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Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi
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Posted on 11/13/2010 5:18:49 AM PST by Perdogg

The military authorities in Burma have released the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

She has appeared in front of a crowd of her supporters who rushed to her house in Rangoon when nearby barricades were removed by the security forces.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: aungsansuukyi; burma
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1 posted on 11/13/2010 5:18:50 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
Thank you that this thread (of course, dicatated by the original article) had the common sense to refer to the country as BURMA (and not this non-sensical "Myanmar" people talk about).
2 posted on 11/13/2010 5:29:24 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Job 1: Military ballots investigation; Job 2: Redistricting for GOP; Job 3: I.D. needed at polls)
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To: Perdogg

This is very, very good news!


3 posted on 11/13/2010 5:30:19 AM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated)
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To: Perdogg

Obama, once again, made it all about him. He called her “a hero of mine”. There is something terribly pathological about him.


4 posted on 11/13/2010 5:33:00 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Perdogg

thought it was Myanmar now?


5 posted on 11/13/2010 5:33:15 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Perdogg

I hope she includes Laura Bush in her thank you speech.


6 posted on 11/13/2010 5:33:30 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Perdogg

I guess the money Soros gave to Palin’s aide, Scheunemann, worked!

/sarc (and not meant as a dig on Sarah)


7 posted on 11/13/2010 5:34:07 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: PghBaldy
Obama’s Hero....he treats it like he treats Larry Sinclair


8 posted on 11/13/2010 5:37:21 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Erik Latranyi

That was my first thought. The Salon Smear job on Palin didn’t work as their Stated target. SHE is FREE!


9 posted on 11/13/2010 5:55:23 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Perdogg; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Perdogg.


10 posted on 11/13/2010 6:07:22 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Perdogg

“Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi”

For how long?


11 posted on 11/13/2010 6:19:05 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Vaquero

The U.S. and apparently the Brits, do not accept the name given to it by the military junta gov’t.
We have always called it Burma.


12 posted on 11/13/2010 6:21:27 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Vaquero

Oh dear. Those Obamas sure like their food. Funny how Barack doesn’t gain weight. Must be the cigs and whatever other drugs he is using.


13 posted on 11/13/2010 6:23:58 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Perdogg

Great News, Thank You!!!!!!


14 posted on 11/13/2010 6:25:02 AM PST by seoul62
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To: PghBaldy
I thought Muslims didn't eat brisket. ;)
15 posted on 11/13/2010 6:26:53 AM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Perdogg

Good news for as long as the release lasts.


16 posted on 11/13/2010 6:35:31 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Marty62
That was my first thought. The Salon Smear job on Palin didn’t work as their Stated target.

Using Salon's logic:

SARA PALIN HELPS FREE AUNG SAN SUU KYI!!!!!

17 posted on 11/13/2010 6:41:39 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Perdogg

AND?????


18 posted on 11/13/2010 6:58:30 AM PST by NCBraveheart ("oderint dum metuant"........Let them hate, as long as they fear.)
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To: NCBraveheart
Bono will be very happy..... discussion of her plight has been part of the U2 360 Tour show.
19 posted on 11/13/2010 7:13:31 AM PST by DAC21
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To: DAC21

Well thank goodness for that.


20 posted on 11/13/2010 7:18:59 AM PST by NCBraveheart ("oderint dum metuant"........Let them hate, as long as they fear.)
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To: FES0844; DrDeb; STARWISE; onyx; Kaslin; Just A Nobody
I hope she includes Laura Bush in her thank you speech.

ME too!

The President and First Lady (the real ones) have been working with Freedom Fighters in Burma (and elsewhere in the world).

They deserve part of the credit for this liberation. But neither will get the credit they deserve, nor will they seek it out.

21 posted on 11/13/2010 7:42:05 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: ohioWfan

Sadly, I think you’re right.


22 posted on 11/13/2010 7:46:07 AM PST by FES0844
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To: PghBaldy

Crack cocaine


23 posted on 11/13/2010 7:46:58 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: FES0844
Unfortunately we have ample evidence that I am right.

But they will quietly continue to do what's right, and work for the liberation of oppressed people throughout the world.

It certainly would be nice, though, if they got the recognition they deserved, wouldn't it?

A thank you for Laura would be refreshing.

24 posted on 11/13/2010 7:50:49 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: NCBraveheart

I thought many would be unimpressed


25 posted on 11/13/2010 8:19:02 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Perdogg

Wonderful news, although I would wish the article could include a current photo of her. One can only guess the hell she’s been through.


26 posted on 11/13/2010 8:19:47 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Perdogg
Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi

Bless you.

27 posted on 11/13/2010 8:55:17 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: PghBaldy
He is totally pathological and a disgrace to this country!

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Suu Kyi upon her release. "Her dignity and courage in the face of injustice have been an inspiration to many people around the world," Ban said in a statement.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said her freedom was long overdue. "Aung San Suu Kyi is an inspiration for all of us who believe in freedom of speech, democracy and human rights," he said in a statement.

Barry Soetoro: called Suu Kyi "a hero of mine" and said the United States "welcomes her long overdue release."

It's always about YOU Barry? Get a grip!!!

28 posted on 11/13/2010 9:27:55 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Perdogg

That
Was
A
Close
Shave

Happy she is free...for now.


29 posted on 11/13/2010 10:02:07 AM PST by soycd
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To: soycd

Good for her and Burma.

Ol’ Regimes&Despots die hard, check out Cuba.

Someone should start a pool for when she gets shut down.. again.


30 posted on 11/13/2010 10:24:58 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Vaquero
The photo-shopping possibilities of that image are endless.
31 posted on 11/13/2010 10:29:50 AM PST by digital-olive
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Amen to her release and what you said about Myanmar. I can’t believe the media allows itself to be manipulated like that. Yes, I can.


32 posted on 11/13/2010 10:30:41 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: digital-olive

The photo-shopping possibilities of that image are endless.

yes true....my attempts at photo shopping are atrocious....


33 posted on 11/13/2010 10:33:27 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Vaquero

“yes true....my attempts at photo shopping are atrocious....”

I’m with you there. I can use MS Paint ok but photoshop and I don’t get along too well.


34 posted on 11/13/2010 10:42:55 AM PST by digital-olive
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To: PghBaldy

he admitted to being in a cocaine induced haze through most of college, that would keep you thin.


35 posted on 11/13/2010 4:14:03 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: ohioWfan

Yes, First Lady Laura the our President deserve much of the credit but like you said, they won’t seek it or say a word about their part. God bless them and Aung San Suu Kyi.


36 posted on 11/13/2010 4:39:03 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I was just about to ask when we reverted to calling Myanmar, Burma. I haven’t heard it called that since I don’t know when.


37 posted on 11/13/2010 6:03:34 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

See post # 12


38 posted on 11/13/2010 6:12:13 PM PST by Mears
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To: Windflier
I was just about to ask when we reverted to calling Myanmar, Burma. I haven’t heard it called that since I don’t know when.

They could just refer to it as the "Country formerly known as Burma."

39 posted on 11/13/2010 6:16:28 PM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: onyx

Tell me what you know. I always thought she was a communist being held by socialists. Odd situation in that regard. I have friends from there.


40 posted on 11/13/2010 6:18:21 PM PST by OHelix
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To: OHelix; ohioWfan
Well, surprisingly, I think, wiki has a fairly accurate profile of her.

Do you agree, ohioWfan?

41 posted on 11/13/2010 6:28:12 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Thank you.

I was under the impression she was associated with the Communist Party of Burma. I am fairly certain the CPB wanted her to be released. Maybe they just share distaste for the ruling junta.


42 posted on 11/13/2010 7:14:13 PM PST by OHelix
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To: keats5

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters after being released from house arrest. Photograph: Mizzima News/EPA
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/13/burma-aung-san-suu-kyi
43 posted on 11/13/2010 7:26:40 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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To: Perdogg

How long will they release her? Someone needs to pull a security detail or smuggle her out of the country before she becomes anothe Bhutto...no comparison on personalities between the two but I do fear for her life


44 posted on 11/13/2010 7:38:44 PM PST by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I agree!!! Burma is Burma!!! My spouse traveled there for the past 2 years and has pushed the name Myanmar..... never will it be a pretend name.... Burma is Burma. People who live there need to know they matter!


45 posted on 11/13/2010 8:05:35 PM PST by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: Perdogg

I see people such as her, and the pro demcracy protesters in Iran, and I think these are among the bravest and noble people possible.

Then I think of Obama winning the Nobel for nothing more than winning an election, and I am convinced the world is quite mad.


46 posted on 11/13/2010 8:58:41 PM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Perdogg

whenever the media run stories making socialist military rulers look they thugs, they never mention that the thugs are socialists.


47 posted on 11/13/2010 10:47:38 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: OHelix

It’s the ‘Peoples’ Front of Judea’ vs the ‘Judean Peoples’ Front.’


48 posted on 11/13/2010 10:51:05 PM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: Vaquero

49 posted on 11/13/2010 11:09:21 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: ari-freedom

50 posted on 11/14/2010 4:01:04 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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