Letters to the Editor — October, 2010
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Letters to the Editor — October, 2010


By THE IRRAWADDY Wednesday, October 20, 2010


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I think that only serves one purpose: recreating a myth of happiness in the US and in Europe that seems to be similar to some of the literature we witnessed in the past century that colorfully created the pursuit of the American Dream.

What I mean is simply that I do not think the author or anyone else should make such claims about the value of anybody else's life but their own.

Sena Galazzi


Federalism Express

Regarding the article, “The Path of Pen or Sword?” [February 4, 2009;
URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15057]:

Only a full federal union will secure the well-being of all in this country. If not, the bloodshed will revive itself and will take the lives of the innocent youths of both sides. The constitution must be revised; full autonomy must be granted.

Seng


Don’t Forget the Gas Guzzlers!

Regarding the article, “Burma and Obama” [January 30, 2009;
URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15008]:

The world (and the US) must not forget that China and India are propping up the Burmese generals with their unconsciencious business dealings with the military junta—primarily oil and natural gas imports from Burma. China and India are benefiting immensely from the very tragic political and economic situation in Burma as the suffering and lack of even a half-day's supply of electricity for the ordinary Burmese allow these two Asian superpowers (as well as Thailand) to import energy supplies from Burma, which only make the military generals more wealthy and increases the suffering of the average Burmese.

Burmese-American


‘Change’ We Can Believe In

Regarding the article, “Gambari Must be Firm this Time Around” [January 30, 2009; URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15032]:

I don’t think Gambari will make a change for Burma. The public have to do something .They have to unite with each other. Then Burma will change.

Hari


Not Sorry for Kyaw Thu

Regarding the article, “Kyaw Thu’s Transfer Questions Junta’s Intentions” [February 5, 2009; URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15066]:

The SPDC should find someone to take Kyaw Thu’s place, because they well need someone who has experience and knowledge. Maybe one of the ambassadors or mafia who is related to the junta. By the way, don’t feel sorry for him; they all are the same. One: go; two: come; three: wait. But they all are selfish.

shwe gyi


Imperial Chains

Regarding the article, “Surviving on a Little Hope and 4 US Cents a Day” [February 6, 2009; URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15076]:

This is just a good essay to read in the midday heat of a sizzling summer day, somewhere in England or a country in the West. Burma is in turmoil today because Gen Aung San was killed by an imperialist lackey, of course helped by the British army holding Burma back in 1947 in the first place. Foreign-aided rebels tried to destroy the hard-won independence and take over the country, in proxy for their foreign masters, who had exploited Burma's wealth and people for more than a century before—by armed might to a point. This was when the democratically elected government of Burma led by then Prime Minister U Nu was called only the “Rangoon Government,” because the KNLA was at Kha-Wei-Gyan, only seven miles from Rangoon City Hall in 1950, to take over the country for themselves. However, the truth prevailed and Burma remained independent, until today, though under a military tyranny making a hell of a life for those suffering in the country and on the border areas. Today, the international community led by the US, EU and others, are still watching what's going on in Burma with folded arms, throwing crumbs to those suffering today, who they had helped decades ago when they were serving their purposes.

Don't make a big deal out of nothing, people! These people languishing in camps along the Burma-Thailand borders are suffering because of the policies of both old and new imperialists who care only for their own means and ends without actually giving consideration to ordinary suffering folks worldwide nowadays—not only on the Burma-Thailand border.



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