posted on Sep, 29 2007 @ 12:06 AM
Exactly what I thought the government would say..
'Stray bullet' it seems!
The killed him I tell you..
But the sad story continues.. Japan has said that it will not press sanctions(yet).
Western countries cannot do much in terms of sanctions(except for an oil company here or there) because Burma has already been slapped all the
sanctions it possibly can get from the west.
China won't budge.. They will not overthrow a nice little puppet regime that is CRITICAL to their eyes-n-ears in the 'South Asian - South East
India will not do much since it NEEDS to limit the Chinese influence in Burma thus limiting the Chinese ambitions in the region.
India cannot take unilateral military action that results in partial occupation and regime change because:
- while India has the logistical ability to do so, it lacks the political will and confidence. The IPKF(Indian Peacekeeping Force)debacle in Sri
Lanka not so long ago has made India wary of interfering with others' affairs by using force.
- China's response to this would be extremely unpredictable and dangerous. China might co-ordinate extremely forward troop deployments with Pakistan
to pressurize India; thus putting India in a very very tricky(even strategically dire) situation. Imagine a Russia like force in Canada and Mexico
that deploys troops on the US borders when the US goes to war in Iraq. It would be extremely crappy for the US to say the least.
- If India becomes the regional police force, then all the other itsy-bitsy nations around India will become wary of India rather than warm up to
her. Nations like Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh etc may actively look to ally with entities that prevent India from interfering with their own
'internal' issues; something each of these nations has plenty of...
So as you can see, besides moral support and strongly pushing a UN resolution for peacekeeping, India cannot do much!
And I truely do not see this revolt ending in a submission to democracy..
what democracy? who's democracy?
Who will be the interim govt?
there is no plan here..
Su Chi's party does not have the logistical capability to just step in and take hold of the reins.. even if the military junta do decide to
[edit on 29-9-2007 by Daedalus3]