(New News. Made the Rec List at dK, and we were fortunate enough to be xposted (and spelling corrected) by a relatively new member with specialized knowledge. 9:45 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
(cross-posted from Daily Kos)
Note – as I prepared a previous Diary, I recieved news via Cbox that a coup had been initiated and quickly drafted the following story first posted at Daily Kos you may refer to updates and discussion there.
The dissident website The Burma File in London is reporting news of an Army Mutiny and Political Coup with Than Shwe disposed by No. 2 General Maung Aye.
Since Internet service was cut by the Junta yesterday I have been monitoring dissident sites, Chinese sources and Western MSM.
Unconfirmed rumors of escalated violence against Buddhist monks by the army overnight are likely to be true but apparently many solders refused to attached religious leaders and an insurrection ensured.
Separately, a Coup appears to have been organized by General Maung and the army is reported to be guarding the house of dissident Aung San Suu Kyi.
It’s now 2:13 AM Shanghai time but I will try to confirm the above reports through other sources.
Hope for the best.
[edited to correct spelling]
[edited to add a link to koNko’s other excellent essay on the Rec List- ek]