Urbin Report

Friday, May 09, 2008

History repeats

According to the AP:

Myanmar's junta seized U.N. aid shipments Friday meant for a multitude of hungry and homeless survivors of last week's devastating cyclone, forcing the world body to suspend further help.

The aid included 38 tons of high-energy biscuits and arrived in Myanmar on Friday on two flights from Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates.

"All of the food aid and equipment that we managed to get in has been confiscated," U.N. World Food Program spokesman Risley said.

This is what was happening in Somalia back in the early 90's.
The government in Myanmar doesn't care about what happens to the citizens, out side of those needed to support their power base.
My guess is that they will use this as an excuse to kill off, through neglect, those that they don't consider necessary. That is why they don't want any out side observers. They just want the materials, which they will only give to those they want kept alive and use the rest to build their power base.