I am encouraging EVERYONE TO IMMEDIATELY EMAIL THE BELOW FLYER (FROM HMONG AMERICAN AD HOC COMMITTEE) TO ASIA DEVELOPMENT BANK 41st Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors that is being held in Madrid Spain next Saturday through Tuesday, May 3-6...along with their own comments about Laos and the Lao PDR, Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing and using US Tax Dollars to fund a government that commits Human Rights Violations.Please make sure that emails are sent from around the world!
Send Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org If anyone can attend the meeting to protest Lao PDR Human Rights Violations, please do so. Here is more information on the meeting:The Forty-First Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank will be held from 3 to 6 May 2008 at the Institución Feria de Madrid (IFEMA)* in Madrid, Spain. Here is the website: http://www.adb.org/AnnualMeeting/2008/ By the way, if you look up “Asia Development Bank” in Wikipedia (here is the link to the page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Development_Bank#cite_note-6 ) and look up the Asia Development Bank, then look under "criticism" you will find the following: “The bank has also been criticized by Vietnam War veterans for funding projects in Laos, because of the United States' 15% stake in the bank, underwritten by taxes.” (Which is a quote from an article in the Sacramento Bee, 8/23/07 by Denny Walsh.)
FLYER CONTENTS (Please cut and paste)
American Taxes Go Thru ADB to Laos!
Do Not Conduct Business with Laos Until the Killing Stops and Missing American Citizens are Returned to the U.S.
It is a little known fact that our American tax dollars provide over 15% of the Asia Development Bank’s (ADB) budget. The ADB then provides those same dollars to fund projects of the communist government of Laos…the same government that is committing ethnic cleansing and genocide on the Hmong people who are hiding in the jungles of Laos.
For 33 years the Hmong in Laos have been hunted down like animals and killed because of their support to America during the Secret War in Laos, 1961-1975, when Hmong soldiers, under the command of general vang pao and lead by America’s CIA, helped to stop or slow down North Vietnamese troops and supplies from being sent into South Vietnam. they also saved downed US pilots, protected valuable US Radar Sites, flew combat missions and fought in direct combat… Losing 10% of the entire hmong population during the war years of 1961-1975.
The Hmong have paid dearly for their support to America. We ask that all economic development and financial support for Laos be stopped until the killing ends - (71 Hmong died in Laos between Jan and Feb 2008). Laos must also be stopped from joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) until the killing stops.
Another little known fact is that there are four Americans missing in Laos. One American has been missing since March 13, 2006. Then, on August 25, 2007, members of the Lao Military and Police arrested 3 American businessmen, who were pursuing business opportunities in Laos, out of their hotel without explanation. They were held in a prison for a while - one of the men talked a guard into using his cell phone and he reported what happen to his family. The communist government in Laos claims they do not know what happened to the 3 Americans!
So, before you pursue any business opportunities that might exist in the country of Laos – You need to remember that if this can happen to other Americans…it can happen to you…you too could just disappear!
Tell everyone you know not to conduct business with Laos until they return our 4 missing American Citizens and stop committing Human Rights Violations and stop the killing of the Hmong hiding in the jungles of Laos.
Block all business with Laos until this happens!