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Congressman Rohrabacher Remarks on Burma

Sep 26, 2007

Washington, Sep 26, 2007 - Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) delivered pointed remarks last night regarding the continued political volatility in Burma . In a special order speech from the House floor, Mr. Rohrabacher warned the Burmese military dictators of the potential consequences of engaging in violent acts against the monks demonstrating in favor of democracy. “If you slaughter the monks and those calling for democracy,” said Rohrabacher, “When your regime falls, and it will fall, you will be pursued to every corner of the globe like the Nazi criminals before you.”

“We may be witnessing a historic event taking place in Burma,” said Rohrabacher. “Religious leaders are bravely confronting a violent and brutal military dictatorship…I urge all Burmese soldiers, do not kill your own people for the greed and corruption of those who have sold out your country to the Chinese. You are not a vassal state of Beijing.”

Congressman Rohrabacher is a co-sponsor of H.Con. Res. 200 calling on the Burmese regime to immediately and unconditionally release Nobel Prize-winning human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi and other detained political prisoners and urging the return to democracy in Burma.