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Dalai Lama Stuns Audience... Admits: "I Love George Bush"
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Posted on 01/18/2009 11:58:12 PM PST by bad company

The Dalai Lama, a lifelong champion of non-violence on Saturday candidly stated that terrorism cannot be tackled by applying the principle of ahimsa because the minds of terrorists are closed.

"It is difficult to deal with terrorism through non-violence," the Tibetan spiritual leader said delivering the Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Lecture here.

He also termed terrorism as the worst kind of violence which is not carried by a few mad people but by those who are very brilliant and educated.

"They (terrorists) are very brilliant and educated...but a strong ill feeling is bred in them. Their minds are closed," the Dalai Lama said.

He said that the only way to tackle terrorism is through prevention. The head of the Tibetan government-in-exile left the audience stunned when he said "I love President George W Bush." He went on to add how he and the US President instantly struck a chord in their first meeting unlike politicians who take a while to develop close ties. The loopy peaceniks in the audience must have loved that.


TOPICS: Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: bush; dalailama; gwb; libsfurious; presidentbush; presidentgeorgewbush
Oh man are heads gonna explode.
1 posted on 01/18/2009 11:58:14 PM PST by bad company
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To: bad company

No endorsement. None needed.


2 posted on 01/18/2009 11:59:49 PM PST by allmost
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To: bad company

Richard Gere and his gerbil are furious.


3 posted on 01/19/2009 12:03:37 AM PST by max americana
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To: max americana

Responding to gere is a sickness in and of itself.


4 posted on 01/19/2009 12:04:47 AM PST by allmost
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To: bad company

The Dalai Lama always seems to defend unpopular people. IIRC a few years ago he said that he felt sorry for Saddam.


5 posted on 01/19/2009 12:07:34 AM PST by wideminded
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To: allmost

The Dalai Lama based on interviews sounds like a rightwing libertarian based on his views on the right to self-defense. That alone is a no-no in lib circles where appeasing the enemy is the golden rule.


6 posted on 01/19/2009 12:08:13 AM PST by max americana
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To: max americana

ROTF!


7 posted on 01/19/2009 12:08:39 AM PST by Bush gal in LA (''Impeachment is patriotic!'')
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To: bad company

8 posted on 01/19/2009 12:13:01 AM PST by wideminded
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To: bad company

Hello Dalai!


9 posted on 01/19/2009 12:13:07 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: wideminded

Nice photo.


10 posted on 01/19/2009 12:14:35 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (During any "d" administration: USA's msm, become indistinguishable from the ussr's pravda.)
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To: bad company

Take that liberal suckers!


11 posted on 01/19/2009 12:20:34 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - America the Beautiful)
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To: bad company

I think it’s because the Dalai Lama operates at a personal level. I would imagine that Dubya’s forthrightness, and, if I may say so, pureness of heart, would be an instant winner with him.

BTW, I attended a lecture and discussion by the Dalai Lama at Lehigh U. last summer. He’s a very unprepossessing sort, and he constantly emphasized basic ideas and simple approaches, although a class was offered which featured an introduction to the arcana of Tibetan belief.


12 posted on 01/19/2009 12:36:01 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: wideminded

13 posted on 01/19/2009 12:42:46 AM PST by babubabu
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To: bad company
   Oh man are heads gonna...


14 posted on 01/19/2009 12:44:48 AM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: bad company

The Dalai Lama may be revered by latte liberals, but he isn’t one of them. He condemns homosexual sex, as well as sex during the day time for some reason.


15 posted on 01/19/2009 12:53:19 AM PST by LifeComesFirst (Until the unborn are free, nobody is free)
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To: max americana

I think he’s one of those “liberals” who got mobbed by reality when his country was invaded and he was sentenced to exile!


16 posted on 01/19/2009 12:54:37 AM PST by LifeComesFirst (Until the unborn are free, nobody is free)
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To: max americana

Gerbil ???


17 posted on 01/19/2009 1:37:33 AM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: bad company

He just made the liberal shiite list. maybe they’ll leave Sarah Palin alone now?


18 posted on 01/19/2009 2:04:01 AM PST by RC one
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To: ColdSteelTalon

“Gerbil ???”

Gere is known for his habits of letting them explore certain orifices of his body...


19 posted on 01/19/2009 2:21:28 AM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: bad company

Nice!


20 posted on 01/19/2009 2:37:11 AM PST by syriacus (BDS has been replaced by OCD Syndrome - Obama Comparison Derangement Syndrome)
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To: sheik yerbouty

“Hello Dalai!”

Good one!


21 posted on 01/19/2009 3:33:11 AM PST by eCSMaster
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To: Maurice Tift

LOL!!!


22 posted on 01/19/2009 3:56:13 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: bad company

Why is this the first time I’m ever hearing of his views on terrorism and agreeing with GWB? Strange. Surely he’s voiced this before now. Maybe this will be obama’s way out of his promises to the far left.


23 posted on 01/19/2009 4:08:29 AM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: LifeComesFirst

Maybe he heard the song “Afternoon Delight” back during the ‘70’s.


24 posted on 01/19/2009 4:56:12 AM PST by I-ambush
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To: bad company

...So he’s got that going for him?


25 posted on 01/19/2009 4:57:43 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC

Which is nice.

Big hitter the Lama.


26 posted on 01/19/2009 5:03:03 AM PST by Carlucci
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To: bad company

Chrissy and Keith are sure to report on this.


27 posted on 01/19/2009 5:20:37 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: bad company
Funny, I didn't see this reported on any of the networks.
/sarc
28 posted on 01/19/2009 5:35:11 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Baraq Hussein 0bama - AntiCHRIST Usurper - He will NEVER be my President !!!!!)
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To: max americana

Gere will probably change his religion now.


29 posted on 01/19/2009 5:41:59 AM PST by FES0844 (FES0844)
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To: bad company

The Dalai Lama again shows the depth of his wisdom. He is absolutely correct that the terrorists have closed minds and cannot be reasoned with or appeased.


30 posted on 01/19/2009 8:03:49 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: bad company

“It is difficult to deal with terrorism through non-violence,” the Tibetan spiritual leader said delivering the Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Lecture here.

He also termed terrorism as the worst kind of violence which is not carried by a few mad people but by those who are very brilliant and educated.

“They (terrorists) are very brilliant and educated...but a strong ill feeling is bred in them. Their minds are closed,” the Dalai Lama said. “

He speaks common sense. I have respect for him with these comments.


31 posted on 01/19/2009 8:05:36 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I can't wait for January 20, 2013")
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To: bad company

I wrote him off after he revealed that he was a Marxist. These new comments are very interesting.


32 posted on 01/19/2009 9:51:19 AM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: CaspersGh0sts

You have got to be kidding. Is this an urban legend?


33 posted on 01/19/2009 10:58:44 AM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

I did that too.

Perhaps he sees this stuff for what it really is. Strong leadership isn’t always peaceful. I imagine he met Bush and realized that Bush was strong and a practical man and just as spiritual.

People forget that Christianity isn’t about being conventional, but being rebellious in it’s own way. Jesus wasn’t simply a gentle man, but a man determined to go the right way and point it out so others could freely follow.

Bush did the same thing.


34 posted on 02/04/2009 11:06:01 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

I did that too.

Perhaps he sees this stuff for what it really is. Strong leadership isn’t always peaceful. I imagine he met Bush and realized that Bush was strong and a practical man and just as spiritual.

People forget that Christianity isn’t about being conventional, but being rebellious in it’s own way. Jesus wasn’t simply a gentle man, but a man determined to go the right way and point it out so others could freely follow.

Bush did the same thing.


35 posted on 02/04/2009 11:06:25 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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