Buffalohair: Tension on all Fronts’, Burma
Posted in Asia with tags ASEAN, Aung San Suu Kyi, KIA, Shan Army, Wa Army on May 27, 2009 by buffalohair
With tensions mounting between the Burmese Military and the Kachin Independence Army, news of Anti-Naypyitaw-Shan State Army, (SSA) ‘South’ successful ambush of Mongzern Militia was not well received. Trucks and equipment were destroyed with 15 casualties. 2 Burmese Army Military Affairs Security (MAS) officers were among the dead. *One report noted SAA defector Col, Mongzern was also in the body count. The United Wa State Army tossed the junta’s offer to be border cops in the fire and is quietly sharpening their knives. The general public, though reserved and unassuming, is livid and filled with anger over the sham trial of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. This anger has permeated all quarters of Burmese society with unprecedented ferocity. This is quite a roadmap to democracy.
Fearful, the junta has turned its guns on their own ranks looking for potential sympathizers. The generals have declared war on their own soldiers. Its ironic soldiers do the junta’s dirty work while the generals reap all the bounty. It’s laughable that better than 80% of the military including Than Shwe’s circle of friends favor change. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations **(Asean) made a rare public condemnation of Burma and its trial of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Asean also warned that Burma’s honor and credibility were at stake at this juncture. Than Shwe’s zeal to slander and imprison Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of the 2010 Election was all too obvious. But in reality the junta’s conduct had not really changed with all this attention though. Its business as usual only this time we get a bird’s eye view.
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