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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 03:24 AM

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to meet Clinton in Washington

Source: AP, via Mercury News

WASHINGTON—After years of decrying oppression against Myanmar's democracy leader, the United States is getting to celebrate her freedom as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi to the State Department at the start of her landmark tour of America.

Nine months after they met at the Nobel laureate's crumbling lakeside villa in Yangon, Suu Kyi and Clinton on Tuesday were to discuss the political changes in the country also known as Burma and whether Washington should ease its remaining economic sanctions in response to the reforms.

Hours before Suu Kyi touched down in Washington on Monday, Myanmar announced a new round of more than 500 prisoner releases, reportedly including political detainees. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the U.S. has yet to identify those freed and declined to comment on whether the U.S. could soon waive its import ban.

Since Suu Kyi herself was freed from house arrest in late 2010 she has transitioned from dissident to parliamentarian. Now confident of her position in Myanmar and free to travel abroad without being barred from returning, Suu Kyi has in the past four months also visited Thailand and Europe, where she was accorded honors usually reserved for heads of state.


Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_21568556/myanmars-suu-kyi-meet-clinton-washington



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Adenoid_Hynkel Sep 2012 OP
Firebrand Gary Sep 2012 #1
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agentS Sep 2012 #3
goclark Sep 2012 #4
joanbarnes Sep 2012 #5
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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 03:30 AM

1. Worth a 1000 words! What an incredible picture! nt

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Response to Firebrand Gary (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 03:32 AM

2. this one's great, too

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:49 AM

3. I was in Yangon recently

Many Burmese people told me about how much they love Clinton and Obama for working with Suu Kyi. There could be a sea change in Myanmar's affairs IF the government in Naw pyt Tal doesn't blow it.
cough cough Ethnic Riots cough cough.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:13 AM

4. Two amazing women who are

making the world a better place.

There is no one in the rethug gang who can hold a candle to them.

Question...who are the women on the other side who have any qualities and positions equal to them.

Paling?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:28 AM

5. She is SO worthy of admiration.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:07 PM

6. We

are lucky enough to get to see her next week. She'll be coming through Fort Wayne, Indiana and a few of us are driving over to try and get in to see her. Exciting!

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