CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT OBAMA

CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT OBAMA

Dear Mr President,

                       As a duly elected President of the United States of America, you are 101% sure to be inaugurated as the 44th US president on Jan 20, 2009. Contrary to your condition, our BURMA’S Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was elected as a winner in the election in 1990 but she is still under house arrest for nearly two decades.

Please kindly help her release by declaring the SPDC Generals as Human Rights criminals and push for the International arrest warrant.

Please read my following article, which could be used as a rough guide-line for the appropriate action to be  taken for the prosecute the Myanmar generals.

Thanking Your Honour

Yours Humbly

 

Dr San Oo Aung

Democrat candidate Barack Obama has been elected as the United States first black president following his historic win over his Republican rival John McCain.

american presidential election barack obama versus john mccainThe 47-year-old father of two, who will be inaugurated as the 44th US president on Jan 20, 2009,

Ban Ki-moon, Al Capone, Yamashita and Than Shwe

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Warning the Thai PM not to insult Daw Aung San Suu Kyi because she is regarded highly at the same status as your Thai king by Burmese people

Warning the Thai PM not to insult Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

because she is regarded highly at the same status as

your Thai king by Burmese people

All the Thais will be angry if we say that we all should dethrone and kicked out the Thai King because he is a burden for the people of Thai?

If any Thai feels insulted by my words, please kindly consider the fact that your bastard, pimp and Joker THE COOK had insulted all the Burmese people.

Thai people must kick out this COOK or Crook out as an apology to Burmese people.

Bird brained or Shrimp brained PIMP Thai PM Thai PM not to insult Daw Aung San Suu Kyi because she is the same as your Thai king for Burmese people.

Asean Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan has warned Thai premier Samak Sundaravej that the Burmese political situation requires “in-depth understanding and respect for its sensitivity” and advised the new Thai prime minister to be cautious before commenting on issues related to Burma, the Bangkok Post reported on Wednesday.

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The circus has come to Myanmar

The circus has come to Myanmar

Dr Wong Ang Peng in Malaysiakini | Jun 16, 08

Kindly forgive me for change your good article in Burmese context or Burmanized it.

Look out, the circus has come to town … and the clowns have come marching in.

First, we have the Supremo Sr General ignoring the Myanmar Cyclone victims for three weeks.

One joker General, Minister suggesting to ignore the proper retrieving of dead bodies for identification and proper burial according to their religious believes. He uttered inhumanely that if the corpses are ignored and let the fish to eat, all human flesh would be gone in three weeks.

Another comedian General remarked sarcastically that the cyclone victims do not need chocolate bars; they could eat frogs and fish as they are rural farmers.

And the military idiot jokers cracking jokes endlessly as if emergency rescue phase was finished and chasing out the victims from shelters to their original places which were totally ruined or disappeared from the earth, apparently to vote for referendum.

The Senior Great Magician Than Shwe stole the lime-light from the cyclone victims by pulling out the 92% YES VOTES from his hat.

This Senior Great Magician Than Shwe also wonderfully played his flute like a pied piper misleading the great Asean leaders and UN authorities to nod all he said as if in a trance. UNSG, UN organizations and Asean politicians seem mesmerised to his tune that we can weather off the consequences or aftereffect turbulence ahead.

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United Nations just pay respect (cartoon)

United Nations just pay respect (cartoon)

From Burma Digest

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King-Obama’s dream comes true but Oh! Burma is still having Nightmares

King-Obama’s dream comes true

but

Oh! Burma is still having Nightmares

 

Congratulations Mr Obama for fulfilling the dreams of King or Martin Luther King Jr. We hereby wish that you could benevolently choose Mrs Hillary Clinton to be your Deputy running mate in the coming election.

For Oh! Burma, (or OLD BURMA) we are continuing the unfinished nightmare started by General Ne Win. We hope that there would be a blessing in disguise for our Burmese people. The present cyclone victims’ continuous suffering, SPDC’s blockage, hijacking and siphoning of the International aids combined with economic hardship because of SPDC’s mismanagement and global inflation/recession would fuel the dissatisfaction of Burmese and lead to another final revolt against SPDC and Myanm Military rulers.

 

nightmare1.jpgAs Mr McCain is the long time friend of Burma and we trusted he would be willing to help Burmese people if we need, we wish to request Mr Obama not to look at the other side and pretend you never see the plight and sufferings of Burmese people. Please don’t leave us, Burma alone Mr Obama.

 Extracts from Dean Johns’ article | Jun 4, 08 in Malaysiakini

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Please stop Stereotyping and Racial Profiling of Foreigners

 Please stop Stereotyping and Racial Profiling of Foreigners

Dr Ian Chai, “Stop the stereotyping of Africans” in Malaysiakini

May I recap some famous quotations about Racial Discrimination before going to the good letter from Malaysiakini_

From the UN Charter

  1. The purposes of the United Nations are – – – to achieve International cooperation – – – in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language and religion…”
  2. There is no country in the world exempt of discrimination. No matter how severe or how mild the ratio of discrimination is, no nation is free from it. Either for one circumstance or another, not all countries are capable of giving the importance and dedication this issue needs. Even though we are all consciously aware of this topic, there is still a long road to cross.
  3.  

Our mission therefore is to_

confront ignorance with knowledge,

bigotry with tolerance,

and isolation with outstretched hand of generosity.

Racism can, will and must be defeated.

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“Release Suu Kyi”, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

 “Release Suu Kyi”

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

New York (PTI): The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, has asked Myanmar government to “unconditionally” release pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, two days after the junta extended her house arrest.

“Her unconditional release will be critical in facilitating national reconciliation and democratic transition, to which the Myanmar leadership has committed itself,” Arbour said on Wednesday. Continue reading

Time to revamp impotent /paralyzed United Nations

Time to revamp impotent /paralyzed United Nations

 

From Google search:

    
 
 Web 

Results about 688,000 for UN Failures.  

United Nations – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Failure to intervene in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre: despite the fact that the UN designated Srebrenica a “safe haven” for refugees and …
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Thread: Long List of U.N. Failures. View Single Post … Bottom line, the U.N. is a failure, and it is time to dissolve that money sucking waste of time and …
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The failures of the UN secretariat in responding to the Darfur catastrophe are among the many signs that the international body remains incapable of …
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Intervene in Burma Now

Intervene in Burma Now

_ by Yebaw Day  in Burma Digest

1. ChiCom Masters are too busy with their Earthquake victims, and also in suppressing the Tibetans, and preparing for the Olympics, so they will not be able to help SPDC very much.
 
2. SPDC just lost about 300 men and 25 boats in their navy, and lost the South West Command in Pathein area.  So the entire Irrawaddy Division area is quite vulnerable for a beach landing, just like in the movie, the Longest Day, D-Day 6 June 1944. Continue reading

Burmese church leader calls for intervention

Burmese church leader calls for intervention

By: Toby Cohen

A BURMESE Christian leader has appealed for a United Nations military force to intervene in Burma (Myanmar).
The Rev Maung Doe, the principal of the Holy Cross Seminary, Insein, on the northern outskirts of Rangoon, said: “We hope the UN will invade with US support and EU support. We cannot do anything.

“The democratic leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, won the election [in 1990], but she could not do anything when the government did not hand over power. We had demonstrations, thousands of people came, and still no change.” Continue reading

Myanmar shuns aid from US warships

Myanmar shuns aid from US warships             

AP

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar shunned a U.S. proposal for naval ships to deliver aid to cyclone victims on Wednesday, according to state-run media, dimming hopes that the vessels could provide a major boost to relief efforts.

The New Light of Myanmar, a mouthpiece for Myanmar’s ruling junta, said that such assistance “comes with strings attached,” citing fears that Washington wants to overthrow the country’s government and seize its oil. Continue reading

Photo proof of:Irresponsible United Nations is dragging its feet in applying “responsibility to protect” the Burmese people

Photo proof of:

 

Irresponsible United Nations’ dragging its feet

 

in applying “responsibility to protect”

 

the Burmese people

 

 

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Save us the rescuers

Save us the rescuers

Calls for military action to force aid on Myanmar

march us down a dangerous road, that we are willing to accept

By David Rieff May 18, 2008

Sorry, Mr David Rieff we disagree with you and I erased ‘From’ your heading. And I added the pharase, ‘that we are willing to accept’, at the end of your subheading.

The decision by the government of Myanmar not to admit foreign humanitarian relief workers to help the victims of Cyclone Nargis has been met with fury, consternation and disbelief in much of the world.

  • With tens of thousands of people dead,
  • up to 100,000 missing
  • and more than a million displaced
  • and without shelter, livelihood or possibly even sufficient food,
  • the refusal of the military rulers of the country to let in foreign aid organizations or to open airports and waterways in more than a token way to shipments of aid supplies
  • seems to be an act of sheer barbarism.

In response, Gareth Evans, the former Australian foreign minister who heads the International Crisis Group, made the case last week that_

  1. the decision by Myanmar’s authorities to default on their responsibilities to their own citizens might well constitute “a crime against humanity,”
  2. and suggested that the United Nations might need to consider bringing aid to Myanmar non-consensually,
  3. justified on the basis of the “Responsibility to Protect Resolution”
  4. adopted at the 2005 U.N. World Summit by 150 member states.

To be sure, R2P (as the resolution is colloquially known) was not envisaged by the commission that framed it (and that Evans co-chaired) as a response to natural disasters, but rather as a way of confronting “genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.”

To extend its jurisdiction to natural disasters is as unprecedented as it is radical. But as Evans put it last week, “when a government default is as grave as the course on which [Myanmar’s] generals now seem to be set, there is at least a prima facie case to answer for their intransigence being a crime against humanity — of a kind that would attract the responsibility-to-protect principle.”

  • Evans’ warning was clear. Myanmar’s generals should not delude themselves into thinking that the international community would allow them to act in any way they wished
  • not if it meant turning a blind eye to the dangers the cyclone’s survivors faced.
  • These dangers, according to the British charity Oxfam, threatened an additional 1.5 million lives.

And a number of European governments took the same line.

  1. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband stated that military action to ensure that the aid got to where it needed to go might be legal and necessary.
  2. And French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner echoed this argument, saying that France was considering bringing a resolution to the U.N. Security Council allowing for such steps to be taken.

For Kouchner, a co-founder of the French relief group Doctors Without Borders, this was familiar ground. He was a leading, and controversial, figure in the relief world long before joining Nicolas Sarkozy’s government last year,

  • and he is one of the originators of the so-called right of interference
  • a hawkish interpretation of humanitarianism’s moral imperative
  • and an operational license that basically held that outside aid groups and governments had a presumptive right to intervene when governments abused their own people.

At first glance, the arguments of Evans, Miliband, Kouchner and the leaders of many mainstream relief organizations may seem like common-sense humanism.

  1. How could it be morally acceptable to subordinate the rights of people in need to the prerogatives of national sovereignty?
  2. In a globalized world in which people, goods and money all move increasingly freely,
  3. why should a national borderthat relic of the increasingly unimportant state system — stand in the way of people dedicated to doing good for their fellow human beings?
  4. Why should the world stand by and allow an abusive government to continue to be derelict in its duties toward its own people?

Surely, to oppose this sort of humanitarian entitlement is a failure of empathy and perhaps even an act of moral cowardice.

This has been the master narrative of the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis.

It has dominated the speeches of officials and most of the media coverage,

which has been imbued with an almost pornographic catastrophism in which aid agencies and journalists seem to be trying to outdo each other in the apocalyptic quality of their predictions.

I hope that the author ended here. But we sadly see the communist/socialistic views of the author, who do not know the sufferings of Burmese citizens. We know about the SPDC than you!

(Comment: unfair counter accusation: First, the U.S. charge d’affaires in Yangon, Myanmar’s capital, without having left the city, told reporters that though only 22,000 people had been confirmed dead, she thought the toll could rise as high as 100,000. A few days later, Oxfam was out with its estimate of 1.5 million people being at risk from water-borne diseases — without ever explaining how it arrived at such an extraordinarily alarming estimate.In reality, no one yet knows what the death toll from the cyclone is, let alone how resilient the survivors will be. One thing is known, however, and that is that in crisis after crisis, from the refugee emergency in eastern Zaire after the Rwandan genocide, through the Kosovo crisis, to the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to the 2004 South Asian tsunami, many of the leading aid agencies, Oxfam prominent among them, have predicted far more casualties than there would later turn out to have been. In part, this is because relief work is, in a sense, a business, and humanitarian charities are competing with every other sort of philanthropic cause for the charitable dollar and euro, and thus have to exaggerate to be noticed. It is also because coping with disasters for a living simply makes the worst-case scenario always seem the most credible one, and, honorably enough, relief workers feel they must always be prepared for the worst. But whatever the motivations, it is really no longer possible to take the relief community’s apocalyptic claims seriously. It has wrongly cried wolf too many times.We should be skeptical of the aid agencies’ claims that, without their intervention, an earthquake or cyclone will be followed by an additional disaster of equal scope because of disease and hunger. The fact is that populations in disaster zones tend to be much more resilient than foreign aid groups often make them out to be. And though the claim that only they can prevent a second catastrophe is unprovable, it serves the agencies’ institutional interests — such interventions are, after all, the reason they exist in the first place.)

Unwelcome as the thought may be, reasonable-sounding suggestions made in the name of global solidarity and humanitarian compassion can sometimes be nothing of the sort. Aid is one thing. But aid at the point of a gun is taking the humanitarian enterprise to a place it should never go. And the fact that the calls for humanitarian war were ringing out within days of Cyclone Nargis is emblematic of how the interventionist impulse, no matter how well-intended, is extremely dangerous.

The ease with which the rhetoric of rescue slips into the rhetoric of war is why invoking R2P should never be accepted simply as an effort to inject some humanity into an inhumane situation (the possibility of getting the facts wrong is another reason; that too has happened in the past).

Yes, the impulse of the interveners may be entirely based on humanitarian and human rights concerns. But lest we forget, the motivations of 19th century European colonialism were also presented by supporters as being grounded in humanitarian concern. And this was not just hypocrisy. We must not be so politically correct as to deny the humanitarian dimension of imperialism. But we must also not be so historically deaf, dumb and blind as to convince ourselves that it was its principal dimension.

Lastly, it is critically important to pay attention to just who is talking about military intervention on humanitarian grounds. Well, among others, it’s the foreign ministers of the two great 19th century colonial empires. And where exactly do they want to intervene — sorry, where do they want to live up to their responsibility to protect? Mostly in the very countries they used to rule.

When a British or French minister proposes a U.N. resolution calling for a military intervention to make sure aid is properly delivered in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, then, and only then, can we be sure we have put the specter of imperialism dressed up as humanitarianism behind us. In the meantime, buyer beware.

David Rieff is the author of many books, including “At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention” and “A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis.”

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Now or Never! NCGUB should invite NATO to invade Irrawaddy delta

 

Now or Never! NCGUB should invite NATO to invade Irrawaddy delta

To

Prime Minister Dr Sein Win

NCGUB, Prime Minister Office 

77 South Washington Street, Suite 308
Rockville, Maryland 20850 U.S.A.
Tel: 301-424-4810 Fax: 301-424-4812
ncgub@ncgub.net                                                                                                                May 18, 2008

Re: Request to consider authorizing NATO Forces to enter cyclone disaster Irrawaddy delta for humanitarian help and rehabilitation.

Dear Prime Minister,

                                Please may Your Honor kindly consider the followings:

1.       As the UN action in Burma is handicapped by the veto votes in UNSC, this is the right time to request direct help from NATO. NATO had intervened and help unilaterally in Bosnia and Iraq and this is the right time to intervene Burma to help the millions of cyclone victims.

2.       NCGUB need to consider authorizing NATO Forces to enter cyclone disaster Irrawaddy delta for humanitarian help and rehabilitation.

3.       To offer the Haing-gyi Island and or Co Co Island to NATO for use as Military base for 99 years with the appropriate rental, which should be used solely for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the disaster Irrawaddy delta.

4.       We need to base on the post World War II, Marshall plan for Europe.

5.       Priority should be not only rebuilding but modernizing all the infrastructure structure_

·         To feed, medical care, rebuild their houses, schools, clinics, hospitals, reestablish their business e.t.c.

·         Roads

·         Bridges

·         Electricity

·         Water supply

·         Air and sea Ports

·         Dams, irrigation

·         Scientific, mechanized big firms for agriculture and fishery

·         Offshore gas

·         To modernize the International trade facilities.

It is now or never. We cannot get another chance or excuse in few decades. NATO should and could invade Burma for humanitarian grounds.

Thanking Your Honour

Yours Humbly

 

Dr San Oo Aung and friends

Maintenant ou jamais ! NCGUB devrait inviter l’OTAN à envahir le delta d’Irrawaddy

ÀVictoire du premier ministre DR Sein

NCGUB, Office de premier ministre

Rue de Washington de 77 sud, suite 308
Rockville, le Maryland les 20850 Etats-Unis
Téléphone : 301-424-4810 fax : 301-424-4812
ncgub@ncgub.net Mai 18, 2008

Re : Demandez de considérer autoriser les forces de l’OTAN Pour écrire le delta d’Irrawaddy de désastre de cyclone pour l’aide et la réadaptation humanitaires.

Cher premier ministre,

Peut votre honneur avec bonté veuillez considérer la suite :

1. Comme l’action de l’ONU en Birmanie est handicapée par le mettre un veto vote dans UNSC, ceci est la bonne heure de demander l’aide directe d’OTAN. L’OTAN était intervenu et l’aide unilatéralement en Bosnie et l’Irak et ceci est la bonne heure d’intervenir la Birmanie pour aider les millions de victimes de cyclone.

2. Le besoin de NCGUB de considérer autoriser les forces de l’OTAN Pour écrire le delta d’Irrawaddy de désastre de cyclone pour l’aide et la réadaptation humanitaires.

3. Pour offrir l’île de Haing-gyi et ou l’île de Co Co en OTAN pour l’usage en tant que base militaire pendant 99 années avec la location appropriée, qui devrait être employée seulement pour la réadaptation et la reconstruction du delta d’Irrawaddy de désastre.

4. Nous devons baser sur la deuxième guerre mondiale de poteau, plan de maréchal pour l’Europe.

5. La priorité devrait non seulement reconstruire mais moderniser tout structure_ d’infrastructure

· Pour alimenter, le soin médical, reconstruisent leurs maisons, écoles, cliniques, hôpitaux, rétablissent leurs affaires e.t.c.

· Routes

· Ponts

· L’électricité

· Approvisionnement en eau

· Ports d’air et de mer

· Barrages, irrigation

· Grandes sociétés scientifiques et mécanisées pour l’agriculture et pêche

· Gaz en mer

· Pour moderniser les équipements de commerce international.

Il n’est maintenant ou jamais. Nous ne pouvons pas obtenir une chance ou une excuse différente en peu de décennies. L’OTAN devrait et pourrait envahir la Birmanie pour les raisons humanitaires.

Remerciement de votre honneur

Vôtre humblement

 

DR San Oo Aung et amis

 

Jetzt oder nie! NCGUB sollte NATO einladen, Irrawaddy Dreieck einzudringen

Zu

Gewinn des Premierminister-Dr Sein

NCGUB, Premierminister-Büro

77 Süd washington Straße, Suite 308
Rockville, Maryland 20850 USA
Telefon: 301-424-4810 Telefax: 301-424-4812
ncgub@ncgub.net Mai 18, 2008

Betr.: Antrag NATO, Kräfte zu autorisieren zu erwägen , um Wirbelsturmunfall Irrawaddy Dreieck für humanitäre Hilfe und Rehabilitation einzutragen.

Lieber Premierminister,

Kann Ihre Ehre die Followings bitte freundlich betrachten:

1. Wie die UNO Tätigkeit in Birma durch das Veto wählt in UNSC, dieses ist die rechte Zeit , um direkte Hilfe von NATO zu bitten behindert wird. NATO hatte eingegriffen und Hilfe einseitig im Bosnien und der Irak und dieser ist die rechte Zeit, einzugreifen Birma , zum der Millionen der Wirbelsturmopfer zu helfen.

2. NCGUB Notwendigkeit NATO, Kräfte zu autorisieren zu erwägen, um Wirbelsturmunfall Irrawaddy Dreieck für humanitäre Hilfe und Rehabilitation einzutragen.

3. Die Haing-gyi Insel und oder Co Co Insel NATO für Gebrauch als militärische Unterseite für 99 Jahre mit der passenden Miete anbieten, die für die Rehabilitation und die Rekonstruktion des Unfall Irrawaddy Dreiecks nur benutzt werden sollte.

4. Wir müssen auf dem Pfosten Zweiten Weltkrieg, Marschallplan gründen für Europa.

5. Priorität sollte alles Infrastruktur structure_ nicht nur umbauen aber zu modernisieren

· Um einzuziehen, bauen medizinische Behandlung, ihre Häuser, Schulen, Kliniken, Krankenhäuser, wieder.herstellen ihr Geschäft e.t.c. um.

· Straßen

· Brücken

· Elektrizität

· Wasserversorgung

· Luft und Seehäfen

· Verdammungen, Bewässerung

· Wissenschaftliche, mechanisierte grosse Unternehmen für Landwirtschaft und Fischerei

· Vom Land entferntes Gas

· Den Handel-Service modernisieren.

Es ist jetzt oder nie. Wir können nicht eine andere Wahrscheinlichkeit oder Entschuldigung in wenigen Dekaden erhalten. NATO sollte und könnte Birma für humanitären Boden eindringen.

Danken Ihrer Ehre

Ihr bescheiden

 

Dr San Oo Aung und Freunde

1. Joe Fernandez’s comments in Malaysiakini:

The UN Security Council should authorise a Coalition of the Willing to force the military junta in Rangoon to surrender to the United Nations authority in wake of Cyclone Nargis which have now left 2.5 million people in dire need and thousands of dead and dying.The refusal of the military junta to let in aid workers and the confiscation of incoming aid for
itself is totally unacceptable. Since the military junta won’t allow the international community to help save the people of Burma, it’s time for the UN Security Council to act and act immediately.
 
 
 

 

2. jdw2000, on May 18th, 2008 at 11:16P05 Said: Edit Comment

I wrote a related blog entry on this several days ago but directed toward the UN. I wrote:

  • Ban Ki-moon’s statement on the tragedy in Rwanda is applicable to this situation:“As we attempt to learn the lessons of the genocide in Rwanda, two messages should be paramount. First, never forget. Second, never stop working to prevent another genocide.Our thoughts go to the victims — the more than 800,000 innocent people who lost their lives with terrifying speed. Our thoughts go to the survivors. Their resilience continues to inspire us. It is the responsibility of us all to support them in rebuilding their lives. How different it would have been, had we, the international community, acted properly at the proper time.”

    Please take a look and tell me what you think: http://jonsthoughts.wordpress.com/2008/05/10/autogenocide-in-myanmar-will-the-un-fail-to-protect-again/

  • APPENDIX

    1. The case for invading Myanmar
    2. World Anger Mounts at Burmese Delays in Cyclone Disaster
    3. Save us from the rescuers
    4. Gordon Brown:Burma is guilty of inhuman action
    5. U.N. can and should use force to step into Myanmar
    6. The Failed States Index 2007
    7. NATO should not practice: No Action Talk Only in Burma
    8. Marshall Plan, For Irrawaddy delta?
    9. NLD rejects Burma referendum result
    10. Myanmar cyclone: Forced labour camp fears
    11. Myanmar’s military rulers blocking aid workers, foreign diplomats and journalists from reaching cyclone-battered regions
    12. Pentagon planning for long-term Myanmar aid
    13. Winds of Change
    14. France criticizes Myanmar for refusing to allow navy ship to deliver aid to cyclone victims
    15. Cartoons: SPDC’s ‘helping’ hand robbing the Myanmar Cyclone Nargis victims
    16. Had Cyclones Nargis struck the final nail in the SPDC’s coffin? 
    17. When politicking takes precedence, the poor suffer
    18. After Nargis, security dilemma
    19. Canada involved in plans for controversial Myanmar summit
    20. U.S. admiral: Myanmar junta unconcerned of the cyclone victims’ plight
    21. Oxfam has warned that the death toll could multiply 15-fold and estimated 100,000 people have died

      TQ for this.

      Politics in America

      Election 2008 and Politics

       

      Now or Never! NCGUB should invite NATO to invade Irrawaddy delta

      May 18th, 2008

      DSOA wrote an interesting post today on NATO and Burma
      Here’s a quick excerpt

      To
      Prime Minister Dr Sein Win
      NCGUB, Prime Minister Office 
      77 South Washington Street, Suite 308
      Rockville, Maryland 20850 U.S.A.
      Tel: 301-424-4810 Fax: 301-424-4812
      ncgub@ncgub.net                                                                                                                May 18, 2008
      Re: Request to consider authorizing NATO Forces to enter cyclone disaster Irrawaddy delta for humanitarian help and rehabilitation.
      Dear Prime Minister,
                                      Please may Your Honor kindly consider the followings:
      1.       As the UN action in Burma is handicapped by the veto votes in UNSC, this is the right time to request direct help from NATO. NATO had intervened and help unilaterally in Bosnia and Iraq and this is the right time to intervene Burma to help the millions of cyclone victims.
      2.       NCGUB need to consider authorizing NATO Forces to enter cyclone disaster Irrawaddy delta for humanitarian help and rehabilitation.
      3.       To offer the Haing-gyi Island and or Co Co Island to NATO for use as Military base for 99 years with the appropriate rental, which should be used solely for […]

      Read the rest of this great post here

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    A Collection of Thoughts and Ideas

    Autogenocide in Myanmar:

    Will the UN fail to protect again?

    On May 2, 2008, Cyclone Nargis clobbered Myanmar (Burma). Every day the estimated death toll seems to reach new levels. The Australian reports that 80,000 people may have perished in a single province while the government of Burma claims a total of 23,000 deaths.

    Cyclone Nargis

     

    Governments and NGO’s around the world are lining up to provide aid – if only they can get permission from the government. US Navy warships are remaining in the area awaiting orders to render assistance. See the USAID website for more on the US’s plans for aid.

    On Friday May 9th, UN Secratary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the military junta there to ease humanitarian efforts. “If early action is not taken and relief measures put in place, the medium-term effect of this tragedy could be truly catastrophic… The sheer survival of the affected people is at stake.”

    Now the ruling military junta is greatly hindering any foreign aid.

    What are they afraid of: propaganda being brought in by foreign governments to poison the minds of their citizens? arms shipments to support any militant support groups? that foreigners will see the oppression being heaped upon these people by their rulers?

    At the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda held on April 7, 2004, then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan reflected on the world’s failure to act for the benefit of the 800,000 souls who perished in that country’s genocide. He stated:

    “We must never forget our collective failure to protect at least eight hundred thousand defenceless (sic) men, women and children who perished in Rwanda ten years ago. Such crimes cannot be reversed. Such failures cannot be repaired. The dead cannot be brought back to life. So what can we do?””When we recall such events and ask ‘why did no one intervene?’, we should address the question not only to the United Nations, or even to its Member States. No one can claim ignorance. All who were playing any part in world affairs at that time should ask, ‘what more could I have done? How would I react next time – and what am I doing now to make it less likely there will be a next time?’

    In this case, the government of Burma doesn’t have to carry out any of the killings. If they do nothing, hundreds of thousands more people will die. Diseases such as cholera will set in from the lack of sanitation. People will suffer starvation and dehydration and other complications. This is autogenocide by omission.

    Kofi Annan further said, “We have little hope of preventing genocide, or reassuring those who live in fear of its recurrence, if people who have committed this most heinous of crimes are left at large, and not held to account.” Will these ruling generals be held to account for their lack of action?

    When speaking of the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, Kofi Annan stated,

    “It is vital that international humanitarian workers and human rights experts be given full access to the region, and to the victims, without further delay. If that is denied, the international community must be prepared to take swift and appropriate action. By “action” in such situations I mean a continuum of steps, which may include military action. But the latter should always be seen as an extreme measure, to be used only in extreme cases.”

    Though there is the question of a nation’s sovereignty, how many more people have to die before we can step in to help them?

    Ban Ki-moon’s statement on the tragedy in Rwanda is applicable to this situation:

    “As we attempt to learn the lessons of the genocide in Rwanda, two messages should be paramount. First, never forget. Second, never stop working to prevent another genocide.

    Our thoughts go to the victims – the more than 800,000 innocent people who lost their lives with terrifying speed. Our thoughts go to the survivors. Their resilience continues to inspire us. It is the responsibility of us all to support them in rebuilding their lives. How different it would have been, had we, the international community, acted properly at the proper time.”

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