Slate has a good piece updating us on what is going on in Burma. Author, Gwynn Guilford, states that true change in Burma is going to need to come from within the military, and that may not be far off. He ends the article by writing,
“I’m counting on the military to get rid of [Than Shwe],” said the professor. “Even colonialists never shot a monk,” he said, referring to Britain’s harsh colonial occupation of Burma that lasted until the late 1940s. “They don’t say it, but [the military is] deeply unhappy,” U Thaung said.