Thursday, October 4, 2007

Free Burma 4 October 2007

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi remains a pivotal point in freeing Burma. The junta loathes her and fears her as the people hold her in the highest regard. Under increasing national pressure to ensure nothing happens to her while she remains under house arrest for believing in the principles and ideals of human Rights, Civil Rights and the dignity of her fellow citizens, the embittered junta leader, Than Shwe, is caught in a tight vice of his own making. She embodies principle embedded in courageous action and brave deeds for the least amongst the Burmese society. The people of Burma and the oppressed of Myanmar are championed by their outstanding Marching monks. The military is the junta.

"I am sure that the majority of people trust and follow her because she is Aung San's daughter and because she symbolizes the only hope in this demoralized country," one diplomat in Rangoon said.

Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) won more than 80 per cent of the seats in parliament in 1990, but the regime never acknowledged her victory.

Undeterred, she has always adhered to her mandate: each time the junta released her from house arrest in the past, she could have gone overseas to see her British husband, but she remained in Burma, even when her husband was suffering from cancer in 1997.

Her husband, Michael Aris, was also not permitted to enter Burma to see her, so the two never saw each other again. Aris died in 1999.

The UN envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, first met with Aung Sung Suu Kyi to ensure her safety and continued good health. An irascible and cruel junta feels put upon to meet with the UN envoy, but the international condemnation after killing a Japanese journalist in cold blood shocked the watching world. The innovative bloggers and journalist smuggled out pictures of the arrested, beaten and the dead. To cover up their crimes many monks were first tortured then taken to remote areas where their bodies could not be found. mass arrests and ruthless firing into crowds became the order of the junta to stop the marches and the embarrassment to the junta of Myanmar. What wimpy generals Myanmar has leading their corrupt totalitarian state. They lost an election and impaneled themselves via a kangaroo court in the manner of petty tyrants everywhere who lose popular elections.

The United States is compromised in moral authority while occupying Iraq. China is a study in hypocrisy by holding Tibet as a possession and demanding fealty from an independence seeking Taiwan. Burma needs Aung San Suu Kyi and its precious monks receiving their deserved alms.

There are two books from the freedom fighter in Burma. She is also a member of The Elders as posted previously, a group of world notables determined to wage peace including Nelson Mandela.

Letters from Burma is Nobel Laureate Aun San Suu Kyi's book, available in paperback at the link.

Freedom from Fear
is another book for your collection from the world's peacemakers.

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