Jun 26, 2008

Burma, You Can't Hug Your Cyclone Victims with Russian Nuclear Arms


www.dictatorwatch.org: Russia is providing Burma’s dictatorship, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), on its nuclear program and more generally its military modernization. A 10 MW reactor is to be installed in the Kyauk Pa Toe area of Tha Beik Kyin Township, Mandalay Division, by the end of this year. Russia is also providing a factory to produce guided rockets, which will be constructed in Thazi Township in the Pyin Nyaung area on the Shwe Nyaung Railway between Mandalay Division and Southern Shan State. More than 5000 Burmese “State Scholars,” who have already graduated from the Defense Services Academy, are studying in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Their subjects include nuclear science, tunneling science, rocketry, artillery, and a wide variety of other military fields. In return for this assistance, Russia has received mining concessions in Burma for gold, titanium and uranium.

So I don't know if this is true or not, but I'd like to tell Spielberg and Lucas, the above story would have made for a MUCH more interesting plot than the crystal skulls BS. Just saying.

4 comments:

Pirates&Diplomats said...

Clearly Russia is making lots of new BFFs with nuclear arms, so there's something wrong with that sentiment.

Ern said...

There are no bffs in this game, sir diplomat. Read your history.

Pirates&Diplomats said...

Well, for starters:

-Hitler and Stalin
-Napoleon and Alexander I
-Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus

All unbreakable friendships.

Nuff said. =)

Jaybird said...

Haha...the Lithuanians always get in between beautiful friendships...It is also the #1 rest stop for advancing and retreating armies.