Thursday, September 27

Pundita in a very dark mood

"The Burmese junta's bloody crackdown on mass protests has continued today, with hundreds of monks reportedly arrested in pre-dawn raids on monasteries."

Read more of today's grim news from Burma. The military has clearly refined their tactics to avoid video and cell phone cameras. In the end they will kill more civilians by stealth than the 3,000 they shot on the streets during the last major uprising. China and Russia won't back strong UN sanctions against Burma; they say that what's happening there is a purely internal matter.

The early 21st Century has quickly taken shape.

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