The Dalai Lama Partnership with the CIA
Partnership with the CIA
The Dalai Lama with the Tibetan Guerrillas
Of all the lies that surround the Dalai Lama, surely the greatest is that he is a champion of non-violence. This aspect of the image that he likes to portray of himself and with which he has mesmerised the media and much of the world is actually just another part of the myth.
The truth of the matter is that from the mid-1950s through to the mid-1970s there was an active and violent Tibetan resistance movement that was funded by the CIA.
The CIA Tibetan Activity consists of political action, propaganda, and paramilitary activity […] The cost of the Tibetan Program for FY 1964 can be summarized in approximate figures as follows:
a. Support of 2100 Tibetan guerrillas based in Nepal–$ 500,000
b. Subsidy to the Dalai Lama–$ 180,000
c. [1 line of source text not declassified] (equipment, transportation, installation, and operator training costs)–$ 225,000
d. Expenses of covert training site in Colorado–$ 400,000
f. Black air transportation of Tibetan trainees from Colorado to India–$ 185,000
g. Miscellaneous (operating expenses of [less than 1 line of source text not declassified] equipment and supplies to reconnaissance teams, caching program, air resupply–not overflights, preparation stages for agent network in Tibet, agent salaries, etc.)–$ 125,000
h. Educational program for 20 selected junior Tibetan officers– $ 45,000
Document 337, Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964 – 1968, Volume xxx, China
Declassified State Department Document
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