Sunday, October 07, 2007

Myanmar junta says weapons seized from Buddhist monastaries

With no evidence or information to substantiate my position, I just don't believe this. It doesn't jibe with my experience.
Myanmar's military leaders stepped up pressure on monks who spearheaded pro-democracy rallies, saying Sunday weapons had been seized from Buddhist monasteries and threatening to punish all violators of the law.

Then there's this headline:
Junta eases up on security in Myanmar

The details are as follows:
Myanmar's junta removed the last barricades in Yangon on Sunday, apparently confident it would face no further mass protests against military rule, but the streets remained unusually quiet and arrests continued.

Duh! Mass arrests and executions will tend to limit protests. No surprise there.

Via IHT.



Anonymous Eli said...

I hear the monks got the weapons from Iran's Revolutionary Guard.

10/08/2007 05:20:00 AM  
Blogger spiiderweb™ said...

Ah ha, the pieces are all falling into place.

Next they'll declare they aren't Buddhist monks, but Islamic monks.

Why do I always have to take the world so simplistically?

10/08/2007 08:21:00 AM  

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