Why non-violence can be successful in Burma
A couple of technological revolutions may potentially transform the seemingly hopeless struggle of peaceful monks vs the military into an efficient worldwide campaign for democracy.
Yet, the situation looks hopeless. By shutting down the internet, the country is effectively closed to the rest of the world.
If only Western, Russian and Chinese businesses could pull out of the country, the junta would eventually give more power to the people.
The Burmese government is more in trouble than it seems.
They will need to restore some basic internet services at some point. Just like anywhere in the world, the country's administration and businesses need the internet.
Beside, even a military government can't jail thousands of monks. Those monks are a central part of the Burmese society.