Tibet and the Olympics, a sign?


A sign of things to come? Consider all these articles which were published within an hour of each other this afternoon Singapore time:

Sydney Morning Herald Video: Chinese Flag Burned
Tibet supporters took to the streets this morning to protest against China’s treatment of Tibet.. (00:01:18)
ABC Australia News:
EU Parliament head urges political boycott of Olympics
The President of the European Parliament has urged politicians to consider boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games to protest against China’s crackdown on demonstrations in Tibet.
China says Tibet rioters trying to wreck Olympics
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao accused the Dalai Lama of orchestrating riots in Tibet in which dozens may have died and said his followers were trying to “incite sabotage” of Beijing’s August Olympic Games.
ABC Australia News:
Taiwan’s presidential favourite considers Olympics boycott
Taiwan’s presidential election front-runner says that if elected, he may bar the country’s athletes from the Olympic Games if China continues to crack down in Tibet.

I'll certainly not be watching the 2008 Olympics. That's not to say I've ever watched any of the other Olympic games in the past… and not because they're dull and uninteresting. Is uninteresting a word?

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