Sunday, March 16, 2008

You Know Things Are Bad in Tibet When Monks Rebel

The awful story is here.

And just why did China go to all the trouble to build one of the longest, most expensive, and complicated railways (much of which will have Bombardier rolling stock running on it) to Tibet? For the very same reason that Hitler created the Autobahns and the US the Interstates: to get the army and its materiel to any part of the country fast. Thank God the Russians used a different sized rail gauge than the Deutsche Reichsbahn. Everything had to be bigger in Russia, including the casualties.

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