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  •  Chevron isn't keeping the Burmese government (2+ / 0-)
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    RumsfeldResign, koNko

    in power - China is.

    Years of sanctions and boycotts have done absolutely nothing to change the regime's resistance to democracy. Quit babling about a "boycott" of Chevron when China's state-owned oil company will simply step in and fill the tiny gap they leave behind.

    Focus on the big picture, not the tiny details. Without China any Western action is meaningless as all Western countries (except Japan) already have comprehensive sanctions on Burma.

    "He who can destroy a thing, controls a thing." Muadib

    by Shane Hensinger on Fri Sep 28, 2007 at 04:14:37 PM PDT

    •  Borderline offensive (2+ / 0-)
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      koNko, genespleen

      not the argument, the way you put it across. The diarist has done a service by posting this diary and certainly doesn't need to be accused of 'babbling' or scale of focus problems.

      Disagree but lose the attitude please.

      Impeachment is not an option ........It is a duty.

      by stevej on Fri Sep 28, 2007 at 04:49:23 PM PDT

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      •  Check it (2+ / 0-)
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        RumsfeldResign, koNko

        The Diarist said nothing about Chevron. The commenter did - which is a completely useless discussion because Chevron has nothing to do with this situation.

        These feel-good remedies aren't helping the Burmese people. I have Burmese friends, one whose mother is in prison in Burma with a sentence of 80 years, and never, not once have I heard any of them talk about a boycott of Chevron as being useful to resolving the situation in their country.

        "He who can destroy a thing, controls a thing." Muadib

        by Shane Hensinger on Fri Sep 28, 2007 at 06:27:57 PM PDT

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    •  It's accurate to say Chevron and Sinopec (1+ / 0-)
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      Have interest in Myanmar's oil resources.

      And the the Burmese people could get a better share of the proceeds from furture business wiith either.

      Problem can turn to solution depending on who minds the store.

      "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results" - Albert Einstein

      by koNko on Fri Sep 28, 2007 at 05:50:46 PM PDT

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