After the situation that the U.S. government created with the whole Katrina mess, it’s hard to come down on how other people handle a disaster. I mean, people are still recovering in Louisiana and Mississippi. The U.S. just does lip service to areas that were devastated in 2005.
Luckily the military in Myanmar makes it so easy to throw stones. After hemming and hawing about permitting help to their country, they are now distributing the aid but slapped on their generals names on the boxes.
My favorite part is
State-run television continuously ran images of top generals — including the junta leader, Senior Gen. Than Shwe — handing out boxes of aid to survivors at elaborate ceremonies.
Nothing like setting priorities. Over 20,000 people are reported dead, they are about to see a real disease problem, and these people are looking for good press.
I know that politicians use anything for a photo op and our politicians do that as much as anyone. But this is a military junta, who do they think they are fooling?
Myanmar is not the U.S. so I do not think we will see someone telling the generals to go flip themselves. But I can hope.