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chiba
10-03-2007, 01:14 AM
The August 2007 demonstrations were led by well-known dissidents, such as Min Ko Naing (with the nom de guerre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nom_de_guerre) Conqueror of Kings), Su Su Nway (now in hiding) and others. The military quickly cracked down and still has not allowed the International Red Cross to visit Min Ko Naing and others who are reportedly in Insein Prison after being severely tortured.
Following the August protests, the monks of Burma, coordinated by an underground organization, stepped into the foreground and added new life to the movement. Under Suu Kyi’s leadership, passive resistance, with Suu herself worshiping with leading monks, has been the norm since 1988.[30] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar#_note-19)
On 19 September 2007, several hundred (possibly 2000 or more) monks staged a protest march in the city of Sittwe.[31] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar#_note-20) Larger protests in Rangoon and elsewhere ensued over the following days. Security became increasingly heavy handed, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries.[32] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar#_note-21) By 28 September, internet access had been cut[33] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar#_note-22) and journalists reputedly warned not to report on protests.[34] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar#_note-23)
Various global corporations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporations) have been criticized for profiting from the dictatorship by financing Myanmar's military junta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_junta).[35] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar#_note-BBCUK)
The scale of the demonstrations has caught the attention of the international media. Experienced and highly successful international dissident groups, such as the U.S. Campaign for Burma have started a vigorous media and fundraising drive and are pressuring Chinese embassies overseas as well as the UN Security Council. The Chinese government has the most extensive ties with the Burmese junta, and India too is on good terms with the government. Even as the monks were marching, an Indian company bought some more tracts of land from the junta for natural gas exploration in Burma.
The UN has taken up the Burmese issue again, and both President George W. and Laura Bush have spoken up for Burma. The Bush administration has announced heightened sanctions against the Burmese junta, a widened visa ban for junta officials, and greater scrutiny of their financial transactions. Since 2004 when the first round of sanctions was put in place, Burmese officials have allegedly been keeping euro accounts or accounts in Singapore. The administration is looking into ways of cutting off the flow of funds into and out of the coffers of the ruling elite.[36] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar#_note-24)


this is a current event
any feedback??

GhostfaceThaPharoahe
10-03-2007, 01:34 AM
ive been checking it a little lately, plan to read deeper in the coming days, its really a trip to think that this kind of thing is happening right now in this day and age.

TSA
10-03-2007, 07:48 AM
wouldn't hear Immortal Technique talk about this gov. but the US gov.....well that's satan

SKAMPOE
10-03-2007, 12:10 PM
yeah thats pretty crazy. n to think that da US government could of stop all those monks from gettin killed, but nooooooooooooo they waited to send in the ENVOY, y? cuz its in their ''whites'' nature 2 need people to suffer....i m o

US gov waited mad long 2 act on katrina/ 911/ the current war in iraq/ n now this. its amazing how power gets used 4 negative self proffit its disgusting! imo

froth
10-03-2007, 02:38 PM
its fucking terrible, monks floating dead in rivers. its fucking horrible. the irony is that the ignorant will bitch about the us not doing anything when nobody is doing a damn thing. where are the african leaders? where are the asians? nobody is doing shit and we all deserve to feel shame for that. our leaders around the world are walking, talking pieces of shit

froth
10-03-2007, 02:40 PM
seriously some kids are so stupid they blame america for everything. stupid, stupid kids. just the dumbest kids you can imagine

whitey
10-03-2007, 03:10 PM
yeah thats pretty crazy. n to think that da US government could of stop all those monks from gettin killed, but nooooooooooooo they waited to send in the ENVOY, y? cuz its in their ''whites'' nature 2 need people to suffer....i m o

US gov waited mad long 2 act on katrina/ 911/ the current war in iraq/ n now this. its amazing how power gets used 4 negative self proffit its disgusting! imo


are you serious?


look who is killing them smart guy.

SKAMPOE
10-03-2007, 05:13 PM
hahahahahahahahaha imo hahahahah

GhostfaceThaPharoahe
10-03-2007, 08:15 PM
really china and india are more to blame than the US, but the US could be doing more

froth
10-03-2007, 08:20 PM
yeah you know if skampoe really gave a shit he could try to do something, rather than whining and sniveling and complaining like a milk titty baby bitch

SKAMPOE
10-03-2007, 09:39 PM
i am doin some thing about it. we sent mad letters to the white house pleadin n beggin to do some thing n thre was no response! if i had a scanner i would post a copy here 4 ya'll 2 cee..ok ass holes

FatherSl!me
10-03-2007, 09:40 PM
LOL. dats hilarious.

SKAMPOE
10-03-2007, 09:41 PM
LOL. dats hilarious. u know dam well u aint write no fukin letters
how u know moron i asked u to sign the pettition n u said no cuz u dont know them. u said who cares about a third world country......

chiba
10-03-2007, 10:59 PM
its fucking terrible, monks floating dead in rivers. its fucking horrible. the irony is that the ignorant will bitch about the us not doing anything when nobody is doing a damn thing. where are the african leaders? where are the asians? nobody is doing shit and we all deserve to feel shame for that. our leaders around the world are walking, talking pieces of shit


for real nobodys doin nothing!! everyone looks to the us for help because they always promote peace and freedom
its sad seeing monks getting tortured and killed
and to think the popular religion is buddhism


easy with the name callin!! theres no need to call ppl morons or stupid
lets discuss these matters with some respect... its ok not to like someones opinion just dont dawg them for it ;$

Mumm Ra
10-03-2007, 11:15 PM
wouldn't hear Immortal Technique talk about this gov. but the US gov.....well that's satan
maybe because he doesn't live there

SKAMPOE
10-04-2007, 12:39 AM
im just saying, the US gov should of send in the envoy b4 the monks stepped in n maybe there would of not been soooooo many of them dead.

whitey
10-04-2007, 03:29 PM
do you know how many countries the United States could send an envoy in to help some people out? a effing lot.

but each country is sovereign, as much as the U.S. sometimes seems like the world police they arent. all the stuff they do costs money, U.S. tax payer money. look, as much as I would like everyone in this world to live well, be free of persecution, get out from under the rule of corrupt dictators, it just is impossible to be everywhere and do everything. atleast in this point in time.

(until some of you get your wish and the NWO takes over ;))

TAURO
10-04-2007, 03:36 PM
Does Burma have Guerilla opposition? cos I can't imagine any country have this much lack of freedom yet no underground military movement.

froth
10-04-2007, 04:12 PM
usa is damned if you do, damned if you dont. if we go in there, its an 'invasion'. ifwe do nothing, we dont care.

TSA
10-04-2007, 04:39 PM
really china and india are more to blame than the US, but the US could be doing more

im just saying, the US gov should of send in the envoy b4 the monks stepped in n maybe there would of not been soooooo many of them dead.



we can blame Aqua man for not coming to the rescue to

i personally blame the burma government that did this to begin with,
but that's just personally.

HANZO
10-04-2007, 04:53 PM
as the only world superpower ofcourse ppl would expect the US to do something. if they have time to invade a couple nations they have time to stop shit like this. but the UN and NATO were created for situations like this but they really have no power. the UN is a joke and NATO will end pretty soon cause members dnt get along anymore. the European Union has jus as much power and wealth as the states they should also help out. but like i say the world dnt care about Burma, they aint got nothing that would attract the big nations to help out. i can gurantee if something like this happened in lets say Turkmenistan, a country with a lot of gas reserves im pretty sure the US, Russia, China, and the EU would act straight away.