A Look Inside Burma and Thailand
has contributed a ten part series providing a personal look inside Burma and its
relations with Thailand, exposing the author's unique relationship with the
A Look Inside Burma and Thailand
Buffalohair has contributed a ten part series providing a personal look inside Burma and its relations with Thailand, exposing the author's unique relationship with the Karen people.
Inadvertently the United Nations has qualified the criminal junta that has
enslaved the nation of Burma. Liken to Nevil Chamberland and his association
with Adolf Hitler, Gambari and the military junta have become bedfellows. This
new so called “Constitution” is nothing more than criminality on paper and will
one day be part an parcel evidence whence the criminals of “Crimes Against
Humanity” come to trial.
Armed with nothing more than absolute faith, a robe and slippers Buddhist
Monks have made their position known about the Constitutional Referendum. The
stakes are very high. Knowing and surviving the consequences of September’s
protest monks stand defiant and have gone on the offensive regardless of the
As the citizenry of Burma brace for more friendly persuasion tactics by
jovial junta officials. The clear need of UN Observers is plain to see. Fact is,
there should be an army of observers at this time. It’s nothing short of strong
arm politics as usual for the criminal military junta.
The National League for Democracy and the people of Burma lost another son
this week. Annul (Win Tin), 30, NLD member and political prisoner died from
treatable tuberculosis 8 years into his 24 year prison sentence.
So yea want to do something for the suffering of Burma. Like I said, the most
powerful tool we have is the all mighty dollar. This is only a small list but as
you soon will see, it has many strange bedfellows. List provided by Burma: On
line News and Analysis. Comentaries by moi.
From the jungles of Burma to the concrete jungle of modern America has become
a challenge for the new arrivals to say the very least. I spoke with a Karen
refugee woman, through my interpretor, and I was saddened by what she told me.
Though she survived the ethnic cleansing of the military junta in Burma and
managed to survive 10 years of hardships in a refugee camp on the Thai border,
she was hard pressed to survive in modern America.
What started out as a vacation from my journalistic pursuits became a journey
into a world many people never see. Their struggle, their stories and their
plight, truly a walk through hell. I have become privy to the secrets from the
jungles of Burma and Thailand. With the help of Burmese, Kachin and Karen
friends plus refugee officials and missionaries I have become a welcome guest
within the teaming refugee community here in America.
Burmese refugees fill refugee centers along the Burma/Thai border. Tired and
hungry, they soon discover there is no food or supplies according to Karen
Relief officials. The injured, though lucky to be alive, ponder their fate while
the lack of medical attention takes its human toll. With a new Thai government
taking control the refugees as well as migrant workers, approximately 1 million
or so, fear for an unknown future.
As we languish over our plight, high oil prices and the political circus that
is unfolding. It is hard to imagine people are running through the jungles of
Burma trying to escape relocation and enslavement. Karen tribal refugees are
making their way to the Burma/Thai border to find sanctuary through a barrage of
gun fire and bursting bombs from government forces.
With the United Nations and the world abuzz about Burma’s Constitution you’d
think positive change was afoot for this enslaved nation. But alas it is quite
the contrary as the military junta imposes imprisonment and threatens student
groups, opposition leaders and anyone who opposes the new Constitution. The ink
isn't even dry on this so called piece of double speak and the iron fist of
totalitarian rule has already begun.