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Sleepless in Fulham: Rambling and gambling by David Young
Friday, 5 October 2007
So how do you want to help Burma?
Topic: Politics

I've seen a few people indicating support for the Burmese people in their struggle against an oppressive regime. If you're one of them I want to know what level of military action you'd support.

Who should be killed?

Friday, 5 October 2007 - 12:51 PM BST

Name: "anonymous"

Does anyone really care? Or were they told to care by the media?

If anyone really cared then they would have done something in 1962 when the military first came to power.

Nobody cared a week before the recent demonstrations. Nobody will care when it is dropped by the media in a week or so.

Burma is a regional problem and the two powers either side of Burma, India and China, are quite happy with the status quo.

China gets valuable resources and access to an Indian Ocean port.

THe US and the EU aren't going to go to war with China over a non-entity like Burma.

The Burmese themselves could do with some education in demonstrating. Hardly like the eastern Europeans where they knocked out or occupied TV stations or ransacked government buildings. An army and police force will change sides as soon as infrastructure fails them. 

But, you know, Burma is far away. Is it as far as Zimbabwe? Where is Zimbabwe anyway? And I could do with a new pair of trainers. Who is going to make me a pair if we bring that democracy thing to Burma?

In a global world some people get crapped on and some people get cheap trainers. That's the way the cookie crumbles.

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