With Burma’s military junta already making plans to move Daw Aung Suu Kyi to a new location to continue her house arrest it is apparent her fate is sealed. *Aung San Suu Kyi instructed her attorney to appeal to a higher court to allow two witnesses to testify when the lower court rejected them. The reality is the military junta will continue to keep Aung San Suu Kyi in irons until the sham 2010 elections is finalized and the junta won, of course. Where is the United Nations Security Council?
The only hope for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is the continued concerns of the people of the world. The influence and pressure they have applied to their elected officials has forced politicians to make a stand. It should also be noted that the usually ambivalent Asian nations have come up to the plate and made a stand against the junta as well. China has been unusually quite about this affair since they have more at stake economically in their decision than ever before. Bottom line is, the crisis in Burma would devastate and negatively impact the international corporations who are investing in China at this time, including General Motors. Than Shwe has tossed a monkey wrench into the path of Corporatism better known as Globalization.
The fact the general public has gotten involved means that the general public has come to realize that they have power and influence, the all mighty dollar. Obviously this was not expected in the grand scheme of things as international corporations silently worked with tyrants around the world. Than Shwe opened a can of worms and reveled the putrid underbelly of globalization and corporate greed. Democracy and human rights sites around the world have increased viewership 100 fold and Than Shwe’s secrets have been reveled. In the process other acts of tyranny around the world are coming into focus as well and the people of the world want to know WHY.
Absolutely every move Than Shwe makes is under the scrutiny of the growing number of worldwide consumers. China has everything to loose since she is already invested in tyranny in South America as well as Africa. International corporations who line our shelves are also coming into the limelight as the realities of corporate greed come into focus. Kim Jong II also shot himself in the foot with his bogus rocket and nuclear threats while offering a distraction for his chum Than Shwe. Now the consumer world is exploring the atrocities of North Korea as China’s human rights violations take center stage. Obviously Than Shwe’s 3rd grade education is showing as he lashes out and continues to **murder and wage war on innocent people.
Divisions on all levels of government are widening as his generals begin to see the hand writing on the wall. His military is racked with desertions since many people are forced to join or face a gun barrel. Children are his easiest target and his military ranks are burgeoning with child soldiers. His plan to convert and infiltrate ethnic ceasefire groups has become a scandalously dismal failure as group after group rejects his plan to make them border guards.
Someone should drag United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon out from under the bed and tell him he does not have to be afraid anymore. Maybe he should take lessons in courage from Daw Aung Suu Kyi. Poor guy is running out of excuses as to why he can’t find a plane ticket to Burma. If he does not do something soon maybe we should go to his bosses at the World Trade Organization and as we all know, “it’s all about the money” to them. If this situation is not positively resolved soon the world will discover how deeply the WTO entrenched itself in worldwide tyranny and the wholesale murder of indigenous people, including Burma.
Than Shwe spilled the beans in more ways than he could have ever imagined. He has managed to offer focus on the once secret world of international corporate exploitation and human rights violations. With cancer spreading throughout his body he will soon be dead leaving his generals to face charges of “crimes against humanity”. The international corporations who’ve financed Than Shwe’s bloody regime will soon be held accountable for their actions in the world of public opinion. This will undoubtedly wreak havoc on the corporate bottom line. Way to go Than.
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Video added by Ann; Drugs are given to the military/ children to control them.