Interesting post by Max Boot. Liberating Burma from SLORC (or whatever they’re calling themselves this week) is a very worthy cause, but not one that will gain widespread support these days. That said, if Thailand, India, and Malaysia were on board, we could certainly loan a few special-forces advisors to coordinate with Burmese insurgents, cough up a few mil for some modern weapons, and hopefully get a decent, perhaps democratic, government-in-exile ready to take over when SLORC falls. The massive unpopularity of the junta could lead to a Tenochtitlan-type moment, where a small outside influence, combined with enormous numbers of indigenous allies, knocks of a bitterly detested, murderous hegemon. But one never knows.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.