” U.S. Ambassador to Nepal Nancy Powell urged the prime minister[of Nepal] to ensure that the right to peaceful protest was maintained and the human rights of Tibetans in Nepal respected. She welcomed the respect accorded to Tibetans during their April 28 protest.
Some observers have expressed concern that ethnic and religious rights in Nepal may deteriorate under the new communist-dominated government, especially if China seeks to increase its influence through political pressure and economic incentives. The largest single party in Nepal’s new parliament will be the Communist Party Nepal-Maoists, lead by Comrade Prachanda.”
Nepalis do not need a great country with the world’s largest super power status to coach them on how to behave with the Tibetan protesters.
For hardly any other people share as much real sympathy as the Nepalis toward their fellow Tibetans.
For Nepal shares not only the geological tectonic plateau with Tibet, but also the cultural & ethnic bond between the two people.
That’s precisely the reason why Tibetan refugees have been living in Nepal despite China’s tremendous objections. The Tibetans are hardly discernible in Nepal unless they themselves reveal the identity.
And that’s precisely the reason why even the supposedly-China-friendly-Maoist-led- upcoming-government too would not be able to go beyond certain precautionary measures against the Tibetan protesters.
If the world’s self-proclaiming humanitarian messiah America is really so concerned for Tibetan people’s cause, why doesn’t Mr. Bush put a trade embargo on China? After all, that’s precisely how the Americans have been teaching ‘democratic’ lessons to all ‘rouge’ countries from Cuba to Burma.
If the US worries for hurting the communist Hangs so much, why does it misuse its disproportionately outsized buildings in Nepali soil against the Nepali nation’s interests?