Friday, November 09, 2012

Barry Obama in Burma

""Washington has invited Myanmar to observe its "Cobra Gold" military exercise in Thailand early next year, announced an expansion of aid and whittling away of economic sanctions. And the World Bank, strongly influenced by Washington, last week offered the impoverished country an $80-million development package." "Myanmar has seen months of sectarian violence between minority Muslim Rohingya and majority Buddhist Rakhine in which dozens of people have been killed and tens of thousands, mostly Muslims, left homeless. The government doesn’t recognize the officially stateless Rohingya as citizens, has blocked aid groups from providing humanitarian assistance and made little effort to find a solution.""