The military government in Burma (Myanmar) is receiving an outpouring of emergency aid offers from the international community, as the death toll from Saturday's cyclone continues to soar. While some foreign aid workers were told they could enter the country to assess needs and distribute supplies, as of Tuesday – three days after the disaster hit – they were still awaiting visas. The delay raises questions as to how willing the hermit regime is to facilitate relief in the crucial, early stages of this humanitarian emergency.Kudos to the rulers of Myanmar for standing up to those nanny-state relief workers. This is the sort of uncompromising leadership America needs! Rather than mollycoddling their citizens and creating a victim mentality, countries need to tell their people, in the immortal words of Prayer Warrior Michelle Malkin, to "Suck. It. Up." Once these aid workers get a foothold, it's only a matter of time before they began imposing their liberal fascist programs like electricity and sanitation on the country. America could learn a thing or two about how to handle a natural disaster from these people. I only wish that our own country could take such a character-building stance during a "natural" "disaster." Praise Him!
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