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Webb Goes to Myanmar!

by: cycle12

Fri Aug 14, 2009 at 09:35:22 AM EDT


One of the very best members of the United States Senate, our own Jim Webb of Virginia, is now on an official mission to southeast Asia according to this Reuters News article:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/200...

As most of us know, Jim Webb speaks Vietnamese quite well and has made many trips back to southeast Asia since his service there during the Vietnam War.

I can think of no better representative of U. S. interests in that region of the world than Jim Webb.

Thanks for your continued exemplary service, Senator Webb!

Steve

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Official mission?
Myanmar, Burma, is closed to Westerners, so is he going as a US Department of State representative (hard to imagine since we have no ambassador there), or privat enterprise, that is, business? The military junta are throwing people in jail again, getting ready to run an election. This is intriguing news, we'd like more details, please.

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Agreed, Teddy; the devil's in the details, so, from the Reuters article mentioned above, there is this quotation excerpted:

"Webb is the first member of Congress to travel in an official capacity to Myanmar in more than a decade, and has also been described as the first senior American official ever to meet Than Shwe."

...along with this one:

"The U.S. embassy in Myanmar has little knowledge of Webb's plans and says all arrangements were made by his office in Washington."

...and this one:

"Webb's office said on August 6 he would travel to five countries in Southeast Asia on a two-week mission "'to explore opportunities to advance U.S. interests in Burma (Myanmar) and the region.'"

...but I'll do some further checking, so please stay tuned...

Thanks!

Steve


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More details...
...are available at Senator Webb's website here:  http://webb.senate.gov/

...and I'll keep checking for others...

Thanks!

Steve


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