| |Rangoon; noon
—Soldiers with assault rifles have sealed off sacred Buddhist monasteries such as Shwedagon Pagoda and Sule Pagoda, as well as other flashpoints of anti-government protests. Rangoon; 11:00 a.m
.—Security authorities used tear gas and force to break up a peaceful demonstration by about 50 monks on Wednesday morning at Rangoon’s Shwedagon Pagoda. The monks were beaten and bundled into waiting army trucks. The whereabouts of the arrested monks is unknown. The Irrawaddy News Magazine Online Edition
O ye generations of Christ-deluded imbeciles! Ye swarms of moonstruck meeklings! Ye
burnt out cinders of men! — ye bleeding lambs! One day! One day! ye shall be flung to
the lions! Behold! I spit upon your Idols — your Opinions. Now would I pour molten hell
through the ventricles of your soul.
"I am the Flail of God. If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you."