Democracy leader Suu Kyi urges 'real genuine talks' in Burma

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  1. Ray

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    Apparently, Aung San Suu Kyi has realised that confronting the Junta will not be conducive to achieve her aim and instead she has to work within the restrictions imposed by the current dispensation.

    The common Myamarese have suffered a lot because of the sanctions and it is time she possibly believes that such sanctions should get lifted where in succour reaches the common person. This will also project Aung San Suu Kyi as a larger than life figure since all Myanmar will know that it was she who could prevail upon the world to ease the pressure.

    It will be in the US and West's interest to flood Myanmar with assistance, both in kind and in technical expertise and business. This will allow it to have an influence in Myanmar politics since Myanmar will slowly get dependant on Western assistance and without which she is solely dependant on one source - China and its copy cat goods.

    Such an action with Aung San Suu Kyi's prodding will ensure the diminishing of Chinese influence on Myanmar and will give China greater cause to worry that the US is indeed 'encircling' China.

    A greater cooperation of the West and through proxies such as ASEAN, will go a long way to isolate China and achieve consolidation in promoting a free and democratic Myanmar.
     
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    People of burma should take guns to fight...a civil war is what burma needed..Not talk and peace.
     
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    Civil Wars are not easy to start and then sustain.

    While there can be a political core to encourage a civil war, it will still require organisation, finance, spreading of the message, weapons, sanctuaries and issues like that.

    While there is the core and the message in Burma, but does it have adequate support in the form of volunteers who are ready to die for the cause? Even the Shans and Kachins have not succeeded, notwithstanding Burma having an ideal terrain for guerilla warfare. The rebels have not succeeded even though they have outside assistance in all forms including weapons, finance and sanctuaries.

    The psychology also plays a part. The Burmese are laid back people and are satisfied with the basic necessities of life. They do not have or want the fire that the Talibanis have. Therefore, one wonders if indeed they would be able to sustain a guerilla warfare civil war.

    What is essential is to cause a revolution from within - a peaceful one where slowly the organs of governance is infiltrated and eventually tweaked towards democracy. Foreign investments and infrastructure will play a major role since Burmese employed by these foreign companies could be slowly weaned to believe in democracy being their sole soul support. It will require delicate handling.

    India has a major stake in ensuring that while encouraging democracy it does not upset the current dispensation in power.

    It will be recalled that Aung San Suu Kyi's father was Burma's Ambassador to India and she did an education stint in Delhi.
     
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    I guess courage will come automaticaly when the situation demands...yes as you rightly said support both internal and external is necessary..
    may be they need lot of thinkers and writers and political leaders to motivate them.
     

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