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Time suggests invasion of Myanmar, you got to be kidding

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  1. MrBigglesWorth

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    http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1739053,00.html?cnn=yes


    Our country has truly become wacky if we continually suggest invasion while the walls crumble down around us.
     
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    Dropping food and medical supplies seems like a good idea, but anything along the lines of an invasion would be a horrific disaster, especially in the middle of all this suffering.
     
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    Wait
    Let Prince Obama
    Handle It
    Better Still
    Let France
    Handle It
    Even Better
    Let
    Jessie Jackoff
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    gawd... shut up, would you please?
     
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    Sorry

    :bricks:
     
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    #24 Jersey

    I, wrongly, supported the Iraq invasion. I have learned we can't make everything right in the world. Send some food in and let it work itself out. Not only can we not make everything right, even if we could we can't afford it.
     
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    What will Bush do if one of the humanitarian food drop planes gets shot down?
    Take a wild guess.

    Does Burma have any oil?
    Can Haliburton make a few more quick bucks outta this?

    Stay the F!!K away from there.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    Not saying we did it the right way but the oil jokes are silly, until we find other places for energy we have to protect the flow of oil, it is a huge part of our national interest. Without it the country shuts down.
     
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    http://www.nowpublic.com/politics/big-oil-fuelling-burmas-junta
     
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    I'd agree. I think we need to support the oppressed people in indirect ways through food drops or supplying weapons(afghanastan against soviets). but we should stay out directly.

    we are spreading our money and resources too thin and it's showing.
     
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    Why not simply pressure China and/or India to step up and help their neighbor?
     
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    the United States and others have been doing that in regards to Tibet, Darfur, and Myanmar. The United Nations has attempted to pressure Myanmar for this latest referendum for democratic elections but the military didn't honor it.

    the thing is China is using Darfur(Sudan) and Myanmar to supply their energy(oil and natural gas). China is doing the same the US does with energy but we don't blatantly disregard human rights(or I at least hop we don't) as much as China.

    Our relationship with china is a delicate one since they can wage economoc warfare against us since they own such a large part of our debt.
     
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    India should do something.
     

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