Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Here's a link to the editorial the Register ran last week on the sad denouement of the Burmese democracy movement. I think it outlines the realities of the situation fairly well. Countries with little or no economic interaction have little capacity to impose economic sanctions that actually sting -- not that such sanctions are often effective anyway. Since the regime seemed immune to the "whole world is watching" syndrome, there was little reason for it not to crack down decisively. There may be better times in the future, but things look grim for now.