Sunday, October 21, 2007

In Myanmar, Fear Is a Constant Companion - New York Times

Here is bit of a update from how things are in Burma, it's heartbreaking to read this, It's hard to put into word the frustration and helplessness. This is just one clip from the article, there is so many other horrible things going on there.

By perpetrating what most Burmese felt was unthinkable — the beating and killing of monks — the ruling generals proved that they would stop at nothing to keep their grip on power. People were again cowed into subjugation. Now dissidents worry that the world, after its initial uproar, will again leave the Burmese people to cope with the junta on their own.

“We want to explode our feelings, but if we do, who will help us?” said a 58-year-old businessman who, like many, spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation. “The U.N.? The U.S.? China? They all said they would help us. But all they did was blah, blah, blah.”


  1. LET'S TALK said...
    They are so isolated, there's not much too many countries can do. The UN has done what they could and China, there closest fried or business partner seems to be slowly, if at all trying to do anything at all.
    TomCat said...
    With all the Bush Reich's talk of sanctions, one company remains exempt, and is still permitted to continue operations there: Condi Rice's former employer, Chevron Oil. Were the US to pull the plug on their operations there, the Myanmar junta would lose the ability to export gas, and with it, the overwhelming majority of their cash flow. Bush's response is all smoke and mirrors.

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