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Aung San Suu Kyi - The Forgotten Leader

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posted on May, 28 2005 @ 09:25 PM
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Frederick Forsyth highlighted a state of affairs in a recent article, which the world at large has conveniently forgotten. More importantly the self professed saviours of the modern world, the champions of the peace process and architects of liberation (said with tongue in cheek) from them nary a word is spoken and I refer to Burma.

It is 15 years since the people of Burma elected the National League for Democracy with a whopping margin of 80% and in doing so appointed their leader Aung San Suu Kyi to lead their nation. As is the wont in Burma it was only a matter of days before the generals overturned the result in one of most sadistic and genocidal acts of terror in our history. Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest ever since. This is 15-years held a prisoner and her crime she won a democratic election!

Human rights abuse in Burma is breathtaking. Children used as slave labour, people used as human landmine detonators. The peoples of Chin, Kachin, Karenni, Mon, Karen, Arakan and Shan exterminated, women and children raped and why – because they have the temerity to want to retain their culture, nothing more, nothing less. These are peoples who live in the deep jungles but of course the jungles are rich in teak and it would be no surprise to discover that the generals who wreck such havoc on the lives of the peasant tribes have made themselves multi-millionaires. Sounds familiar doesn’t it. Just another country and another corrupt regime.

When did you see this story on the front pages of the newspapers or on the TV? Well you don’t. American doesn’t care, we down here don’t care, the UK doesn’t care in fact no one cares. Burma used to be part of the British Commonwealth but as Frederick pointed out London is silent. The point of the story is this. If Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction (as we are now told) and the free world only invaded Iraq because Saddam was a despot (but sorry we couldn’t tell you this before we went it) and the free world was liberating the people why are we not invading Burma to set their people free? After all the democratically elected leader of Burma was overthrown and is now held prisoner and she has been for 15-years. I would have thought our self-professed saviours of the modern world; the champions of the peace process and architects of liberation would be in there is a flash.




[edit on 28/5/2005 by Lady of the Lake]




posted on May, 28 2005 @ 09:42 PM
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ah but does burma have huge deposits of oil that is needed? wmd's, sadam, freedom? they are the STATED reasons, reasons that the general public would have to back as being rightious. that is thr travisty of it all. there is so much wrong that is always overlooked because it is not seen as a necessity. in other words they don't have something that is needed.

the reasons are just a smoke screen to use to cover the REAL purposes.yet another good reason why 9-11 may have been caused by the government of the us it's self. to drive the people into a frenzy and call upon the government to protect them and kill those that were blaimed for it. this was just what hittler did to declare marshal law and take total authoritarian rule.



posted on May, 28 2005 @ 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by drogo
ah but does burma have huge deposits of oil that is needed? wmd's, sadam, freedom? they are the STATED reasons, reasons that the general public would have to back as being rightious. that is thr travisty of it all. there is so much wrong that is always overlooked because it is not seen as a necessity. in other words they don't have something that is needed.

the reasons are just a smoke screen to use to cover the REAL purposes.yet another good reason why 9-11 may have been caused by the government of the us it's self. to drive the people into a frenzy and call upon the government to protect them and kill those that were blaimed for it. this was just what hittler did to declare marshal law and take total authoritarian rule.


Absolutely right and there in lies the shame. Humanity should demand truth and the more we highlight the injustices of the world the greater the chance we have in waking people up. It is all too easy to forget the little countries like Burma in the frenzy that is created surrounding the Middle East - 9/11 and the like.

We must NEVER forget.



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 10:52 PM
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Party spokesman says Aung San Suu Kyi is "not in good health", and her doctor has apparently been detained since Thursday for unknown reasons. Seems like the military won't allow her to see a doctor...


Channelnewsasia: Myanmar's Suu Kyi not in good health, says party spokesman


"The lady's not in good health. She cannot eat and she has low blood pressure and she (the assistant) found she (Suu Kyi) has dehydration," National League for Democracy spokesman Nyan Win said, referring to the party leader.

"We are worried very much for the lady's health situation," he added.

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Nyan Win said Aung San Suu Kyi's doctor had been detained since Thursday after visiting the house to carry out a regular medical check-up on the 63-year-old pro-democracy leader, but he did not know why.

Official sources said on Thursday that the doctor, Tin Myo Win, had been denied permission to enter the house after waiting several hours.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 11:09 PM
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An American has been arrested for sneaking into her home. The US Embassy has not been allowed to see him.


Myanmar ignores US request to see detained citizen


The US Embassy said on Friday that the Myanmar government has ignored its repeated requests for access to an American arrested for allegedly swimming to the lakeside home of detained Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and sneaking inside. The man’s motives remained unclear, and the embassy said so far the only information the military-ruled government has offered is the man’s name - John William Yettaw - and his passport number.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 09:41 AM
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Which countries actively support the generals? Supplying them with weapons and technology? China. Russia. South Africa.


It remains Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi's position that violent resistance towards violence is to put oneself on the same level. Years of house arrest in the face of the crimes of the generals has done little (or nothing?) to change her mind.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 11:54 AM
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reply to post by Lady of the Lake
 


Thank you, Lady of the Lake, for this thread.
You ask questions for which, sadly, you know the answers.

There is oil in Burma, for which China makes deals.
I will not get into the heroin trade.
No, Burma was good in other ways, to US corporations. Textile industry moving overseas (to Burma, e.g.) made the Southern racist senator Jesse Helms act in true bipartisanship, to little avail.
Corporate thinking controls the everyday lives of the masses, and with corporate control of US government, the mindmeld is complete.

Dynamite will have ugly immediate results, but the slow erosion of water on rock will produce true long lasting beauty. Long live the ideals of Aung San Suu Kyi! Thank you again for reminding us of this struggle.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 11:58 AM
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Yeah and if the US would go into Burma and get rid of the military dictatorship we would be accused of imperialism and there would be a million posts here about how the evil Americans are conquering peaceful Burma and it's democratically elected government and committing mass genocide.



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