Theos-World Re: Burma: Thousands dead in massacre
Oct 02, 2007 11:05 PM
Thank you for your response and concern. What you say is of course
correct, however any action of almost any kind is better than none.
Actually the words quoted in the post are not my own, but from the
Avaaz team who seem to be doing a magnificent job confronting many of
these contemporary issues via internet lobbying. All strength to them.
--- In email@example.com, Augoeides-222@... wrote:
> Thanks for your comments and post. The condition is intolerable
and reprehensible and an offense against humanity. But the reality is
that both Russia and China being permanent members of the UN Security
Council have direct complicity that has allowed this state to exist
untouched in it's tyranny for 4 decades. Russia sells advanced
Armaments to Myanmar and has refused in the past to allow sanctions,
the same for China who is an active partner in Energy exploitation
of that country, both have regularly used their Veto power to negate
progress if it effects their own desired ambitions of power in that
Nation. China today made the comments that it is too early to make
any decision in regard to any UN action. Being a realist I personally
do not have a lot of confidence in sudden change there.
> Best regards,
> -------------- Original message --------------
> From: "nhcareyta" <nhcareyta@...>
> Avaaz.org - The World in Action
> Dear friends,
> Burma's generals have brought their brutal iron hand down on
> and protesters -- but in response, a massive global outcry is
> pace. The roar of global public opinion is being heard in hundreds
> protests outside Chinese and Burmese embassies, people round the
> wearing the monks' color red, and on the internet-- where our
> petition has
> exploded to over 200,000 signers in just 72 hours.
> People power can win this. Burma's powerful sponsor China can halt
> crackdown, if it believes that its international reputation and the
> Olympics in Beijing depend on it. To convince the Chinese
> other key countries, Avaaz is launching a major global and Asian ad
> campaign on Wednesday, including full page ads in the Financial
> other newspapers, that will deliver our message and the number of
> We need 1 million voices to be the global roar that will get China's
> attention. If every one of us forwards this email to just 20
> reach our target in the next 72 hours. Please sign the petition at
> the link
> below -if you haven't already- and forward this email to everyone
> The pressure is working - already, there are signs of splits in the
> Army, as some soldiers refuse to attack their own people. The
> General, Than Shwe, has reportedly moved his family out of the
> country - he
> must fear his rule may crumble.
> The Burmese people are showing incredible courage in the face of
> We're broadcasting updates on our effort over the radio into Burma
> itself -
> telling the people that growing numbers of us stand with them.
> Let's do
> everything we can to help them.
> With hope and determination,
> Ricken, Paul, Pascal, Graziela, Galit, Ben, Milena and the whole
> Avaaz Team
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> Rio de
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> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "danielhcaldwell"
> <danielhcaldwell@> wrote:
> > Burma: Thousands dead in massacre
> > of the monks dumped in the jungle
> > Thousands of protesters are dead and the bodies of hundreds of
> > monks have been dumped in the jungle, a former intelligence
> > Burma's ruling junta has revealed.
> > See:
> > in_article_id=484903
> > If this link doesn't work, use this one:
> > http://tinyurl.com/2ljv2m
> > Daniel
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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