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    Exciting times in Burma. There is a revolution stirring there...the first day only a few hundred people came out, the second day more came out, the third, even more...now we are up to around 20,000 protestors. Protests on this scale (or at all really) have not been seen since 1988...when the government brutally massacred around 3,000 protestors. I will be posting news articles I get here or any inside information I have and pictures...keep them in your hearts folks.
     
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    Dear All,


    Very soon, peaceful protest of Buddhist Monks will transform to the general strike with the participation of general population. They all will start today (Sep 24, 2007) at 1:00 PM in Rangoon. Buddhist Monks, students, some movie stars and people from entertainment industry and literature industry will join together at the Shwe Dagon Pagoda and march in the streets with holding posters, calling for the SPDC to release of all political prisoners including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, to engage in a meaningful political dialogue with the NLD and ethnic political parties, etc.


    Since 10:00 AM this morning, two famous actors, Kyaw Thu and Zaganar will lead a mass donation to the Monks who vow not to accept the donation and offerings from the SPDC and USDA at Shwe Dagon Pagoda's East Moat. A group of medical doctors formed a health care committee and began to provide medical assistance to the monks who are now sick due to the protest under heavy rain in the last few days. And members of the UNA, United Nationalities Alliance, a coalition of ethnic political parties, promised to join in peaceful march today.


    Things are moving in a right direction and courageous people of Burma are now bad struggling to be free from the bad dream.

    But the world is still watching, as usual.

    NB...the above are not my words. They are the words of an activist working in Burma...I will not post his/her name here.
     
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    I heard radio reports of 100,000 marching in Rangoon. They need to get the ordinary soldiers onside though the dictators have no chance if the enlisted military refuse to follow any murderous orders.
     
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    The spirit of freedom and liberty that has been expunged in the nation formerly known as the "Home of the Brave" has arrived in Burma.

    I expect to hear any moment that the Bush Regime and its Cavalier brigades of the CIA Restorationists have endorsed Regime Preservation on behalf of the Soldier Monarchists that are coming under withering attack from Monks and unarmed demonstrators.

    It is reported from the White House that shipments of high tech rice flails are being smuggled across the border from rice flail armed Bangladeshi for the benefit of rice fail armed resistors.

    My heart is with the people of Burma. The soldier monarchists of Myanmar can take a hike.

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    To be far DD I did hear on radio that the State Department is ramping up its visa restrictions on the dictators of Burma.
     
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    No chance...the ordinary soldiers basically get to do whatever they want in the society. They won't give that up just to protest against the government.

    I've heard 100,000 as well...I'm not sure whether to believe that or not. The number seems inflated to me. No word on the inside as of yet though...also the military junta has now officially "warned" the monks leading the protests...my prediction is that either tomorrow or the day after we will see some conflict...
     
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    Although it is probably a forelorn hope to wish that there would be some imagination and intelligence in the Bush government, surely they will, contrary to Diogenese Dog's view, come out forcefully on the side of the democratic forces, as our government has in many other countries.
     
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    Don't worry... we'll ignore helping the protesters until it is too late like we did in China in 1989 and the regime will squash them and we'll say, "oh well."

    We only use military force when the population of a country doesn't want us to help them establish democracy... whenever a country's people actually rise up to fight for democracy, we usually look the other way.
     
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    So, let me get this right... We should have invaded China in 1989 and we should invade Myanmar today?
     

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