THE BURMA RISING
As you are no doubt aware, Buddhist monks have led the largest protests against Burma's military-socialist junta
, which has misruled Burma in various guises for almost sixty years, since the student democracy movement was crushed in 1988. Given the track record of this exceptionally brutal regime, only intense international pressure from the US, the EU and especially, Burma's major economic trading partner and supplier of military equipment, China,prevent an epic massacre.
As my blogging time is sharply constricted at present, I can recommend others who have been following these developments:Pundita
: Burma: Oh ho! The aged emperor is isolated!
, Hello, CNN, we're trying to prevent a massacre
, Diamonds are a dictator's best friend; beware the white heads!Duck of Minerva: Crackdown
, Photos from Myanmar
Labels: burma, democracy, foreign policy