Monday, October 8, 2007

Situation is Dire: 180 Monks Executed in Burma



A call for support of a UN resolution is going out. The resolution calls for restraint on the part of the Burmese Junta. The US and GB may not support it due to vested interests with China and with the Junta in Burma. Wayne Madsen Report is covering the story. [subscription only service]

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October 8, 2007 -- 180 Buddhist monks had their heads crushed by riot police

WMR has been asked to post the following email sent from Bangkok on Sept. 28 relaying a communication from Yangon (Rangoon) concerning the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. It should be noted that Chevron, on whose board Condoleezza Rice once sat (they even named one of their supertankers the SS Condoleezza Rice), has major interests in Burma. Dennis Hastert and Tom DeLay have also expressed support for the Burmese junta (although that may have more to do with the junta's well-known ability and willingness to produce young underaged sex partners for visiting VIPs, including CODELS (congressional delegations)).

"*Subject:* bludgeoning monks by the 'lone-tein'

We just got phone call with our sister living in Yangon about a few hours ago.

We saw on BBC world, saying that 200 monks were arrested. The true picture is far worse.

The monastery at an obscure neighborhood of Yangon, called Ngwe Kyar Yan (on Wei-za-yan-tar Road, Yangon) has been raided early this morning.

A troop of lone-tein (riot police comprised of paid thugs) protected by the military trucks, raided the monastery with 200 studying monks. They systematically ordered all the monks to line up and banged and crushed each one's head against the brick wall of the monastery. One by one, the peaceful, non resisting monks, fell to the ground, screaming in pain. Then, they tore off the red robes and threw them all in the military trucks (like rice bags) and took the bodies away.

The head monk of the monastery, was tied up in the middle of the monastery, tortured , bludgeoned, and later died the same day, today. Tens of thousands of people gathered outside the monastery, warded off by troops with bayoneted rifles, unable to help their helpless monks being slaughtered inside the monastery. Their every try to forge ahead was met with the bayonets.

When all is done, only 10 out of 200 remained alive, hiding in the monastery. Blood stained everywhere on the walls and floors of the monastery.

Please tell your audience of the full extent of the fate of the monks please please.

'Arrested' is not enough expression. They have been bludgeoned to death.


Aye Aye"

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Bill Wade (Exeter)
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Bill Wade (Exeter)
Wayne Madsen
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Kait (Michigan)

Kait (Michigan)
Bill Wade (Exeter)

The above link by Bill Wade is an excellent link but the actual permalink to this excellent Real News video broadcast documenting an interview with Pepe Escobar is HERE.

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