Monday, November 7, 2005
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That Burmese junta is just so wacky
In the Financial Times, Amy Kazmin reports that the military junta controlling Burma has found a brand-new way of ensuring its diplomatic isolation:
posted by Dan on 11.07.05 at 05:45 PM
Reminds me of one of my favorite (ir)regular TNR features, TA Frank's Today in Despotism: Updates from the World's Tyrannical Outposts. Burma invariably leads the list of wacky despot stuff.
I read about that maybe 1 year ago. The reason was some possible US intervention.posted by: lucklucky on 11.07.05 at 05:45 PM [permalink]
Why do you think this is wacky? I think it is quite reasonable considering the fact that they rely much more on trade with China and Thailand than on the trade through seaport.posted by: P on 11.07.05 at 05:45 PM [permalink]
I read about that maybe 1 year ago. The reason was some possible US intervention.
It's nice to know that someone has enough confidence in the US military to think it can still be dangerous while ~100k troops are committed to Iraq.
Any chance we can get the Iranians to talk to these guys?posted by: rosignol on 11.07.05 at 05:45 PM [permalink]
Hey, it worked with Brasilia. The question is, did the Burmese junta go for the architectural statement too?posted by: binky on 11.07.05 at 05:45 PM [permalink]
Is his sequel, the return of the Khmer Rouge?posted by: Robert M on 11.07.05 at 05:45 PM [permalink]
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