Thursday, November 01, 2007

Hatred Not Enough to Unseat Burma's All-powerful Military

Source: Earth Times

US professor and Myanmar expert David Steinberg said he has witnessed a new development in the past month in the South-East Asian country. "It is the first time ever that people actually said, 'I hate the military.' I had never heard it like that before," the director of Asian studies at Washington's Georgetown University said on a visit to Singapore.

The deepening loathing of the military, which has ruled Myanmar since 1962, came after the regime's deadly crackdown in September on peaceful demonstrations led by the country's revered monks.

But even before those protests, love was not the word to describe the relationship between the people and the ruling military junta, which has been cited as one of the most repressive regimes in the world, guilty of a raft of human rights violations.

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