December 18, 2012

More War than Peace in Burma

Bertil Lintner, Asia Times

AP Photo

Helicopter gunships hover in the sky above a battlefield. The constant sound of explosions and gunfire pierce the night for an estimated 100,000 refugees and internally displaced people. Military hospitals are full of wounded government soldiers, while bridges, communication lines and other crucial infrastructure lie in war-torn ruins.

The images and sounds on the ground in Myanmar's northern Kachin State shatter the impression of peace, reconciliation and a steady...

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