Wednesday, September 26

Robert Novak's Take on the Situation in Burma

"U.S. sanctions against Myanmar (the former Burma) reflect deep concern at the State Department about an upheaval in the China-aligned dictatorship along the lines of the 1956 Budapest uprising. The prospect is that the U.S. will do no more for freedom in this little Asian country than it did for Hungary a half century ago."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

China has mainly encouraged this action and now benefitted financially over the last 20 years from the raping of the resources in Burma. They are also barbarians if they stay out of the regime they have created. I belive and have faith in the principled decent stance against barbarians (cf terroists) of China that
all Olympic sponsors should boycott China if they continue to adopt an "it was not me" stance, economic sanctions should be enforced efficiently and the world should not fund China through being tourists - a peaceful protest in the name of humanity. Without humanity, what else exists worth experiencing. All those who respect humanity and themselves will know what action to take. Lets talk about the torture, each family donates a slave otherwise a child or eldetly member will be seised to make roads and be human shields, stringling monks to poles and flogging them (as Jesus was tortured, raping the country of resources and lining their own pockets, see the you tube video of Than Shwe;s daughter married and adorned with diamonds (blood resources), sending their children to the USA, Singapore and Russia with blood money, these children should break the ignorent and barbaric practices of their parents, have they learned from being abroad what decency and humanity means, charging $15.00 per month to travel to work when wages average $9 per month, there can only be one way and that is to oust the barbarians. All countries which have traded with Burma for 20 years, China, Russia, India, UK, USA, Singapore, Malaysia to name a few who took part in the 20 year rape of resources and therefore of the people are responsible for supplying those very bullets which keep the military in power, those nations must acknowledge mistakes made by them and create a swift solution, that full democracy is restored, no more sham??

Dr. Bacon said...

I think the point that Novak was making is that just as the world watched the Budapest uprising in 1956 and basically did nothing, he is of the opinion that the world will once again watch with great interest and ... (sadly) do nothing.

RB

Gledwood said...

I hope the situation out in Burma or Myanmar resolves to the good soon and without horror. Although in today's world that is asking far too much ...

wlknsl said...

Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

...as it did with Rwanda...

sad.

Anonymous said...

Can someone confirm the rumour that soldiers from Sagaing, Chin and Magway provinses have mutinied and are marching on the Generals Capitol of Naypyidaw?

Eleho said...

We are tired of sitting around, we are doing something about it. Check this out:

http://beta.razoo.com/groups/the_road_to_burma

Take the time to sign up and lets stop pointing fingers and do something for a change

Anonymous said...

According to ipsnews.net, after the crackdowns in Buddhist monasteries many monks are being bashed, shot dead and jailed. There are other reports about soldiers looting the areas, taking money from locked boxes and taking golden idols from the temples.

The photo in the following link shows the aftermath of bloodbaths on the temple floor.

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=39440

Lord Jesus told us to love our enemies and love our neigbhours as ourselves.

Please pray for the soldiers that may the Holy Spirit soften their hearts from violence. And please pray for the safety and protection to the monks and locals in Burma.

I give thanks to the Lord that christian churches are okay in the report in this blog.

We pray these all in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour's holy name.

Christians around the globe will continue to pray for you.

In Christ,
Andy.

Kit and Kim said...

I spent 1 month in Burma in 1975. They were incredible people but even then afraid to talk to foreigners. Given what we have done in Iraq, why cant we invade Burma in the name of democracy and liberate a country that really wants democracy. Lets get real.

MOGLI said...

Key defections from the military ranks are needed to oust the ruling junta. Unless this happens, the possibility of a major bloodshed is high. I sympathize deeply to the cause of the Burmese people.

hus said...

In Mapstars I found an interactive map of Myammar (the country) and the new capital. See both links:
http://www.mapstars.com/map-countries/asia/myanmar-burma/map-capital-Naypyidaw-burma-myanmar.htm
and
http://www.mapstars.com/map-countries/asia/myanmar-burma/mapstars-full-screen-dual-map-burma-myanmar.htm

Rene

joaquin said...

Hard for US to incade Burma, China is behind them and no economic interest. Is more of a UN job, but they have no teeth.