Archive for May 2008

Is it time for the U.S to invade Burma/Myanmar ?

May 13, 2008

Written by Aris Heru Utomo 

Is it time to invade Burma? Actually the title in TIME should be “Is it time for the U.S to invade Burma? Since only the U.S have capabilities in leading invasion to other countries for a long time periode. Right now the U.S have theirown fleets in the Southeast Asia region and ready to deploy its troops in very short time.

Back to the question, I agree with the opinon of the majority of respondents in a poll counducted by TIME. Almost 72% of the 5857 respondents (as of 13 May, 01.A.M) says no to the option to invade Myanmar to distibute humanitarian aid. The Bush Administration itself has so far rejected the idea and prefer to have permission of Myanmar government. (more…)

Europe Day: EU searching for a political identity

May 9, 2008

Written by Aris Heru Utomo

The 9 May is Europe Day, the commemoration of the proposal by Robert Schuman on the creation of an organised Europe, indispensable to maintenance of peaceful relations on 9 May 1950. Seven years later, it was followed by the signing of Treaty of Rome on 27 March 1957. Six founding countries namely Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed the Treaty. Today, the 9th of May has become an European symbol (Europe Day) which, along with the flag, the anthem, the motto and the single currency (the euro), identifies the political entity of the EU. (more…)