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3 comments October 1st, 2007at 08:42pm Posted by Eli

I fear that Burma may be well on the way to joining Iraq, Afghanistan, and Darfur as The Most Hellish Places On Earth:

he monastery at an obscure neighborhood of Yangon, called Ngwe Kyar Yan (on Wei-za-yan-tar Road, Yangon) had been raided early this morning.

A troop of lone-tein (riot police comprised of paid thugs) protected by the military trucks, raided the monastery with 200 studying monks. They systematically ordered all the monks to line up and banged and crushed each one’s head against the brick wall of the monastery. One by one, the peaceful, non resisting monks, fell to the ground, screaming in pain. Then, they tore off the red robes and threw them all in the military trucks (like rice bags) and took the bodies away.

The head monk of the monastery, was tied up in the middle of the monastery, tortured , bludgeoned, and later died the same day, today. Tens of thousands of people gathered outside the monastery, warded off by troops with bayoneted rifles, unable to help their helpless monks being slaughtered inside the monastery. Their every try to forge ahead was met with the bayonets.

When all is done, only 10 out of 200 remained alive, hiding in the monastery. Blood stained everywhere on the walls and floors of the monastery.

Jesus. It sounds to me like Burma is starting to slide down that slippery slope that ends in Cambodia, circa 1975-79. And they have no oil, so I don’t see America or anyone else doing anything more than shaking a stern finger at the military thugocracy. This is bad, very bad.

Check that; apparently they do have oil. I’m not really sure what this does to the dynamic, although I suspect that if the junta promises to be generous with the black gold, the US will find a way to turn a blind eye to the atrocities.

(h/t kirk murphy)

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  • 1. whig  |  October 3rd, 2007 at 4:45 am

    China has spoken for that oil. For the US to go into Burma would be like China going into Venezuela.

  • 2. Eli  |  October 3rd, 2007 at 10:50 am

    Well, I’m sure that would deter a sane person.

    Still, I’m pretty confident we won’t invade, simply because Dubya doesn’t really give a shit.

  • 3. globalgreen  |  May 6th, 2008 at 1:12 am

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