Saturday, June 6, 2009

R.I.P., Aung San Suu Kyi, The World Doesn’t Care

I found this great post on: The European Weekly, New Europe It is very insightful and direct.

Author: Andy Dabilis
31 May 2009 - Issue : 836

Just mention Darfur and George Clooney, Mia Farrow and the A-list of Hollywood celebrities will jump in front of cameras faster than a politician can put his hand in someone else’s pocket. Say Tibet, and Richard Gere and the rest of the has-beens trying to salvage their careers will prostrate themselves before the Dalai Lama and the world will rally ‘round the flag, as it did when protesters in Europe and the United States tried to disrupt the Olympic flame on its way to the Olympics in China, where there is no translation for “human rights.”

Mention Aung San Suu Kyi, the brave pro-democracy leader in Burma - the world’s most corrupt country which the illiterate high-school drop-out military leaders there call Myanmar - and you’ll get a brief flurry of press releases from activists everywhere, full-page ads, letters dripping in sincerity and politicians jumping on the bandwagon, but only until lunch. And she won’t he saved.

At least Clooney and Farrow care, which is more than you can say about the alleged leaders of the US and the European Union, because she’s been allowed to rot in the jail of her house arrest for 13 years. The 63-year-old Suu Kyi – a Nobel Peace Prize winner – has had the courage to withstand isolation and the certainty she will never be released, proved when she was tried on trumped-charges she violated the terms of her house detention by allowing an uninvited American guest, who had to swim a lake past guards around her house, to get there. Fortunately for the government, he was caught swimming back and arrested by the guards who let him go there, so do the math on that set-up. The charges came as she was due to be released from a six-year stretch in house arrest, but that would have come as Burma’s leaders say they are moving toward democratisation and elections in 2010. Maybe they forgot she won the last elections in 1990 with 80 percent of the vote, and is the rightful ruler, but hasn’t been allowed to take power. Guess what will happen in the next election? If she lives, of course.

The biggest diplomatic disgrace – that’s saying a lot in a profession that gorges itself on cowardice – has been the consent of the world, especially the US, EU and eunuchs of the United Nations, in not getting her released, and the failure of Europeans to take to the streets to demonstrate. It’s not that hard. The EU just has to tell China, which really rules Myanmar and its energy potential, to get it done, or trade will be cut off, or maybe the China can be flooded with pirated Paris Hilton movies or the UN can warn it will hold a Security Council meeting in Yangon and bore everyone to death.

After French President Nicolas Sarkozy was spanked by China for meeting with the Dalai Lama, it’s been left to his wife Carla Bruni to be the EU president, writing a letter asking for Suu Kyi’s release, pointing out that “To imprison (Suu Kyi,) and all of the regime’s opponents, is to smother any hope for democracy in Burma.” It was a nice, naïve bit of thinking since the world doesn’t really want democracy in Burma because it’s more profitable to have slaves mining the rubies that Burma is famous for and are smuggled into the EU and the US to be worn on the fingers of women protesting inhumanity. So despite some Hollywood parties and weak sanctions, nothing will happen to Myanmar, no protesters will take to the streets of Paris, London, Madrid, Rome or New York to demand Suu Kyi’s release and she will remain locked up for telling the truth, because that’s also a crime in Brussels and Washington.


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