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By Douglas Chalmers, September 28, 2007 at 3:23 am Link to this comment
The Western “democratic” nations all expect the Burmese people and their Buddhist monks and nuns to go out into harm’s way in the streets and to have their heads bashed by the military and police thugs. That is hardly supporting them in any meaningful manner.
How many “million-man marches” has the USA ignored in the past few years? They have taught Neocon intransigence to all the world’s dictators and this is the result. If governments can turn their backs on their people for the sake of an elite few money-grabbers, it hardly matters whether it is Washington or Yangon or Mandalay.
Having the cheek to wait for another peoples’ revolution to foment in this day and age is just being barbaric and irresponsible. That goes for the PRC in BeiJing as well. They have to accept their own negative influence in the past and learn to respect the citizens’ freedoms in other countries as well.
By Douglas Chalmers, September 27, 2007 at 11:42 pm Link to this comment
All very well denouncing the violence in Burma but, in Australia, police have roughed up protesters outside the Burmese Embassy in Canberra:- “Thi Da, 33, who is due to give birth in two weeks, is pushed to the ground during protests at the Burmese Embassy….” http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/09/28/2046237.htm People have no rights to speak in Burma - or in the West!!! Pregnant women (and their unborn children) have even less rights on the streets of their home towns, uhhh!
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