Aid From Above

Someone asked me the other day why we can't just drop relief supplies on Burma, nevermind what SLORC has to say about it. That seemed like a good question to me, and I didn't have an answer. Barbara Stocking, the director of the UK branch of Oxfam, says this won't work logistically and that there's no alternative to either somehow pressuring the junta into letting relief workers enter the country. Or else, more likely I suppose, to watching more Burmese be essentially slaughtered by the obstructionism of their rulers.