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  • Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Attacks Crackdown On Islamic Terrorism As "Human Rights Abuses"

    10/01/2018 2:37:57 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Myanmar's government to take concrete steps to investigate human right's abuses against Rohingya Muslims...." "Reuters" Report Friday 9/28/2018 "The Syrian regime's butcher is enabled by Russia and Iran" President Donald J. Trump at United Nations 9/26/2018 The pattern of Western nations taking the side of jihadist opposition forces seen in Syria and Libya on "humanitarian" grounds is again being revealed in the controversy over the nation of Myanmar (commonly called "Burma") The majority Buddhist country has a minority of Muslims called Rohingyas who were engaged in a revolt that included acts of terrorism....
  • Canada strips Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship

    09/28/2018 7:46:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.28.2018 | law/sms (AFP, dpa, Reuters)
    Canada’s parliament on Thursday voted unanimously to strip Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship, given in 2007 for her efforts toward building democracy. The motion introduced in the House of Commons comes after the parliament expressed its support for a motion adopted last week to recognize the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar as “an act of genocide.” “Our government supported this motion in response to her continued failure to speak out against the genocide of the Rohingya, a crime being committed by the military with which she shares power,” said Adam Austen, press secretary to...
  • Carney Sweats it Out

    05/21/2013 9:45:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 05/21/2013 | Keith Koffler
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is sweating it out under the harsh lights of the White House briefing room these days, revising stories and spinning away suspicious facts in what is becoming an almost comical daily exercise in scandal avoidance. “Are you going to ask me about Myanmar?” Carney joked Monday as yet another White House reporter teed up a question about one of the various scandals swirling about the administration. The leader of Myanmar was to meet with President Obama later in the day. Carney Monday was escorted by reporters down several nightmarish paths. The most ghastly of...
  • International Criminal Court says it has jurisdiction over alleged crimes against Rohingya

    09/06/2018 10:24:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 6, 2018 10:38 AM | Toby Sterling
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled on Thursday that it has jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh as a possible crime against humanity. The decision at the Hague-based court paves the way for prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to further examine whether there is sufficient evidence to file charges in the case, although she has not done so yet. Bensouda’s representatives were not immediately available for comment. Although Myanmar is not a member of the Hague-based court, Bangladesh is, and the cross-border nature of deportation was sufficient for jurisdiction, the court said. […] The office of government...
  • Facebook removes pages of top Myanmar military official, others

    08/27/2018 7:48:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Antoni Slodkowski
    Facebook’s action means an essential blackout of the military’s main channel of public communication, with pages followed by millions of people in a country where the social media giant is virtually synonymous with the internet. “Specifically, we are banning 20 Burmese individuals and organizations from Facebook — including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and the military’s Myawady television network,” Facebook said in a blog post. "We're removing a total of 18 Facebook accounts, one Instagram account and 52 Facebook Pages, followed by almost 12 million people," It is the first time Facebook has imposed such...
  • Zuckerberg in Holocaust denial row

    07/19/2018 10:41:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    The original comments, given in a wide-ranging interview with Recode, were made in response to questions about what Facebook was doing to combat fake news and sites, such as InfoWars, that promoted conspiracy theories. In Myanmar, also known as Burma, Facebook has been accused by UN investigators of facilitating violence against Rohingya Muslims by allowing anti-Muslim hate speech and fake news. The social network has now said that it will begin removing misinformation that could lead to people being physically harmed. When asked about its policy on fake news, Mr Zuckerberg offered, without prompting, the example of Holocaust deniers. "I'm...
  • [Vanity]What's Really Important?

    08/21/2018 11:00:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Mee ^ | Today | Moi
    White farmers are being murdered and thrown off their land in massive numbers at the behest of their government. There is mass starvation in Venezuela. People have to eat their cats and dogs just to stay alive. In Myannmar, they're murdering Christians. They're also mass murdering Christians in India, as well as Sikhs, Muslims, Dalits, Assamese, Bodos, Manipuris, Dalits, and others. China is rounding up Muslims and forcing them into concentration camps, where they disappear, reminiscent of the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews. They're also burning down churches and persecuting Christians. They previously expelled the Buddhists from Tibet. And throughout...
  • Murder by Government in Burma is the Definition of Genocide

    08/18/2018 5:48:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Kerri Toloczko
    The Rohingya people of Burma are being murdered, their women raped, and their homes destroyed by a Burmese military emboldened by an unconscionable diplomatic pass from the Obama Administration. Help has at once arrived, and been delayed, from unlikely sources. Providing aid to this persecuted Muslim ethnic minority is a Yazidi General and a former Iraqi soldier. Hesitating so far to designate one of the most blatant human atrocities of this century as genocide is the United States Department of State. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to address this wholesale slaughter by the Burmese military junta soon, and...
  • 99-Million-Year-Old Snake Hatchling Found Encased in Burmese Amber

    08/12/2018 9:05:43 AM PDT · by ETL · 23 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Jul 19, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    The newly-reported specimen was obtained from an amber deposit in the Angbamo area in Myanmar’s Kachin province.The fossil is a 1.6-inch (4.75 cm) long postcranial skeleton made up of 97 vertebrae; the snake’s head is missing. It dates from the Late Cretaceous epoch, approximately 99 million years ago.“This snake, named Xiaophis myanmarensis, is linked to ancient snakes from Argentina, Africa, India and Australia,” said University of Alberta’s Professor Michael Caldwell.“It is an important — and until now, missing — component of understanding snake evolution from southern continents, that is Gondwana, in the mid-Mesozoic.” “At 99 million years old, it dates...
  • First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes

    07/19/2018 12:07:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 19, 2018 | by Katie Willis, University of Alberta
    A fossilized baby snake discovered in a 105-million-year-old amber fragment shows the ancient species lived in a forest environment in what is now Myanmar. Credit: Cheung Chung Tat _______________________________________________________________________
  • Forgotten Killer Among the Korean ‘Erased’

    07/15/2018 12:23:53 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | NOV. 23, 2013 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea — He was one of North Korea’s deadliest secret agents. On Oct. 9, 1983, Kang Min-chul and two other North Korean agents bombed the Martyrs’ Museum in Rangoon, Burma, in a plot to kill the South Korean president, who was to have laid a wreath there. The bomb missed its mark — the president’s car had been delayed — but 17 South Koreans, including four cabinet ministers, were killed. For his deed, Mr. Kang was consigned to oblivion. North Korea denied any connection with the attack. In South Korea, where the bombing was declared a North Korean...
  • Rohingya militants massacred Hindus in Myanmar, says Amnesty {convert to Islam or die}

    05/22/2018 8:09:47 PM PDT · by Cronos · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22 May 2018 | Hannah Ellis Petersen
    The Rohingya military group Arsa carried out deadly massacres and abductions of the Hindu community in Myanmar’s Rakhine state last year, a new report by Amnesty International has revealed. Testimony collected by Amnesty from dozens of witnesses and survivors of the attacks in Rakhine in August have detailed how up to 99 Hindu men, women and children were killed by Arsa militants armed with knives, swords and sticks. Only those who agreed to convert to Islam were spared. They rounded up all 69 Hindu men, women, and children, before executing 53 of them. Some who agreed to convert from Hinduism...
  • John McCain and Angelina Jolie: America Should Lead in Saving the Rohingya

    03/09/2018 2:08:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | John McCain and Angelina Jolie
    Around the world, there is profound concern that America is giving up the mantle of global leadership. Our steady retreat over the past decade has contributed to a wide array of complex global challenges — a dangerous erosion of the rule of law, gross human rights violations and the decline of the rules-based international order that was designed in the aftermath of two world wars to prevent conflict and deter mass atrocities.
  • Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

    02/15/2018 8:39:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2018 9:22 PM EST | Todd Pitman
    When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decadelong prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi — then an opposition lawmaker — condemned the harsh punishments as “very excessive.” The journalists, from the now-defunct Unity publication, had been convicted for violating the nation’s Official Secrets Act — the same colonial-era law now being leveled against a pair of Reuters reporters who are facing a staggering 14 years behind bars each. […] Three and a half years on, the thinking of Suu Kyi, who now heads...
  • Israel slams India's vote for UN Jerusalem resolution

    12/28/2017 12:43:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/17
    Israel has protested to the government of India over the Delhi government's support of the recent motion at the United Nations General Assembly calling for the cancellation of United States President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Maariv reported. The protest comes two weeks ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's reciprocal visit to India after the visit of his counterpart Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this past summer. Israel's Foreign Ministry refused to comment. On Twitter, Indian citizens fumed at their government's decision to vote against Israel, Mida reported. "This isn't why we voted for...
  • ISIS vows New Year’s Eve attacks

    12/26/2017 2:12:31 PM PST · by Lera · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Dec 26, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Full title: ISIS vows New Year’s Eve attacks, says “We’re going to fight until we rule the whole world by the Sharia” “ISIS Promises to Kill Drunk People Celebrating New Year’s Eve Around the World In First Video From Somalia,” by Tom O’Connor, Newsweek, December 26, 2017: The Somali affiliate of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) released its first video late Monday, offering gruesome threats to those celebrating the holidays with drunken revelry. The debut, nearly eight-and-a-half-minute video began with a shot of a Christmas tree, champagne being poured in a tall glass and the voices of partygoers counting...
  • Pope says he 'wept' while meeting Rohingya refugees

    12/04/2017 7:27:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 3 December 2017 04:48 CET+01:00 | Catherine Marciano, AFP
    Pope Francis on Saturday said he wept hearing the plight first-hand of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, adding that this meeting was a condition set for his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. The Rohingya meeting was a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar, and the pontiff told journalists on his plane flying back to Rome that the refugees cried as well. “I knew that I was going to meet the Rohingyas, but I did not know where and how; for me, it was one of the conditions of the trip,” he said. The usually...
  • Oxford strips Suu Kyi of city's freedom

    11/28/2017 2:50:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | November 28, 2017 | Aung Htet
    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the honorific freedom of Oxford, the British city where she studied and raised her children, over her "inaction" in the Rohingya crisis. "When Aung San Suu Kyi was given the Freedom of the City in 1997 it was because she reflected Oxford's values ​​of tolerance and internationalism," the city council said in a statement issued late Monday.
  • U.S. declares attacks on Burmese Rohingya Muslims as ‘ethnic cleansing’

    11/22/2017 10:11:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2017 | Brian Murphy and Max Bearak
    The United States sharply escalated pressure on Burmese officials Wednesday, describing apparent state-backed violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority and their massive refu­gee flight as “ethnic cleansing.” The statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signals a greater push by the Trump administration to possibly impose targeted sanctions against Burmese authorities and others blamed for the humanitarian crisis. But it does not automatically trigger broader action against Burma, also known as Myanmar.
  • Oxford takes down Aung San Suu Kyi portrait as Rohingya crisis intensifies

    09/29/2017 7:03:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.30.2017 | Jo Harper
    The Oxford college where Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied has taken her portrait down from public display. This follows international criticism over her role in her country’s humanitarian crisis. St. Hugh’s College at England’s Oxford University said on Thursday that it had decided to remove the painting of the Nobel laureate from its main entrance, the UK daily The Guardian reported. Her portrait was replaced with a Japanese painting, St. Hugh’s College communications manager Benjamin Jones said. “The college received the gift of a new painting earlier this month, which will be exhibited for a period. The painting...