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The Stench of American Hypocrisy

Posted by smeddum on November 16, 2010

“If truth be known, there is more justice in Burma under the military regime than in the USA. The military regime put Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest in her own home. The military regime did not throw her into a dungeon and rape and torture her under cover of false allegations and indefinite detention without charges. Moreover, the military “tyrants” released her either as a sign of good will or under pressure from international human rights groups, or some combination of the two.”

“The most massive change brought by Obama is his assertion of the right of the executive branch to murder whomever it wishes without any interference from US and international law. The world has not seen such a criminal government as Obama’s since Joseph Stalin’s and Hitler’s.”

Paul Craig Roberts

15th November , 2010

“Information Clearing House”

— Ten years of rule by the Bush and Obama regimes have seen the collapse of the rule of law in the United States. Is the American media covering this ominous and extraordinary story? No the American media is preoccupied with the rule of law in Burma (Myanmar). Read the rest of this entry »

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China, the World and Burma

Posted by smeddum on September 16, 2010



Economist Jeffrey Sachs calls China “the most successful development story in world history.” Since its “awakening” following Deng Xiaoping’s 1978 “black cat, white cat” speech urging the Chinese government to focus on economic development and let facts—not ideology—guide its path, China’s miraculous economic turnaround over the past three decades has awed and inspired the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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