i have been following the Burma disaster closely, as my husband is now in Thailand. he is part of Cobra Gold. this is a multi-national exercise that includes war games, but also a large exercise in disaster and humanitarian relief. everything Burma needs is next door waiting to be allowed in. so far, no go. medical supplies, doctors, construction people, helicopters, small boats, all denied access.
the UN is being encouraged to do an "aid invasion". to enter the country without permission to render aid. on the surface, this seems like a reasonable thing to do. however, consider the implications. the UN entering a sovereign country against the governments will, for the "good of the people". does that creep out anyone besides me?