Myanmar: Confusion, Fear, Anger…and Opportunism …in the wake of Cyclone Nargis

An excellent post on the Western response to the Myanmar Cyclone by China Hand.

And I remember—though I have yet to see it mentioned—that a cyclone can lead to regime change: when Pakistan’s halting response to the disastrous Bhola cyclone of 1970, which claimed as many as 500,000 lives, helped catalyze the separatist movement that gave birth to Bangla Desh.

But what I see in the western media is the cynical and lazy urge for a feel-good narrative of the noble West beating up on the detestable Burmese junta.

Article: Myanmar: Confusion, Fear, Anger…and Opportunism …in the wake of Cyclone Nargis
Author: China Hand
Publication: China Matters (blog)

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