Pressed the shuffle button this morning and got a rare treat, Our Lips Are Sealed by Fun Boy Three. Very literal, but it stuck in my head what with the Burma situation and the laughable, if so many people weren’t dying, situation there.
Apparently the main reason the generals of the State Peace and Development Council (no really, that’s what they’re called) don’t have the need to talk to anyone is because the military was given the ability to self fund in the 1950s. This means that, among other things, the military extracts oil from Burma and sells it overseas. They have pots of cash, none of it dependant on the population and really just don’t give a monkeys by the sounds of it. Got most of that off Radio 4 over the last few days.