Demand an end
to the oppression
I wholeheartedly agree with Mark Whitman’s column, Condemned to Hell.
Indeed, short of a direct invasion, there is only so much that Western
countries can do to alleviate the plight of the Burmese people.
When the Foreign ministers of Singapore, India and China all say that the
issues in Myanmar are an internal matter for the Burmese themselves to
handle you know they are playing Pontius Pilate by washing their hands of
the intimidating oppression enacted by the military junta in Naypyidaw on 48
The West should and must keep the flame of hope alive for all Burmese.
In the weeks and months ahead, we will see if any actions come from all the
words spoken so far. If not, Western nations should bring the issue in front
of the United Nations Security Council.... and demand immediate action. If
China vetoes or dilutes this motion, then the boycott of the Chinese
Olympics must become a reality.
All people on this planet, who are blessed with their daily life of freedom,
should help fight this (and other) regimes bent on denying the peaceful
right of expression to its citizens.
Michael W. Berbae