Josephine Messinger
Josephine Messinger

We must all add our voices to stop this

Carmen Scerri
Carmen Scerri

Stop to all this brutality!

David Raphael Israel
David Raphael Israel

A friend posted this petition on my Facebook wall today. Here are some comments, for what worth.

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This petition is addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. I could understand if it were worded simply as an expression of opinion protesting certain actions or policies of the Chinese government with regard to certain Tibetans. But I do not understand how such a petition, addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, can, as this one does, ask this of him:

A friend posted this petition on my Facebook wall today. Here are some comments, for what worth.

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This petition is addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. I could understand if it were worded simply as an expression of opinion protesting certain actions or policies of the Chinese government with regard to certain Tibetans. But I do not understand how such a petition, addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, can, as this one does, ask this of him:

" Let the international media in Tibet and UN to monitor the condition in all parts of Tibet. "

How is the Secretary-General of the UN supposed to "let" (or "not let") such a thing? I don't see that this falls into his responsibility nor his authority. Of course he may be able to raise questions, or to express opinions. But he has no power that I'm aware of to cause any sovereign nation to "let" (or not let) any foreign person (such as international journalists) into that nation for purposes of reporting or monitoring. The petition thus strikes me as well-meaning but not very well formulated.

Oh wait, the grammar of the sentence is a bit mixed. I guess it might be asking two things:
1) Let the international media in [meaning, into?] Tibet, and.
2) Let the UN [the "to" here doesn't make any sense] monitor... (etc.)

I would humbly suggest that any petition intended to be taken seriously vis-a-vis questions of international relations and diplomacy, should at least be grammatically clear enough that a reader can determine what it is asking for. This sentence is not at all clear in its precise intended meaning, I'm sorry to say.

Best wishes to all.

Alex Nodopaka-Nedopaka

Man's bestiality to man is God-given. Everybody makes mistakes and so did God in creating some of us.

Alex Nodopaka-Nedopaka

Man's bestiality to man is God given. Everybody makes mistakes and so did God in creating us.

Echo Asma
Echo Asma

Has anyone realised that Sri Lanka too will have several of Lalitha Tsings and Sunil Pings as our citizens in d near future!

Kenny Williams
Kenny Williams

Stop all torture and oppression!

Born To Love
Born To Love

APPALLED by such INHUMANITY. HU-MANS, come together.

Dee Larson
Dee Larson

Torture has to stop..maybe the ones that are hurting the others needs to be taken out and faked like they hurt their people..I pray to the highest power of the world and the heavens..please stop hurting and killing their people! PEACE PEACE PEACE PEACE PEACE PEACE!

Michal Calletka
Michal Calletka

From ANY country where the communism has been rooted has never come up anything right and good at bottom.

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