04 September 2007


Myanmar's constitutional talks a "total sham" accd to the AFP. For once, the state dept has hit the nail on the head. Myanmar (formerly Burma) has held a constitutional congress that sidesteps democracy and gives the appearance of legitimacy to the countries military rulers. These are harsh dictators bent on subjugating all ethnic groups and brutally supressing any dissent. Funny how this barely gets mentioned on the back page of an online newspaper where another tinpot dictator got front page news for months. I guess if Myanmar (Burma) had large quantities of oil, they could expect an invasion. As it stands, our hypocritical govt here in the US sends an less well known spokesman from the State Dept (Tom Casey) to issue a verbal reprimand.