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BURMA NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION INTEL
January 7, 2007
Please post this announcement widely.We have three new statements:
- Analysis of Burmas
- Prospects for United
Nations Security Council Action on Burma
- The People of Burma
The first is a follow-up to our November statement that described the connection
between Burma and North Korea. It contains confirmation of the link between the
two countries, that Burma is bartering refined uranium to North Korea; extensive
additional information on Burmas nuclear and missile programs; and also
intelligence on the SPDCs intentions regarding Thailand.
This article is based on many confidential sources. It is part of our new initiative
to collect, analyze and then publicize intelligence about Burmas nuclear
and missile programs. Please contact us if you have information on these subjects.
Than Shwe and his fellow generals are a serious threat to international security
and peace. We intend to focus on these issues and through doing so force the international
community, through the Security Council, to put the SPDCs nuclear aspirations,
and the assistance that the junta is providing to other states, at the top of
Regarding this, I am available for interviews and other speaking opportunities
such as conferences.
The second statement discusses the current United States effort to have a Security
Council resolution on Burma. This analysis is timely, as the Council will have
a debate about international threats tomorrow. The new chair of the Council, Russia,
is opposed to the SPDC being considered as such a threat. The new Secretary General,
Ban Ki-moon, in recent statements about U.N. challenges, failed to mention Burma.
(One hopes his commitment to and respect for the position of Secretary General
outweighs his loyalty to Daewoo, a South Korean company that is one of the key
corporate sponsors of the junta.) In any case, it is a matter of votes. If the
U.S. can secure enough votes, and divert Russian and Chinese vetoes, the SPDC
will be the subject of Security Council action.
For the last, 2006 was not the year for freedom in Burma. We, and many other groups,
pushed hard all year, but it wasnt enough. The people of Burma are still
not moving; they are still not rising up and demanding to be free. This article
Regarding North Korea, my prediction that South Korea would refuse to implement
the Security Council sanctions and interdict North Korean ships has come true.
Also, U.S. General B. B. Bell repeated my description of Kim Jong-il as an international
extortionist, saying in a speech to South Korean businesspeople, North Korea built
nuclear weapons as an instrument of political policy in order to blackmail nations
in the region, and also as an attempt to split the U.S. South Korean
Of course, not only South Korea has a sunshine policy. The United
States government, by promoting trade with China, and U.S. consumers, by buying
in huge quantities made in China goods, are pursuing a similar policy.
Just as South Korean appeasement bankrolled the Norths nuclear program,
U.S. appeasement is funding Chinas huge defense budget, which the PLA says
is to defend against Taiwanese independence (as if Taiwan wasnt already
independent) but which is really dedicated to military operations against the
U.S. (including if America ever comes to the defense of Taiwan). Personally, I
dont understand how bankrolling an enemy is ever a good policy.
Lastly, I want to recommend the new film, Shoot on Sight, available from
Burma Issues (www.burmaissues.org). It is a stark and rare glimpse of ethnic cleansing
while it is underway. The fear of Karen villagers, as they flee attacks from Burma
Army soldiers, and certain death if they are caught, is palpable.
This is not only a Karen problem. All Burmese should be appalled at what the SPDC
is doing against the ethnic nationalities of the country. This is genocide. Burma
and its people, like Germany and its citizens following World War II, will bear
the scars and the stigma of this for a long, long time to come. Everyone in Burma,
indeed, everyone in the world, should do everything in his or her power to end
the genocide now!