It appears the brutal regime in Myanmar has successfully suppressed the fledgling democracy movement. By indiscriminately firing into crowds and killing people, including monks, they've illustrated, once again, how repressive they are to their own people. President Bush imposed economic sanctions on the country as a result of it's actions. As a result of world wide outrage the Chinese government may finally re evaluate it's support for the country once known as Burma. Until they do little pressure will be effective because the country is well isolated. American efforts won't do much simply because there aren't many assets to freeze.
The heroic people who were willing to confront their government knowing full well what the consequences would be deserve every bit of non-military support we can provide. Until the people of a nation decide themselves they want to overthrow a brutal regime and establish democracy there's nothing we can do for them. Diplomatic and economic efforts must be intensified to assist them in their struggle. It still isn't our business to invade and overthrow another country's government unless it poses a direct, immediate threat to our strategic national security.