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Title: Why Not Invade Burma?
Source: The Fountain of Truth
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Published: Jun 4, 2008
Author: Doug Newman
Post Date: 2008-06-04 21:54:25 by snoopdougg
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Comments: 7

Today, the Associated Press reported the following in an article entitled "White House Blasts Burmese Junta.""The White House criticized Burma's ruling junta on Wednesday for refusing to allow U.S. Navy ships to help their country deal with last month's devastating cyclone.

"The U.S. military ordered the USS Essex and accompanying vessels, loaded with aid and a fleet of helicopters to fly it in, to depart Burma's coast after 15 attempts in recent weeks to get the junta's permission to let them help with relief efforts. The ships were already in the region for international exercises when the cyclone hit and were sent to waters near Burma, also known as Burma, in case authorization could be obtained. 'These assets were immediately deployed to Burma in the spirit of goodwill to offer extensive and life-saving assistance to the victims of Cyclone Nargis,' White House press secretary Dana Perino said. 'Tragically, the Burmese authorities refused to accept this assistance.'

Well, the Essex is a highly impressive piece of machinery. It was there, along with other ships, on military ops already. Burma has a military budget of under $2 billion, less than 1% of America's. Why ask permission when your military is right there? I mean, when Iraq didn't play ball with us, we didn't ask permission. We went right on in with shock and awe.

Burma has an oppressive government. Wasn't liberating Iraqis from oppression one of the reasons given for invading Iraq in 2003?

Wasn't ending tyranny a "commitment of generations?" If so, what is keeping America, with the guidance of Our Great Compassionate Leader, from getting on with the glorious and noble duty that history has given us? Isn't "our own freedom ... enhanced by the expansion of freedom in other nations"?

Wasn't the use of American military might the only way that the only way that the Iraqi people might ever live and breathe in freedom? If this was the case, is it not also true for the people of Burma?

I am just asking.

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#1. To: snoopdougg (#0)

How much oil does Burma have?

Gold and silver are REAL money, paper is but a promise.

Elliott Jackalope  posted on  2008-06-04   21:59:43 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#2. To: Elliott Jackalope (#1)

Good one!!!

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snoopdougg  posted on  2008-06-04   22:01:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#3. To: snoopdougg (#0)

We kicked the Japs out in WWII, I'd say once is enough.

“The best and first guarantor of our neutrality and our independent existence is the defensive will of the people…and the proverbial marksmanship of the Swiss shooter. Each soldier a good marksman! Each shot a hit!” Schweizerische Schutzenseitunt (Swiss Shooting Federation) April, 1941

X-15  posted on  2008-06-04   22:15:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#4. To: snoopdougg (#0)

The ships were already in the region for international exercises when the cyclone hit and were sent to waters near Burma, also known as Burma, in case authorization could be obtained.

Sounds so eerily familiar.

"HOLODOMOR" is Ukrainian word for "FAMINE-GENOCIDE"

angle  posted on  2008-06-04   22:22:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#5. To: Elliott Jackalope (#1) (Edited)

It is rich in natural resources including oil.

And, Valley of Rubies

The Union of Myanmar's rulers depend on sales of precious stones such as sapphires, pearls and jade to fund their regime. Rubies are the biggest earner; 90% of the world's rubies come from the country, whose red stones are prized for their purity and hue. Thailand buys the majority of the country's gems. Burma's "Valley of Rubies", the mountainous Mogok area, 200 km (125 miles) north of Mandalay, is noted for its rare pigeon's blood rubies and blue sapphires.[125]

"HOLODOMOR" is Ukrainian word for "FAMINE-GENOCIDE"

angle  posted on  2008-06-04   22:23:46 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#6. To: All (#5)

Myanmar is endowed with abundant natural resources. The logging of teak and other hardwood and the mining of precious gemstones contribute significantly to GDP. Other major economic activities include manufacturing, with an emphasis on heavy industrial production. The major exports include rice, timber and wood products (especially quality hardwood), petroleum and various minerals and precious gems. Energy production is an increasingly important activity and several foreign companies are engaged in oil exploration and hydroelectric projects. Despite its natural wealth, Myanmar remains a relatively undeveloped country, with a per capita GDP of US$1,120 (1996 estimate).

"HOLODOMOR" is Ukrainian word for "FAMINE-GENOCIDE"

angle  posted on  2008-06-04   22:28:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#7. To: angle (#6)

Let's do it. I can easily spare another $1 to $2 dollars a gallon of gas more to allow their natural resources to pay for the effort. Besides, we have to send a message to those Islamofacists and let China know we're not going to take it any longer. ....or something like that.

"What began in Russia will end in America."- 1930, Elder Ignatius of Harbin, Manchuria.

scooter  posted on  2008-06-04   23:55:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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