CDN Aviator said:OK so if they dont change their tune, what do you propose we do ?
Sanctions would be counter-productive to what we want to achieve in Myanmar. Hurting the other inhabitants of the country just to pressure the Junta doesn't seem in line with being sympathetic to the plight of those affected by the cyclone. George Wallace suggested High Altitude Para Drops and I think that would be the only feasible thing to try short of a full-scale invasion (I'm certainly not advocating an invasion), which would most likely not pass the Security Council due to China's seat. If the government did fire on the Para Drops it would just increase the tension within the country and there might be a repeat of the anti-government protests on a larger scale and possibly not so non-violent. The people of Myanmar already dislike the Junta as it is and I don't think they would agree with destroying aid packages that would help their countrymen.
But all of this is speculation and there isn't an easy solution. Hopefully the government will start to open their doors, and the latest news is promising so we'll see what happens.