Free Burma Campaign
Cry my beloved country!
Monks protest in myanmar image courtsey: boston.com
The military is implementing their agenda in a generation of people by spoiling their mind thought and actions. They are binding people in the chains of fear and letting them grow in an atmosphere that is devoid of free thinking and innovation. When the whole world wakes up to belong to the 21st century, this great nation is destined to live under a barbarian regime that is insensitive to the extreme.
Once tasted blood!
The uniformed have tasted blood and they refuse to go, there is no sign of them returning to the barracks in the near future. Mere talking of democracy is enough to make the junta mad as the uniformed are well fed, well dressed and well cared for, as premier citizens under their own rule. The military officers live in good houses get their cut in every deal that is made. Civilians who clamor for equality (equal share for the pie in the military perception) are ‘dirty democrats’ who are to be suppressed for the wellbeing of the nation!
Treating all alike!
“Crushing all enemies on land, underground and at sea, all enemies, we will crush them totally, until they are uprooted, decimated”. These are poetic utterance the army is fed with, who are these enemies after all? Those who demonstrate democracy is the answer! Under ‘tatmadaw’- the Burmese word for rule by the military junta – the Burmese army is engaged in executing orders from the top with unusual fervor and crush down demonstrating public whether they are monks, journalists or women make no difference!
Besieged by enemies!
For the military the whole nation is besieged by enemies from within outside and around its borders and but for them the whole nation will fall apart! And the onus of keeping the nation together is on their shoulders! Certainly managing a nation especially a faction- ridden nation like
Ban Ki Moon and his strong words.
In fact the Burmese army is in war for the last forty years since it has seized power, they had the tedious task of eliminating ethnic conflicts, regional strife as well as troubles from peaceful demonstrators who clamored for democracy. If they could exist fighting forty years another span of forty years is not a tall order at all! Pressures from international agencies are no problem to a junta that is only concerned with self aggrandizement and propaganda. Ban Ki Moon –UN Secy. Genl. -Recently on a conversation with Ibrahim Gambari the UN envoy who returned after his mission to
Lion and the lamb.
Recently to deceive the international community the junta has extended its invitation to Mrs. Aung Suu Ki for talks –Aung Suu Ki is under house arrest for the last 12 years- but nothing to be expected from the talks as the junta has set a bundle of preconditions for talks! A military dictator asking preconditions for talks to a woman who is under house arrest for the last twelve years, what an irony! We will discuss everything under the sun but implementation of democratic process would be the condition number one for talks!
The US Ambassador to Burma recently talked with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Burma she formally requested to the Burmese Minister to stop cracking down peaceful demonstrators, the outcome of the talks is was negative as we all guess, and in her words the talk was ‘unproductive’ she continues “what we have heard in private was not very different from what we hear from the Government and the public”.
Very pious indeed!
Please listen to the words of US ambassador to the UN, Zalmay Khalilzad “if the Burmese regime does not respond constructively to the demands of the international community in a timely manner, US is prepared to introduce a resolution in the Security Council imposing sanctions”. Very ascetic and pious words generally not accompanied by US envoys. Sanctions make only ordinary people suffer and are nothing to a regime that is not concerned with the welfare of its own people. The military know how to survive with whatever is available at the cost of ordinary people.
The god father of all evil forces!