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posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 09:15 AM
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BBC News on BBC News
their ticker at the top are confirming reports that the State of Burma has confirmed

"At least 9 people killed on Thursday - State Media"

No other link it is followed by more soon.

More and more saddened by the minute.

To those of you with friends and family there my thoughts and prayers go out to you.

May the peace the monks posses infect the minds of the military in burma with love and wisdom and compassion.

Kind Regards

ACryingElf.



ElfEdit for correct Link.

[edit on 27-9-2007 by MischeviousElf]




posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 09:30 AM
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Some CBer called James, claims to be an American, ex-ranger, he says :


27 Sep 07, 15:04
James: Beware! I can confirm that in 96 hours a group of elite American former soldiers -acting on their own accord- are coming to risk their lives to tip the balance for peace



27 Sep 07, 15:08
James: I must go now. Peace be with all Burmese who work for peace. Peace will fall from the sky on the heads of opressors. We're only 5 but we're a damn good five.


It is hard to say if this guy is for real, posting it FYI


If you go to check on the CB, hit the [older messages],

You will be able to review what has been posted,

There are some offensive language being posted by people who are trying to disrupt the flow of the messages,

But using the previous message option you will be able to read the real info coming out of the CB.



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 09:43 AM
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From CB:
27 Sep 07, 15:37
myanmar_fellow: rumors is spreading out from the military that soldiers raped the arrested girls. Please confirm it.

Total timeline found at Mizzima News


3:55 p.m.
Foreigner wounded in Sule

A 30-year old foreigner was injured in the gunfire in Sule. A batch with an American flag was found in his purse. Security men seized his video camera.



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 10:07 AM
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From CB:

27 Sep 07, 15:49
SaveBurma: Ma Soe Yain monastery and Kyaung Htaing training monastery will be raided and arrested the monks tonight. Four trucks full of soldiers are ready for that in front of myanmar VES on Kabar Aye Pagoda Ro

27 Sep 07, 15:57
Thiha: rangoon streets reported as deserted

(Goes well with the reports of total blackout. Protesters seems to lay low at the moment /Raud)

Mitta: It's confirmed that there was thundering and lightening in Yangon even though it's sunny day. We, buddhist ppl believe that is the sign of something happening. They will soon gonna be punished what

Burmese Military Mutiny!


Some Burmese troops have declared their support for the Buddhist monks who have led mass protests in the first apparent sign of disaffection in the army, exiled Burmese sources said today.



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 10:54 AM
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More from CB:

27 Sep 07, 16:09
1: the soldiers had taken over the Rangoon Hospital

27 Sep 07, 16:11
1: They are not letting any more injury enter the hospital

27 Sep 07, 16:44
apple: At Daw Bon Township, the army surrounded the Min NanDar Monestry. The ward concern people grew angry and trying to against the army. As we have experience last night, they will raid the monestry and g

Last post from me for today.
Keep it coming.



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 05:57 PM
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More accounts on the BBC site Link




It is 14:30 now and the riot police and army are trying to disperse the crowds on the street. At about 12:30 the whole street was filled with demonstrators. Then the soldiers started to shoot and use tear gas and then they charged with batons and took away some of the protesters. I heard that one person was killed. The crowds were yelling at the soldiers "your task is not to kill us citizens". At about 14:00 about the soldiers advanced towards the road in front of our office shouting through a loudspeaker at the crowds to disperse. The demonstrators went away, probably to another part of the town. There were only about 12 monks leading them. Similar things are happening in other parts of the town where there are protests. There are soldiers in almost all strategic parts of the town trying to disperse the crowd. There is a little restraint still as they give warnings before doing anything and the people have some time to disperse. I hope that things will get better without more bloodshed. Anonymous Rangoon resident





They're beating the crowd in front of Traders Hotel. Around 2,000 were taking part in a peaceful demonstration. There were also monks and people sat down to pay respect. They started the beating as the people sat down to bow. Tear gas were used again. Someone saw 20 trucks full of soldiers heading towards downtown. The junta has begun a full scale war against innocent civilians. Sai, Rangoon





There are many deaths on the streets of Rangoon. There were many deaths by gun-shots but the military is taking away the bodies so that they can hide their inhumane violence on civilians. Now even spectators on the streets, who are not involved in the protests are being shot at. Wai, Rangoon


These seem to reflect some of the things written in the chat box on the blog sites.
It certainly seems as though the violence is increasing.
The only positive news I have heard today is that China broke their silence and non-interference policy and asked the junta to show restraint. That would seem to indicate that they are beginning to feel the pressure themselves.



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 08:55 PM
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ko-htike.blogspot.com... has been updated again. A Singaporean national living in Myanmar recounts how he was shot several times with rubber bullets whilst attempting to go to work.
He was not a protester. Several pictures of his wounds are also posted.



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 09:27 PM
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My question is... where are bush and his cronies? We can spend a billion dollars a day and 160,000 troops in iraq to "help end sectarian violence"... but to quell a civil-ly violent government acting against the will of its people...

America gives their heartfelt support...

"[The American people] feel admiration and compassion for the monks and peaceful protesters calling for democracy."

"Every civilised nation has a responsibility to stand up for people suffering under a brutal military regime like the one that has ruled Burma for too long." -GW

but no oil in burma so, no military support for the monks from the bush crew.

Just saying,

Sri Oracle



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 10:31 PM
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Same reaction my father and his compatriots got from America during the Hungarian Revolution...of course, the US couldn't interfere there, due to the fact that Hungary was Soviet turf, I suppose. Still, he's told me of them taking the radio station in Budapest and begging for help. Glad he made it out alive, barely. Andy



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 10:36 PM
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The United States, Japan and Australia and probably more countries have imposed (limited) individual sanctions on the military leaders of Burma, not on the country itself though.
All three of those nations are also pressuring China and India to take a stance as well as backing any mover made by ASEAN or the UN.
The UN is unable to do more at this stage as every motion to enact sanctions against Burma have been vetoed by Russia and China.
For the UN to act Russia and China will have to change their stance.



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 11:29 PM
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China is probably salivating over this...just a guess.



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 11:31 PM
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Originally posted by Sri Oracle
My question is... where are bush and his cronies? We can spend a billion dollars a day and 160,000 troops in iraq to "help end sectarian violence"... but to quell a civil-ly violent government acting against the will of its people...

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but no oil in burma so, no military support for the monks from the bush crew.

Just saying,

Sri Oracle


I thought that misconceptions should be quelled in facts by now.

maybe next to Russia, Burma is one of the holders of largest energy deposits on this planet. Already they produce hundreds of millions of cubic meters (billions of cubic feet) per day.

Read The Companies They Keep in Burma

A thread is up in Breaking on it.



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 12:29 AM
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The latest reports on the chat box say that there are tanks moving in the streets of ragoon.
A truck full of dead monks is also reported to have been seen.
Army no. 33 has apparently refused orders and also refused to move out of the city this occured in Mandalay.
More protests are planned.
It has also been claimed that computers have been seized from a number of hotels. Widespread internet disruption is also causing a lot of issues.
Militants start shooting at North Okkalar Township

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posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 12:48 AM
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burmanews.cbox.ws...

This was just posted, it is an english link to the chatbox news. That's going to be really helpful, though keep in mind that a lot of reports are rumours and cannot be substantiated.

From the chat box

28 Sep 07, 13:15
Admin: a monastery in North Oakkalar is surrounded by army now.

28 Sep 07, 13:39
Ko Hla: There are at least 40 monks are arrested in Mandalay. This is not confirmed yet.

28 Sep 07, 13:42
Ko Hla: From a reliable source: Commander of Army Division 33, B. General Tin Htun Aung refused to shoot monks and people in Mandalay. There are many soldiers in the army who are willing to join the peaceful protest.

28 Sep 07, 13:43
Ko Hla: Myanmar army is start shotting in North Oakkalapa

28 Sep 07, 13:45
Admin: we heard that around 10 thousand ppl have gathered near traders hotel now

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posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 01:07 AM
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We should be aware that if they are cutting off internet information, they also may be taking over output from sources we have been reading. It would be rational for them to use those sources to try and support the govenment agenda.

I only suggest we continue to use critical thinking when evaluating new stories comming out from the people in Burma, although I have not seen anything to indicate this yet, it could be a future possiblility.



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 01:20 AM
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I totally agree, it has been stating several times in the chat box that people suspect misinformation is being deliberately disseminated there.

The severing of internet connections has been confirmed Link

There are reports that the army is now fighting against itself with divisions 33 and 99 clashing. This is not yet substantiated.

[edit on 28-9-2007 by ilandrah]

The rumours of widening army defections is growing, many in the chat box are claiming that these rumours have been confirmed, but do not cite sources.

28 Sep 07, 14:30
Admin: Reliable Source : Army Division 33 did not follow orders and hence, Army Division 99 was sent in by plan to fight them.

28 Sep 07, 14:41
Admin: batallion 66 has stood by the civilian's side at North Oakkalar

28 Sep 07, 14:43
Admin: there are civilians gathering at Thein-gyi Market at yangon - esitimated 50,000 civilians.








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posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:26 AM
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From CB:

28 Sep 07, 09:15
dynamite: Buddhist monks at a riot police road block in downtown Yangon, Myanmar. About 10000 anti-government protesters gathered in downtown Yangon ...

28 Sep 07, 09:19
kyaw: Around 1,000 demonstrators in three separate groups have gathered near a pagoda in the centre of Myanmar's main city, with plans to mount a new protest march, witnesses said. YANGON, Sept 28, 2007 (AF

arkargyi: can u pls confirm this news that tatma 66 joined public and fight back tatma 77 at north okalapa? Thanks

mm: Breaking News: There are some clashes going on right now between the protestors and the soldiers at Ah Naw Ya Htar Road (downtown Yango). The no. of casualities is unknown yet.

mm: Unconfirmed News: The military force beat teachers in a State High School in North Okkalapa Township who are arranging students to march for peaceful protesting.



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:34 AM
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ျမန္မာျပည္သား: Now in Yangon N.okalapa. Tatma 66 joined with protestors and fight back Tatma 77 who crack down the strike in Yangon. Also in Mandalay Tatma 33 refuse to fire monks and ppl, so Than Shwe and junta arr

(Tatma is similar to platoon or company /Raud)

mm: Breaking News: At North Okkalar (outskirt of Yangon),burmese army division 66 has joined the protests and are now fighting against another army division.The conflicts within the army is now confirmed.

mm: Breaking News: The burmese junta has started its violent and brutal shootings at Pan Soe Dan (downtown Yangon).



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:52 AM
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From CB:

28 Sep 07, 09:46
mm: Breaking News: The rally of monks and ppl has already started at Shwe Da Gon Pagoda, Yangon.

28 Sep 07, 09:49
mm: Breaking News: At North Okkalar (outskirt of Yangon),burmese army division 66 has joined the protests and are now fighting against another army division.The conflicts within the army is now confirmed.

28 Sep 07, 09:51
Patrick: There is an urgent report that Burmese troops from middle Burma has started to march towards Rangoon. The reported troops are from Central Command based in Taung Oo and South East Command.

28 Sep 07, 09:52
Patrick: At this reporting, it is not clear if the troops are marching to reinforce or to challenge the troops in Rangoon for shooting the Buddhist monks.

[edit on 28-9-2007 by Raud]



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:55 AM
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More from CB:

28 Sep 07, 09:53
SAI: div 33 is confirmed! but there are currently 2 junta troops stationed at 34th street mandalay. for more info pls go to www.arakani.net

28 Sep 07, 09:54
sailay: They also rammed a truck with its headlights on into a crowd of students before arresting them at gunpoint,� said another witness, who stated that about 300 students were arrested in the crackdown.

28 Sep 07, 09:54
sailay: Teachers at the school had to take all the children and their parents inside the school building and give them shelter,� the witness continued.

28 Sep 07, 09:55
mm: Breaking News: The internet connection in Myanmar is back on track. However, it is likely that the junta will tap all the communications.





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