Thursday, 4 October 2007

I don't have words..

www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2007/10/03/world/20071004INFO_index.html


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17 comments:

debio said...

And so the Hell on earth is allowed to continue.

Is it just me, or have all the major powers gone very quiet?

darth sardonic said...

yikes! we are arrogant. arrogant arrogant arrogant. someone needs to smite fuck out of us so we can start over again, i really mean it.

Annie said...

Me neither.

lady macleod said...

debio

very quiet indeed. Apparently the raw materials are going to China in any case so no matter to us eh? It makes me so angry as to bring tears. I think we have to NOT remain quiet.

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lady macleod said...

darth

I am so absolutely going to steal that phrase, "smite fuck out of us"; bloody brilliant that is!

We have to MAKE the politicians listen, and our way is with letters, blogs, and our votes I think.

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lady macleod said...

annie

indeed.

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Ian Lidster said...

So tragically, words do not suffice.
If we truly have convictions about what is going on, then we must show the courage to speak out and denounce.
Unfortunately, courage and international geopolitics are contradictory so we can placate China and get enthusiastic about their Olympics.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

This is one of the most horrific, yet uplifting news stories of our time. These people have literally put their lives on the line for the Buddhist monks. As with Zimbabwe, no one wants to interfere. Must not be any oil there either.

Ellee Seymour said...

Just another person going about his daily life, too awful for words...

lady macleod said...

ellee

The photographs are very powerful aren't they? I assume that's why the junta cut off the Internet and outgoing news.

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lady macleod said...

WUASTC

True enough, it is a reciprocal effort - the monks are putting their lives on the line for the people and the people are responding in kind - it is both uplifting and horrid.

The raw materials from Burma are promised to China, poor Zimbabwe is under the radar, and as you say... no oil.

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lady macleod said...

ian

I am encouraged at how many blogs I have visited the past day that have posted about this catastrophe.

If the international community refuses to deny China the Olympics as long as they support the actions in Dafur and Burma - we are all at fault.

Thank you for your comments, and thank you for coming by.

jmb said...

Such brave people. Very powerful images indeed. Thanks for sharing them Lady Mac.

Winchester whisperer said...

It is horrific. The only good news is that Aung San Suu Kyi has not yet been incarcerated in Insane prison

lady macleod said...

jmb

They are indeed. I am in awe at the courage of these people.

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lady macleod said...

ww

That she is still sane is amazing in itself isn't it? Fortunately the junta does not dare make her a martyer - yet.

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Ruthie said...

I'm not encouraged by the responses I'm seeing from the U.N. and from other nations.

I wrote a piece about it for a newspaper here, but I don't know what difference it will make.

Especially when no foreign journalists can get into the country and no native journalists can get their stories out.