I'm no appologist for the Chinese government, they've done very brutal things. However, think before you defend Tibet so strongly. Tibet if freed would become a theocracy run by an elite group of people. The rest are expected to serve. How exactly is that any better then China. The government of Tibet wouldn't be as violent as China maybe, but the people would still not be free. Many people seem to thing that budhism is a special case in religion, that it isn't controlling or manipulative or repressive. History makes it very clear that this "special case" is not so special at all. Same shit different package.