Today I’m joining the chorus of bloggers united for Human Rights today, May 15. My issue – the junta – or ruling military dictators that have kept relief supplies for themselves or relabeled foreign aid coming into Burma or Myanmar after the cyclone recently devastated the country. They relabel the supplies with their country’s symbols and crests so the people will think the government is helping them.
Evil coming in many forms, but this blatant refusal to assist other humans in surviving a natural disaster is a new low. Even when the US failed to act promptly or properly in helping its own citizens struck by Huricane Katrina, we knew the government had good intentions, but were just overwhelmed by incompetence and bureaucracy. In Burma, it seems the government is overwhelmed, but also fearful of losing power even slightly by letting aid in. How sad, let’s hope the international outcry and attention Burma is receiving will change things there.
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Until next time, let me know if you are doing a Human Rights blog and what your issue is concerning. Tim