...and the Halliburton beat goes on

The United States government has always been quite vocal when it comes to telling other countries how to act and what to do. Their reputation at the World's Policeman - if not the Big Bully - has only increased this decade. But, as most observers note, those Freedom-Loving Patriots aren't always consistent in picking their fights. Writing a Letter to the Editor in Bangkok's The Nation newspaper, Shlomo Katzenstein had this observation:
"Interesting to note that the US, an outspoken proponent of democracy in Third World countries, is home of the two big business players in Burma (Myanmar) currently: Unocal and Halliburton."
Hmm, that is certainly most interesting. But not surprising. Apparently making big profits for big business should take precedent over ensuring human rights and safe working conditions for poor Asians.

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