Tuesday, 11 August 2009

What is the Burmese junta up to?

Sydney Morning Herald reports that amateur observers, using Google Earth, have spotted a machine shop in the Burmese jungle, not far from where, it was earlier reported, the ruling junta was carrying out nuclear experiments.

Experts say that there is nothing to suggest that this is a nuclear installation. However, it does seem likely that the plant has some purpose which the undemocratic Myanmar administration does not wish to publicise.

There are people in this country who want the West to invade Burma because of its human rights abuses (such as the latest imposition on Aung San Suu Kyi). I couldn't subscribe to that - it was what got us into Iraq, at bottom - but if the junta is concocting something which threatens Burma's neighbours, then it must be put a stop to.

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