Dalai Lama Suggests Bin Laden Killing Justified

May 4th, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 5 Comments |

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Los Angeles Times reports:

As the leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the 14th Dalai Lama says he practices compassion to such an extent that he tries to avoid swatting mosquitoes “when my mood is good and there is no danger of malaria,” sometimes watching with interest as they swell with his blood.

Yet, in an appearance Tuesday at USC, he appeared to suggest that the United States was justified in killing Osama bin Laden.

As a human being, Bin Laden may have deserved compassion and even forgiveness, the Dalai Lama said in answer to a question about the assassination of the Al Qaeda leader. But, he said, “Forgiveness doesn’t mean forget what happened. … If something is serious and it is necessary to take counter-measures, you have to take counter-measures.”

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  • nwahs

    The LA Times looks for validation in unusual places :)

    • Watusie

      Add nwahs to the list of those who are unhappy that Obama is failing to fail.

  • andydp

    “Forgiveness doesn’t mean forget what happened. … If something is serious and it is necessary to take counter-measures, you have to take counter-measures.”

    Too many people forget sometimes the answer isn’t a “strong statement” condemming the action. Sometimes you have to kick a$$, sort the bodies and take names later.

  • Frumplestiltskin

    nwahs, validation? The Dalai Lama is in LA. He made a speech there. They reported it. It is called news. Get a grip.

    • nwahs

      No actually they proposed it was better evidence the United States actions were justified than if a democratic or Christian leader suggested it was. California is more open to mysterious and foreign than the mundane. Its a music thing.