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Editors at the NY Times Declare War on Burma

No UN resolution? No resolution from Congress? Unilateral action? So say the editors of the NY Times:

The international community has been walking a fine line, trying to cajole the generals, who only care about staying in power, into cooperating. That hasn’t worked, and more lives are lost every day. If the junta does not quickly open up its ports and airports, the United States and France must begin airdropping aid to victims. No one wants a confrontation, but the world cannot sit by while tens of thousands more people die.

I think it’s a good idea, but I’d at least try to get a Security Council resolution passed. I’d also use laser guided bags of rice filled with high explosives that I’d aim at the Burmese leaders, but that’s probably why nobody asks me what to do in a situation like this.


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