It was a matter of time before the military government of Myanmar (Burma) lost its cool. And now it's happening.
Monks are being beaten and arrested, and protesters are being shot by police. In full view of the world, a peaceful uprising of democracy-hungry Burmese people and their religious leaders is being violently shut down..
The images are stunning, and the stories get worse and worse. And unfortunately, with China standing in the way of any international action, I can't see how the UN or anyone else will be able to do anything about this.