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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on December 2nd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Warming US-Burma Ties Could Have Negative Consequences for North Korea

If the warming ties between the US and Burma can lead to changes in Burma’s military dealings with North Korea this could be something to further cut into Kim regime’s sources of revenue:

Burma is under pressure to jettison its cozy relationship with North Korea after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded assurances during a historic visit to the Southeast Asian country.

Clinton met her Burmese counterpart U Maung Lwin and visited Burmese President Thein Sein in the new administrative capital of Naypyidaw on Thursday. It was the first visit to the country by a U.S. secretary of state since 1962.

She urged the Burmese junta to end “illicit” ties with North Korea if relations with America are to improve.

In a press briefing on Wednesday, a senior State Department official said Burma’s ties with North Korea would be high on the agenda during Clinton’s visit.  [Chosun Ilbo]

It is good to see that Secretary Clinton is continuing efforts cut sources of revenue for the Kim regime.  Two other Pyongyang military allies Syria and Iran are also under pressure domestically and internationally so it will be interesting to see what happens if those regimes were ever to fall what the effects would be in North Korea as well?

Anyway back to Burma, I do find the change in policy in Burma towards the US interesting because of the once strong relationship they had with China.  The Burmese regime must have really become dissatisfied with their relations with China to flip like this. It even appears that the regime is some what serious about making some democratic reforms.  I am skeptical but I think it is worth the effort of the US to engage with Burma to see if they are serious about these reforms.

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  • ChickenHead
    1:42 am on December 3rd, 2011 1

    That is one skanky looking Russian juicy in that Burmese hostess bar.

  • Chris In Dallas
    7:02 am on December 3rd, 2011 2

    1: Bahahahahaha! I find Aung San Suu Kyi to be a total MILF and all around amazing person.

  • ChickenHead
    7:45 am on December 3rd, 2011 3

    Do you feel just like a knave?
    Old, bald poosey what you crave?
    How ’bout Aung and Burma-Shave?

  • MTB Rider
    9:34 pm on December 4th, 2011 4

    Well, since there’s no serious discussion going on here, or at least not yet, I’ll add this visual:

    Hillary and Suu Kyi, dressed as Dominatrix and School Girl, calling down to the ROK Drop crowd, looking to drum up business for their new Juicy Bar!
    Hillary: Drop to your knees, Slaves, and beg to enter our dungeon!
    Suu Kyi: Teehee! Oh please Mr. ChickenHead. I’d do ANYTHING to get a good grade in Poetry this year! Can I have Private Lessons?

    I’ll be back when the discussion turns semi-serious about the loss if hard currency and lost business opportunities to further support the North Koreans. Maybe not to comment, but to follow along at least.

  • ChickenHead
    10:25 pm on December 4th, 2011 5

    Do you want to be my slave?
    Teach her poems stave by stave?
    Or trim our cracks with Burma-Shave?

  • Leon LaPorte
    11:46 pm on December 4th, 2011 6

    Scientists have been warning us about these warming ties for years. It seems the birds have come to roost.

  • Glans
    1:15 am on December 5th, 2011 7

    Obama and Clinton are masters of foreign policy. This is an example of Obama’s North Korea policy, the best we have ever seen. Failing to re-elect him would be a tragedy.


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