[R-P] La doble moral de los "demócratas"... cipayos
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Mar Oct 2 05:43:42 MDT 2007
Gentileza de la A-List.
[En inglés, no tengo tiempo para traducir. Se trata de un caso de
verdadera ignominia: las mismas élites que en Thailandia apoyaron el
golpe de Estado de un año atrás son antimilitaristas furiosas... ¡en
Myanmar (Birmania) Desde el golpe, a Thailandia la gobierna una junta
[One wouldn't know from the Bangkok Post or from the
US State Department and the capitals of all Western
countries that a military coup occurred a little over
a year ago in Thailand and that the nation has been
ruled by a military junta in the interim.
The trepasses of Western-friendly garrison states and
satrapies run by generals trained in the West that
host their troops and bases aren't mentioned in polite
October 2, 2007
Call for int'l pressure on Burmese junta
Experts: China, India and Asean need to act
Without concrete action from the international
community, particularly China, India and Asean, in
pressuring the Burmese military junta, bloodshed in
Burma will continue while the road to democracy there
will lead to nowhere, say experts on the country.
China, India and the Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (Asean) - not the United Nations or the United
States - are the only influential players in efforts
to bring about much needed change in Burma, said
Chulalongkorn University's senior researcher Pornpimon
The researcher urged these countries to reimagine and
redefine their economic and political interests and
stop dealing with the junta.
Taweewong Seriburi, of Chulalongkorn University's
Institute of Environmental Research, said Burma's
massive potential in energy production has drawn
several countries, including China, India, South
Korea, Singapore and Thailand to explore and make
deals with the junta.
Meanwhile, Asia-based human rights organisations have
appealed to all Asian governments, particularly the
Asian members of the Human Rights Council (HRC) who
are due to meet in Geneva, Switzerland, for a special
session on Burma today and tomorrow.
They also sent two Burmese human rights activists to
Geneva to lobby and speak at the special session to
help ensure the HRC will come up with an adequate
The London-based Amnesty International yesterday urged
the UN Security Council to immediately impose a
comprehensive and mandatory arms embargo on Burma.
In Bangkok, members of the Network of Buddhist
Organisations of Thailand rallied and prayed in front
of the Burmese embassy, appealing to the Burmese junta
to halt its violent suppression of monks and other
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