Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Burma Update II

Things are still cloudy with regard to information coming out of Burma. Reports are that the military are driving through the streets and arresting people 24x7. Other reports are saying the Buddhist Monks are attempting to flee Rangoon but many people are wary of giving them aid.
The BBC is reporting that thousands of Monks have been arrested and are being moved to prisons in the North.

The UN is putting pressure on the junta leader General Than Shwe and also with the detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. No official report has been released by the UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari but something should be forthcoming soon.

This continues to be a tragic situation and there is going to be more suppression and more killing of protestors. The controlling military junta has shown itself to be ruthless and uncaring about world opinion which makes for a very difficult problem.

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