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    John Yettaw: I would do it again.

    John Yettaw: I would do it again for Aung San Suu Kyi
    Richard Lloyd Parry, Asia Editor

    John Yettaw, the man whose uninvited visit to the home of the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi earned her 18 months in detention, said on his arrival back in the United States that he would do the same thing again, apparently in the belief that he thwarted an assassination attempt against her.

    “If I had to do it again, I would do it a hundred times, a hundred times, to save her life,” he told the Associated Press after arriving in Chicago on his way back to his home in Missouri. “That they locked her up. It just breaks my heart.”

    Mr Yettaw, 53, was released from seven years of hard labour after Senator Jim Webb met Than Shwe, the leader of the Burmese dictatorship, last weekend to plead his case.

    The senator's success in liberating an American citizen brought no benefit to Ms Suu Kyi, who along with two female companions was sentenced to house arrest for the crime of giving food and shelter to Mr Yettaw after he swam uninvited to her lakeside house in May.


    But his few words to reporters on his repatriation on Wednesday suggest that he still believes he was acting to save Ms Suu Kyi's life. During his trial he said that he had a supernatural vision of her assassination by terrorists.

    “I wish I could talk more – I can't,” he said as he was pushed through Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in a wheelchair. He made a gesture of drawing a zip across his mouth, which was covered by a blue surgical mask. Asked whether he was happy to be home, he nodded and made the sign language gesture for “I love you”.

    Senator Webb is an opponent of sanctions against the Burmese junta, which has more than 2,100 political prisoners in jail and refuses to, negotiate with Ms Suu Kyi or her party, the National League for Democracy. The party won a general election in 1990, a result which has never been recognised by the military dictatorship.

    Mr Webb’s position has been warmly welcomed by Burma's Government, whose official newspapers praised him in editorials yesterday. “Fortune has somewhat smiled on Myanmar's people as there are several visionary officials in the US's top political area like Senator Webb,” said an article carried in three newspapers.

    “The more anti-government groups exercise economic sanctions as a means to put pressure on the government, the further the goal of democracy aspired by the people will divert from its route ... all political forces [should] give up the tactic of economic sanctions and collectively open the golden door to a modern, developed and peaceful democratic nation.”view-source:[url]www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas

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    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    John Yettaw, the man whose uninvited visit to the home of the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi earned her 18 months in detention, said on his arrival back in the United States that he would do the same thing again,
    selfish fuckn wanker

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    Absolute cretin, it wouldn't surprise me if he's on the next place to Bangkok and tries again.

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    That guy has Bipolar mental illness which is the same as my Thai ex has.

    Mad as a fcukin mad monkey - you cannot reason with Bipolar people - they are on another planet

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    The bloke is an outright nut case, turns out he had paid another attempted visit to her ladyship the year before, but didn't get to see her. Now she's paying the price for his insanity.

    I like Jim Webb- possible VP material?- but I reckon he did the wrong thing here. Nutboy should have been allowed to serve his term, compliments of the Burmese junta.

    The devout Mormon and US army veteran began his journey from obscurity to infamy in a dilapidated trailer in woods outside the tiny hamlet of Falcon, Missouri.

    Nor was this his first visit. It emerged that in November last year he had reached the house by walking along an open drain, but on that occasion failed to meet his heroine.

    At his trial, which took place alongside Mrs Suu Kyi's, Mr Yettaw testified that he had a dream warning that she would be assassinated.
    He said that he wanted to warn her. Muslim women's clothes discovered among his belongings suggest he may have planned to involve her in some kind of escape attempt.
    Last week he was hospitalised after suffering a series of epileptic seizures. Mr Yettaw is also diabetic and his health may have been further harmed by religious fasts he has undertaken in custody.

    John Yettaw profile - Telegraph
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    That guy has Bipolar mental illness which is the same as my Thai ex has.

    Mad as a fcukin mad monkey - you cannot reason with Bipolar people - they are on another planet

    Simon

    How widespread is it in Thailand? I am seriously starting to think my mrs might suffer from something like this, up and down all the time, one minute little miss perfect, the next screaming and I have more chance of reasoning with next doors cat.

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    lock up the loony . . . the last thing she needs is his help . . .

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    He's lunatic. People suffering from epilepsy can be a pain in the butt.

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    Lets hope if he does try it again, that next time he drowns.

    Total ass clown.

    Someone also needs to up his meds...

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    John Yettaw: "I would do it again for Aung San Suu Kyi"
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    Moron!

    Yeah, go again, maybe you can make sure she gets another couple of decades of prison... but be sure to bring her another Mormon Bible, so she has paper to wipe her ass.

    What a fucktard!

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    US politicians are incredible clowns, anything to put on a show for the voters. This nut should have been left in a Burma prison where he can do no more harm. Good work Senator Dipshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaffyDuck View Post
    John Yettaw: "I would do it again for Aung San Suu Kyi"

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    Moron!

    Yeah, go again, maybe you can make sure she gets another couple of decades of prison... but be sure to bring her another Mormon Bible, so she has paper to wipe her ass.

    What a fucktard!
    .....his real afflictions have been brought on by the lovely Christian-principled model.

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    Gotta love those bible bashing nutbags!

    Let's just hope judgement day comes around soon so they can fuck off and leave us all in peace.

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    He needs to have his passport revoked. Then he can stay home and bug people there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaffyDuck View Post
    John Yettaw: "I would do it again for Aung San Suu Kyi"
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    Moron!

    Yeah, go again, maybe you can make sure she gets another couple of decades of prison... but be sure to bring her another Mormon Bible, so she has paper to wipe her ass.

    What a fucktard!
    From what I have heard he is actually, as in clinically, insane. Delusional, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    The bloke is an outright nut case, turns out he had paid another attempted visit to her ladyship the year before, but didn't get to see her. Now she's paying the price for his insanity.

    I like Jim Webb- possible VP material?- but I reckon he did the wrong thing here. Nutboy should have been allowed to serve his term, compliments of the Burmese junta.

    The devout Mormon and US army veteran began his journey from obscurity to infamy in a dilapidated trailer in woods outside the tiny hamlet of Falcon, Missouri.

    Nor was this his first visit. It emerged that in November last year he had reached the house by walking along an open drain, but on that occasion failed to meet his heroine.

    At his trial, which took place alongside Mrs Suu Kyi's, Mr Yettaw testified that he had a dream warning that she would be assassinated.
    He said that he wanted to warn her. Muslim women's clothes discovered among his belongings suggest he may have planned to involve her in some kind of escape attempt.
    Last week he was hospitalised after suffering a series of epileptic seizures. Mr Yettaw is also diabetic and his health may have been further harmed by religious fasts he has undertaken in custody.

    John Yettaw profile - Telegraph
    The gist of the serious criticism of Webb is that he placed his demands in the wrong order- should have demanded Suu Kyi be released before Yettaw is the main charge. Webb seemed to have taken the pragmatic choice here. I think his personal disregard for Yettaw is such that he views the guy as an insignificant freak; he didn't display any personal satisfaction about getting Yettaw out, nor any interest in what becomes of him. At one point during his talk at AmCham he joked about the possibility of Yettaw staying on BKK. Too bad he didn't, would probably be posting on Teak Door right now. I think it is significant that Webb got to meet with Suu Kyi, and I would guess that was a precondition to accepting Yettaw's release.

    With China, as well as allies like India and Israel, showing no restraint in giving the junta what it needs, it will be difficult for the US to find a position of leverage in supporting the pro-democracy forces.
    “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.” Dorothy Parker

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    Kyi was staying in prison anyway.

    This dork shone the international spotlight on Myanmar -- again.

    He did no lasting harm. What was his heinous crime? Trespassing?

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    What did Yettaw do? He went to the compound where she is confined and broke in. That is sort of like breaking into a prison which is probably illegal in Burma since we was held in their custody and sentenced to more than five years in prison.

    John Yettaw said, "I would do it again for Aung San Suu Kyi"

    Of course he would do it again. This selfish bastard is free to travel around the world the lady is still detained. Let him stay locked up for 20 years or so and see if he changes his mind. Not only is he free, but he also stands to profit financially from this experience in the future. The Mormon chuch, with their magic underwear, will also cash in on this reckless act. I can't stand the self-righteous religious nuts standing on corners and knocking on the door to try and save souls and increase membership. Prosthelytizing isn't a selfless act. While they're out there gaining converts/money/power/influence for the church, they are also benefiting from the validation of someone agreeing with their views. The church, of course, condones this and even requires it. More money in the collection plate.
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    Yup, she was right there on the verge of release.

    Mere days away, maybe hours. And then this!

    Whatever. She's not going anywhere.

    I'm not defending him, he's a case. But that stunt had little bearing on Kyi's future.

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    Typical Septic, fucking up the world for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Typical Septic, fucking up the world for everyone.
    ....in their image.

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    Noodles, you think Kyi was on her way out of jail, doncha?

    Hey mods, I thought mucking up NEWS threads with Noodles' kind of shit spewing was verboten. Change of mind? Or are there two sets of rules?

    Get it together boys.

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    CrazyDog - seriously.... After living with a severely bipolar wife for 5 years and doing tons of research about biplolar - I think that it is pretty widespread in Thailand. Not to use Bipolar as an excuse for being a nutty GF or wife, but the symptoms of bipolar turn up time and time again in some of the 'my Thai wife is a psycho' threads.

    If your wife/GF is bipolar, then please take a word of advice from me... RUN!!!. I endured 5 years of absolute hell with my (happily now) ex. I would rather have spent 5 years in the BKK Hilton being shafted by ladyboys every day than live with that mad cow

    Anyway, that's my opinion - hope it puts you in a good mood...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    Hey mods, I thought mucking up NEWS threads with Noodles' kind of shit spewing was verboten. Change of mind? Or are there two sets of rules? Get it together boys.
    Click on 'report post', Tex.

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    I responded to your inane comment in kind, but edited it.

    Seems I get jailed for posts like that in NEWS threads.

    What's the difference, you reckon?

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