Critics wonder how Aung San Suu Kyi could express praise for the military in light of the regime's atrocious human rights record. Perhaps it is because she operates in an extremely tenuous political space.
The situation is complicated by reports that elements of the military-backed government -- "the big invisible hand" -- may have orchestrated some of the violence. Is it possible the King on the other side of the game board is hiding some pieces behind his back?
For years, the Burmese army has killed and tortured local residents to secure gas pipelines. Daewoo and the CNPC should postpone work until there's no more risk of human rights abuses.