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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Mike Yon Is Abroad Again

His latest dispatchs are from Thailand where he was trying to get into Myanmar to document the aftermath of cyclone Nargis and the devastation it wreaked on the people there. He was denied a visa of course but a friend of his was able to get in and took some pictures and Mike wrote up the sad story in his latest post. The military Junta that governs Myanmar has largely abandoned the people there and has refused almost all outside relief efforts to get aid to those suffering. The news is grim and disturbing as are some of the pictures but it is a must read piece if you wish to understand how horrible the situation really is.

1 comment:

Gayle said...

I read Michael Yon often and have already read that one, Goat. Some of the pictures were truly hard to look at! My God, man's inhumanity to man is something I'll never understand.

Michael Yon is one of a kind. He's also very brave and I often pray that he stays safe.