The nation of Myanmar has been ruled for two decades by a brutal military dictatorship which refuses free elections, imprisons hundreds and last week arrested a few hundred protestors against the regime. This week hundreds of Buddhist monks took to the streets in anger at the lack of freedom. They attacked military officials and burned stores owned by prominent political officials. Troops fired over the heads of the monks and it is expected many will be arrested in the coming days.
America is concerned about “terrorists” and dictatorships but scant attention is paid to among the most brutal regimes in Myanmar. It is doubtful if anyone outside of Burma will pay much attention to the latest example of protest against military rule.