Nasty Double Standards on Man-made Catastrophes and Crimes against Humanity
by Kim Petersen / May 19th, 2008
Myanmar has been hit devastated by Cyclone Nargis and tens of thousands are dead, tens of thousands more require food and medical aid.1 The Myanmar regime is accused of blocking and delaying aid to its people.
The Myanmar regime is not a regime that I will defend. It is a militaristic clique that has seized power and rules by force. Nevertheless, much the same can be said about the US regime. Unlike the US regime, however, the Myanmar regime, basically, confines its perfidy to within its own borders.
Of course, whenever humans are in trouble, a responsible government will see to it that those humans are attended to, fed, and cared for.
The Myanmar government is accused by western governments and western media of negligence and worse towards its own citizens.