A Military That Murders Its Own People – The New York Times
Two months ago, Myanmar’s military carried out a coup, deposing the country’s elected civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and closing the curtains on a five-year experiment with democracy.
In the weeks since, the Burmese people have expressed their discontent through peaceful protest and mass civil disobedience — millions have stopped working in the hopes of putting financial pressure on the military rulers.
The military has responded with brutal violence, killing hundreds, including children, and arresting thousands.
We look at the crackdown and how Myanmar’s unique military culture encourages officers to see civilians as the enemy.