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Obama urges Myanmar to free democracy leader Suu Kyi

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posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 02:31 PM
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Obama urges Myanmar to free democracy leader Suu Kyi


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Singapore (CNN) -- President Obama on Sunday called for the release of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners.

"There are clear steps that must be taken: the unconditional release of all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi; an end to conflicts with minority groups; and a genuine dialogue between the government, the democratic opposition and minority groups," according to Obama, who said the regime should work to ensure its people's needs are met.

He spoke during a meeting with ASEAN-10 leaders that included the prime minister of Myanmar. Ob
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posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 02:31 PM
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There is something wonderful about ignoring such an issue and then magically bringing it up while your in Asia huh?

Strange how Obama operates, always pandering to his present crowd in whatever room he's in. But then after he leaves the rhetoric changes, only if the other room opposes what the first said.

I wonder if his empty words will have any effect on the leaders of Myanmar, or if they will continue to do as they please.


Obama reiterated his stance in a speech Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

"Despite years of good intentions, neither sanctions by the United States nor engagement by others succeeded in improving the lives of the Burmese people," he said.

"So we are now communicating directly with the leadership to make it clear that existing sanctions will remain until there are concrete steps toward democratic reform."


Funny enough, he talks about helping the Burmese people, but sanctions and other offensives taken by the UN directed at the Burmese government are really hurting the people.

Thoughts?

~Keeper


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