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Monday, September 24, 2007

Crimescene 9:10 am

Just passed a crimescene outside the aptly nicknamed Abraca-stab-ra. It's fenced off while a forensics guy snaps pics of the blood on the ground and measures the scene. A spilled cup of puke colours one corner.
Just this moment they have taken down the tape. People are now walking over the blood. Monday doesn't stop for a Sunday night.


At 8:05 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably the Burmese junta practicing for the big push against the monks. What is happening right now in Burma is the most fascinating Asian event in ages. Monks on the march. I mean, this is incredible: the most despicable, ruthless and Orwellian junta (perhaps in history), soon to be toppled by monks - one hopes. We can only hope that the monks remain unharmed by the hopefully Buddhist junta; harming a monk is after all the worst sin a Buddhist can commit, and thus carries an appropriate punishment in eh ... hell, apparently. Brilliant. Phil

At 11:45 pm, Blogger Niall said...

Wish I could be as optimistic, Phil. There are reports that soldiers are shaving their heads and donning monks' robes to infiltrate the protesters and prompt some military retaliation. The people of course won't buy that, no one would, but you don't have to try too hard at selling in a closed market. Hell is just a lifetime too far away for some governments.

At 4:37 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

China is calling for restraint. This clearly means that they have an interest in preserving the status quo there. But what's interesting about the call for restraint is the implicit Chinese recognition of the influence and power of the monks. Hence, my optimism is to some degree substantiated, doyeknowwhaddamean? Search for an article in the NY Times, written by a journalist who lived for a year in Burma under the pretences of doing something else i.e. not being a journalist. He wrote about a beautiful country with peerless landscapes, a wonderfully peaceful, friendly people, people with strong family traditions, an outstanding sophisticated culture and high-food(!) but all under the control of a regime where murder is routine, torture a given and the old disappearing act of the "father" (for example) is no longer questioned let alone investigated. The article appeared last year and was fascinating. I am sure the responsible journalist is a wanted man in Burma. Phil


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