Myanmar accepting aid
May 12, 2008 10:44pm CST
Finally these guys are back to their senses. But there was one point that seemed to come up & that was pointing at the reason for their reluctance. Apparently they were offered aid with some fineprint (democracy, release of some leader etc.) Now don't you think this was not the right time to bring up that kind of a demand by the countried offering aid?
13 May 08
I think there is a thin line between humanity & politics in this case. The decision to cross the line can be made on an emotional basis or on a logical basis. I think both would suggest that you get going with the aid fist & then bother about any such demands. Your point is valuable though but I felt that there needs a little refinement :)
• United States
13 May 08
Aid should be given with no questions/deals struck that could potentially slow down/stop the delivering of the aid. Its pretty crazy how much politics and humanity seem to be opposed sometimes. I just cant believe that because of some political issue, thousands of people are left dying (most of them probably aren't very much into politics, mostly in a third world country). We are talking about lives here, lives that could be saved but some were not because the aid was not accepted. It is such a shame that the food was just stuck in the airport, rotting away. I am hoping that the food won't be rotten and will still be eatable, and that many people from Myanmar are getting the aid right now. Good luck to the people of Burma/Myanmar (I have been there and the people were so friendly and peaceful, can't do anything but love them).