Sunday, April 16, 2006

Russia's irresponsibility!

So, Russia is going to give Burma arms in exchange for oil! Humph! How irresponsible can a country get? Burma has been slaughtering her own people and she doesn't need more arms to make it easier to exterminate her people. Will she use them to complete the job?

Regional security and stability? I hardly think so.

Democratic Voice of Burma: Myanmar seeks Russian arms for oil

MOSCOW, April 4, 2006 (AFP) - Yangon has agreed to allow Russia to share in exploiting Myanmar's oil fields in exchange for weapons, the Kommersant newspaper said Tuesday. Commenting on the deal signed Monday between General Maung Aye, Myanmar's second most senior figure, and Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov, the financial newspaper said that the two sides were discussing delivery of Russian arms. Kommersant said Myanmar was seeking Russian help in developing an anti-aircraft system. "The rapprochement between Moscow and Myanmar, a pariah on the international scene as a result of its serious restriction of freedoms, is not only explained by economic reasons," the newspaper added. It was also intended as a contribution to regional security following President Vladimir Putin's recent visit to China. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov received his Myanmar counterpart, Nyan Win, describing the two countries as brothers, agencies said. It was the first such high level visit by a Myanmare leader in 40 years.

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