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    Default Myanmar regime accused of hoarding cyclone aid

    What some were afraid would happen appears to be true:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080513/ap_on_re_as/myanmar

    Still, we need to keep continuing helping the NGO's as they will eventually get the supplies there......

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    Default Re: Myanmar regime accused of hoarding cyclone aid

    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien View Post
    What some were afraid would happen appears to be true:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080513/ap_on_re_as/myanmar

    Still, we need to keep continuing helping the NGO's as they will eventually get the supplies there......

    HS
    This is expected, history had shown that lots of warlords are using aid supplies for them to consolidate their power. Somali is one of the example.

    But we must still give, a least there still chances that some of the folks will beneifit from it.

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    what do you guys think are the reasons for the burmese government to with hold aid to their people? everytime i read an article about the cyclone issue, i can't seem to think of any logical reasons..pride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    This is expected, history had shown that lots of warlords are using aid supplies for them to consolidate their power. Somali is one of the example.

    But we must still give, a least there still chances that some of the folks will beneifit from it.
    ah a reply to my question before i even asked! lol... i'm not a student of history, so i'm quite ignorant about any similar precedents

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmonkey View Post
    what do you guys think are the reasons for the burmese government to with hold aid to their people? everytime i read an article about the cyclone issue, i can't seem to think of any logical reasons..pride?
    To feed their soldiers. There's nothing worse to the junta than starving soldiers who will be unable to prop up their regime.

    The other country doing the same thing for decades is North Korea.
    hasta la justicia siempre

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    An interesting article that sums it up quite a bit:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/12/wo...ef=todayspaper

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    their combat rations will be those aid packets ?

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    why, those bas******....

    the world leaders should really come out a way to punish these idiots...

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    Give the US of A a reason to invade them lor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    Give the US of A a reason to invade them lor.
    Myanmar dun have oil....they invade them for wat.....
    09 Oct 09 officially marks the date I become a canon convert.

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