industrial diamond deposit.

The new age, which is later than other estimates, means the Eocene extinction — long blamed on climate change — now has another prime suspect: an “impact winter.” Meteorite blasts can trigger a deadly global chill by blanketing the Earth’s atmosphere with tiny particles that reflect the sun’s heat. [Crash! 10 Biggest Impact Craters on Earth]

“I don’t think this will be the smoking gun, but it reopens the door to Popigai being involved in the mass extinction,” said lead study author Matt Wielicki, a UCLA graduate student.

Popigai crater

Credit: NASA

This isn’t the first time flying space rocks have been implicated in the Eocene’s mass die-offs. Other possible culprits besides Popigai crater include three smaller Earth-meteorite smashups between 35 million and 36 million years ago: Chesapeake Bay crater offshore Virginia, Toms Canyon crater offshore New Jersey and Mistastin crater in Labrador, Canada.

Previously, all four craters were ruled out because of their ages. Earlier dating attempts had pinned Popigai’s impact age at 35.7 million years ago, Wielicki said. And 2 million years is too much of a time lag between a meteorite blast and disappearing species, he said. The cosmic impact that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago coincides in time with its extinction by just 33,000 years, according to the most precise dating techniques available.

With no meteorite to blame for the Eocene mass extinction, scientists focused on climate change. In this case, global cooling killed off many species, researchers think.

Here’s how they can tell: By measuring isotopes of oxygen, carbon and other elements in Eocene-age rocks, researchers can estimate Earth’s past temperature and greenhouse-gas levels. (Isotopes are elements with different numbers of neutrons in their nuclei.) The signal from the Eocene shows the epoch started off extremely warm and then swung toward colder, drier conditions before the big extinction event. However, a sharp spike in these climate signals at the end of the Eocene hints at short-lived but extreme global cooling, followed by a rebound to warmer temperatures.

“The age of the crater matches perfectly with that [short-term] global change,” Wielicki said.

Wielicki thinks the Popigai impact created a global icehouse, similar to the climate disasters seen after enormous volcanic eruptions or the dinosaur-killing impact. The meteoritic crash could have pumped massive amounts of sunlight-reflecting sulfur droplets into the atmosphere, he said. The planet’s “quick” recovery, in geologic time, set plants and animals on an evolutionary path to modern species.

The end of the Eocene was the last big mass extinction in Earth’s history. More than 90 percent of snails disappeared, sea urchins were hard hit and the earliest toothed whales died off, which eventually would be replaced by modern whales. The dramatic shift of European mammals, called the “Grand Coupure,” occurred soon afterward, following Eocene-Oligocene transition.

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SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE – MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE TO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS. ON MAY 30, 1948 TIBETAN RESISTANCE MOVEMENT WAS KNOWN TO US PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN WHO PAID TRIBUTE TO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       On Monday, May 29, Memorial Day 2017, Special Frontier Force expects United States, India, and Tibet to pay tribute to their Fallen Soldiers, and Serving Soldiers of Tibetan Resistance Movement while they continue to be Unknown Soldiers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada                                                                                                                     SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE – MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE TO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS. ON OCTOBER 12, 1949 TIBETAN RESISTANCE MOVEMENT WAS KNOWN TO INDIAN PRIME MINISTER JAWAHARLAL NEHRU WHO PAID TRIBUTE TO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE – MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE TO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS. ON MAY 30, 1963, TIBETAN RESISTANCE MOVEMENT WAS KNOWN TO US PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY WHO PAID TRIBUTE TO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE – MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE TO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS. ON MAY 28, 1984 TIBETAN RESISTANCE MOVEMENT WAS KNOWN TO US PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN WHO PAID HIS TRIBUTE TO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE – MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE TO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS. ON MAY 29, 2000 TIBETAN RESISTANCE MOVEMENT WAS KNOWN TO US PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON WHO PAID TRIBUTE TO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Special Frontier Force – Memorial Day Tribute to Unknown Soldiers. On May 25, 2015, Tibetan Resistance Movement was known to President Barack Obama participating in a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Special Frontier Force – Memorial Day Tribute to Unknown Soldiers. On January 19, 2017 Tibetan Resistance Movement was known to President-elect Trump as he paid his tribute to Unknown Soldiers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE – MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE TO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS. ON JANUARY 19, 2017 TIBETAN RESISTANCE MOVEMENT WAS KNOWN TO 45th US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AS HE PAID TRIBUTE TO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS.                                                                                                                                                                               
Special Frontier Force – Memorial Day Tribute to Unknown Soldiers.The Arlington National Cemetery observes its 150 anniversary with a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Va., June 16, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Alfredo Barraza)

On Memorial Day, United States honors its citizens who have died in War. Originally commemorating soldiers killed in the American Civil War, the observance was later extended to all US war dead. The holiday is observed on the last Monday in the month of May and an official tradition began in 1971, the same year during which I had witnessed the death of some young soldiers who served in Special Frontier Force, which is known as Establishment No. 22 in India. Approximately, one million men and women died in defense of the United States since 1775. I cannot give a precise count of the men and women who died serving the cause of Freedom at Special Frontier Force.
The custom of honoring the graves of the war dead began before the close of the Civil War. In 1868, Commander-in-Chief John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic issued a general order designating May 30, 1868 “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion.”

Tibetan soldiers with whom I served in Special Frontier Force died in the remote jungles of Chittagong Hill Tracts while our military action code-named ‘Operation Eagle’ initiated Liberation of Bangladesh during November – December 1971. We buried them or cremated them and our fallen comrades have no graves which I can visit for purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the sites where they died to defend the cause of Freedom. However, I am pleased to remember them and honor them on this Memorial Day for we fought our battles with weapons, ammunition, field gear, medical supplies, rations, radio sets, and other military supplies provided by the United States. We are partners with India and the United States to defend Tibet and restore its lost Freedom.

On this Memorial Day while I pay my tribute to honor memory of the fallen Tibetan soldiers of Special Frontier Force, I respectfully remind the US and India to renew our pledge to work in support of Peace, Justice, Freedom and Democracy in Occupied Tibet.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162, USA

Special Frontier Force – Memorial Day Tribute to Fallen Soldiers. The tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.


Special Frontier Force – Memorial Day Tribute to Fallen Soldiers. President Barack Obama at Arlington National Cemetery.
Special Frontier Force – Memorial Day Tribute to Fallen Soldiers. Arlington National Cemetery.


Special Frontier Force – Memorial Day Tribute to Fallen Soldiers. Arlington National Cemetery.


Special Frontier Force – Memorial Day Tribute to Fallen Soldiers. Arlington National Cemetery.



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Tibetans, Indians, Americans, and Chinese are caught up in the mess of ‘Gordian Knot’. If not Alexander the Great’s Sword, Heavenly Strike can untangle this Gordian Knot giving Freedom to Tibetans to live their lives without confusion.


Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada






The Tibet, India and China Triangular Tangle


Posted on: May 23, 2017 Updated on: May 23, 2017



As India enters a period when a great economic expansion is most possible, it would be unwise for it to get involved in an expensive and debilitating international rivalry

Mohan Guruswamy Delhi 


Tibet is not only India’s largest geographical neighbor but also its most significant in terms of the environmental impact. Many major Indian rivers like the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej originate in Tibet. Though we have been brought up to believe that the Himalaya are an impenetrable barrier, they are in fact quite porous and the ethno-cultural traits of the people who inhabit the crest of India amply reflect the influence of Tibet in Indian culture. This to and fro movement of people continues even today despite the deployment of the world’s two largest standing armies in a bid to define borders. India’s influence on Tibet too has not been insignificant.


Despite a political identity that has historically been entwined with China’s, Tibet has traditionally looked towards India for economic and spiritual sustenance. Tibet has also had a long history of struggle with China and this Dalai Lama is not the first one to seek refuge in India. The British had an active policy to create a buffer against China in the form of an independent Tibet. Not only that, the British also sought to open Tibet to the world and to its influence. When the Tibetans proved recalcitrant the British sent in a military expedition led by Col. Francis Younghusband to do just this. The Chinese Amban in Lhasa watched the Younghusband expedition’s exertions in Tibet passively and one immediate consequence of this was an assertion of Tibet’s independence.


Almost immediately after their civil war triumph in 1949, the Chinese Communists reasserted control over Tibet, which had by then enjoyed over four decades of relative independence.  Since then India has tried to head off the Tibet problem by accepting its annexation by the People’s Republic of China. In these 56 years, the Chinese Communists initially tried to solve the Tibet problem by attempting to wipe out Tibetan nationalism and Buddhism with Mao’s Communism. It didn’t succeed. This policy has now been replaced by creeping “Hanization” and massive doses of economic development. These too have worked only partially for the Chinese, but they seemed to do better with this than with the Maoist iron hand. Though Tibet is now relatively passive, it remains a dry tinderbox and the Chinese dread the likelihood of any spark that may set off a fire.


For India, too the policy has worked partially. Nearly 150,000 Tibetan refugees now live in India, and India has willy-nilly become the fulcrum of a worldwide struggle by the Tibetans to regain their nation. In short the Tibet issue, though dormant now, is still very much alive and whether India likes it or not, it is being played out in its front yard.




Central to this sustained struggle has been the ever-increasing international stature of the Dalai Lama who has become the symbol of many ideals and images. The mix of new age spiritualism, ethics, ecological values and politics has won for the Dalai Lama many influential and wealthy western adherents to Tibetan Buddhism and supporters of Tibet’s cause. McLeodganj today is a magnet that draws large numbers of young westerners seeking a new meaning to and purpose in life.


True, the Dalai Lama has become many things to many people but what should be relevant to us is that he has emerged as a man of great stature and influence. Presidents and Prime Ministers now vie to receive him and the pictures that get transmitted the world over electronically remind the world that there is still a Tibetan nation yearning to be free and peacefully struggling for it. This is a powerful image.


Stalin did not live to see his wry question about the number of divisions with the Pope answered. But one must wonder what he would have had to say if he had witnessed the Polish priest who became the Pope catalyzing the collapse of the Communist regime in Poland, which in turn unraveled the Warsaw Pact and Soviet hegemony over Eastern Europe. The Chinese have a better sense of history and hence rightly worry about the broad wake the peripatetic Dalai Lama leaves behind as he reiterates his message all over the world. India too must worry about this.


Tibetans believe the Dalai Lama to be a living God. But he is also human and must die like all humans. He is now in his 81st year and time is certainly not on his side. If he is alive he keeps the embers of Tibetan nationalism from conflagrating with the blanket of the new age Buddhism that he has woven. When this Dalai Lama is gone, the embers might just combust.





We can be certain that it is the present Dalai Lama’s stature that keeps the lid on Tibetan militancy. After him, the political power of the next Dalai Lama will almost certainly be challenged. Many of the younger Tibetans in exile will not accept the legitimacy and leadership of another incarnation. The incarnation will, in any case, take many years to grow into mature adulthood and till then some manner of bureaucratic regency will be in charge. This regency may not have the moral and spiritual stature of the present Dalai Lama. That will have to be earned and only time can tell if the next incarnation chosen by the regency will fit the bill.


The chosen leadership of the exiles will not go unchallenged. The Chinese will almost certainly try to foist their own incarnation and will try to legitimize it with all the power available to them. It is unlikely that they will succeed, but it will certainly obfuscate the situation and preclude any future compromise on the issue of the spiritual leadership of the Tibetan Buddhists.


While the spiritual leadership may be contested, it is almost inevitable that a new generation of Tibetan exiles will stake a claim for the temporal leadership of the Tibetan nationalist movement. If this is contested by the regency around the India-based incarnation, then we will almost certainly see a competition for the hearts and minds of young Tibetans and this will inevitably lead to more assertive postures as the factions jockey for power. Such internal struggles often result in greater militancy.


On the other hand, we may see a duality of leadership emerging among the Tibetan exiles, a spiritual leadership that tends to the soul and a militant leadership that leads the struggle for attainment of political goals. It is due to the Dalai Lama’s foresight and sagacity that the contours of such a dual leadership are emerging with the second tallest Buddhist ecclesiastical figure, Ugen Thinley, the Karmapa, and the just re-elected Sikyong (Prime Minister) of the government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay. Both now enjoy much stature among émigré Tibetan groups and with vast sections of Tibetans in Tibet.

The splintering of the exile leadership into two or even more factions would be a desirable objective for the Chinese. From the Indian perspective, the rise of an alternative religious leader in the interim would well prevent the splintering of the Tibetan Buddhist movement. The young Karmapa might well provide this.




This will not be without consequences for India. People who have closer ethno-linguistic links to Tibet than to the plains populate the entire Himalayan region from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh. Geographically, much of Ladakh is an extension of the Tibetan Changthang and the main language spoken is a Tibetan dialect. The Tawang tract, at the other end, was, till it was annexed by India in the early 1950s, under the temporal control of the Dalai Lama in Lhasa. The Bhotias of Sikkim are also a Tibetan race speaking a Tibetan dialect. The term Tibet derives from Tho Bhot, the original denotation for Tibetans. It is not difficult to see the relationship between Tho Bhot and Bhotia. 

The Dalai Lama has so far shown great restraint by not overtly interfering with the functioning of the numerous monasteries, but a future religious leadership might not be so restrained, particularly when there is so much easy western money involved. In a nation where sub-national separatist movements are constantly erupting, the possibility of this being stoked in the Himalayan region should not be excluded.


We must not forget that the border dispute with China is a border dispute with Tibet. It is another matter that if Tibet was independent, and hence weak, it would have been unable to assert its claims in the manner the Chinese did. The Chinese claim to the Tawang tract is largely based on a claim made by the present Dalai Lama in the late 1940s when he wrote a letter to the government of newly independent India laying formal claim to it.




The Chinese are very clear about what they think about the Dalai Lama. They mince no words and describe him variously as a duplicitous, treacherous and fraudulent troublemaker who is more of a political leader and less of a religious preceptor. They also darkly hint from time to time that the Dalai Lama is the sharp end of a deep wedge sought to be driven into China to disrupt its historical unity. They also unequivocally dismiss all claims of an independent Tibetan existence for over a thousand years at least. They describe the Dalai Lama espousing the yearnings of a suppressed Tibetan people as the yearnings of a power-hungry feudal wishing to re-establish a primitive and medieval system once again over a long-tyrannized people. The Chinese believe that the majority of the Tibetan people are happy and thriving after their liberation by the Communist Party. They may well be right, but history tells us that it is always a determined minority that empires should worry about.


The new post-Communist China thus reserves the highest premium for “internal harmony” while it is embarked on the rapid transformation of its economy within the window of opportunity its current demographics offers. Three decades from now, China will be an aging nation and hence it feels that it must make the best of the present opportunity. This is the dominant mood among China’s leaders and they would be extremely loathed to let the ambitions of a relatively small number of Tibetans distract them from the goals they have set for China. China can contemplate two or more systems within one nation, as is now the case with Hong Kong and on offer to Taiwan. This is essentially a common economic system with a generous allocation of administrative power, as we see in the case of Hong Kong. What system can the Chinese offer the Tibetans? The Dalai Lama is increasingly speaking about a Buddhist way of life in Tibet within China. How can China agree to this when it essentially undermines the political authority of the Centre?


This story is from the print issue of Hardnews: MAY 2017








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On behalf of Special Frontier Force, I demand Trump – Dalai Lama Meeting. It is “only logical” for we work together to uphold the doctrine of Democracy when it engages, contains, confronts, and opposes the doctrine of Communism.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada



Tibet’s PM in exile is disappointed that Trump did not visit the Buddhist monk despite touring the Vatican and Saudi Arabia.

  • May 25, 2017 07:06 BST

Donald Trump meets with Pope Francis in the Vatican Reuters

After embarking on a visit to Muslim, Jewish and Christian lands during his first official overseas tour, it is now “logical “for US President Donald Trump to visit the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s prime minister in exile Lobsang Sangay has said.

Trump is scheduled to meet NATO leaders on Thursday (25 May). Earlier in the week, he visited Saudi Arabia, Israel and Palestine and met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday.

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“Donald Trump … has been to all three major sacred places of three major traditions,” Sangay said on Wednesday (24 May). “So, what is left is Buddhism and his holiness the Dalai Lama is the most prominent Buddhist leaders in the world,” Sangay.

The leader in exile is currently on a visit to Washington and was speaking at the Heritage Foundation think tank there, Reuters reports.

“If he [Trump] can meet with all leaders of major traditions, I think it’s just logical that he meets the most prominent Buddhist leader,” he said.

The Dalai Lama has met all the four previous US presidents, greatly angering China.

Beijing considers Tibet a breakaway province and has accused the Dalai Lama of promoting independence for Tibet from the rest of China. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning monk has been saying that he only wants a higher degree of freedom for his homeland Tibet. He fled his hometown after a failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.

Although the Dalai Lama has not yet been invited to meet Trump, Sangay said: “We are Tibetans. We are perennially optimistic.”

If Trump were to meet the spiritual leader, it could put in jeopardy negotiations with Beijing as the US is relying on China to do more to rein in an increasingly belligerent North Korea and its pursuit of nuclear and missile programme. Because of this it would be premature to talk about a meeting between Trump and the Buddhist monk, a Trump administration official told Reuters this week.

Special Frontier Force Demands Trump – Dalai Lama Meeting. It is only logical for both oppose Communism.

The Dalai Lama has met all the four previous US presidents, greatly angering China. Reuters file photo.

The Dalai Lama was reportedly planning to visit the US in April, but it was pushed to June because of a hectic schedule. Washington is still not part of the monk’s June itinerary, Sangay said earlier this month.

China had recently asked Washington to “carefully handle” the Tibetan issue after top US lawmakers, including Nancy Pelosi, visited the Dalai Lama at his headquarters in north India in a bid to draw attention to human rights in Tibet.

The lawmakers vowed to stand by the monk and not give up in their campaign to protect human rights in Tibet, much to the fury of Beijing.

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U.S. Congress re-introduces “Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act” amidst rise in tensions over the Dalai Lama’s travels

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Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act seeks unrestricted access to Tibet for its purpose is to engage, contain, confront, and oppose the Doctrine of Communism.


Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada






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In the long shadow of the recent Trump-Xi meeting lingers a bill in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate that seeks to guarantee open access to Tibet for American citizens. Introduced just before the meeting early last month, the bill seeks greater access to the region for U.S. officials, journalists, and other citizens. The bill finds that, despite claims of openness by the Chinese government, heavy restrictions and frequent denial of travel documents has been observed, especially in attempts to visit the Tibetan region.

Senators Marco Rubio and Tammy Baldwin, described by Tenzin Monlam as “longtime supporters of Tibet,” introduced the bill in the Senate while Congressmen Jim McGovern and Randy Hultgren introduced it in the House of Representatives. (Phayul)

However, this is not the first attempt to pass this bill, with previous attempts in 2014 and 2015. And like previous attempts, this one seems unlikely to move forward as the nation’s collective attention jumps from North Korea to Health Care to the upcoming French elections.

Nevertheless, speaking to India’s The Sunday Guardian, the Tibetan government-in-exile spokesperson and Secretary, Department of Information and International Relations, Sonam Dagpo said. “[The] Central Tibetan Administration welcomes the US Congress bill to have reciprocal access to Tibetan areas. We are also grateful to the government and people of India for its support in the preservation and promotion of Tibetan language, culture and religion. India’s assistance in the education of Tibetan children will go a long way in the struggle of the Tibetan people.” (The Sunday Guardian)

The bill comes at a time of continued disagreement between China and other world powers over Tibet and the activities of the most renowned Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama has caused alarm by Beijing officials with his recent visit to the India-China border region of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh is officially a state in India, though Chinese officials believe that much of it belongs to China.


Tawang, India, Dalai Lama via Wikimedia Commons, modified.

Meanwhile, the Dalai Lama himself has sought to dispel tensions in his teachings. The day before his visit to Tawang, the Dalai Lama, at a public address, spoke of his discomfort with rising intolerance and stressed the need for mutual respect and concern and for social well-being. (The Diplomat)

Back in the United States, the Dalai Lama’s planned June commencement speech at U.C. San Diego sparked anger in many Chinese students attending the university. The Chinese Students and Scholars Association, after consulting with the Chinese consulate issued the following statement, borrowing from themes of inclusivity and respect common among campus activist groups:

UCSD is a place for students to cultivate their minds and enrich their knowledge. Currently, the various actions undertaken by the university have contravened the spirit of respect, tolerance, equality, and earnestness—the ethos upon which the university is built. These actions have also dampened the academic enthusiasm of Chinese students and scholars. If the university insists on acting unilaterally and inviting the Dalai Lama to give a speech at the graduation ceremony, our association vows to take further measures to firmly resist the university’s unreasonable behavior. (Quartz)

Countering this, the International Campaign for Tibet issued a statement supporting the university, saying that, “By objecting to the invitation to the Dalai Lama, the CSSA of UC San Diego is doing the work of the Chinese government. The University of [California], San Diego’s invitation to the Dalai Lama is a reflection of the tremendous American public interest in and support for his thoughts and vision for the broader world…” In an interview with Inside Higher Ed, Robert Barnett, a Columbia University scholar of Tibet, echoed these sentiments, asking, “Does the university accept to be bullied by the foreign government in terms of who it selects as a speaker, especially when that subject of that foreign government’s bullying is almost certainly, without any serious question of all, not deserving of that bullying and is certainly being misrepresented and indeed demonized by the Chinese government? Do we allow the Chinese government’s propaganda to dictate major cultural decisions in other countries?” (Inside Higher Ed)

In their announcement to host the Dalai Lama, university Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla said: “We are honored to host His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at UC San Diego and thankful that he will share messages of global compassion with our graduates and their families, as well as with a broad public audience. A man of peace, the Dalai Lama promotes global responsibility and service to humanity. These are the ideals we aim to convey and instill in our students and graduates at UC San Diego.” (UCSD News)

Currently there are no plans to cancel the invitation, which will constitute the Dalai Lama’s first stop on his 2017 U.S. tour.








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A fundamental feature of Democratic Governance is that of Transparency and Public Accountability. Democratic nations need to conduct foreign relations in transparent manner with due public support for such relations of either friendship or adversity.

Peoples’ Republic of China adheres to the doctrine of Communism and may conduct her national affairs without Transparency and Public Accountability.

While I appreciate the need for gathering “Intelligence,” the United States must abide by the Principle of Transparency and Public Accountability. There should be no doubts in the minds of US citizens about the resolve of United States to oppose, contain, engage, and confront the doctrine of Communism.


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© Jason Reed/Reuters. The logo of the US Central Intelligence Agency is shown in the lobby of the CIA headquarters in Langley An influential Chinese newspaper claimed a “sweeping victory” after a report that Beijing’s intelligence agencies had killed or jailed more than a dozen covert sources who supplied information for the CIA.

But the state-run Global Times also dismissed the dramatic account of China’s dismantling of US spying activities as a Mission Impossible-style fantasy.

The New York Times reported on Saturday that US intelligence agencies suffered their biggest setback in decades between late 2010 and the end of 2012 when China uncovered their spying network in the country.

Intelligence officials never discovered whether the US was betrayed by a mole within the CIA or whether the Chinese hacked a covert system used by the CIA to communicate with foreign sources, the report said.

“We would like to applaud China’s anti-espionage activities,” said the Global Times, which often publishes nationalist editorials.

“Not only was the CIA’s spy network dismantled, but Washington had no idea what happened and which part of the spy network had gone wrong.

“It can be taken as a sweeping victory. Perhaps it means even if the CIA makes efforts to rebuild its spy network in China, it could face the same result.”

The most chilling detail in the NYT report – which cited 10 anonymous current and former security officers – was that Chinese agents shot a CIA source in front of colleagues, in an apparent deterrent to others.

However, that detail was rejected by the Global Times, a newspaper which is published by the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s official mouthpiece newspaper.

“That is a purely fabricated story,” the newspaper said. “Most likely a piece of American-style imagination based on ideology.”

The editorial, which appeared in both the Chinese and English-language editions, then goes on to ridicule the report, accusing the New York Times journalists of watching too many Hollywood spy-thrillers.

“The NYT report seems to be a white-knuckle beginning for a new version of Mission: Impossible: American spies who worked in China disappeared, and some of them died miserably,” it said.

“However, no one knew the reason for their deaths. The journalists who wrote the report must have been deeply addicted to the franchise.”

Hu Xijin, the Global Times’ editor, repeated the claim that the world of espionage was being over-dramatized by the New York Times in a video that was posted by the newspaper on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter.

The video also included publicity pictures from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, a 2011 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg.

Mr. Hu said: “The New York Times report depicted government buildings as places of executions, which is divorced from China’s reality.”

The New York Times’s website is blocked in China, but many people have posted comments about the report on Chinese social media.

“I will put my hands up and support the shooting of these spies,” said one Weibo comment.  “Anyone who has sold their souls should not only be executed, but their bodies should not be buried and instead fed to wild dogs.”

Other comments reminded the netizen that Chinese spies were also operating abroad.

Related: People you didn’t know were spies (Provided by Microsoft GES)

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It is the 70th anniversary of the National Intelligence Authority on Jan. 22, 2016. The authority was a committee set up to monitor the Central Intelligence Group (CIG) which was later absorbed into the Central Intelligence Authority (CIA) in 1947. On this occasion, we take a look at some famous people you might not have known were spies at some point of their lives. 

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Josephine Baker

The celebrated American-born French dancer-actress worked as a spy for the French Resistance during World War II. She leveraged her celebrity status to get close to high-ranking Japanese and Italian officials and extract information from them. She would sneak secret messages in invisible ink on her music sheets and help smuggle people to safety. She was awarded the Medal of the Resistance with Rosette and named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the French government. At her death, Baker became the first American woman buried in France with military honors.

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Cary Grant

During the Second World War, the United States government was suspicious of the presence of Axis sympathizers in the homeland, especially within the entertainment industry. This led the intelligence agencies reaching out to producers and actors to keep an ear to the ground and matinee idol Cary Grant was one of them. His most sensational reveal was that fellow actor Errol Flynn was allegedly a Nazi sympathizer and even wrote letters of support to Hitler. 

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Julia Child

Before she became a celebrated chef and cookbook author of French cuisine, Julia Child was employed at the Office of Strategic Services. Initially hired as a clerk, she later went on to work as a researcher assisting in the development of a shark repellent to keep undersea predators away from explosives. She was also posted to Sri Lanka and China, where her responsibilities included transcribing classified information from listening posts.

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Greta Garbo

The Swedish-born Hollywood actress was one of the greatest screen stars during the ’20s and ’30s. However, she suddenly quit films in 1941 and became famously reclusive. It was believed that she started working with MI6 during this time and was tasked with gathering information on one of the world’s richest men, Swedish millionaire industrialist Axel Wenner-Gren. She allegedly played a pivotal role in smuggling physicist Niels Bohr from Copenhagen to Britain; Bohr went onto develop the atomic bomb later.

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Roald Dahl

The author of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was a Royal Air Force pilot during World War II before a near-fatal accident rendered him unfit for flying operations. He was next posted at the British embassy in Washington, D.C. at a desk job, using his flair for language to pen British propaganda for American newspapers. Dahl quickly established himself as a ladies’ man in the elite society and was tasked with developing friendships with influential women, or the wives of powerful men, to find out American secrets and information.

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Ian Fleming

The creator of secret service agent James Bond was a spy himself. Fleming worked as a British Naval intelligence officer during World War II, maintaining communications between the admiralty and the branch of intelligence tasked with sabotage behind enemy lines. Given his skills, he was involved in drawing up a detailed organizational chart for setting up the Office of Strategic Services — an early version of the CIA created during World War II by President Franklin Roosevelt. In 1942, he was put in charge of a commando group called the 30 Assault Unit that would accompany infantry advances to seize documents from enemy headquarters.

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Noel Coward

The flamboyant playwright, composer, director, actor and singer of the ’40s was trained along with Ian Fleming in covert action at Bletchley Park. He was later appointed the head of the British Secret Service bureau in Paris to liaise with the French Ministry of Information. Talking about his wartime espionage work, Coward once said, “Celebrity was wonderful cover. My disguise would be my own reputation as a bit of an idiot…a merry playboy.”

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Marlene Dietrich

One of the most glamorous leading ladies of the ’30s and ’40s, the German singer-actress was considered a spy in her adopted homeland of the United States, despite entertaining U.S. troops during the war and abandoning Nazi Germany. According to declassified FBI files, there was a formal espionage investigation against her from 1942 to 1944 at the order of then FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover. Dietrich attempted to win the trust of FBI officials by volunteering to spy for America instead. Her role involved “collecting observations about subversive activities in Europe” while on trips to the front to entertain the troops. 

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Christopher Lee

The iconic Hollywood actor was recruited to the Special Operations Executive, a top-secret group organized to conduct sabotage and espionage actions in occupied Europe during World War II. The details of Lee’s missions during this time are still classified. “I was attached to the Special Air Service from time to time but we are forbidden — former, present, or future — to discuss any specific operations. Let’s just say I was in Special Forces and leave it at that. People can read in to that what they like,” he said in an interview in 2011.

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Frank Sinatra

While many believe that the legendary singer had strong Mafia connections, his association with the CIA is a fact not many are aware of. According to his daughter, the secret service agency agreed to overlook Sinatra’s mafia ties in lieu of his working as a CIA courier — smuggling documents and even people in his private jet on cross-country or cross-Atlantic flights. 

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Harry Houdini

The master escape artist assisted British and American intelligence agencies with information gathered during his traveling magic acts throughout Europe. He had a significant fan following in the German and Russian elite society who would unknowingly spill war details to the magician during after-parties which Houdini would pass on to the secret agencies. 

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Arthur J. Goldberg

The former associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States worked for the Office of Strategic Services during the Second World War. He took a break from practicing law during the war and started developing an information-gathering network behind enemy lines across Europe.

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John Ford

The multiple Oscar-winning director was a naval reserve officer before making films. While working as a secret agent during WWII, he alerted the agency about a suspected Japanese presence near the coastal areas of Baja in northwestern Mexico. Later, Ford directed many U.S. wartime propaganda films. 

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Charles Luciano

As the head of the powerful Genovese family, Charles “Lucky” Luciano was the undisputed boss of organized crime on the U.S. East Coast during the ’40s. However, he was sentenced for 50 years for promoting prostitution. Luciano offered to work as a conduit in the search for information about saboteurs who sank a French liner at the New York City dock in exchange for a commuted sentence. The association proved to be a success, and the mobster’s services were sought again ahead of the Allied invasion of Sicily. Luciano was subsequently released after serving just 10 years of his sentence and deported to Italy. 

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Moe Berg

Graduating from Princeton University with a degree in modern languages and a law degree from Columbia University, the U.S.-born Major League Baseball catcher was often dubbed “the brainiest man in baseball.” During WWII, he became an officer at the Office of Strategic Services where one of his assignments was to assassinate Werner Heisenberg, the head of Nazi Germany’s atom-bomb project. The plan was eventually called off. 

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Sterling Hayden

The tall, handsome actor was dubbed “The Most Beautiful Man in the Movies” by Paramount Pictures. However, after appearing in two films, Hayden went on to join the U.S. Marine Corps under the name John Hamilton. He was subsequently commissioned as an undercover agent during WWII. His role during the period involved shipping supplies to Nazi-resistant groups in Yugoslavia and parachuting into Croatia. 

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On behalf of Special Frontier Force, I demand upholding of dignity of Indian Armed Forces and Allied Services operating in Jammu and Kashmir to restore rule of law to defend Republic of India from attacks by Enemy. Service in Uniform is a matter of Valor, Pride, Honor, and Dignity for serving the purpose of Nation is Noble Duty.

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The Army has also called for strict action against those who have been damaging government property in the Valley.

Authority over the central armed police forces, a positive social media outreach program and full protective cover under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act or AFSPA is what the Indian Army has sought in a bid to restore normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Army which has put in place the counter-insurgency strategy said that a social media outreach program is the need of the hour. It could have a positive effect on the youth of the Valley. It would be an outreach programme, the Army has suggested. Further the Army has also said that the problem is not across the Valley. The focus would be on five districts in the state which are most trouble-hit.

While seeking authority over the CAPF, the Army has said that there is an urgent need to protect the force. Pictures of the personnel of the CAPF being targeted by the stone pelters and some youth of the Valley have been in circulation and this had a demoralizing effect on the force. This needs to stop at once the Army has also said.

The Army has also called for strict action against those who have been damaging government property in the Valley. Housing them in prisons alone would not be enough. They need to be booked under the appropriate laws, the Army has further suggested.

The Army says that it needs to work under the full cover of AFSPA. The debate on this law is unnecessary at this point of time. The Army at times would need to act strongly and for this the cover of a law is necessary, the Army has further said. In such situations, the Army cannot work under the fear of being summoned by the police for investigation which drags on for years. AFSPA is a necessity which would be used sparingly and in situations that mandate it, the Indian Army has further told the Centre.

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