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Myanmar junta hands out aid boxes with generals' names

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posted on May, 10 2008 @ 07:41 AM
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Myanmar junta hands out aid boxes with generals' names


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The United Nations sent in three more planes and several trucks loaded with aid, though the junta took over its first two shipments. The government agreed to let a U.S. cargo plane bring in supplies Monday, but foreign disaster experts were still being barred entry.

State-run television continuously ran images of top generals — including the junta leader, Senior Gen. Than Shwe — handing out boxes of aid to survivors at elaborate ceremonies.

One box bore the name of Lt. Gen. Myint Swe, a rising star in the government hierarchy, in bold letters that overshadowed a smaller label reading: "Aid from the Kingdom of Thailand."

"We have already seen regional commanders putting their names on the side of aid shipments from Asia, saying this was a gift from them and then distributing it in their region," said Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, which campaigns for human rights and democracy in the country.
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posted on May, 10 2008 @ 07:41 AM
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The USA, where most of the aid comes from, seldom gets the credit for the billions of dollars in aid it sends around the world every year. The USA bends over and puts Muslim markings on aid when it’s sent to Muslim countries because the Red Cross decal is offensive even though the Red Cross has nothing to do with the Christian religion.

If our aid is offensive then don’t take it.

America is viewed by much of the world and many Americans too, as evil, and no wonder, we seldom get credit for the good we do for other countries.


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[edit on 10-5-2008 by gdeed]



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