Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Myanmar update

BANGKOK, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Myanmar's rejection of three-way talks with a U.N. envoy and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi may reflect the junta's disdain for anything but its own widely derided "democracy roadmap," analysts and diplomats said.

Myanmar is ruled by madmen. Suu Kyi's party won an election in 1990 in a landslide, only to be denied power. The junta refuses to acknowledge the social and economic problems of the nation, the problems that led to an uprising. It seems that unless the junta is overthrown, the story of these protests will become just like the story of Tianamen Square. These will go down in history as demands for democracy that ended in violence and ultimately proved futile. I'm not sure if democracy would work in the huge country of China, but in Myanmar? Give it a shot.

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