Has the saffron revolution failed?

Posted: October 3, 2007 in All and Sundry, current events, politics, Stumbled Upon

myanmar0110_468x361.jpgIf yes, then that is sad news.

Reports are still unclear but London’s Evening Standard writes:

Thousands of protesters are dead and the bodies of hundreds of executed monks have been dumped in the jungle, a former intelligence officer for Burma’s ruling junta has revealed.

The most senior official to defect so far, Hla Win, said: “Many more people have been killed in recent days than you’ve heard about. The bodies can be counted in several thousand.”

Mr Win, who spoke out as a Swedish diplomat predicted that the revolt has failed, said he fled when he was ordered to take part in a massacre of holy men. He has now reached the border with Thailand. more

*the photo above shows a body of a Buddhist monk floating in a river.

  1. dan says:

    saw this pic on one of the anti corruption websites. tsk tsk

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  3. thefartfactory says:

    i saw the pic in one of broadsheets,..
    i hate the junta for being so disrespectful to the monks and their belief,
    i hate the junta for putting Burma into global shame,
    (i prefer to call it BURMA, than calling it by the name the junta themselves coined ages ago)

    the Buddhist monks are the last people i would expect to spark violence against this damend juntas…grrr,

    i know why they beat the monks into pulp,
    they’re probably fear the potential…they see it…feel it…
    the monks are the heart of the protests…
    and by beating them and barring the gates of their monastaries, they think , they could put a stop to the revolution…

    the picture shows how brutal the juntas are…
    and i can also see the fear in their actions…
    making fatal moves before the protesters can…

    Aung San Suu Kyi…called it the “greatest wrong in history”
    that’s what it is…beating those monks, putting Burma and their people to the edge…

    Mark Canning, British ambassador to Burma said that “this is not a matter of fuel prices
    but years of dissatisfaction…”

    (fuel price raise, the issue that caused stir and small demos last August, then this large marches came, led by the monks)

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