Monday, September 24, 2007

On Mahmoud Day, Myanmar Day!

After the first lady went out of her way:

- Int'l Herald Tribune: "Laura Bush calls on U.N. to denounce Myanmar government" - "In a gesture of public policy not normally associated with first ladies, she telephoned the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki Moon, last Friday and called on him to denounce the junta that rules Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma."I wanted the U.N. to be on record saying, at least, that we know what's happened in this recent crackdown," she said in an interview Wednesday."

... and her husband weighed in ...

- AFP: "Bush blasts Myanmar junta for 'tyrannical' crackdown" - "Piling pressure on the generals, Bush said he would be speaking out about Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, at a weekend summit of Asia Pacific leaders in Sydney."

... and even a Leftist mouthpiece cannot keep quiet any longer ...

- Al Guardian: "Tens of thousands support monks in Burma protests" - "Tens of thousands of people joined around 10,000 Buddhist monks in Rangoon today in the biggest demonstration against the ruling military in Burma for 20 years."

... isn't it time that the entire peace loving, truth admiring, reality based, morally bankrupt anti war camp turned out the placards, said something, some little thing, a few words perhaps ... a sigh than at least? Instead you get this:

- Global Researcher: "Preventing a Rogue President from Committing a War Crime: Open Letter to the New Generation of Military Officers", subtitled "Should-some-civilian-order-you-to-initiate-a-nuclear-attack-on-Iran-you-are-DUTY-bound-to-refuse-that-order", by Dr Lt. Col. Robert M. Bowman - "Our oath of office is to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Might I suggest that this includes a rogue president and vice-president? ... we in the military have not only the right, but also the DUTY to refuse an illegal order ..." Hat tip: Right Truth

Personally, I blame the Global Researcher, the webpage publishing "news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focusing on social, economic, strategic, geopolitical and environmental processes", as researched by the Center for Research on Globalization. I feel publishers are DUTY bound to protect some authors at a certain point against themselves! Where that certain point is? Let's say, as of embarrassment level ...

... which reminds me of the Dutch Anti Terrorism czar, who happens to be a Frisian. The Frisians are an ancient, indigenous people inhabiting the utmost northern fringes of the Netherlands. Their flag is a feast to the eyes. They are well known for their pigheadedness, their blond, easy going women, their arduous skating events known to last over 48 hours, rustic alcoholic beverages and cute names.

This official was baptised Tjibbe Joustra. He's also known to say cute things about Muslims (another rustic, ancient, not so indigenous people inhabiting the rest of the Netherlands). Joustra says that Muslims are known to be easily upset and prone to seek the assistance of explosive material when provoked. Since this is well known, the Dutch have only themselves to blame should dangerous situations erupt. It's not just the Frisians though, that are well known to love a game of "Blaming the Victim".

Update 25th Sept., 18:00: BBC News Alert: U.S. President George W. Bush condemns the Burmese military government's "19-year rule of fear", as Rangoon protesters defy army warnings.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Good information on the First Lady, I had not read that yet. The 100,000 protesting is good news.

Thanks for the mention, always appreciated.

Debbie
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