The History of Tibet - by the BBC - missing out the fascinating part the CIA have played and continue to do so
Rob Gifford has just presentd a brief history of Tibet on BBC 4 (1.30 Rpt. Thursday 9.00) entitled "Tibet the Story of a Feud" without once mentioning the role of the CIA in the post which we brought to your attention on Thursday, March 27, 2008 Olympic Tibetan Freedom Torch Relay 2008 - join in the fun organised by your local branch of the CIA .
The CIA who have organised and sponsored riots in Lhasa and elsewhere erupted in the heart of London as a jolly Tibetan Freedom Torch Relay 2008 on 6th April, when the "Official" torch took it's 31 mile route through London.
We asked you, if you don't think the CIA should organise street marches / protests in London to write to your MP.
In a spirit of public goodwill we organised a No 10 online petition "CIA-Tibet" ..."We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Take the necessary steps to prevent the Central Intelligence Agency to organise a Tibetan Freedom Torch Relay 2008 on 6th April, when the official Olympic Torch will proceed through London." has been submitted to the No 10 petition site regrettably Gordon said it wasn't within his powers to stop it. Nor did he and 3,000 of London's finest failed to as well.
However if you or Rob Gifford want to learn more about the role of the CIA In the recent history of Tibet we throughly recommend ...again ...
Obtain a copy of "The CIA's Secret War in Tibet" , Kenneth Conboy and James Morrison April 2002 - 320 pages, 24 photographs, 9 maps, 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 - Modern War Studies Cloth ISBN 978-0-7006-1159-1, $34.95 (Amazon) from blurb,"how America's Central Intelligence Agency encouraged Tibet's revolt against China - and eventually came to control its fledgling resistance movement"
"A masterful account of how the CIA sought to play the 'new great game' on the roof of the world."--David F. Rudgers, author of Creating the Secret State: Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1943–1947 (Amazon)
UK born and raised with a BA in Chinese Studies from Durham University, UK, and an MA in Regional Studies (East Asia) from Harvard University., Rob Gifford is the US based National Public Radio's London correspondent . He arrived in London after a six year stint as NPR's correspondent in Beijing and speaks fluent Mandarin. He has also spent time with BBC World News, and was flown out from Washington to cover Pakistan in the immediate wake of 9/11/. His first book, CHINA ROAD: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power was published in 2007 by Random House. CHINA ROAD tells of his 3,000 mile odyssey across China, following the country's equivalent of the US Route 66 –- called Route 312 — all the way from Shanghai to the Kazakh border. Amazon
He was interviwed by the formidable Diane Rehm on her morning NPR show on 3rd September 2007. A podcast (40 mins)with text notes is available of him discussing the book at the Shanghai Festival Mar 15th 2008. Highly recommended he provides a tantalising view of China's fture post the Olympic AND the Expo as they face having "held in" any rebellious forces.