Friday, September 21, 2007

A significant escalation

After the military junta in Myanmar arrested and jailed "student leaders and democracy advocates" protesting military rule and a 500% increase of fuel prices, now the big guns of peace and justice have moved in. And, no, I'm not talking about the Bush administration.
Hundreds of Buddhist monks marched through rain-washed streets for the third day in Myanmar’s main city yesterday, taking the lead in month long protests that the military junta has so far been powerless to contain.
Who cannot be moved by the thought that Burma's military is "powerless" in the face of hundreds of Buddhist monks walking barefoot in the rain. I know I'm rather enjoying that notion, however fleeting it may be. And it likely will be fleeting, I'm afraid. Remember, this is where Noble Peace Prize winner, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has been under house arrest since before her award in 1991.


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