Monday, September 24, 2007

Can Buddha Topple the Tyrants?

The world watches and waits as Burmese Buddhist monks hold firm in their challenge to Myanmar's despotic military junta.

For 8-days now, an estimated 10,000 monks and thousands of their supporters have staged a protest in Yangon, formerly Rangoon, demanding an end to the military's reign of oppression.

The Alliance of All Burmese Buddhist Monks has issued a statement in which they promise tocontinue the marches until they've "wiped the military dictatorship from the land." It's believed the ruling junta is being restrained from attacking the monks by China which doesn't want the black eye it could receive with its Beijing olympics nearing.


Mike said...

No but Buddha can...


The Mound of Sound said...

Thanks Mike. Embarrasss the hell out of me in front of a deity. Sheesh!