Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bamboo Curtain

Photo: NIC Dunlop / Panos Pictures
I hadn't seen this smart September 2008 Atlantic piece on regional political strategies regarding Burma until Andrew Sullivan linked to it a few days ago.
The Burmese junta craves some sort of weapons-of-mass-destruction capability to provide it with international leverage. "But the regime is paranoid," Heine­mann points out. "It's superstitious. They're rolling chicken bones on the ground to see what to do next...."

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