Two Pictures Say a Thousand Words ... Myanmar Under Siege


The American Association for the Advancement of Science is documenting before-and-after satellite images documenting the human-rights abuses occurring in Myanmar. The above "before" image shows a settlement adjacent to rice paddies in 2000.

The below "after" image was taken in December 2006, showing the same area of land with all the structures removed. A similarly sized settlement also appeared 0.6 miles north. ::MSNBC


You can locate (and write to) the Myanmar embassy closest to you at this Web site. (The same goes for China, which has said it will veto any U.N. sanctions against Myanmar, here).