Thursday, June 01, 2006

Lip Service

There are days when I feel excited about the prospect of the world's only superpower supporting free regimes all over the world. And then there are days when reality bites me in the ass. This is one of the latter days. Recently, that saint of democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi had her detention extended by the military junta in Myanmar. Suu Kyi has been under house arrest since 1990, after winning by a landslide a general election. And yet, the military has had no trouble detaining her for the last 16 years, ruling Myanmar with an iron fist.

Are we truly serious about freedom? Yes, the US and Europe, as also many other countries, protest every extension, and have a representative to "conduct talks with" with the junta. And yet, precious little has come up. Surely the powers of the world can do better if they cared!

Shame Shame Shame!

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