Friday, May 22, 2009
Carla Bruni For Free Aung San Suu Kyi
By Manuwant Choudhary
One man who swam against the tide is John Yettaw - the American who risked everything to reach Aung San Suu Kyi - he says he was concerned about Aung San and wanted to see for himself if she was all right.
Some call Yettaw a mad man, while even supporters of Aung San say people like Yettaw only complicate matters because Aung San's house-imprionment term was set to expire by this month-end and now for the folly of one man she may get another 5 years in prison.
I would not buy the argument. Aung San was not released last year and not before that either.
If not for Yettaw the army would have put her in prison for another cooked-up plot.
Yettaw risked his own life for the people of Burma. He could easily have been shot dead by the military.
Yettaw did what the American government should be doing, what all governments in the free world should be doing, what the United Nations should be doing.
Aung San needs to be rescued and the people of Burma must be freed...democracy must be re-introduced and the military sent to the barracks.
But there is no word from American President Obama.
And no word from the Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Governments would rather do business with military regimes..even arm them to attack their own people.
So its refreshing that Aung San gets some support in France where the First Lady Carla Bruni has written to the Burmese government to free Aung San Suu Kyi..if not for anything because her health is poor..for the sake of humanity.
But are the General's listening?
Aung San pleads `Not Guilty'.
American Yettaw is a hero. He must also be set free.