UPDATE FROM INSIDE MYANMAR…

September 27th, 2007


My reader inside Myanmar emailed me this morning to let me know they were safe. As I read the reports from Myanmar I think back to the spring of 1989 and the euphoria we felt as it seemed that China was at last seeing a real people’s revolution. And then there was the plastic-bag totting man who stood in front of the tanks.

Monks are being beaten in Myanmar. Monks are dying in Myanmar.

I am still safe.

I have been able to call home, and to access the internet, which is strangely unnerving, given this country’s current situation.

thanks for your links. thanks for the news.

Please pray for our dear, brave monks and other civilians who are in the streets risking their lives.

yesterday i delivered two hundred twenty pounds of rice and 400 bottles of water to a for the robed ones. i covered it all with blankets in the back of my truck to avoid being seen.

the only news we have of via cnn and bbc and internet. they have moved the lady. [Pro-Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.]

thanks for keeping in touch.

I have redacted information that might identify my reader from the message.

Yesterday while listening to the BBC’s World Have Your Say program I heard one exchange that I thought was instructive. The question for the day was, what ought the world to do?

One caller said she favored all actions up to but not including the insertion of foreign troops because she didn’t want to see Myanmar be destroyed the way Iraq had been.

Tienanmen Square came and went.

Will current events be any different?

Will we go back to cheering for millionaire baseball players?

7 Responses to “UPDATE FROM INSIDE MYANMAR…”

  1. Mark says:

    The Chinese sponsors are behind the Mayanmar leader’s decision to persecute the Monks. China is behind all the world’s communists like treatment of free thinking people.

  2. Jeff Hess says:

    Shalom Mark,

    First, thank you for stopping in, for reading and, most importantly, for taking the time to add to our discussion. Building community demands we engage in the conversation.

    While China plays a critical role, I’m not ready to lay blame for all the world’s llls on Beijing.

    B’shalom,

    Jeff

  3. Gary Costa says:

    To the military junta running Burma your days are numbered your pissing off many people in this world that are watching you. You forget that you found natural gas in the sea by your coast this is of intrest to some also killing unarmed monks has got my attention and soon you will see what getting my attention means. Just remember those who live by the sword shall die by the sword. To your rank and file militry men and women look at what your leaders are doing to your people whom you are suppose to protect it is time you take a stand and turn your weapons on your leaders or you too will be fired upon by those who give you your orders to kill your own people.

  4. Jeff Hess says:

    Shalom Gary,

    We would all hope that that will be true.

    B’shalom,

    Jeff

  5. The Ring of Peace has a page full of advice on strategic nonviolent action.

  6. Jeff Hess says:

    Shalom Ring,

    Sadly, you domanin has expired. I do hope you found a different, and better, home.

    Is it perhaps related to this site?

    B’shalom,

    Jeff

  7. Jeff Hess says:

    @ No. 1

    Shalom Mark,

    First, thank you for stopping in, for reading and, most importantly, for taking the time to add to our discussion. Building community demands we engage in the conversation.

    While China plays a critical role, I’m not ready to lay blame for all the world’s llls on Beijing.

    B’shalom,

    Jeff

    @ No. 3

    Shalom Gary,

    We would all hope that that will be true.

    B’shalom,

    Jeff

    @ No. 5

    Shalom Ring,

    Sadly, you domanin has expired. I do hope you found a different, and better, home.

    Is it perhaps related to this site?

    B’shalom,

    Jeff

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