Thursday, September 27, 2007
The actual numbers are inconclusive, but the results are disheartening. On September 24, 2007, the military junta of Burma, in power since 1962, open fired on peaceful protestors (including Buddhist monks) killing several, and arresting hundreds. In 1988, in a similar pro-democracy protest, thousands were killed and the iron curtain of secrecy descended even further in Burma.
The EU, the UK and the US have called for U.N sanctions against Burma through the security council --but Russia and China have vetoed it. So what now? Sit back and watch the slaughter in high-definition? What should be done?