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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 07:09 PM
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So, the World Bank says it won't give aid or loans to myanmar because
Edited on Sat May-31-08 07:10 PM by HEyHEY
It hasn't paid its debts in over a decade. Now, is that true? If so, that's pretty sick. That said, what's the point in giving money to that particular government? As if it would get to the people.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 07:17 PM
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1. That is one of the big dilemma we face in every world crisis. The
World Bank, IMF and other world financial agencies are part of the problem not the solution. Likewise many countries have governments that won't help their people. It would be nice if we knew an alternative way to help.
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Captain Angry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 07:28 PM
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2. The real reason.
Myanmar/Burma has nothing to offer.

When the WB/IMF goes into a country, they expect sale/privatization of national/natural resources.

They have nothing to sell.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 07:42 PM
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3. Really? Nothing? Or just no chance with the current Junta?
Seems to me every country has SOMETHING to offer the greedy fuckers at the WB.
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Captain Angry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 08:03 PM
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4. If they had something to sell, the bribes to the new leadership would have started ages ago.

Their timber and such is being stolen and taken to neighboring countries. They haven't got an industry to sell right now.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 10:01 PM
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8. nice bears.
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 08:27 PM
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5. Good. Myanmar isone of the few countries with it's cultural heritage intact.
The World Bank would fuck that up.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 08:37 PM
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6. The World Bank has never been one of the good guys
Help from the World Bank is the last thing a devastated country needs.
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ogsbee Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 09:51 PM
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7. The World Bank needs to disappear
Lone sharks for the globalist elitopaths
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