North Korea almost certainly is the worse regime on earth, but Burma’s “State Peace and Development Council” constantly tries to make it a race. The military junta has launched another offensive against the ethnic Karen in the east. Reports BBC:
About 3,000 ethnic Karen villagers have reportedly fled from Burma into Thailand in recent days because of a new Burmese military offensive.
Aid groups say the refugees are from Ler Per Her camp in eastern Karen state, near where the Burmese army is reported to be attacking Karen rebels.
It is thought to be one of the largest movements of refugees across the Thai-Burma border in a decade.
Meanwhile Burma still faces pressure to halt Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial.
The pro-democracy leader is charged with breaching the terms of her house arrest, a charge that could leave her in jail for up to five years.
These people seem very far away to most Americans, but through the work of the activist humanitarian group Christian Freedom International I’ve spent time with the Karen over the years. The impact on children is particularly horrific, as I detailed for the Spectator a while back.
There’s not much the U.S. government can do. But as individuals we can support groups which help relieve the plight of the victims of the Burmese government’s brutality. And we can pray for them.
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