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31. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 8y

all of whom pay tea-money that goes to tghe minions of the corrupt regime....

Im not convinced that pouring money into a corrupt dictatorship does anything other than line the pockets of the dictators and their supporters.
If you want a shop near the border selling to tourists, do you think the juntsa will give tit to someone who doesn't support them??? course not it goes to the regime and their families....the poor will continue to be poor and exploited and the extra cash will come in handy to keep it that way.

32. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 8y

"Don't go"...if they don't go it says a lot...yes...it says they don't go ,because that's what they believe in.

There is often a case of not being able to see the wood for the trees.....in the days of apartheid, many people argued that if you hadn't been to S>A> you weren't quailified to judge. But a corrupt regime is a corrupt regime from wherever you view it.........how to deal with it is a different matter. Yes sanctions are a very blunt tool but sometimes that ids the only tool available. This regime gets it's money from out of the Burmese economy...or off the toil of its population, so whichever way you look at it the money will end up with them...that is how they have the country set up.
If the junta see a lot of money somewhere, like any other gang of organised criminals they will go and take it as soon as it is noticably worth having....you can't pour money into one area and expect the junta not to notice.

33. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 8y

There is a vast gulf between a regime of military bastards and a regime which can claim true legitimate tyranny from Das Kapital (Cuba) or the Koran (Saudi, Sudan, Iran, Taliban).
Went there in early 2006 and have never regretted it.
Go and see one of the most beautiful countries in Asia and a simple smile will tell then that they are NOT alone.

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35. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 8y

I wrote 'There is a vast gulf between a regime of military bastards and a regime which can claim true legitimate tyranny from Das Kapital (Cuba) or the Koran (Saudi, Sudan, Iran, Taliban)'

Quoting wildfk

A truly ignorant and dogma-based observation...the kind of thinking found in right-wing Amaerica...any connection?

Your tired old hackneyed 'right-wing' remark cracked me up, and can't you read 'AUSTRALIA'

I didn't realise that stating the bleeding obvious was dogma

The Burmese military murder and oppress for their own commercial benefit, El Jefe does it for the sweetness and light of the purfect socialist society and the mad mullahs do it because their holy book says so.

as Ali G said, 'Just keeping it real'

Go to Burma cause you will be zimmer-framed before the thugs relinquish power.

36. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

I think there is a lot of hope that the Junta will back down soon. With all the pressure that is on China to improve their own human rights situation and the eyes of the world homing in on them they may just abandon all ties with the Junta in an attempt to look good and distract from the promise they made in 2001 in return for being allowed to host the Olympic games.
And there is India who are willing to place sanctions for moral reasons.
The Juntas trading pool is getting smaller and smaller.
What reason is there to believe that we will be zimmerframed before the Junta go?
I think many are not giving the amount of influence tourists have over the Junta enough credit. If the Junta are not feeling the pressure from tourists then why are the signs in this link in English. http://www.newsweek.com/id/111444

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 3, 2008, at 4:18 AM by Mel. ]

37. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 8y

Myanmar is a economic vassel of China.
India want it's oil and gas.
They couldn't give a rats ass.

38. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 8y

Piss off Mel,
I'm doing an ideological bitch-Slap

I wrote 'There is a vast gulf between a regime of military bastards and a regime which can claim true legitimate tyranny from Das Kapital (Cuba) or the Koran (Saudi, Sudan, Iran, Taliban)'

Quoting wildfk

A truly ignorant and dogma-based observation...the kind of thinking found in right-wing Amaerica...any connection?

Your tired old hackneyed 'right-wing' remark cracked me up, and can't you read 'AUSTRALIA'

I didn't realise that stating the bleeding obvious was dogma

The Burmese military murder and oppress for their own commercial benefit, El Jefe does it for the sweetness and light of the purfect socialist society and the mad mullahs do it because their holy book says so.

as Ali G said, 'Just keeping it real'

Go to Burma cause you will be zimmer-framed before the thugs relinquish power

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