Burma's Misery, Myanmar's Intransigence

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China has mobilized massive resources to deal with yesterday's earthquake. More than a week after the cyclone hit Myanmar it's a different story. The Burmese government now concedes that 60,000 have died since the Cyclone Nargis struck the Irrawaddy River Delta a week from last Saturday. Resources comparable to those that helped Indonesia recover from the tsunami four years ago are waiting off shore, but they're not getting in. As many as two million people are at risk for their lives, while the government distributes what aid there is to supporters and soldiers. Does that constitute a "crime against humanity?"  Would an invasion for "humanitarian reasons" make things better or worse?

Credits

Guests:
Richard Walden - President, Operation USA, Maureen Aung-Thwin - Director of the Burma Project, Soros Foundation, Shawn W. Crispin - Southeast Asia Editor, Asia Times Online, Maggie Farley - UN Correspondent, Los Angeles Times, Gareth Evans - Co-Chair, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal