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BURMA: Dismantling a Dictatorship - Peacefully


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Cal
- 910 days ago - ipsnews.net
As he dismantles a 50-year military dictatorship without a shot being fired, Burmese President Thein Sein is resorting to the political art of compromise.



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Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Monday January 23, 2012, 3:59 pm
A civil exchange of power...how unique in the world.
 

Jarno Lahtinen (26)
Monday January 23, 2012, 4:41 pm
I sincerely hope, for the sake of the Burmese people, that these reforms don't just end up going half way. If the military junta can be displaced from power gradually, and peacefully, I'll be positively surpriced.

I hope that there are free and fair elections in Burma's future, elections who's results would be respected.
 

pam w. (191)
Monday January 23, 2012, 7:11 pm
Crossing my fingers....you can be sure this isn't a popular decision in many quarters!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday January 23, 2012, 8:08 pm
I had the pleasure to meet and speak with several individuals who escaped from forced labor camps in Myanmar. They came to this country to work and earn enough money to bring their families here. In order to do so as quickly as possible, some of them had two full-time jobs. They were all kind, gentle and hopeful people, and they were very determined. Their focus was on getting their loved ones out of the labor camps and bringing them to this country where an apartment and a new life would be waiting for them.

I'm glad the tide is finally changing, and I hope justice prevails.
 

Pat A. (117)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 1:45 am
If this carries on as in the same way as we are being told it has started - then there is hope for the world after all! This is one of the most extraordinarily difficult things to do in the world - and he will deserve a Nobel Peace Prize (shared with Aung San, of course). Wonderful news - thanks Cal and Lynn.
 

Carmen S. (607)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 5:02 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 6:52 am
knowledge is not power its empowering lets be empowered
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 7:13 am
This is good to hear. Democracy is important for freedom. I wish we had'nt turned from democracy to extreme capatalism in the USA.
 

Lauren F. (0)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 8:45 am
impressive.
 

Sandi C. (236)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 8:54 am
GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!
 

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 11:55 am
This gentleman does not have an easy job. Let's hope nobody stops him from doing it right.
 

Tom Sullivan (99)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 12:26 pm
It is all about Peace & Love
 

Phillip I. (67)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 2:09 pm
May this become The Land of Dhamma again!

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa,
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa,
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa!
 

New G. (8)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 12:37 am
Thank you for the news.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 1:14 am
Thanks Cal. Let's see how it turns out.
 

Joy Wong (73)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 3:47 am
All the BEST.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 3:59 am
Hope justice will restore in Burma
 

Kristen H. (25)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 7:38 am
Would that other world leaders could learn the art of compromise...
 

Dawn Mason (103)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 1:14 pm
Noted
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 2:58 pm
Didn't Gorbachev do something like this when he shut down the Soviet empire before it detonated?
 

Gary A L. (132)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 8:09 pm
hopeful
 

Dianne H. (167)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 1:09 am
This is a great example as to how Revolution in eliminating dictatorship CAN change PEACEFULLY. This has been long overdue but it just goes to show that with diligent persistence Good will truimph!

Thank you Cal for this wonderful news and let us all pray that Burma goes on to bigger and better things in the peaceful manner.
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 2:02 am
yeas, really Hoping. Thank you Cal for this.
 

KS Goh (0)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 5:01 am
Thanks for the article.
 
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