Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Defense: Myanmar needs strong army to protect its sovereignty

Myanmar's ruling military junta has stated that the country needs a strong army to protect Myanmar's sovereignty. Of course he forgot to mention it is also needed to stamp out any sign of opposition or defiance - but why let facts get in the way of good propaganda. George Bush doesn't so why should other despots.

General Than Shwe, made the statement as poverty ravished Myanmar, marked armed forces day with a parade of 12,000 troops on a parade ground adorned with colourful lights, military flags and banners.

The military headquarters has an eight-lane paved road and electricity, which is a hell of a lot more than the poor bloody citizens can enjoy