Monday, October 1, 2007
Some Burmese soldiers have a heart after all
Yesterday, I blogged about the brutal repression of civilians in Burma protesting against the long-standing military junta, and of how soldiers are exerting a brutal amount of power by massacring these people. I went on to express my cynicism of anyone in the military or law enforcement, regardless of country, due to their willingness to "follow orders", even if those orders are illegal and/or morally untenable. But after reading this article, I realized that there are usually exceptions. A Burmese officer defected after refusing an order to put captured monks into a truck, where they'd be taken someplace to be executed. Either way, this is an appalling indictment of the UN, Russia and China.