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Myanmar blasts aid donors for not giving more

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posted on May, 29 2008 @ 08:52 PM

Despite the blistering rhetoric, the United Nations reported that dozens of visas had been approved for international relief workers to enter the country. It said more foreigners were also being allowed into the delta, which had been off-limits to Westerners since the storm left 1.5 million homeless.

Sure, the junta is corrupt and power hungry but what regime (including the US )isn't.

It seems the quote the Myanma Ahlin newspaper printed was taken out of context. It appeared in western papers as not being gracious. When in fact, taken in context it makes sense.

"People from the Irrawaddy delta can survive on their own, even without bars of chocolate donated by the international community," it said, adding they can live on "fresh vegetables that grow wild in the fields and on protein-rich fish from the rivers."

The generals also don't want their people to see aid coming directly from countries like the U.S., which the regime has long treated as a hostile power.

I applaud the junta for standing up to the States. Tell then to "stick it". Aid comes in may forms and the US is not the only source.

posted on May, 29 2008 @ 10:46 PM
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The aid is very poor at the moment.. The foreign aid workers helping cannot go out on their own. They still must have permission and be accompanied by a liaison Officer. How many officers are available?

It's time for Myanmar "Burma" Government to put on their Big Boy pants and accept the help offered.. At least for their Citizens sake.
Seeing that they Can not handle what has happened.

Or they would already have done so.

[edit on 29-5-2008 by Lantian]

posted on May, 30 2008 @ 03:28 AM
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