Thursday, October 04, 2007

Free Burma

Free Burma!

Free Burma

Myanmar junta chief willing to meet Suu Kyi if she drops demands

Today is Blog of Burma day across the internet.
The junta leader is supposedly willing to hold talks with Aung San Suu Kyi. But she has to give up her calls for economic sanctions against the junta leaders, among other things, before he will even consider meeting with her.
As the events of the last few weeks have shown, the junta is dead set on maintaining their stranglehold on the people and country. Sanctions must not be lifted against them.


PoliShifter said...

We need to pressure Chevron to threaten severing financial ties with the military junta if they don't stop slaughtering monks. Condi Rice was a Chevron Exec, she should have some pull.

Does that not make sense? Chevron has contracts with the junta that allows them to function. Seems the most pressure we could put on them would be to threaten their finances.

shayera said...

Chevron is one big player.
But another reason the US won't do anything is China.
China doesn't want anybody interfering in Burma unless it's them. So they'll make lots of veiled threats that will keep criticism in check.

PoliShifter said...

Very true. If we piss off China and they dump our debt Bush won't get his $200 Billion for Iraq.

sirlarkins said...

My Algebra II teacher in high school was Burmese. His family had fled the country shortly after the junta took power. One day he told us about how "the last straw" before leaving Burma was when a bunch of soldiers burst into his house at 3 in the morning, held assault rifles to his family's heads and interrogated them about their ties to the previous regime.

USpace said...

FREE Burma!!!

Bush slammed the UN and the rulers of Myanmar in his UN speech last week.

The UN must do something, but they never use military force to fight.
That is a huge problem.

Illegal drug fortunes are a BIG part of this.

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
complete narco states

criminals in power
loving the corrupt drug war

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
shoot peaceful protesters

calling for democracy
which you must never allow