Monday, August 10, 2009

My comment on pro-Burma-engagement Senator Webb's visit to Burma

-- lined up for moderation at Irrawaddy site --

Webb is well known in Washington??

Why is this the first time I have heard of him?

If he goes to talk and can achieve the release of Daw Suu and all political prisoners, we will believe him.

If he's going to talk the talk and walk the walk of other pro-engagement people -- the well known ones -- what use will it be? Just more gilding of the Burmese military.

I doubt this carrot will work either.

Meanwhile there are reports that Australia is about to give the junta aid.

Irrawaddy and dissidents should look into that.

Kyi May Kaung