Dalai Lama: Putin Is Right, U.S. Created ISIS
As the 14th Dalai Lama bids farewell to Moscow, he urged U.S. administration to alter its disastrous foreign policies vis-à-vis Syrian 5-year rebellion which reached a deadly impasse.
The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, who has himself been in exile for 56 years, praised Russian President in particular for waging a relentless crusade against diabolical terrorists and exhorted him to continue his divine mission but insisted it is not a 'long-term solution' to end Syrian crisis.
His remarks came at Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre, where he inaugurated the 2nd Dalai Lama international festival dubbed "Tibet: Traditions, Art, Philosophy and Peace”.
Meanwhile, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang called off a bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart which was due this week in protest against Dalai Lama's visit to Moscow.
"I believe the crux of today’s Middle-East problem is laid in Obama administration policies and the Saudi interference in Syrian crisis. When Saudi clerics fallaciously claim they represent Islam and they side with cutthroats in Syria; thus they give the radical groups a plausible excuse for their heinous crimes against innocent civilians,” AFP quoted the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader as saying.
It is for the first time that the octogenarian spiritual leader and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, took the unprecedented step by explicitly criticizing United States and her oil-rich Saudi allies for fomenting sectarian bloodshed in Middle-East by invariably supporting hard-line militants, e.g. ISIS and al-Nusra Front.
Dalai Lama added by saying that it would be totally inane and hypocritical of Saudis to condemn recent terrorist attacks in European capitals while funneling weapons and billions of dollars to the very terrorists who perpetrated Charlie Hebdo carnage.
"…for several times I importuned President Obmam to end his catastrophic support for Saudis and their terrorist proxies in the Middle-East but my appeals fell on deaf ears,” said world’s most famous exile.