19 June 2010

The Lady on her 65th Birtdhday



Aung San Suu Kyi is 65 today. Today she will spend her day as she has spent the last 15 years - under house arrest. And yest she remains a potent force in Burma. The Lady terrifies dictator Than Shwe the verminous rabble that run the country.

One day they will be gone. I hope the Lady will live to see the day.

Yesterday the Guardian published photos of her life before her return to Burma.

Click here to see early photos of her and her late husband Michael Aris and her children. It throws her current state into sharp relief.

11 comments:

Sue St Clair said...

I hope she lives to see that day too....

Lorna said...

One of my absolute heroes. Thank you for honouring her here.

James Higham said...

Saw the pic - thought it was nice but she's good today too.

jams o donnell said...

Sue, Lorna she is one of my heroes too

She is beautiful even now James

Claudia said...

I'm tired about what we're NOT doing to free Burma, and the great Lady.

jams o donnell said...

bsolutely right Claudia

Sean Jeating said...

The following does not mean I don't appreciate your post (and those many of others), Jams:
I am with Claudia.

Remember 'Free Burma'?!!

CherryPie said...

She is an amazing woman.

jams o donnell said...

Sadly so Sean


She is Cherie

Stan said...

The photos of her life in happier times are beautiful; it's sad to compare them with the fear, hatred and oppression that surround her today.

jams o donnell said...

That is true, Stan