Friday, 9 May 2008

Left Field Thought

Does the situation in Myanmar justify military intervention?

We have a repressive regime that has destroyed its national economy, leaving the vast majority of its citizens poor.
It is a brutal and despotic government.

And now the government is actively preventing aid from reaching its citizens.

100,000 possible deaths.

I'm not really advocating a military invasion. But look at all the humanitarian justifications used to invade over the last few years. By that measure, would not Myanmar be a perfect example of when military force is justified?

1 comment:

Ken Breadner said...

I was just going to suggest that very thing. Only problem is the probable collateral damage. Then again, it couldn't get much worse, could it? It already looks as if a few wars have been fought in and around Rangoon.