I know almost nothing about the events in Burma. It appears like your basic poorly governed third world country that the people have had enough of. There is talk of a military coup. What I do know is that we tend to get all-too-hopeful in these times, as if the military regimes do not have supporters, clients, and, at a minimum, the ability to govern and keep order. From Ukraine to Lebanon, recent popular revolts and their results have been disappointing after Geroge Soros and Andrew Sullivan have shifted their attention to other issues.