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Myanmar Farce Brings Tears, Not Laughter!

Franz Kafka up in heaven must be smiling as he gazes at what is termed a “trial” in the nation of Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the democratic movement in Burma, is on trial for breaching her house arrest because a mentally disturbed man swam across a lake, entered her house, and complained he was exhausted. In most normal societies in the world, compassion shown by Ms. Kyi would be rewarded, but in the paranoia land of Myanmar, its military leaders see plots and conspiracies under every bed in the nation. John Yettaw, the American claims to have seen a dream in which he rushed to the home of Ms. Kyi to save her life. He told the tribunal, “I can’t walk on the water, so I swam.” This man entered the home of Ms. Kyi and she did her best to aid him since it was apparent he was emotionally unstable.

Burma’s military junta responded to world condemnation of the trial by insisting Yettaw was a “secret agent of her boyfriend” and engaged in some nefarious plot. It is impossible to conduct a rational discussion with the mentally ill rulers of Burma so Ms. Kyi undoubtedly will face additional time under house arrest.

Go to bed, Mr. Kafka, your literature has become reality.

Russian Trial Of Former Billionaire Is Farce

These days it is all too common for the average person to observe with glee if an individual who is wealthy encounters problems due to general anger at those who have money. However, the continued attempt by the Russian government of Prime Minister Putin to destroy the life of former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky has nothing to do with money and everything to do with Putin’s desire to crush any person or group he deems a threat to his power. From day one, the former Yukos leader has been unable to have a fair trial. In the latest example of this attempt to destroy a human, a Russian judge rejected a bid to have the company’s former chief financial officer testify in court.

Bruce Misamore handled the company’s financial affairs and would logically be the person to be questioned about charges there were financial problems, but in Russia this man is not allowed to talk. According to Misamore, “From what I know about the charges, they are 100 percent completely false, and they arise from the complete ignorance by the Russians of international accounting standard practice.”

Let’s see. The trial deals with financial irregularities and the chief financial officer is not qualified to testify!! Only in Putin Russia!