“What Happened to All the Monks?”

Remember Burma? Remember those two days when the media actually paid attention to a story outside of the U.S. or Iraq?

What have they (we) missed? At best, a forced displacement:

Thousands of Buddhist monks, a fixture in Myanmar’s monasteries and temples, have vanished in the wake of the September crackdown by the military junta.

A report in the Dec. 3 issue of Newsweek says the few foreigners, who managed to visit the country since September, have noted how empty these places look in cities like Yangon, formerly Rangoon, and Mandalay.

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