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News Briefs 07-05-2008

One door may have closed, but another will open. If only I could find the lightswitch in the dark…

Thanks Greg, Kat and Perceval.

Quote of the Day:

“Please use your liberty to promote ours.”

Aung San Suu Kyi

  1. Burma
    Can the International Courts try the Junta for “genocide by inaction”? Because that’s what this really is, the natural disaster is almost secondary.

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    It’s not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me…
    It’s all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

    Red Pill Junkie

    1. Hypocritical West
      I doubt anyone cares. The West has had almost 20 years to do something about the Junta, but all they’ve done is slap useless economic sanctions on the Burmese people while they do back-room deals with the Generals for natural resources.

      Another case is Zimbabwe — Mugabe is getting away with murder, but not a word from foreign leaders who were so loudly righteous when it came to Saddam Hussein and the Taliban.

      It makes me sick, and I feel ashamed for playing computer games all weekend and getting annoyed when my football team loses, instead of dedicating every second of my life campaigning for human rights.

      The Age journalist Graham Reilly sums up the plight of the Burmese people better than I can.

      1. Zimbabwe
        Believe you me, Rick, there are a lot of people in Britain seething with the UK government for inaction in Zimbabwe.


        Wise people usually begin as stupid ones

        Anthony North

        1. Good to hear
          I only hope they protest loud enough that Gordon Brown faces an election backlash — it’s the only way politicians will listen to the people.

          I wrote a scathing letter to my local Amnesty International office this week. When America invaded Iraq, they had people out in the streets handing out brochures and organising rallies. As the Zimbabwean and Burmese and Tibetan people suffer and die, all I see are tumbleweeds and all I hear are crickets. The Left is just as much at fault as the conservative Right. It’s up to the people to demand their leaders listen and do something, no matter what side of the political fence they stand on.

          1. the best thing that can happen to a despot:
            That his country does not have any oil.

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            It’s not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me…
            It’s all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

            Red Pill Junkie

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