chi-comms are nucking futs
In an eminent domain move that would make even David Souter blush, the Chinese government is relocating some 250,000 Tibetans from their remote Himalayan villages to new “socialist villages.”
The project, which got under way last year, is formally titled the “comfortable housing program,” and although the villagers are being moved without their consent and having to build and pay for their own housing, China claims this will give them better access to schools, healthcare and employment. Tibetan sympathizers in the West see it as yet another Chinese drive, following the mass immigration of Han Chinese to the region, to overwhelm traditional Tibetan culture.
I remember reading something about this several months ago, and thinking to myself, “how odd,” and then, “I wonder what those sneaky bastards are up to now?”
Well, how’s about controlling 30-40% of the fresh water supply for India and Bangladesh for starters? And, when push comes to shove in the regional political arena, being able to withhold water for power generation and irrigation during the dry season and release water during the rainy season, with catastrophic consequences for the lower countries? Chinese engineers are even talking about using nukes to relocate the flow.
China wouldn’t do that, you say? Of course not (he said, sarcastically). They wouldn’t put an industrial additive like melamine into grain products either, would they?
Martin Walker (UPI) spells it out pretty clearly. Read it all.