Saturday, September 29, 2007

UN envoy heading for Burma talks


A UN special envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, is due in Burma within hours for urgent talks on ending the military junta's crackdown on pro-democracy protests.

The streets of Rangoon were quiet on Saturday following three days of violence against the protesters.

Internet links, which the government cut to stem the flow of information about the protests, are reported to be working intermittently.

State newspapers declared peace and stability had been restored.

Mr Gambari is expected to urge a peaceful end to confrontation with pro-democracy activists.

He will arrive in Rangoon at 1520 local time (0850 GMT) before flying straight on to Burma's new capital Naypyidaw, a diplomatic source told Reuters news agency.

"He's the best hope we have. He is trusted on both sides," said Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo.

It was not clear which members of the government he would be allowed to meet, though the White House said he should be allowed to meet "anyone he wants to meet", including opposition figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi.......

1 comment:

bobby fletcher said...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s connection with the CIA (thru our intelops like DIA officer Col. Robert Helvey) and the Karen insurgency is an open secret:

And is it a big suprise all this ties back to the American Enterprise Institute, the chief architect of the Iraq war:

“Helvey “was an officer of the Defence Intelligence Agency of the Pentagon, who had served in Vietnam and, subsequently, as the US Defence Attache in Yangon, Myanmar (1983 to 85), during which he clandestinely organised the Myanmarese students to work behind Aung San Suu Kyi and in collaboration with Bo Mya’s Karen insurgent group”

Here’s more background on Col Robert Helvey and CIA’s agenda to employ non-violent warfare to destablize other countries (the organge/velvet revolutions being the most recent examples):