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A LESSON IN REVOLUTION
March 3, 2007
We have a new article, Lessons
from the American Revolution.
It is an analysis of the struggle for freedom in the American colonies in the
1770s, from British colonial rule. It describes numerous lessons that todays
freedom fighters in political dictatorships around the world must grasp if their
own revolutions are to succeed.
On Burma, specifically, its nuclear aspirations, we were alerted to an
article about this subject in Asia Times, from June 2004.
Noteworthy quotes from the article include:
According to Indian sources, Myanmar paid $2 million up front for a survey
by North Korean scientists [for a nuclear reactor in the Myothit area] and
another $200 million partly in foreign currency and partly in the form of timber.
It has been learned that North Korea has agreed to take payments in affordable
A Western diplomat says the deal was not without the knowledge of US
but that the US is hamstrung as it is involved
with North Korea on far larger issues.
India is concerned that North Korea could use Myanmar as a proxy for
the development of nuclear weapons.
Almost three years have passed since the article was published. As we have reported,
the SPDC now has an active nuclear program, and there is evidence that this includes
the development of nuclear weapons. The junta is also intimately involved with
China, Russia and Iran in addition to North Korea. No doubt diplomats
and intelligence have much more detailed information. This information
could break the Security Council deadlock. It is extremely discouraging that it
is not being made public.
In the distant future, when Burma is free, it will inevitably be revealed who
knew what and when. This is the standard pattern. But the individuals who censored
the news, who are today helping to keep the people of Burma enslaved, will probably
be long gone.
Note: A new China boycott has been established at www.enoughalready.org.