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Oppression abroad

by MarkJumblie at 7/13/2005 02:14:00 PM

6,500 Hmong refugees are stranded in the Petchabun province. They are being denied medical care and Thai nationals are fined and/or imprisoned if they help these refugees. The Royal Thai government is officially trying to force repatriation to Laos, where they will be most likely killed by the Lao PDR.
The Hmong do not want to return to Laos, because they fear persecution by the communist government because of their Vietnam War-era ties to the CIA in the United States.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4655167.stm

My brother's wife is of the Hmong clan, so this news has special resonance. In fact, her father was a general in Vietnam during the war and was killed while fighting on the side of the U.S. Her family lived as refugees in Thailand for many years before being granted asylum in the U.S. and were moved to Minneapolis.

Do you think the U.S. has an obligation to help out these new refugees?
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