at Sicily Scene
The power of the down turned bowl. This article, What Makes a Monk Mad, presents an excellent picture of the background of the protest in Burma.
The junta’s action “shows how desperate they are,” Ms. Jordt said. “It shows that they are willing to do anything at this point in terms of violence. Once you’ve thrown your lot in against the monks, I think it will be impossible for the regime to go back to normal daily legitimacy.”