Analysts Urge Washington to Invade Burma

Others advise against forcing aid on devastated country
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2008 4:49 PM CDT
A boy sits in a boat in Burma on May 7, 2008.    (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Analysts and aid workers appalled by Burma’s attitude to foreign aid are urging Washington to invade, Time reports. One observer has called for the US to airlift food regardless of the junta’s restrictions; a retired general wants China to pacify Burma about US aid, or Thailand to paint their colors on US aircraft to help aid get through.

Humanitarians were quick to counsel caution, particularly about using US troops. “I can't imagine any humanitarian organization wanting to shoot their way in with food,” one former UN official said. “Do you want to secure an area of the country by military force? What kinds of potential security risks would that create?”