September 28, 2007

Burma

   Satellite photos show entire villages  now gone. Before and after pictures here.

The fist is coming down hard. Via Richard Fernandez comes this report from Yangon Thu...

Then, we called this monk in Yangon, whom my whole family admire, a monk known to be supportive of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, to check on how he was doing. He said to my mom "Da khar ma gyi, we are staring at death in the eyes. They might come for me tonight. I think it is my turn." What am I supposed to say to something like that? 


  Japanese photographer Kenji Nagai was gunned down while covering the crackdown. As one can see from this picture of the last seconds of his life....


 ...it was no stray bullet either....


The govt. is trying to shut down access to the internet, (more here) to prevent news from getting out but as the above picture demonstrates they are having limited success.

More information via Mizzima News.
Pajamas Media has a list of Burmese Bloggers.
Vaclev Havel weighs in here (HT Instapundit)
I agree fully with Colleen Doran regards the "Myanmar" nonsense. It shall be called Burma on this blog. More on that here.

I don't know the source of the grim picture above at this time, but it may be AFP. It is not a still from the Reuters video but seems to be a picture of the same event from much closer.

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