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Sep. 28th, 2007

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article2545351.ece

Burma’s generals silenced the Buddhist monks yesterday morning.

For a week and a half, the monks had been on the streets of Rangoon in their tens of thousands, and their angry calm gave courage to the people around them.
The day Burma was silenced

The Burmese generals moved to crush demonstrations with monks beaten, shot, arrested and locked in their monasteries.

But overnight, they were beaten, shot and arrested, and locked in their monasteries. Handfuls of them emerged yesterday – two or three brave individuals, a dozen at most – but nothing to approach the mass marches of the previous nine days. Everyone felt their absence.


http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB119090803430841433.html?mod=blog

The text message wasn't from one of Soe Myint's reporters. In fact, he doesn't know who sent the message. He believes it came from one of the more than 100 students, activists and ordinary citizens who have been feeding him reports, images and video of the violent events unfolding in recent days.


http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070928/D8RUFCF00.html

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Soldiers clubbed activists in the streets and fired warning shots Friday, moving decisively to break up demonstrations in Myanmar before they could gain momentum. Troops occupied Buddhist monasteries and cut public Internet access, raising concerns that the crackdown on civilians that has killed at least 10 people was set to intensify.


And in American news

http://townhall.com/columnists/LorieByrd/2007/09/28/the_petraeus_effect

What a difference a day makes. Or rather, several days and quite a few hours of congressional testimony and public statements regarding the status of the troop “surge” in Iraq from General David Petraeus. Not only are the leading Democrats running for President not calling for immediate withdrawal, but they won’t even say that if they were President the troops would be out of Iraq by the end of their four year term.