Generals Under the Gun

Each day Burma's iconic democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi remains in the custody of the country's military dictatorship, the cry for her release gets louder. Suu Kyi was detained by authorities on May 30, after a brutal government-backed ambush on her convoy in northern Burma killed and injured dozens of her supporters. The attack has shaken any faith overseas that it might be possible to sweet-talk Burma's generals into behaving in a more egalitarian fashion. It "was an act of terrorism against innocent civilians who simply believe in democracy," said U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.

His words weren't...

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