Recently, I managed to get my hands on a few of the CIA documents that are being published on the Western Shugden Society website. In The Dalai Lama Cables: A Wolf in Monk’s Robes? the WSS writes:
The CIA went on to formulate and fund a strategy of anti-communist propaganda with the Dalai Lama that included sponsoring him personally, and well as establishing Tibet Houses on his behalf in various locations and encouraging him to teach widely. In the discussion mentioned in this memo, they describe organising a teaching tour by distinguished Buddhist leaders as:
‘a major step towards utilizing certain elements of the Buddhist world in one aspect of psychological warfare’.
Of all the cables posted on the WSS site recently that one shocked me the most. The Dalai Lama and the US Government are actually trying to use the whole of Buddhism as a weapon to divide and conquer China.
Psychological warfare is mentioned three times in the cables. I don’t think there are any Buddhists in the world who actually want to be used for psychological warfare. Today a friend of mine said:
“The Dalai Lama’s followers often accuse Shugden practitioners of having links to the Chinese even though we have nothing to do with China. Yet they are actually being manipulated by the CIA and they don’t even know it”.
This is clearly true. The full documents that mention psychological warfare are below.