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Originally posted by Gools
reply to post by mr-lizard
I was just making the point that you don't go rushing into the backyard of the world's emerging superpower unless you've thought things through.
As for the USA and it's karma defending the unarmed.... puuuhleez! :shk:
Originally posted by Copernicus
They dont even have democracy in USA. People think they do, but in reality, someone else pulls the strings, not the people.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
I of course refer to the situation in Burma.
Where tens of thousands of UNARMED monks and nuns are marching in colums through the streets, defying the military and being 100& peaceful in their actions.
This is a truly beautiful and at the same time escalating situation, where tensions are being raised on the military side. Yet the civilians are cheering the monks and nuns on.
Why are they marching?
Simply because of the governments god forsaken human rights record enforced by the military government and they want a peaceful democracy.
To quote the BBC:
"The junta, which violently repressed the 1988 protests killing some 3,000 people, finally broke its silence over the mounting protests late on Monday, saying it was ready to "take action" against the monks.
It has repeated the warning in state media, ordering monks not to get involved in politics and accusing them of allowing themselves to be manipulated by the foreign media.
The protests were triggered by the government's decision to double the price of fuel last month, hitting people hard in the impoverished nation."
So, my question is. If George Bush is so concerned at overthrowing terrorism and introducing democracy, why doesn't he prepare some defensive manouvres for the monks if the tyrannical Government decides to repeat the incident in 1998 and decide to slaughter the monks.
Surely these brave and peace loving people are the ones who deserve some back up in the face of tyranny?
Or is it just because there's no oil there?
[edit on 25-9-2007 by mr-lizard]