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Burma is such a fucked up place
thats just wong
words can express how fucking angry that makes me.
but in the paper there were pictures of the guy on the floor dying. It looks like a seriously fucked up place at the moment.
I meant to say that those pictures were really chilling!
The really fucked thing is that even though now Japan is one of the best placed nations to now intervene - having the means and the pretext, their constitution doesn't allow them to do hardly anything at all.
i couldn't see the video at work.
It sounds horrific.
i think i'd find it to disturbing
i find it disturbing enough that this shit really is still going on in the world :(
i dont watch to see someone being shot
My friends and family in the Army say so anyway.
i watched it. its cctv (sort of) footage.
It's just like the movies.
as bad as it is, why will the world see this as worse than soldiers killing burmese people?
or wont they?
Because now it's not really an "internal matter", as those legendary cunts the Russian/Chinese governments put it.
I imagine people as a whole will although you're right that it isn't any worse than the killing of civilians.
I guess the argument is that it's killing neutral people who are trying to spread information about what's going on to the world.
why do they consider themselves to be immune?
generally they have greater protection than the average citizen.
Especially if they are from First World countries.
And also they don't think they're immune. They just have massive gold-plated balls.
the world goes crazy when stuff happens to journalists, as if its a crime against some higher being or something.
Maybe it's generally down to the fact that journalists are usually in the middle of trying to tell you that fucked up shit is happening when it happens to them.
in 2006 56 Journalists were killed whilst doing their jobs.
These are some really brave and dedicated people.
were freak office equipment accidents though.
Because The Burmese regime can claim (clearly falsely) that the people who have been killed are attacking the soldiers.
Can't really claim that for a Journalist who has in effect been executed
as to shoot and kill a foreigner and therefore involve another nation?
the whole episode is really fucking horrid. But it just keeps getting worse. First using the army to break up a peaceful protest in the first place, then actually killing your own citizens (never mind the fact that a number of them are monks) and then the murder of a foreign national...
is to infiltrate the monk ranks with disguised soldiers in an attempt to stir a peaceful protest into violence.
What do people actually think should be done, from an international perspective?
China and India won't do anything, and Burma is hardly dependant on the West.
fighting the Japanese in Burma, winning the usual campaign medals but also The Burma Star. Meanwhile his brother was one of the original SAS nutters being parachuted behind enemy lines in Europe. My grampa then came home from Burma to find out it wasn't actually him and others like him fighting the Japanese but Errol Flynn and other yanks in Operation Burma once Hollywood got a hold of it. I'm sure he'd be happy to see the condition of the country now :(
Fullerov, I'm reading a book just now about the Australians fighting in Papua New Guinea during WW2 and how they were being usurped by MacArthur and his duplicity/career moves. Interesting how America had placed an oil embargo on Japan prior to Pearl Harbour for using Vichy French ports. Leads me to believe more and more the war between America and Japan was a war over oceanic trade routes between two imperialistic nations
The Pacific was two small for the both of them.
This describing of America as imperialist is pretty tiresome. Especially when you compare the behaviour of countries that were actually imperialist/expansionist (like Britain and Russia/Soviet Russia) with that of the Yanks.
American pressure on Japan prior to Pearl Harbour was primarily supposed to influence the Japanese position in China. They knew that Japan didn't have the raw materials - steel or oil - to prosecute a war for longer than two years.
of meddling in the affairs of other nations, seeking influence and economic footholds. In the modern day world look at the 'coalition of the willing' for nations in Americas pocket, same with Europe, countries like Poland etc, a bought US vote
It was fair to call the U.S. Imperialist pre 1941 though, cos with Panama and the Phillippines etc they were acting much like an Imperial power