Category Archives: Aung San Suu Kyi
|From the LA Times article|
I found something to be glad about this cold dismal day that found me at the Vets office @ 6am. Those batshit fuckwads in the military junta, that run Burma into the ground, finally released her. From the LAT:
Reporting from Yangon, Myanmar —
Opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was freed Saturday in Myanmar after years in detention as a huge crowd presented flowers and chanted “Long Live Suu Kyi.”
Soldiers armed with rifles and tear gas launchers pushed aside the barbed-wire barriers blocking her street at 5:15 p.m., leading to a gleeful dash the final 100 yards to her gate. Twenty minutes later, the slight pro-democracy opposition figure known here simply as “the lady” popped her head over her red spiked fence to a roar from jubilant supporters.
“It’s very happy to see the people,” she said, barely audible over the chanting. “It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen you.”
Suu Kyi, whose been in detention for 15 of the last 21 years in a country under brutal military rule, promised to speak at greater length Sunday at the headquarters of her political party.
“I’ll have a loudspeaker then,” she said to laughter. “I won’t say anything more now, since you can’t hear me anyway.”
Her party, the National League for Democracy, won by a landslide in 1990 but the results weren’t honored by the regime. And it was forced to disband recently after deciding to boycott last weekend’s controversial election. Full election results have not been released, but Union Solidarity and Development Party officials, the party backed by the regime, have indicated it has won close to 80% of the seats.
It made me smile through my tears. And for once, I am glad that I was wrong about something.
Her house arrest term is set to expire any day now. But the Burmese bastard Junta that runs the country is afraid of the power of this tiny and now elderly woman….so my guess is she won’t be released. But her loyal followers still hold on to hope. From The Independent:
The military authorities who oversaw last weekend’s controversial election have given no formal indication the 65-year-old will be released when her current term of detention formally expires tomorrow. Yet members of her National League for Democracy (NLD) have been cleaning their offices in anticipation and foreign diplomats are readying themselves for the opportunity to meet her. In Rangoon, said one Western diplomat, there was a “mood of hope, and yet expectation.”
“I believe she will released on the evening of 13 November,” said her lawyer, Nyan Win. “We have no plans for a celebration, but it will be a very happy occasion for our beloved Lady.”
Many warn against such expectation. In Rangoon, where security is tight, the mood remains outwardly calm despite the anxiety of Ms Suu Kyi’s supporters. Another diplomat said it was more likely that the Nobel laureate would not be set free. On previous occasions when she was due to be released, the junta changed its mind.
I have written 11 posts on the subject of Burma, Aung and the military junta douche nozzles that rule with a deadly iron fist there. If you wish to read or peruse them, just put Burma in the search box, or click here…but I digress. Since I am mostly a negative bitch, I feel this wonderful woman will still be held prisoner in her own house, probably until the day she dies or until the junta is overthrown….whichever comes first. The junta will gain nothing from releasing her. They do not care about the citizens of Burma, that is obvious…so why in the blue hell would they release her?
But deep down inside my soul…I hope that she is. I would love to be wrong on this topic, I really would.
But get this..he did meet with the country’s leading opposition figure, Aung San Suu Kyi! The idiots running the country actually let her leave the house where she has been under arrest, Suu Kyi has spent 12 of the last 18 years under house arrest. Her party won the last real elections held there..but they were never allowed to assume the reins of the government. The military mutha fuckas wouldn’t allow THAT to happen..hell they have a good thing going there don’t ya know? From the article linked above:
On Sunday, the number of troops in Yangon, the largest city, swelled to about 20,000 after reinforcements arrived overnight, ensuring that almost all demonstrators would remain off the streets, an Asian diplomat said on condition of anonymity.
“The security forces are demonstrating their strength,” he said. “I think the chance of protesters coming to the road and mobilizing enough people to topple the junta is zero.”
A few monks were seen in a neighborhood on their customary morning round for alms.
“We are not going to protest any more. Rather we will conduct peaceful protests. We Buddhists believe that dhamma (Buddha’s teachings) will finally win over evil,” said one monk.
People suspected of leading or organizing this week’s rallies continue to be arrested, the Asian diplomat said, estimating the total number could be as high as 1,000, including several prominent members of the NLD. They joined an estimated 1,100 other political detainees who have languished in jails since before the current turmoil began.
With the main prison overcrowded, people are now being detained in university buildings and educational institutes, he said.
Below is the bag of batshit that runs the country. His name is General Than Shwe. Real piece of work that sumbitch.