Burma

It’s heartening to see a real democratic movement in action in Burma. Maybe we could learn something.

I’ve been keeping track of what’s been happening via the aggregating-link posts of The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan. ( If you don’t read him, start. He’s the author of The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How To Get It Back. He’s a genuine conservative intellectual, and as such has real problems with the current adminstration….but I digress.)

Anyway — his most recent posts, gathering links from all over the world:

Military Split? — about rumors that some military units have turned their weapons against other government troops, and are now protecting the protesters.

Burmese Haze — General news leaking out of the country, despite the junta’s best efforts.

Mutiny? — breaking news about the possible split in the military — a rumor that General Maung Aye has staged a coup against Than Shwe, and that his troops are now guarding dissident Aung San Suu Kyi’s home.

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