The coming fall of the Burmese regime: A person who will not take advice gets knowledge when trouble overtakes him

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has been freed in Burma. She spent seven years under house arrest and fifteen of the last twenty one years in prison. The pro-democracy activist is a very strong and determined woman. Her freedom means also more trouble ahead for the junta in power in Burma.

History has taught us that, no matter how tough an oppression, the people always win. On the one hand, the junta has to face resistance against a coalition of rebels who decided to join forces to fight their dictatorial regime. On the other hand, despite the restrictions of her freedom, Aung San Suu Kyi is a ferocious force of resistance within Burma.

Slowly but surely, we are going to see the fall of one of the most brutal regimes of our time. Despite the condemnation of the world community for their bloody repression against their own people, the junta still defies the rest of the world. For sure, the junta will pay the price of its atrocities and human rights violations. As the Xhosa of South Africa say, “A person who will not take advice gets knowledge when trouble overtakes him.” 

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