LotS - most of these people are impoverished, scared people. They are not The A-Team. So many courageous people have already tried and failed to do something, but it's the ARMY they are up against. You say that, and I know you're a courageous and fiesty type of person ...but if you had children? A family that you spent every day trying to keep from starvation? If your main goal was staying alive - well, righteous indignation probably loses a lot under those conditions. They haven't got enough money to take a moral or combative high ground. That's all I'm saying.
PS- I don't know why we're talking about them as if they are not fighting against it. Only last year they tried ONCE AGAIN to rise up against the Junta. They will try again. These people are not short of courage, and they ARE fighting their military rule. They have been for years and they will continue to do so.
You raise a valid point there. If I had children, and lived in that situation...That is a tough one, I'll grant that. Yes, you're primary goal is staying alive to protect your family. But I would have to wonder how safe my family was in that kind of environment. Where without warning the military, any time it chose, could kill my family...They really aren't safe.
Then again, if you fight and even if you survive, your family could be targeted...But they could also be targeted regardless.
I guess it's just too much to hope for that the US slipped in some guns in those boxes...probably not though, cause if found out it would ruin any furhter aide the US might be able to provide in the future to them, and other countries.