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Rebels in Burma Threaten Convoy (He (r)

Subject: Re: Rebels in Burma Threaten Convoy (Herald International Tribune)

Tourists should understand the risks when they choose to travel in a war
zone. I
presume they understand the risks and they still choose to travel into a
fire zone,
they do so at their own risk and they should not cry for help and sympathy and
international rescue if they get caught in an ambush and cross-fire between
Karen resistance fighters and the occupation forces of the illegal Burmese

Julien Moe wrote:

> Paris, Saturday, May 15, 1999
> Herald International Tribune
> Rebels in Burma Threaten Convoy
> The Associated Press
> KAWTHOOLIE, Burma - Ethnic rebels in Burma threatened Friday to attack a
> convoy of foreign tourists in order to embarrass the military government, a
> rebel spokesman said.
> ''The caravan is traveling in a war zone and will be attacked by the forces
> of democracy within the country,'' said U Nerdah Mya, a spokesman for the
> Karen National Union.
> The Burmese Army has pledged tight security for the 13-car Royal Perak Motor
> Club of Malaysia convoy. It entered Burma from Thailand on Thursday and is
> scheduled to complete its journey May 24.
> U Nerdah declined to discuss details, but other rebel officials said
> operations could include ambushing the convoy and even kidnapping