Monday, November 12, 2007

Strategy Page: Burma Gets a Big Bang For the Buck

Source: Strategy Page

A recent attempt to overthrow the dictatorship in Myanmar (Burma) failed. Quick police action against civilians, and Buddhist monks who organized and led the demonstrations, resulted in about 200 dead, over a thousand injured and at least 3,000 arrested. It all began two months ago, Buddhist monks, mobilized popular unrest over an increase in the price of fuel. The unrest was suppressed with by arrests, raids on monasteries and shutting down cell phone and Internet service.

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