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Why Isn't the World More Upset About Burma's Nuclear Program?
The Woodward Report ^ | June 16, 2010 | CHRISTIAN CARYL

Posted on 06/16/2010 3:51:22 PM PDT by antiobamacare

If you're interested in international security, I strongly recommend that you check out a new documentary titled Burma's Nuclear Ambitions. The film comes from the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), an Oslo-based nongovernmental organization that has made a name for itself as a source of good independent reporting on events inside that benighted country. The reporters at DVB spent the past five years collecting the material for this project, which makes a persuasive case that the generals who run Burma (aka Myanmar) have spent vast sums on a program to develop weapons of mass destruction. Robert Kelley, an ex-U.S. nuclear scientist and former U.N. nuclear inspector who collaborated with the filmmakers, told me that their effort offers a unique opportunity to blow the whistle on a rogue state's nuclear plans earlier rather than later. "This is a small program at early stages," he says. "I hope that by releasing this information we're letting the cat of the bag, and that no one can put it back now. There should be a public debate."

There will be -- though so far a lot of major media outlets (including the New York Times and CNN) have notably failed to pick up on the story. And that's a pity -- not only because this scoop has broad ramifications for Southeast Asia and the future of the long-suffering Burmese people in particular, but also because it will almost certainly raise new concerns about the scandalous ineffectiveness of the existing international system to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons. (Yep, looks like the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been caught asleep at the wheel once again.)

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: burma; energy; nuclear; war

1 posted on 06/16/2010 3:51:23 PM PDT by antiobamacare
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To: antiobamacare

No racist Americans involved.


2 posted on 06/16/2010 3:56:28 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: antiobamacare
I don't know, maybe because they seem pretty laid back

3 posted on 06/16/2010 3:59:54 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: antiobamacare
Maybe because the Burmese government is a bunch of old fashioned thugs rather than a religious crazy who expects that if he lights off the big one the twelfth-and-a-half imam to come riding out of his hole in the ground on Punxsutawney Phil to predict six more weeks of the Apocalypse.
4 posted on 06/16/2010 4:09:52 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (I am so immune to satire that I ate three Irish children after reading Swift's "A Modest Proposal")
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